Monday, 9 February 2015

Flowers and Truth

Hello there.
Thanks for stopping by.
Monday’s blog flowers and trees, right?

Just for 10 minutes, let me forget how rough I feel, 
let me pretend everything is fine, 
and let me show you a little arty offering I made just now, using
a couple of stamps from the Floral Figures set.



Well, first of all, I dug out one of my 
Gelli Plate scrap backgrounds, 
which I made recently, using the Jo’s Bubbles Stencil.


Mmm...I thought, that floral circular stamp 
should fit in that circle a treat....


Told ya! I may be ill, but I can see still straight - ish!


So planted the large floral moon using Black Archival,
then used Distress Markers to colour in the delicate flowers.


It was going so well, 
I decided to plant a row of flowers along the blank side.
Coloured them in too.


Then added some Truth.

Been dealing with a taste of that today.
Bit bitter.
Maybe because I’m off colour.
The whole world looks better when we feel better, doesn’t it.


Trimmed the card back to a pleasant size,


added a black Sharpie Pen trim.


Sits quite well on the other half, don’t you think?


Very simple, very quick,


Back to bed for me I’m afraid.
This is really rubbish!

much love,

68 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I have just bought this set of stamps. Get well soon Barbara. xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sorry you are still feeling rough. This is a super project and I have the stamps, not the stencil but I can improvise!!

    Keep warm!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. If you think that is rubbish you had better not see some of my offerings!! Lovely, simple, 'clean'. Effective - especially when you are ill!! Get well soon!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ahh poor Barbara. Bed is the best place. This is lovely art but stop worrying about us!!
    Keep warm, hydrated and dosed up

    Much love
    Kim x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great card. Hope you start feeling better soon, keep on sleeping, that is the best medicine. Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hmmmmmm it passed! Best I can say. Xx

      Delete
    2. Oh Donna that's no good. It's hard for me being me and in the lot I've been given in life, but it must also be hard for you, and anyone else, having to do a job that isn't ok to go to. Just glad you have craft and on here to help you chill and get away from it for a bit. Hope it improves soon for you xx

      Delete
    3. Arrr thanks Brenda, helps to know you are thinking of me! Xx

      Delete
  6. This is lovely, but why are you out of bed? Two or three days rest will avoid several weeks of trying to get on top of it. Hope you feel better soon, it's lousy when you have flu so take care of yourself x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Barbara, this is lovely. Hope you start to feel better soon. Please don't worry about us though, you main concern is getting over this illness. xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sorry you are still feeling rough Barbara! The floral moon and row of flowers goes really well with the bubbles background and the bit of colouring on the flowers and the added sentiment and sharpie pen outline finish it off beautifully. Now, do rest up! x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Barbara, this is lovely, thank you. I'm amazed, that despite you being so poorly your arty head is still there, coming up with lovely Barbara originals. You are such an inspiring person. I haven't managed to start my Jane art yet, but I have looked out everything in my stamp and stencil stash that could be used for a sea theme. I even managed to think outside the box a wee bit, there's stuff in my wee basket that is totally unrelated to anything near the sea!!! I have 2 completely different ideas, turns out that was the easy part! My head is still trying to work out how I can attempt to get the pictures in my head onto card, and them still looking like what I see in my head!!!
    Take it easy and try to not let any gremlins creep in
    love Brenda xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello Barbara. What on earth are you doing out of bed! You may be feeling rubbish but your artwork never is! We are all thinking of you and hope you get better soon.
    Love and Hugs
    Emma xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Dear Barb, you are meant to be chillaxing!, I know we all look forward to your daily blog, but if you don't rest up, we will not be able to! Love the artwork, love my new word chain stamps - quite a few of which describe you, now go lay down! Please take care of yourself, and get better soon. Bx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this it's so good of you to still blogg but I'm sure we can a wait till your better rest up hun get well soon love Joy xxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would like to copy everything Emma Burns has just said. I could not say it better. Get yourself into bed and stay there, otherwise we will send Dave handcuffs etc to tie you down. I know you want to keep up your unbroken record, which is incredible, but just get Dave to put an update on your health each day, like they do with the Royals on Buckingham Palace gates. Give yourself time to recover properly. We do not want to hear of you ending up in hospital with pneumonia as so many have done with this flu bug. BED! NOW! and STAY THERE! You have been told.. Hot drinks, paracetamol, box sets and rubbishy tv - that is my prescription for you for the next two weeks at least. Beautiful card, by the way. xxxx Maggie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello Barbara

    What a lovely offering today. I am sure all your followers appreciate your efforts whilst you are feeling so rough. Hope you soon start on the uphill journey to feeling better.

