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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sketch & Care

I am so pleased and delighted to say that Rosemary chose my card for a Honorable Mention in last weeks challenge at Casology so this card is also dedicated to the Casology DT's  too.Thanks guy's !x

                    This weeks challenge at Less is More is a sketch and this weeks Casology cue card is CARE so it fitted in perfect as I had been looking for ideas to do a thank you card for a local chemist.
My youngest suffers from a severe peanut allergy and last week he went to one of those all you can eat buffets with friends and although he read all the ingredients, we think through cross contamination (a spoon being placed back in the wrong place maybe) on his way home he started to react and by the time he got home he was bright red, the rash had appeared, but  luckily this time his airways stayed clear  but  he went into shock and it was due him failing to take his epipen ,(he had no where to put it was his excuse...well thanks to Suze of cantstopcrafting he has no excuse as she has now  made him a pocket that can be moved from jacket to jacket thanks Susan !!) so it was a trip to hospital until 3.00 a.m but the thank you card isn't for Susan though she deserves one too, have something else for her  -oh no there is more to this tale my son is also off on a trip to Cambodia with the school and needed jabs and the card is for the chemist where he was getting them ,they spotted that he had stared to react again 48 hrs after the first one and quickly sorted him out and refused to let us leave until they were sure that he was o.k and also gave him free drinks and food...now that's what you call  a caring service! But one I'd gladly do without again I must admit!!!!
If you have stayed with me through all that ....onto my card!
I love the look of Jen's kraft cards but I don't like mine they just look bland, so decided to use a cream base (which looks a lot  richer cream in RL) and sahara sand ink from SU with just touches of white and actually liking this colour combo!Had meant to round the edges of the centre panel but stuck it down before I remembered - doh!
The stripy paper is from pink petticoat and the flower and flourish are from SU
Now off to do the online shop that I was meant to be doing before I got side tracked!
Thanks for taking the time to look and read hee he ....it's much appreciated !x


  1. Ha, ha, first drink's on you then on Saturday night! Lovely card Jenni, I keep forgetting about these fab SU flowers. Xx

  2. I so feel for you moms of allergic kids - it's hard to send them out in the world on their own! Hopefully he now understands the importance of having his epi pen available at all times! Love your beautifully monochrome card (I have the same problem when I use kraft!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  3. Hi Jenni. My goodness what a drama, thankfully it all turned out good in the end. What a beautiful card. Love the neutrals. x

  4. It seems like you had a really worrying time! I hope all is well now and will continue to be be so!
    Your card is simply stunning Jenni!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. oh my goodness jenni!! what an awful scare you had...so glad that your son is okay and able to go on his trip! your card is beautiful! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

  6. Your card is stunning Jennii - so beautifully clean and pared back. I simply can't do this even if I try!

    Crumbs, you've been through the wars with your boy! I've had dealings with severe peanut allergies in school and it's a nightmare trying to educate the youngster about the importance of carrying that pen isn't it? Having had to use one once on a pupil, I admire you coping with the worry of this - amazing you!
    How lovely of Suze to make that pocket - you could try chaining it round his neck!!
    Hugs, Juliaxx

  7. I love the look of your monochromatic card! It makes my clean and simple heart happy! So glad you joined in on the fun this week at CASology!

  8. Whew! What a scare, Jen! I'm so glad your son is all right! Knowing that there are so many caring people in the world must lessen your worry about him all the time.

    Jenni, your card is an absolute stunner. I am so swooning over it in these lush monotone colors of creams and whites. Just yummo!! A winner in my book!

  9. Fabulous card Jenni; so clean, fresh and elegant!

    OMW! Kids don't half scare you don't they! The pocket is a great idea to make sure he always has the epipen with him.

  10. A gorgeously layered tone on tone card. Love it! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  11. Beautiful card-so very pretty :)
    These children keep us on our toes don't they ? What a fabulous idea for the EpiPen storage-how clever :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  12. My goodness you've had your hands full this week Jenni - thank heaven your son is ok! Love your card with those elegant neutrals. Vicky x

  13. Great take on the theme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


  14. Hola Jenni, what bad time with your son...and now a loooong trip, my mother say"little child little problem, big child, big problem", i hope the better for you and your traveller son.
    Oooh Jenni, what elegant and gorgeous card, perfect for me, well done!
    A warm hug from the very busy woman in Palma :D

  15. Jenni, so sorry to hear all that you and your son recently went through...how nice of Suze to make him a portable "pocket" for his Epi-Pen. Glad he is OK!

    I was so happy to see your card chosen as an honorable mention last week! This week's card is gorgeous, I love the white on white and the beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at CASology again this week!

  16. This is so beautiful. Love the clean simplicity of it and that wonderful flower just adds a touch of elegance.

  17. What a gorgeous card.

  18. so pretty and the whites make it so elegant...


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