Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Low on Gas? That's Me.

Hi friends!  I've been sick and it's no fun.  We've had about enough of that nonsense at our house for a while, I think.  The pills I'm taking for recovery make me shaky, weak, tired, and a little dizzy, but in a couple of days I'll probably feel all better.

On the 7th day of my illness I thought I'd try a little coloring.  On the 10th day I finally finished the card.  It wasn't easy, being so unsteady, but more fun than laying on the couch.  I thought this not yet used Cars stamp set was appropriate.




I bought this set months ago, thinking it would make the cutest get well cards for boys or men and then the opportunity to use it never arose, which isn't a bad thing, of course.  At any rate, by the time I learn a person is sick and then get a card made they're all recovered.  It's much better to have them on hand.  That makes a good case for willy nilly stamping as long as you can do plenty of it and have a good variety, sigh...




Inside he's all spiffed up and feeling much better.




There's a lot more to this set with a good variety of sentiments that make it very useful.  A good purchase, I think.  It also comes as a digital set.

I'm playing along in Darnell's NBUS challenge today (Never Before Used Schtuff).  I call it "not yet used", some call it "virginal".  We all have it, though some are better than others about using the NBUS before it becomes ancient.  I haven't been good in the past, but I'm working on it.



You all take care now and don't get sick like me.  I'll be back when I can!


Stamps:  Cars (see link above)  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, SU Marigold Morning, CTMH Dutch Blue card base, red Bazzill, old BasicGrey designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Coloring:  Copics  Accessories:  Enamel dots, baker's twine, Die-namics Mix and Match Banner

28 comments:

Hannelie said...

Ah Leslie... I hope you'll feel better really really soon! NOT fun!
Your card is fun though! And your coloring fantastic!
Love it!
Big hug coming your way x0x0

Diane said...

Geez, hope you feel better soon, that is no fun at all!! Fabulously colored car/card!! How fun it is and my body kind of feels like that car looks...lol...about as old I am sure!! It sure to cheer anyone that receives it!!

laurie said...

LOL this is adorable! Cute and fun. I sure hope you get better fast!!!

Yogi said...

oh you poor thing. That's no fun. Love the card and that image is fabulous. Wishing you good health from now on. Have a great day

Lori said...

Oh, my your card is adorable!!! I'm sorry you're not feeling well - such a drag - but your card is fabulous!

pam said...

Oh poor you Leslie, no fun being sick and feeling so poorly.
Hope you`er on the mend by now!.
Your card is fabulous! what a great image and fantastic colouring! to say you feel so bad.
Take care ..speedy recovery
Pam x

Mildred said...

Now I know why I hadn't heard from you! Sorry you have been ill and hope that's it for a very long time. Love the card.

Kathy Krug said...

Cutest stamp set ever and it does not look like your illness affected your coloring skills. Hope you are feeling better soon.

bensarmom said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you have been sick for so long, Leslie. Your fun card is colored beautifully. Praying you feel like yourself again soon. Snuggle up with those babies of yours. Somehow they make things better than they are.
Blessings,
Sue

Cindy Beach said...

Your card is so cute and the coloring is superb. No fun to be sick, I hope you'll be feeling peppy again very soon.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This is just the cutest card ever!! It would make a great card for a guy. I love the inside showing how improved it is as well! So sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. They say there are a lot of germs floating around. Probably because it has stayed too warm. It is still very hot here especially for the end of Sept.

Sherri said...

I LOVE this! I have this same stamp & actually sent it to my brother-in-law last week when he had shoulder surgery! But yours is much cuter, of course! I bought the stamp many years ago at a stamp convention, but it didn't come with the "after" version! Yours is just adorable! Glad to see you feeling well enough to color again!

Evelyn S. said...

I think I would just like to watch you color, Leslie! It boggles my mind! I am pretty certain you definitely identify with this poor, sick car....and I'm happy that you are finally getting back to normal.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

So sorry that you've been ill. Your card is darling - beautiful coloring as usual! Hope you continue to recover. Big Hugs.

Conniecrafter said...

Even being sick and weak and a bit shaky you do just a fabulous job with your cards, this is so cute and sure to cheer anyone up that is having a rough time of things, Love the thermometer and the puffs of smoke, cute banner for the corner to balance everything. I just love the all better car on the inside, just terrific!
Hope you kick this very soon!

Lynette said...

Your card is awesome, Leslie! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick - and for so long:( Hopefully you will be totally well VERY soon!

Karen Letchworth said...

What an adorable image and a fabulous card. Thanks so much for sharing this in the NBUS Challenge. It's so nice to have you play along and share your talents while using your NBUS!
Karen Letchworth


P.S. I'd love to have you stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, too. LOTS of great prizes and loads of fun. I hope you will join us there as well. It's another great place to share your NBUS. www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so sorry to har that you are unwell... Though you'd never know it from this beauty... It's stunning!! The coloirs and the colouring are brilliant! Get well soon my friend, it's no fun at all when you feel rotten. Sending hugs!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm hoping you feel much better really soon! Loving your card the image is adorable and the colors are perfect. I just realized a lot of days I feel like this even though I'm not ill. Just getting old and slowing down a bit! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Karen D. said...

so sorry to hear you are not well Leslie. I think colouring is good therapy when you can't do much else. Feel better soon.
Cuteness for this card, would be great for a guy!
xx Karen

Donna Ellis said...

This is one of my favorite SNS sets, Leslie. Your bright, crisp coloring has brought him to life! Loving especially the way the charcoal colors in the tires and leaks bring out your pale blue. I'm sorry to hear that you've been seriously ill - not fair for someone who is so kindly, and enjoys accomplishing lots of things! It sure can be depressing and frustrating to not be able to do all the things you wish you could! But I am confident you will soon be back to your normal self - a self I dearly treasure. So know that I am sending lots of positive energy and prayers your way for a quick recovery! Thanks for sharing your cute card! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

So sorry to hear you are still not over feeling sickie, Leslie. Sounds like you are slowly getting better though. Take care and LOVE your card. You should give to yourself..well maybe not..you probably do not want to remember feeling so crappy! Take care my friend. Hugs

Margaret said...

Bummer on being sick. Not a goo thing at all. Hope you are over it quickly and back to feeling chipper again. Your card is a total Hoot! Love the image and the sentiment. As always your layout and coloring are magnificent! Get well soon!

Darnell said...

You are such a sweet friend, Leslie! You rose from your sick bed to make this amazing get well card to play in my NBUS Challenge #12! Thank you so much!! You really got hammered by this thing and I hope the meds are working now and you are feeling less shaky and drained and more like your running-with-scissors self!! Lots of hugs, Darnell

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Dotty Jo x said...

Hope all is better with you now. Your card is adorable. NBUS #186. Dotty Jo xxx

ChristineCreations said...

I’m so sorry you’ve not been feeling well Leslie :( I hope it’s a quick road to recovery....and the card is such a fun design for someone else under the weather.

Stacy Morgan said...

ha ha!! Oh now this is cute. Great get well card for the men and I just adore this layout with the tabs and the enamel dots. Awesome.

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