    Love
    Roz.x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello Barbara

    What a lovely offering today. I am sure all your followers appreciate your efforts whilst you are feeling so rough. Hope you soon start on the uphill journey to feeling better.

    Love
    Roz.x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Barb,
    You didn't take any notice of what I wrote yesterday, did you. What does your mother say? Well you might think it's rubbish, but I don't. The only thing I would change is the word, and the moment I saw the finished work, I thought "Beauty", cos that's what it is, beautiful.
    Now stay in bed, and sleep xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a Pretty & cheerful card. Make sure you rest up and get yourself well again. But no work until you're fully recovered. Sending lots of love and caring thoughts xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Think you need to forget your blog just for a few days. Rest is the only remedy. Beautiful card. xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I do wonder if anyone reads these blogs . Oh well it really doesn't matter .
    Rest rest rest is this retired nurses answer .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha Janice yes we read them .....but does Barbara! Xxx

      Delete
    2. Barbara blogged a reply a couple of days ago saying she reads all the comments daily. So yes Barbara does!

      Delete
    3. Yes she sure does have had a wee reply even the next day when I've posted late get well soon Barbara...Dot.x

      Delete
    4. Yes Janice, I usually go in and read them all the day after!!! x

      Delete
  20. This is lovely but I've everyone else Inthink you would do yourself much more benefit if you stay in bed for a few days and get properly well. Take care xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Barb,
    Well if this is your idea of rubbish! I think it's really lovely. Clean and simple. I'm so sorry that you are still feeling poorly, but like others have said, why are you still blogging? You should be trying to get better. I like the idea of Dave doing an update of your health which is all important. Take good care of yourself - we don't want to hear of you being taken to hospital with pneumonia or the like?! Take car, love Alison xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Another great piece. Do feel better soon ~~~Deb

    ReplyDelete
  23. Amazing card seeing you still are poorly. I agree with all your followers you should stay in bed or lie on the sofa with a duvet and forget your blog until you are well. We'll miss it but better you get well please.xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. You still got it. Bet you could do it in your sleep. Get weel soon xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful card, must buy that stencil, get better soon, sounds like proper flu ,so stay warm and sleep it off. We do appreciate your blog x x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Get better soon. Its amazing that you can be so creative even when your I'll, you must have creative juices running through your veins. Big hugs
    Sam xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love this offering - the colours are so soft and the stamps are lovely! Can't believe you got out of bed just to do this tho - here's hoping that you feel much better very soon. X

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hallo liebe Barbara,

    ich freue mich immer wenn ich etwas von dir sehe. Müll, nein so etwas schaffst du doch gar nicht. Egal ob es dir gut geht oder schlecht, es werden immer wunderschöne Werke.
    Aber auch ich möchte nicht das du im Krankenhaus landest. Also bitte, bitte schone dich und bleib in deinem Bett bis du richtig gesund bist.
    Die Gesundheit ist das höchst Gut und wir möchten dich gern noch lange gesund behalten um uns an deinen wundervollen Werken erfreuen zu können und von dir zu lernen.
    Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Barbara. This is lovely with the stamp fitting perfectly into the bubbles. Oh dear, looks like we are going to have to call you 'young lady' ....the shame of it. Go back to bed and do as you are told! A royal announcement from Dave will be perfect whilst you rest and recover. After all, if you were Grace, what would you be telling her? !! Look after yourself and get lots of rest. Love Diane xxx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful art work , hope you start to feel better soon try to rest more crafting hugs xxx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Nothing you do is ever rubbish, Barbara. And that's the truth :) This is lovely. Great stencil — think I might have to add that one to my list, since there's a special offer on them! I hope you're feeling better soon. Kx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hello Barbara,
    I´ve just seen, that you are coming to Germany (HSE24) on thursday.
    Do you think you can fly with your flu? ("fly with flu" sounds a little funny but isn´t)
    If you are not feeling well cancel it and stay in bed.
    get well soon
    Rolf xxx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Barbara
    A great piece of work.
    You must rest and take a total break.

