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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Cute Nurse - The Paper Shelter

Again it took me a week to appear. I offer sincere apologies for not getting round your blogs. I went away for a few days to chill out at a friends and got back yesterday. Have to admit to feeling tired most of the time and the headaches come and go. Thank goodness I'm off to Turkey on Sunday for a week of relaxing in the sun.

If it wasn't for DT commitments I don't think I would be making many cards.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter where our theme this week is 'Shape it up! (Make a card that isn't square or rectangular) or an easel card '

For a change I decided to do something new for me and that's to make a tag.  I used an adorable image from the 'Cute Nurse's' digi, but only used one of them (This was me about 40 years ago and that was about the colour of my hair then)

Isn't she a cutie? I cut her using SB long rectangle and long scalloped rectangle.  The sentiment is from LOTV. The tag is one I bought at the Harrogate show. Flowers from WOC. leaves and butterflies are MS punches. Ribbons and pearls from my stash. Spun Sugar DI around everything and Stardust Stickles added to the butterflies and flowers.

She is of course coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Triamarkers with a little prisma pencil for definition. I also added glossy accents to the medicine glass and bottle but it doesn't show in the pictures.

Our prize this week as always from the generous Veronica and Pedro is a $30 gift certificate if you use a TPS image, or 3 digi's of your choice for any other image.

I hope you will join us this week and also pop over and see what the other DT girls have made for your inspiration.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Thanks for taking the time to look
and as an extra smile, me 40 years ago
yes that's me in the middle :)


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely tag Eileen loving your gingham really sets off you sweet image
jacqui x

Sarah said...

Beautiful tag Eileen and beautifully showcased too with the addition of your trip down memory lane!!

sue w. said...

Hi Eileen, love your tag. The image is a cutie and love the gingham. I know what you mean about doing the DT cards, that's what spurs me on sometimes when the mojo goes.
Love the photo, where does the time go eh!!!
Hugs Sue W.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous tag Eileen! Love the pink and the mixes of gingham it looks wonderful! Love it!!

Sorry to hear you are still not 100% hope things improve for you soon - I really miss seeing your fabulous cards!

Love your picture I can remember the hats - always falling off at the wrong time - usually on top of a patien - or underneath lol! Take care, Susan xx

Kim said...

fabulous tag! love the pinks and ginghams. and a great photo of you (great legs lol!) - do hope you start to feel a bit better soon. A week in the sunshine should help!
Kim x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Eileen thats one stunning Tag, I love your choice of colour and your whole layout is fabulous. Love the legs in the photo to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

nnalorac said...

Love your tag, pretty gingham and sweet image. Fab photo of you Eileen, hope your holiday gives you a boost. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous tag Eileen. The image is so sweet and I love the pretty colours and flowers.

Sorry to hear you're still not feeling too good. Hope things improve soon.

The photo looks brilliant!
Lorraine x

Judith said...

Aw this is just gorgeous Eileen - i love gingham check - this tag is jst so fresh and clean looking - I really love it! - great pick too - bet you're wondering where all those years wet - I think that everyday lol hugs Judith x

Nat said...

Gorgeous Eileen, love the image and all that lovely pink! Thank goodness for DT cards, I love seeing your creations, it wouldn't be the same without you! Sorry to hear you are still not feeling great, hopefully your holiday will sort you out! Fab photo too!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,loving the image and

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Eileen. I love the image, your colouring is fabulous and the detailing is gorgeous.
So sorry to hear that you are not too good at the moment. Hopefully your holiday and a chance to relax in the sun will be of a big help to you.
Fabby photo - thanks for sharing
Take care
Sue xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous tag and I love the beautifully coloured image. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing the "Nurse Eileen" pic. hugs,x

Kara Lynne said...

Cute tag! That image really is you! Thanks for sharing the pic, where does the time go, right? Have a wonderful time in Turkey, I hope you feel better.

Judy said...

Absolutely adorable tag. Great design, and the pink and hair color really compliment each other. Hope you have an enjoyable time in Turkey.


Lori Aragon said...

Wow... a blast from the past lol! Love your photo and I ADORE your tag!!!

coops said...

so stunning Eileen.fabulous image and I love your colours and gingham and a great pic of you too :D
enjoy your holiday.

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Super gorgeous tag sweetie love the colours and the image. Hope you are feeling better hun and hope you have a wonderful time on your hols.
Love the old photo hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Eileen, sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, Turkey should help hope you feel better soon. Now the card, what can I say beautiful as ever. I love the Gingham it is so bright and cheerful. The colouring is fab as always, enjoy your holiday Jo x

Lorraine said...

Eileen, that is just lovely. It's so fresh and clean looking. I love it.

Hope you feel better soon hun. Enjoy your holiday.

Beccy said...

Lovely tag - have a great time in Turkey. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky
Beccy x

Denice said...

This is the prettiest tag, love the delicate flowers you used and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

Chrissy said...

So pretty Eileen, love the little nurse and gorgeous colouring, love her hair,love the pink gingham too and the butterflies..fabulous tag.

Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesday..


Hazel said...

Love the photo of you and the other two nurses. Your card is cute - thanks for sharing for the Fab 'n' Funky 'for the girls' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Danni said...

So pretty!! Love this! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous tag Eileen, I like the image and the butterflies, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Pat said...

Lovely teg with a cute image and great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck. Super photo too.

Pat xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Well Hello Ginge! Woukd never have known from your profile shot! Sorry to hear that you havebeen unwell, it's awful not being your self isn't it? Still, Turkey should do you the world of good eh!
Wonderful tag BTW, really love the ginger hair, I have been dying to have a go myself but haven't been able to work out the right colours to use, I start out quite light and end up going blonde so you'll have to let us all know what colours you have used.
Loving the work as always,
take care kidda,

Jenée said...

This is absolutely beautiful in colouring and details. The little image is definitely a charmer! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Flutter By Wedesday. Have a nice holiday.

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful tag and I love your photo too. Kim