The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Delft-Inspired Take Care

I'm trying to keep this short--my wrists are still bothering me (typing/scrolling/clicking), but I couldn't keep away any longer! (I can craft with little or no trouble, but working at the computer puts a real strain on things.)

I needed a get well card for a friend who just had surgery, so I decided to play along with this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge #147 at Flourishes, which is a sketch challenge. I used three Flourishes sets: Paperwhites, Country Charm Borders, and Tag Lines.
Like the crocheted frame? My blogging friend Jessi makes these! I am in awe of her crocheting (and quilling, too!). She's such a sweetie--she made me a whole set of these lovelies, and I'm finally allowing myself to dip into my much-hoarded stash. Thanks, Jessi! I love how this looks. It really makes the card!

For some reason I had Delftware, which I love, on the brain today and thought that would be a great way to go for this get well card. I searched for and was inspired by this lovely plate. Doesn't it work well with the sketch?
I've missed blogging, surfing, and commenting. Just this post has put all kinds of strain on my tender spots, so it may be a while longer before I can get around to visit your blogs. I miss all of you!

19 comments:

wearestampers said...

I've missed you Emily!!! So glad to see a post from you, and your work! This card is just lovely. Your plate is beautiful, and love how your card resembles it!! That crocheted frame is beautiful as well! Lucky you to have such great friends!!! Take care!
Pam

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Been thinking of you-- rest up, wrists are kinda handy. Love the colors on this card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I was getting worried about you, girl! I am so sorry you having trouble with your wrists. Your card is just gorgeous, as always. Take care and hope you are on the mend soon. :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is really stunning, Emily. Love the lacy scallop around your focal image. Such a beautiful blue hue and your line image looks fabulous in this color.

Cindy Haffner said...

Emily your work is STUNNING!!~

Marisa said...

Perfect take on the Delft!! Gorgeous card with the crocheted frame!! We miss you too!!

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear that my friend. I do hope you feel better soon.. I miss seeing your lovely projects and your smile here in blogland.. Your card looks amazing in every way.. I love that crochet piece..

Hugs, Linda

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Geez, I was wondering where you have been. I was just about to send the punchkateer police out looking for you. So glad you have popped in for a few minutes to delight us with this awesome card of yours. I just love that crochet frame. The paper whites are so pretty. You have captured the design of the plate perfectly with your card. It's spectacular! Get well soon Emily. Been missing your wonderful creations!

onecraftymama said...

((((((hugs)))))) I was so excited to see you pop up in my reader!
I know you have to rest - HAVE TO - to get better, but we miss you loads. This card is gorgeous - I love the delftware look, and you captured its essence perfectly. And you finally broke into the mats! Yahoo :) They're a renewable resource, you know, so go ahead & use them up, silly girlie!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Emily! Love your take on the sketch and inspiration photo! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Theresa said...

Glad to see you back to a little crafting. Love your take on the sketch and the blue and white theme. Just beautiful. Isn't it nice to know friends who crochet? My friend has given me some crochet pieces but I am hoarding them for special cards. Do what your card says and take care of yourself.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog...I knpw that it must take extra effort to type.

whoistracy said...

This is gorgeous! Love your inspiration piece, too. So beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

It is SO good to see you, Emily. You've been missed as well. I was already on the computer, and your post update came into my inbox. I couldn't believe it! I was like, "Emily's back!!"

I like Delft pottery too. So clean and pretty. I think you did a great job making your own inspired card, and yes, that is one beautiful doily you've got there. Lucky you to have received some! Sorry your wrists are still hurting. That is a serious bummer and I miss you. :(

Benzi said...

Great to see you back, Emily! Your card is a beauty. I love how you used your paperwhites. The plate is gorgeous.
Take care of those wrists...they're very important. I would hate for you to have to have carpal tunnel surgery.

Tammy Hershberger said...

I LOVE that crocheted frame! How beautiful, and the whole card is lovely! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Meg said...

Gorgeous! Jessi's doily really adds so much prettiness to this card, and I love the monochrome delft color scheme!

Now when will we get that mind activated computer that doesn't involve typing to leave comments? I'm pretty it was supposed to be invented by now, along with my flying car.

lisa arana said...

beautifully inspired by the photo, just perfect!

Auntie Em said...

Now I can see why you haven't been posting. It is tough to deal with when you are use to typing and using a mouse.
Your delft inspired card is so pretty. Our SIL is from Holland and loves her pretty collection of blue and white so I often use them for inspiration when making her a card.

Take care of yourself! {Hugs} :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Emily! Love the clean design and the pretty colors! I'm so happy you had a chance to play along with us! Hope your wrist will heal fast...happy holidays...hugs ~S~