Sunday, October 10, 2010

My nephew's birthday.

Hi Guys,

Things have been a bit subdued here. Two of my work colleagues were killed this week in a freak accident. Rebecca worked with us, mainly on the wards but occasionally in Delivery Suite, and Jan did her midi training with us and was working in the Early Childhood Clinics. They met for lunch and were waiting to cross the road when a van veered out of control, hitting them both. Rebecca had worked in ICU and her partner also works in the hospital, so it has affected everyone greatly. It is a reminder to value and care for one another. I also mildly injured my back on Thursday night and have been sitting on the lounge with hot & cold packs for two days. It is one of the few times I can truly say I would've rather been at work. The way everyone is pulling together and supporting each other is truly a blessing.

Enough sadness, I have made 2 cards this week but the layouts come from two different sketch challenges so will put them in separate posts. Firstly I have used the latest sketch challenge of Keesh's (#43). I had already planned on using my 'Extreme Guitar' and 'Extreme Elements' in a challenge this week as I needed to make a card for Jake, my soon to be 15y.o. nephew. I saw Kirsty use the same set but decided to go ahead anyway.

First, the sketch:

And now my card:

I've based the colour scheme on the 'Greenhouse Gala' DSP as Jake's fav colour is (or at least it was) orange. I've used Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizazz (love this green, must get more CS in this colour) and Baja Breeze CS. I've distressed the edges in keeping with a rock/boy look. Maybe i should add some black around the edges to grunge it a bit and add some definition?

The pic quality is poor as I took it tonight under my desk lamp. It has to get to Russia by the end of the month so need to post it tomorrow. Thank goodness that I can drive again. My sore back has mainly been in my left hip and the pain radiated down my left leg, thus making it difficult to use my clutch. I see the osteopath tomorrow so she should get me sorted.
ETA: am changing things around to try and get link on Keesh's site to work with no success :-(

Will go & write my 2nd post
Love Fi x
RIP Rebecca & Jan, you'll be sorely missed


Melissa said...

Your card for your nephew is terrific fiona, I love that set and its perfect for a 15 yo. SO sorry to hear about your work colleagues, its such a tragedy when things like that happen. Hope your back gets better soon :)

Bronnie's Stamping Spot said...

Oh, I feel for you. I work as a nurse and last year we lost one of our consultants in a freak accident. It really rocked our unit and almost two years later the impact is still being felt. Hope you and your workmates are getting lots of support through it all. My hospital threw everything at us from free coffee to free lunches for the first week.
P.S. keep up the stamping. Love the card

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Fi! How tragic! I am so sorry that you are feeling a bit low (physically and emotionally) at the moment. I know that there is not much I can do ... but just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your back improves quickly ... and I do hope the sadness eases a little too! Big hug, my special friend! Andrea xxx
PS I have been trying to resist ... but I am gonna have to get these sets! Just lovely! xxaxx

Lee-Anne said...

I'm so sorry Fi....I cannot imagine what you must be going through at the moment, and the impact that this must be having on all your work colleagues as well. How devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you also and with those who have lost their loved ones.
Sorry too about your back, will be praying that you are feeling better soon.
Love this card, love that set and the colours you have used. Perfect take on Keesh's sketch.
Take care Fi
Lee-Anne xox

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about your work mates. I hope things get better soon. I love the card.
Take care

H2 :) said...

Oh Fiona, such a tragedy! Sending caring thoughts & hugs your way.

Both the cards you have created for your nephew are great - fantastic colours & images for a teenage boy.

Renée said...

oh no ... to lose two coworkers so suddenly must be sooo difficult :( (((hugs))))

Love your card for your nephew, Fiona :) Fab layers and stamping! Thanks for playing in the Inkspirations challenge :)

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