Thursday, 3 March 2022

Sad day

 Afternoon Everybody

Sorry its been so long since I posted yet again but have been really busy with family.  It was my birthday yesterday so had a lovely day, Alan took me out for lunch and then Sarah came over after work with cake lol.   

It is a sad month for me as I have had to give up a couple of my Design Team Spots, Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge and Allsorts Weekly Challenge Blog.   Due to other commitments I was not able to keep up with the commenting and was finding it difficult so after much discussion and deliberation decided for my health and the teams it was best that I resigned.

I have made a card which I would like to showcase, I think I told you all that I was buying a Gelli Plate so have had a bit of a play think I need to keep watching YouTube demo's as I don't think I have it quite right yet but here is a card I came up with, used the Gelli Plate to create the background and stamped the flower.  I really need more practice.

I am out this afternoon and early evening at Sarah's so will try and comment on everybody's blogs tonight when I get home.

Love Alison 


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Good to see you back Alison, enjoy your afternoon out :)
I LOVE the background on your card, a beautiful iris shown off too, a Beautiful card.
Faith x

Conniecrafter said...

I would say that background is perfect Alison, I love everything about it and your flower with it is just gorgeous, love how you placed the gems too :)
So sorry to hear you are having a rough time of things, I had to quit some things to just to keep my sanity and I feel much better now, hope that helps for you too.
A very Happy Belated birthday to you too, and may you have many more wonderful years ahead of you!

Jane Savage said...

So sorry you had to step down from the team Alison but you are right to put your health and happiness first!
I do love your beautiful card with that glorious background!
And it seems we are birthday twins, so happy birthday to us both for yesterday! 🥳😁

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the beautiful Iris.I understand about you leaving the DTs I was in the same position when I left mine,but recently going stir crazy so rejoined one with no sponsors and just one card a month,hope you feel better with less stress
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Alison

gr karin

meg said...

A beautiful background and card Alison,shame you felt that you had to resign from the DT's,but your health comes first

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Alison, glad you had such a nice day, and I love your gorgeous card, great background and gorgeous flower..


Jackie T said...

Hi Alison this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Happy belated Birthday Alison, glad you had a lovely day.
Your health must come before DT roles, crafting is supposed to relieve stress not cause it, and the upside is that you will be able to make the cards you like.
Your card is really beautiful, the colours are lovely and such a pretty floral image, you take care of yourself, Kate x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Alison, very pretty.
Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, I'm glad you had a lovely day.
Sorry to hear that you have had to step down from some of your design teams, the commenting can be very time consuming, it is one of the reasons that I stepped down from all of mine.
Take care.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Your card is very pretty.

brenda said...

I'm late everywhere this week, those few days in hospital have totally thrown me, but now I'm here so pleased to see you got to play with your Gelli Plate and with great results.

B x

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Alison - I love the background .. can I ask wqhat type of ink you used?? I too got a gel plate recently (for Christmas) and haven't yet managed to create a background i'm happy to use on a card ... I've tried distress inks and distress oxides but I can't get a smooth finish howver much i brayer!
Glad you had a good birthday, and sorry you've stepped down from Allsorts DT - we'll miss you
Pauline xx

Linby said...

this is so pretty and you've achieved a lovely effect with your plate.
We will miss you at Allsorts - maybe when things settle down you could come back? Take care.
Lynn x

EmmaT said...

Belated Happy Birthday. I found being on design teams too much pressure, i like to craft what i want when i want:-) Beautiful card and your background is lovely. I look forward to seeing more of your gelli plate results. Emmax