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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW #143 - A Fall Before Any Pride!!

OMG!!! I just can't keep on my feet and the rest of my female family is just as bad!!! What now??? I hear you all cry... what on earth are you showing us your dirty leg for??!! Well, it's NOT dirt, it's one HUGE bruise!! And it's a longish story... anyway Miranda's op on Thursday did not go smoothly - well the op did but the aftermath was VERY traumatic for a while, with her on the critical list for a few hours!!!

Worrying about her and being a bit distracted, I tripped on my landing, after having a wash ready to go visit her, and hurt me a very lot!!! So that's what it looks like tonight!! PS Miranda finally came out of hospital on Sunday afternoon, and has to lay up for a fortnight, then we'll go from there!!

And after the fall?? Well some art and a desk - courtesy of the wondrous Julia at Stamping Ground headquarers... because that's really what you came for eh??!!

 So here it is in all it's making glory!! I have finally started on the vintage suitcase project from Laura Denison, of The Paper Trail. I have the chipboard all cut here - took AGES with my gammy hands, especially after I fell!! - for the base of the suitcase. Below and right, is a view of the lid all done. My distress ink browns-drawer is sporting some of my new markers!!!! YEY!!!

 The pattern goes together very well, and I am using the paper Laura used, which is 7 Gypsies Conservatory. The inset piece is sticky back canvas, coloured with distress in frayed burlap...

 This is the other end of my desk, with the pattern instuctions all ready to follow.


 I laid the chipboard on the paper then cut round, and made the aperture for the canvas insert. This is a new Martha Stewart craft knife which came from America, from Srapadabadoo.com with my chipbard and a few other goodies!!!

 The paper gets wrapped and stuck - duh!!! obviously!! - then ...

 The corners are made from squares of cardstock, folded, trimmed and cut to make them fit, as below

 Hiding on the top of the cupboard at the back is the beginnings of another make... see further down for a closer look!!


Along the lid aperture, I set a row of ball chain, dipped in alcohol inks to age and colourise it, and I shall do the rest of the outside bits tomorrow - when I have finished my grandson's card for his birthday on Saturday... he will be 8 and I can't believe it...


 He designed his invitations... the first picture here is what he drew and said he wanted... he did it A4 and so had room on the front for his details. This pic above shows my interpretation of it, done postcard size and so the deets are on the back... To say he was thrilled is an understatement!!!

He LOVED the black border with all the holes - an afterthought on my part, when his mommy said the holes in his one were "on purpose and part of the design" !!?? Good ole distress inks and smooshing made the multicoloured background simples, compared to his colouring in with crayons!!


And finally, the close ups promised earlier... the beginnings of his card. He wants the two moshi monsters, Zimmer (?) and Katsuma (?) - not sure of the spellings!!! he is the former and Matthew is the latter - and it suits them!!!! tee hee... I will blog the finished card after he gets it... Saturday will be hilarious - we are supposed to be Laser Questing and Bowling with his little mates with a mommy who can't walk very much and my demented mother!!! Whoopy doo, that WILL be fun... Anyway, let's hope this next week will be a little less eventful for me and very lovely for you... Thanks for coming and commenting an keeping me sane - well, relatively!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

34 comments:

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Oh my goodness ouch! Wishing you a very speedy recovery. x Your vintage suitcase looks fabulous! :)

Hazel said...

Lots going on in your workspace. Hope Miranda is recovering now. So sorry that you have hurt yourself - ouch, what a bruise (Hazel, WOYWW# 5) x

jude said...

Absolutely loving the case youve made will pop back later in the week to see finished.
so sorry to hear about your fall and all the hospital trauma.
Hopefully this week be a bit better try to take more water with it next time..lolSending big ((hugs))for speedy recovery
judex 10

May said...

Ouch!!!! poor leg, love that case fabulous x x, I hope miranda is doing well, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This box is unbelievable. However, I am a bit concerned for you and your DD. I hope things get better for both of you soon. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Spyder said...

ohoo fab post...not the bit about your bruised leg though...or the hospital, but I liked the box! and the little creatures! HaPpY WoYwW Have a crafty week.
((Lyn) #20

sandysewin said...

Your box is lovely. The leg, not so much. Yowie, be careful out there!

What great custom invitations; of course he was thrilled. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #33

Danielle said...

