My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

a bit of a day!

Hello all! How are you? I hope you are well. I'm good but it seems that all my nearest and dearest are not doing so well. Penny has a poorly tummy, Lucy had to go to A and E after getting hit in the face by a cricket bat and my poor dad has been readmitted to hospital after his INR levels were sky high. Never rains but it poors eh? Lucy is absolutely fine - thankfully - she has three steristrips and glue holding the wound together. I'm not convinced Penny is too ill - but my dad continues to be a big worry!

Anyway - to wind down from this day I spent a short time making my late entry to the Lavinia challenge - one of these months I'll get there earlier....but here's what I did...

I'm back to those boxing hares. Just love them to pieces. I have tried to add some blooms this time as the theme of this times Lavinia challenge is Spring Blooms.

I created the background using torn paper, stencil brushes and adirondack inks. Then overstamped in Lavinia stamps - the moon mask was removed and more ink added to make a sun!

I have entered this into Lavinia Spring Blooms challenge - the link will take you to my piece - I would love it if you could give me a like! Thankyou very much if you manage it!

Here's a wee piccie of my brave girl ...

Love  her to bits

Big hugs

Rachel x


  1. I think the internet just gobbled my comment.

  2. Oh golly Rachel, what a day you have had! Glad that Lucy is OK and hope Penny is well soon. So sorry to hear about your Dad too, fingers crossed.... Big hugs, Anne xx

  3. Sorry to hear your dad is doing poorly, prayers are on their way! Sure hope Rachel doesn't end up with a scar and poor Lucy and poor Mom! Glad you had a little time to let go and enjoy some crafting time. Wonderful results!

  4. I did like it on Facebook ;-) Good luck! Fast recovery for the girls! I'm sorry for your dad! Hugs

  5. Oh! Rachel, I feel you need some (((((hugs)))) I do hope everything improves ASAP.
    Your card is fantastic, love it.
    Patricia x

  6. Oooooouch, poor Lucy, but she's got a smile still and hope they can stabliase your dad again.

    Despite your worries, you still made a beautiful card in lovely warm colours.

    Sending big hugs to you.

    B x

  7. Beautiful card Rachel, you've gone hare mad

  8. Such a beautiful card Rachel, I must admit to loving these hares as well. Hope the girls are OK today and fingers crossed for your Dad.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Wonderful card Rachel, it's a fabulous image and I adore the colours you've chosen.
    Well, you are all having a time of it, I hope everything improves soon, bit hugs to you all, Kate x

  10. Hi Rachel and hope the patients are recovering ! Hope all is ok with your dad too. Great card today and great colour choices.
    x catherine

  11. Oh no Rachel, I hope today is a better day for you! Hugs too Lucy for being a brave girl and I hope Penny is better too. A fabulous scene you have created. Love the background and images.
    Linda xxx

  12. Rachel, I hope today is a better day for your family, and my prayers are for your Dad. Lucy is indeed a brave girl wearing her smile even with her injuries. Thank God they weren't worse!

    Your background is amazing and I love how you've put this scene together. Big hugs, and more apologies for not getting around much. I don't think it's ever going to get better!:)

  13. Oh Rachel, what a day.....your card is gorgeous, I love the colours you have used...Poor Lucy, give her a big gentle hug from me...what a brave girl..I hope Penny is feeling better too. Your poor dad, I hope he improves soon, what a worry for you and your mum. Take care dear lady, thinking of you all. xxx

  14. A fabulous card Rachel, such a lovely background.
    It sounds like your family are in the wars at the moment, I hope the girls are soon better, sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he is soon well enough to go home.

  15. Hi Rachel, I'm playing catch up so hope that there's better news with your Dad today. I hope that the girls are better too.

    I love your card. Those hare's are super and I love the scenery you've made. Lovely colours too. Barbxx

  16. Oh, poor Lucy - but it looks like they've done a good job patching her up. Poor you, too - sounds as though the family's in the wars at the moment. Glad you found some craft table time with those hares - I can absolutely see why you love them - and the warm summer landscape you've created around them is gorgeous.
    Alison x

  17. oh my goodness what a day glad to hear Penny is not too bad and hope your dad feels better soon -Lucy looks like she came off the worst at least she is still smiling -beautiful card love the hares and poppies
    Carol x

  18. I hope your dad gets better soon and that the girls are okay now. Such a wonderful way to wind down, love your card Karen x


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