Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Letter to Santa

Well I was supposed to be back at work today after a week and a day off. However I have been having some problems with my left arm. I burned it on the iron just above the elbow nearly 4 weeks ago and about a week ago I started getting terrible itching, numbness and pains in that arm, especially at night. Yesterday it was much better but last night I slept really badly. I didn't know where to put my arm and couldn't get comfortable at all. At 3am I was taking ibuprofen and making hot chocolate so went off the the Doctors today. I have a nerve virus as a result of the burn so have a week's tablets to take. Not feeling too sharp today and didn't even feel like getting out my cardmaking stash. Now you know how bad I felt! Just made this simple Christmas card for 5 challenges and hope to be back at work tomorrow. Also hoping for a better night's sleep tonight although my arm is itching like mad but I am determined not to scratch it.

The stamp is a Penny Black for their challenge soft and sweet. The dots on the paper and the swiss dots on the Cuttlebug embossing are for Creative Card Crew polka dots challenge. Winter Wonderland's challenge is Santa Claus is coming to town and this little mouse is writing to Father Christmouse. The last one is One Stop Craft Challenge Good Sense of Humour. You probably can't read the letter but he is asking for some sugar mice, a Tom and Jerry video and a mousetrap game amongst other things.

Just found out my 3rd win is with Stamps for Fun so maybe I'm not going to win the lottery after all, shame. However the prize from Stamps with Fun of a voucher for some digi stamps was a lovely surprise.


Teri said...

This is a super cute image Marianne and you have coloured him beautifully!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland!

And .... hope your arm feels better real soon :o)

Teri xx

pinky said...

Lovely card and great you get to enter so many challenges with it. Congrats on your recent win, lucky you. Hope you feel bit better tomorrow Marianne.

Kath Stewart said...

oh this is so sweet Marianne...love that adorable image...hope you are feeling better real soon and thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...Hugs Kath xxxxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great card Marianne - your little mouse is sooo cute and I love his 'wish list'
Hope your arm's feeling better soon!

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, sorry to hear that you have not been feeling too well. I hope you have a better night tonight. Your card is lovely, and well done on all those challenges!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Paula said...

Such a great card the image is fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Paula said...

Me again lol lovely choice of papers and image. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Lesley said...

gorgeous card...i love the image and the layout is fab!!! i hope that u are sleeping better now and that ur arm gets better really soon...thanx so much 4 joining in with us at Winter Wonderland...hugs Lesley xxx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Sweet card Marianne, I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles!
Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

WOW so much work has gone into this and it shows! xx jo xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Your card is gorgeous Marianne. That image is beautiful and your papers are lovely. I do hope that arm completely heals soon. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, I love this sweet image. Hope your arm is better soon and you can get a good nights rest. thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

Tasha said...

What a lovely card - lovve the polka dot paper you used and the fab colours
Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew Challenge
love tasha xx