OUCH!! That bruise looks horrible. Take care of yourself. On a brighter note, your box looks awesome! Love the corners. dani43

Sue from Oregon said...

Ouchie! Hope you have a speedy recovery crafty granny. Love all the fun things you are doing with your grandson and that box is outstanding!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it's amazing how much you've been able to do in spite of all the trauma! that box is amazing!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

scrappymo! said...

Your leg looks ghasty...you poor thing!
The suitcase is coming along beautifully...It looks great. It was fun to see it in separate photos as you worked on each part!

Helen said...

Frankie.....!!!! Hope your bruising goes down soon - it does look a nasty one. Hope Miranda recovers well now she is home.
Love the case and the invitations - they are fabulous!

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for letting us peek this week and I hope the rest of the week gives you some creative time too. You have been having a rough time lately but I do hope it gets better. I love the case you are working on, it will be fab when it's done. I'm glad to see how creative you are in the midst of everything; I'm sure it helps keep things in balance for you.
Neil #61

Ann B said...

Leg looks very painful so take care of yourself this week. Hope Miranda continues to improve - must have been very worrying for you.
On a more positive note I love your suitcase. I did one last month (on my blog)and sat through around 5 hours (or was it days) of Laura's Youstream videos to see how she did it - the whole project took me an age to complete, and it isn't finished yet.

Ann B
#70
My blog candy ends Thursday if you are interested

CraftygasheadZo said...

Big ouch, I fall frequently so can imagine how much that hurt. Hope things are better for you all soon. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness! It looks very painfull! Hope you feel better soon! Love your workdesk, lots going on!

BetteK said...

That box is just WoNdErFuL but your poor leg! Happy WOYWWing! Debbie #89

Trish Latimer said...

The case is gorgeous Frankie!
BIG ouchy leg there, not good :(
Hopefully the coming week will be much better and calmer! Trish #75

Gillian said...

oh my goodness your poor leg, hope you are on the mend soon

Peggy said...

holy cow that is some bruise!!!! hope you're better. Your work Rocks love the box and the art work for the birthday card wow have a great day!

Janet said...

Frankie, take care of yourself girl!
Glad Miranda is on the mend and you can slow down a bit now and look after yourself. We don't want to lose you.

Janet xx

Lou said...

Oh Ouch that looks painful, i do hope you have a less eventful week. Your grandsons invites look great i have an 8 year old nephew and is very into moshi monsters, we all have one so we can send him and his sister little messages. hope your leg feels better soon Take care x Lou x

Angenita said...

That looks really painfull, hope you're well soon.
Lots of things goin on, I like how the box turned out.

Bella said...

Hope the party goes off well, sounds like he will have fun. Hope you mend quickly and that box is just brilliant.

Twiglet said...

Wow - some bruise - get plenty of Arnica cream on it. What a busy desk you have too.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

You poor Thing!!! that just hurts to look at it from here.... Keep you butt down and your spirts up!!!
Love the Beautiful Box...that is going to be so special!!!

JoZart said...

Your suitcase is coming along really well. Such a busy desk considering all that has happened there. Please take care of yourselves and don't do anything else please. Just send out for a tube of Arnicare Cream for that bruising... it is excellent and will really help.
Love joZarty x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm totally having sympathy leg pains for you. Did I mention that I'm easily influenced? Great suitcase project. I'm not THAT easily influenced and will just enjoy the one you made with all its lovely details. Fun soccer invitation card too. How cute that you were given a prototype to follow!

Tracy said...

*OUCH* I hope your bruise heals up quickly. I love love the box and the invitation cards. Wow! Happy WOYWW!! Warmly, Tracy #93

Serendipity Stamping said...

I am so sorry to hear about your bad fall. Hope you and Miranda are doing much better. Love your valise! Take care of yourself.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness that looks painful, I hope you feel better soon [[hugs]]. I love your box and your cards, they are all gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

kay said...

ouch,poor your,hope it feels better today and i loved your suitcase,am making a tag album at mo using her pattern,x

mommyle said...

I LOVE the suitcase! I bought that pattern, too, and haven't gotten around to doing it. Now I simply MUST!!!
have a great week. Feel better!

Sarah said...

That is one major ouch - and not fair!!! You take care of you too Frankie. Your box is fabulous and looks perfect - that's a great knife...! Thanks for sharing your space Sarah at 1 - having a peek on Friday!