Monday, October 24, 2011

Lily Pad Sketch Challenge & Some Winners

K 'n K Designs had two prizes up for grabs during the OWH Fundraiser Blog Hop this weekend and Cinnamon Sally was one of the lucky winners chosen from the comments on my blog!  Congrats Sally, I believe that Jan has already contacted you!  The other winner was Rhonda Miller from Shannon's blog, congrats!

Now onto the Lily Pad challenge. Lily Pad is having a sketch challenge, here is the sketch, (it's a good one) and I am also going to put this into the Wee Memories "Free for All" challenge:


I have been wanting to play with some of my Penny Black stamps and so I decided to combine a few of them with this lovely sketch.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Bundled Sage & Forest Moss Distress Inks; Copic markers
Stamps: Penny Black (Poppies; Hello Friend; Paisly Outline)
Other: Trim (a gift from Lucy)

I love the red and green combo on kraft.  And those poppies are some of my favourites!  And I love the Paisly Outline stamp which I stamped over the inked surface simply by spraying the cling stamp with some pearlized water in a mister.  I adore that soft, subtle effect.

As for that gorgeous red trim, I received that from Lucy a while ago when I won something on her blog.  Isn't it the cutest trim ever!  You could be in your kitchen looking out of your window to the poppies outside!  Well, at least that is the vision I am getting.

On the sporty front, I did a Half Marathon race yesterday, and it did not go according to plan.  In fact, my worst race ever, and unfortunately it's due to a problem in my feet from repeated pounding on this concrete.  I think I have a tough decision ahead of me.  I love running because it's a superior emotionaly pleasurable experience for me!  Some of you will understand what I am saying.  Unfortunately, for a while now, it has not been that.  And I have been running for more than 25 years so I understand that with long distance running one is going to experience discomfort, but it's not that kind of discomfort I am referring to.  The problem in my feet is now part of my every day life where I am basically continuously  uncomfortable on my feet.  I am not giving up running, that would be the death of me, but I need to revisit my objectives and I may need to, for a while perhaps, (hoping that this problem can fix itself with rest), just decrease my distances considerably.  I don't know, I have not decided.  I have a follow up with the Podiatrist on Thursday and I want to discuss it with him.  I just don't know....running is my other child you know, the other thing I love....Thanks for listening, I had to write it down more for my myself than for anybody else really.

But, life goes on and it's still awesome!

Wishing you a fantastic day!

22 comments:

sheila said...

Number 1...your card rocks and I really mean it! Love the trim, the coloring, the color choices everything!

Number 2...I feel for you with your feet. I used to run and it was my back that stopped me. Absolutely see a podiatrist....anything that can keep you on the pavement enjoying what makes YOU enjoy.....I had to stop and feel blue about it ;( but perhaps you can switch to a elliptical or some other "machine" until your feet are your friends again!

Barb said...

You definitely have the right attitude, Brenda. I'm so sorry your feet bother you, I know how much you adore running. I hope you find a good solution soon! Love your gorgeous card! You should also enter it into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge - I think it's "Just Add Color."

Laurel Weeks said...

That little ruffle/valance is too cute! Very fun card. Good luck with the running, and be kind to your feet!

CinnamonSally said...

Thanks so much for the win Brenda, I am about to choose my images.

Love your poppy card, I have some of that ribbon and I am always reluctant to use it, its like having a favourite piece of patterned paper, it stays in the stash for ages because you don't want to use it all up!!

Brenda so sorry to hear about your feet,I know you really love running would it be easier to run cross country to save the pounding from the concrete?

Kim Dellow said...

Oh it is beautiful, love the ruffles. Sorry about the race, hope you can sort things out and the problem gets better soon. Kim

Michelle said...

I'm sorry about your foot pain. I'm sure it won't be an easy remedy.
This is such a sweet card today! The red gingham trim is an awesome accent! Superb coloring of the poppies!

Rosemary said...

what a cute little card, brenda! the ruffly ribbon is such a sweet touch!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Your card is gorgeous! I am sorry about your feet! I will say a prayer for you... that with some rest... they will be good as new! :)

Dawn said...

Poor Brenda...what a dilemma. My hubby was in a similar boat... but it was his knees. Now he walks. I think if you lessen your distances and just run for fun... it might help. Love your pretty card today too Brenda. Take care

Laurie said...

OH I love this! Those flowers look amazing and that little bit of green trim is so pretty!

Maureen Morton said...

Great attitude, Brenda, and an eye=popping colorful card. Love that combo and that fun ruffle!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, your card is beautiful--love the poppies and the ruffled ribbon is the perfect finishing touches.

I am sorry that you have been in a lot of pain when you run. It is not any fun when your feet hurt. Hope that you find a solution to this problem. You are in my prayes. Take care and God bless you. Hugs to you.

Trinh said...

Your card is so pretty, Brenda! I love the ruffly ribbon and the beautifully colored flowers.

I'm so sorry to hear about your feet. I'm not a long-distance runner but I started having pain in my feet, knees & hips about 8 years ago. The doctor told me I had to give up dress shoes alltogether. I didn't listen; instead I started wearing Clarks. Made a big difference for me. Hope the rest & other changes will help you!

Lisa said...

I am really feeling for you about the running. I know it means a lot to you and it makes me sad to see you unhappy. I have faith that things will work out for you- hang in there!
I LOVE this ribbon!! What a perfect touch for these poppies- it's so cheery!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the sweet ruffle!

Sorry to hear about your feet discomfort which prevent you from continuing your passion! Hope with long term resting it will help to solve the problem.

Marion said...

This is simply beautiful Brenda. You are right...it's like looking out a kitchen window! Sorry to hear about your feet...hopefully whatever you decide to do, you will be content with the decision.

Marion said...

This is simply beautiful Brenda. You are right...it's like looking out a kitchen window! Sorry to hear about your feet...hopefully whatever you decide to do, you will be content with the decision.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Great card - just love the colors & the sketch is great. Hope your feet feel better soon & keep your chin up!

Alice Wertz said...

simply beautiful! love this, Brenda!

lostinpaper said...

Just awesome! Your colouring is perfect!

Laurel said...

I just love this! Love the ribbon.
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Tiffany said...

Love that gingham ribbon and your coloring looks fantastic on that beautiful flower!