Friday, June 26, 2009

Mojo Monday 92 & 3 Clover Designs Challenges

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday Sketch 92 to make a card for the challenge posted on 3 Clover Designs Thursday Challenge. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

3 Clover Designs challenge was to make a card to reflect "Where are you from?" My regular readers all know I was born in The Netherlands so I chose the High Hopes Tulip Stamp to pay tribute to my Dutch ancestry of which I am very proud and which means more to me now as an adult than when I was a child. In July 1964; I became a Canadian Citizen so I chose a maple leaf brad to represent Canada. There was a Mountie in full dress uniform present in the Barrie courtroom during the Citizenship proceedings. Toronto and many other Ontario municipalities have their own police forces so we do not see very many Mounties here. It was the first time I had ever seen an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police or Mountie for short). The only other time I have seen a Mountie is in Ottawa at the Federal Parliament Building or at the airport.

I will also be colouring in the image below of the Canadian Beaver with the Canadian Flag, Canadian Mountie and the Canadian Moose to put inside the card. This is also a High Hopes stamp. I had ordered the Tulip stamp and some others and High Hopes sent me the stamp below as a Thank You gift for my order. I need to think of a sentiment to put inside with this stamp. Any fellow Canadians have any ideas? I was thinking of something along the lines of "Canada - where our story ends." Your thoughts and ideas would be appreciated.

Here are the deets: Paper from SU; sentiment is from Daisy Bucket designs; stamps from High Hopes, ribbon and brad from my stash. Inks used are SU Purely Pomegranate for the sentiment and I stamped the 2 images with Versafine Onyx Black and coloured the tulips with my trusty pencil crayons (or coloured pencils as they are also known as). I also used my Spellbinders Nestibilities in my Cuttlebug.

I was pleasantly surprised at how this card turned out. I have no idea what I will do with it though.

In other news: I went to see my Family Doctor today and he told me that my muscles in my lower back are inflammed and has given me exercises to do and to apply heat if they become stiff and sore which they are when I get up in the morning. I still cannot sit for long periods of time and have come back to this post 3 times just to finish it. He is also sending me for a lower back x-ray and a bone density scan. When he pressed down on the sacro-iliac joint the pain was quite severe. He told me it was not postherpedic Neuralgia as the other Dr. had diagnosed. He said that people rarely experience that 3 1/2 years after having shingles. I showed him the pills the other Dr. prescribed and he told me to keep taking them and then gave me another prescription for the same medication as he feels I will need them for a while after the I finish the pills I have.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful card. love the softness of the colors and nice little story. however, my heart aches for your pain. i have chronic back pain, but it's very tolerable and i think it's from my weight but i can feel your pain. you poor thing.

here's a big SOFT hug,

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your back pain. My hope for you is that they can diagnose it so correct treatment can begin. I love the tulip card that you made and the meaning behind it makes it really special. The other stamp is simply adorable!

Sue from Oregon said...

Interesting story to your card! Wonderful's hoping your feel better soon too!
thanks for joining us this week on Kerry's challenge!

Beatrice said...

Wow that is a neat card!!!
Take care of the back. I know there isn't much worst than back pain... yikes!

Tab said...

Love your card, such a sweet image and the colours are divine, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Martha said...

Beautiful card!! Great image :)

Elena said...
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Elena said...

What a beautiful card! I really love the tulips and cute maple leaf brad! Thank you so much for sharing your story!
Hope you will feel better soon!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Oma, thank you so much for becoming a follower, Ive now returned the favour, and Im sorry I havent been before, but my computer has a habit of locking up when I do, as you do seem to have quite a big blogspot. Anyway I love your cards they are gorgeous, you do have a lovely touch. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Viv said...

Your card is gorgeous Oma and no matter which occasion you use it for, it will be received with pleasure.
Hugs Viv xx

Kerry D-C said...

Anna this is FANTASTIC! Before I even read your description, I knew where you were from and where you live now. That is terrific! I do help that your back is feeling better.
Thanks so much for participating in this week's 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge! It is fun to see how everyone interprets where they are from.(PS-I love Elvis too)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card for 2 challenges is awesome! I just LOVE that dsp you used!
I hope your back pain goes away soon. I'm no stranger to that, believe me!