Sunday, 26 May 2019

Visiting the Playground

I'm afraid I've been unable to do much blog visiting recently due to the fact that since having had cataract surgery a couple of weeks ago I'm having some 'issues' one of which is difficulty seeing the computer screen.  The upside of having the procedure means that I can now read without wearing glasses - something I've not been able to do for many years.  Unfortunately the downside is that anything further away than I would hold a book is pretty blurred which is all a bit trying to say the least.  I guess that this is something I will have to live with until the other eye is operated on which hopefully won't be too long to wait.  I did as instructed and removed the lens from my specs, leaving the one for the non-operated eye.  Well that certainly didn't work - hopeless - I'm better off without glasses at the moment. 

I decided to have a go at making a card this morning to take along to the Playground challenge and it seems to have taken me forever to get it done.  My intention was to make a few cards to fill some gaps in my box of cards - one down, several to go - good job they aren't urgently needed.  This one is a wedding card so I've used up several snippets of white and pale grey pearlised card for the hearts, lace border and sentiment banner.  I die cut  three sizes of the hearts, a strip of lace, a banner and some flowers and leaves.  The wording was stamped in grey as I thought black would be too stark against the delicate tones.

Hearts - from Tonic Hello Beautiful Layering Hearts die set
Flower and Leaves - Finishing Touches - Cornflower die set by Sue Wilson
Banner - Stitched banners die set Sue Wilson
Lace - Sizzix Crochet Lace die set Tim Holtz
Sentiment - from free sentiment stamp set given with magazine a while ago


  1. Hello Val. I too am trying hard to get back in to my crafting. Glad to hear your eye operation was successful too. Your card is gorgeous and the recipient will love it too. Hugs Rita xx

  2. A pretty card Val glad you are managing to do some crafting and hopefully the eye situation will settle a bit!

  3. Lovely design, Val, so elegant in grey and white. Hope you get your second eye sorted out soon. It must be very frustrating waiting. xx

  4. I hope you get the second eye done soon Val, we can't have you not getting any crafting done. I love this gorgeous card the colours go so well together.

    Sue xx

  5. Hi Val,
    what a very beautiful wedding card and I love your wonderful design.
    The heart is so pretty.
    I have just finished a wedding card in white and grey so snap.
    My mother could read without her glasses after her eye op and she could read a newspaper without glasses the only downside was she looked like she had gone a round with Mike Tyson.
    Hope the other eye is sorted soon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Forgot to say fab use of Snippets as weel.

  7. Hi Val

    A really lovely wedding card .. .. beautiful colour combo.

    Sorry read that you needed cataract surgery .. .. and sad that the results aren't better than they first seem. Hopefully the "operated on" eye will improve as time goes on and you aren't going to have to wait too long for your second operation.

    Our eyesight is so precious.

    Take care.

    Hope you had a good bank holiday weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Hi Val - so lovely to see you playing along. I miss you so much when you aren't hopping around the Playground. What a fabulous Wedding card this is - wonderful colours and a really lovely design as well.

    Here's hoping that things improve once you have the second eye done - I've heard before that can be the case. Things are out of kilter until the other eye catches up.

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting!


    Di xx