Well great minds think alike – this is the first card I made with Carousel Horses and the colour scheme and background is strikingly similar to Design Team member Debbie’s carousel card too which you can see on the Design Team blog here.
These carousel horses are such lovely ornate designs that you don’t need much to show them off. This is a simple card stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. I have coloured with watercolours, just sticking with a pink and aqua colour scheme. The bunting at the bottom adds a fairground feel, as does the ice cream cone stamped in the background (with Versamagic Pixie Dust).
It is an interesting time for us again – Derrick is in hospital once more, though not as an emergency this time. He has been taken into a local community hospital for rehab and physio on the recommendation of his community nurse who felt that he needed a little extra help. We’re all quite impressed at this example of common sense as it’s just what he needs. Sadly he’s been a bit poorly since he arrived, but at least we know he’s being taken care of.
However we are not able to visit at the moment as all my sick bed energy is reserved exclusively for my poor hubby. I won’t bore you with the details of last week, but after a false start and a misdiagnosis, it turns out Adrian has chickenpox. He’s slightly embarrassed about it, but it would seem his childhood vaccination has worn off and he is seriously spotty. Thankfully I’ve already had it so I know I can’t catch it again. I actually had it very severely and ended up with septicaemia, so I’m keeping a watchful eye on Adrian to make sure he doesn’t get any kind of secondary infection like I did. Even though I can’t catch it, I’d never forgive myself if I carried an infection to Derrick, so for now we’ll keep our distance and paint a black cross on the gate or something.
It should make for a fun week at work. As Adrian is under strict orders to rest and give his body chance to fight off the virus, he can’t run the presses and make stamps. I’ve been pressing stamps today, but made a few phone calls tonight to draft in the cavalry. My sister is coming in to help and Lesley from the DT is busy trying to re-arrange some of her training students so she can come in and help out too. It’s hot work in this weather, so we’re stocking the freezer with fruity ice pops, turning the fans on full and the music up loud.