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is a lively piece of work Barbara. Take care and stay in bed and stop completely then hopefully you will get better quicker.
    Jackie x

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Barbara

    Thank you for leaving your sick bed and blogging a beautiful card. Maybe crafting is a good medicine!

    Hoping you feel better soon. I am on the tailend of whatever it is that is going around, so take loads of rest.....l did!

    Lol Barbara W


    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Barbara, sorry to hear you are still poorly. Hope you feel better soon. Great little project today. Kind regards Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wishing you better. Lovely, pretty card. Thank you for your "stencil/ebosser" tip - it works.
    Must always talk to the organ grinder and not the monkey! Hope that raises a smile.
    Take care, rest and recover
    Best wishes
    Anne (Reading)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Lovely card Barb, hope it starts easing off soon.xx Mmmm what been occurs then ? Xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a trooper, creating for us when you are feeling so rough. Hope you improve soon. Pat x

    ReplyDelete
  40. Take care barbara rest keep warm and drink lots of fluids

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks for blogging today when you're feeling so rough. I'm just using the bubbles for a quick card and this is another great idea - can't

    ReplyDelete
  42. Use it for this card as it's for a man but I'll,do it for another one. Thank you. Did wonder about putting an S in front of truth!! I'm sure it would be useful for another time lol ! Hope you feel better soon xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  43. this is your body's way of telling you it needs rest and it is enforcing it.
    that background turned out really nicely. simple but so effective. please take care and look after yourself, hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  44. I liked the simplicity of it all. So pretty and useful. Go back to bed with a large tot of whiskey and have a really good rest.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Now what are you doing out of bed getting arty? Did I say leave your blog for a few days? Yes.
    Did I say go vack to bed and stay there? Yes
    Did u listen? No!!!!
    Naughty girl!! Yes
    Look after yourself and get better soon.
    Great artwork by the way - love those bubbles. Xxx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Stunning! I hope you feel better soon. Take good care of yourself! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very cool..love this technique.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Crazy lady....stay in bed!! I agree with getting Dave to blog us a health update. Please don't make yourself worse by overdoing it. Do love the card, though.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I really hope you start to feel better soon. Sending get well hugs.
    Amanda xx

    ReplyDelete
  50. That is absolutely gorgeous! So creative! Now, go back to bed!!! ;-)
    ...Raine Phoenix

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi Barbara. This is a beautiful piece, so simple but so effective, but please take a rest now. Vet Dave....whoops sorry, that should be Doc Dave can keep us informed. How are we going to stop you pushing your body too hard? MaggieC (Silvercrafter) had the idea of Dave handcuffing you to the bed. Not quite sure how you would take that!!!! Thinking of you, please rest. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hi Barb,

    This is not rubbish, its very pretty and I love what you have done with the stencil.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love that background. The stencil is a must have. You are proper poorly Barbara. Rest and plenty of fluids is what you need.
    X Chris

    ReplyDelete
  54. Have to put in my stencil order today and Jo's bubbles will certainly be on the list. It's a lovely piece of artwork Barbara, so effective. Hope you are feeling better. Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hi Barbara, I really hope you are feeling a little better, I'm sending you get well hugs !!
    I adore this stencil and your colours, it is so ethereal and magical, I really have to have this stencil, and the stamps work perfectly with it, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    ReplyDelete
  56. hello barbara. sorry to hear you're still feeling rough. i hope today brings something better. your card is beautuful. i love it! big hugs rachel x

    ReplyDelete
  57. Perhaps you need some antiB's Barbara - I do hope you begin to feel better soon. I have the stancil, but not the stamps this time, which is a bit frustrating.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Wow, i love how you colored with the stencil.

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love this card Barbara, you never let us down even when you are poorly so proud to be a fan. xx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x