Thursday 20 September 2012

Three Minute autumnal thinking of you

My father-in-law went into hospital yesterday to have a pacemaker fitted and we're all thinking of him. I made this quick card for him just before my husband went off to be with his parents:

The background was stamped with the Confetti leaves stamp that I love so much, using the gorgeous autumn palette of Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze with an added zing of Lucky Limeade.

The sentiment comes from the wonderful Hopeful Thoughts set and says 'Thinking of you... please know that I care'. I inked up just the 'Thinking of you...' part of the sentiment with a Cajun Craze marker before stamping, then cut it out with the Decorative Label punch. The edges of the label were given a quick sponge with Early Espresso ink and then it was attached to the card with dimensionals.

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I must say, I'm not a fan of going to hospitals or doctors surgeries and it takes something quite major to send me off there. I do appreciate a good 'doctor' joke however... 
Patient: Doctor, doctor, I keep thinking I'm a dog!
Doctor: Dear me! Well, lie down on the couch and let's take a look at you.
Patient: Oh no, doctor, I'm not allowed up on the couch!

See you tomorrow!


  1. I love those ditsy confetti leaves, Vicky. They make a lovely background in
    those gorgeous autumnal colours, too. Such a lovely card to cheer up your father-in-law. I hope he will be back home soon. I'm sure he will be fine and feel much better for having the pacemaker fitted xx

  2. This is really pretty Vicky! I hope your father in law recovers quickly from his surgery.

  3. This makes a super swirl of leaves and the colours suit a masculine card. Hope your father-in-law is better soon. x

  4. Nice cheerful card, just what the doctor ordered! Hope your father-in-law is feeling much better. Helen

  5. This card is perfect Vicky. I love your Dr joke too!

    Hoping all goes well for your FIL today and that he makes a speedy recovery.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Lovely card for your father-in-law Vicky. Best wishes to him

  7. Great joke - love those dr dr ones!
    I do love your card and I can see similar ones made the same way with the other stamps of that set - how lovely - Jacqueline xx

  8. I have that set and have not really used it yet, so thanks for the inspiration! I am sure that you father in law will appreciate the card and the thought. Wishing him a speedy recovery


  9. Fabulous card Vicky, love all that great stamping. Loved the Dr joke too he he...I am also not a fan of Dr's and hospitals lol :) Viv xx

  10. Love this flurry of leaves Vicky, it's so pretty. I hope all has gone well with your FIL's op:)
    Val x

  11. Great card for a guy and I am sure your FIL will love it


  12. The joke was terrible unlike your card which is perfect ! Ai have that confetti stamp so I really must get it out and play. Hope all went well with the hospital.


  13. What a lovely flurry of falling leaves! So lovely!

  14. How did you ink the leaves in all the different colours when they are a little cluster? Beautiful!


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