Wednesday, 18 November 2009

In Memory of Layton


It's lovely to be back in the land of blogging!  I've done plenty of visiting and commenting and even crafting but just not actually managed to finish and photo anything until today. 
Steve's arm is healing nicely but -and Im sure this could only happen in this household! - he put his back out as he woke yesterday.  I have never seen anyone in so much pain before and trying to get him to the loo was an effort worthy of a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award I reckon!  Had no choice but to call out the gp.  He has spent most of the last 24hrs sedated and prone so at least I know where he is and what he's doing!

Here is a card I have made using one of the 2 images that I bought in memory of Layton.  For those of you that don't know he is the 16mth old great nephew of Jak Heath who recently very sadly succombed to meningitis.  Jak has 2 great images available for just £4 which is going towards finding a meningitis vaccine.  Please do pop over and see for yourself, you will be buying 2 fab images and helping a great cause also, it couldn't be any easier!

My apologies for the picture quality of the close up I was just trying to show the glamour dust on him!  I really struggled trying to make this card, the image was a dream to colour but actually trying to use it was quite awkward.  I used a 6" square base card and seperated it with 3 strips of red card.  I had no option but to use peel offs, not my fav thing but I think it just about works.  I mounted the snowman soldier on white 'gemstones' card just to give a little hint of glimmer and raised him up on foam pads for a little height.  
I am going to enter this into Creative Inspirations which this week is to use sparkle.  I hope you like it.

Thank you for your visit!
Keryn x


NGCARDS said...

Great work Keryn! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Dolly said...

Fab image and fab colouring. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. :)xx

pinky said...

Great work Keryn, love your colouring. Have those images too but haven't actually used them. Poor hubby hope he is back on his feet again soon.

Chrissie said...

I think this looks fabulous Keryn, love the vibrant colours, it reminds me of the little 'nutcracker soldier'
I haven't used this image yet, I'm still trying to think of what to do with it. I quite fancy making it sort of vintagey (is there such a word? lol!)

Sue C said...

Lovely card Keryn, and like you say, such a worthy cause too. Hope your hubby has some better luck soon and he's soon back on his feet. Sue x

Jak Heath said...

Oh this is gorgeous keryn, thank you for supporting my cause and for the link back to me,

Mina said...

this is gorgeous Keryn and its brilliant of you to support such a worthy cause,I hope your husbands feeling better soon back pain is the worst pain after toothache...poor man
Mina xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!
So sorry that hubby is still in the wars. I hope his back feels more comfortable soon.
kim x

Biscuitlid said...

great card Keryn, I've got this image too, not had chance to use it yet.

Poor hubby, poor you too being nurse maid!


Hope Jacare said...

Great card Keryn - beautiful images and as everyone says a great cause! Cheers Claire x

Beryl (bik59) said...

Fabulous card Keryn
Beryl x

Annie said...

fabulous card Keryn, great image and I love the sparkle! hugs, annie x

Annie said...

Hi Keryn! to answer your question, the flowers are made with a 5 petal punch, the big one is X-cut and the smaller one is unmarked, I got it at a craft show years ago. I've scored a line down the centre of each petal then pinched them to give the dimension. I use silicone glue to stick the layers together and fix to the card as it gives me time to fiddle about with them. Hope that helps. hugs, annie x

Enfys said...

This is lovely Keryn, what a jolly little image. Will pop over to Jak's blog. Hope your hubby is better now, back's are so painful, my DIL has just gone through a slipped disc, not easy when you have a tiny baby. Sending hugs
En xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful card Keryn, such a fabulous image for such a worthy cause and I just love how you have used it. Do hope Steve gets better soon - Ouch! Kim

Sarita said...

What a fab image!
Really gorgeous Keryn,
Love Sarita xx