Monday 20 February 2012

Get well soon card for a chap

I struggle with 'cards for chaps' at the best of times and when I needed a 'get well' card for a friend's husband it was a double-struggle here! He's just had major surgery and the card is another one to be sent from our old school association - but what to do? I pondered over a very simple card just using a get well sentiment and then a little bit of an idea came to me - 'little' in the shape of this young man:
Yup, it's another Lily of the Valley 'never been  used' stamp - called Karate Kid.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- LOTV ' Karate Kid' stamp, coloured with Pro Markers (minimal colouring needed too so it was super-quick)

- orange card from the trusty Core'dinations stash

- papers from Bo Bunny's 'Barefoot and Bliss' collection, which has some really great papers for seaside and Summer cards

- computer printed sentiment

- Josy Rose nail heads

And that's my card for today - here's hoping the card does the trick!



  1. Brilliant design Di.
    A x

  2. Great the colours too...x

  3. Oh it's sure to do the trick Di. The words are just right for the image and the intended use of the card. xxx

  4. Brilliant stamps for a Get Well card - would work well for children, too x

  5. This is a brilliant image Di so good for a male card as they can be so hard to do Sandra H

  6. Brilliant card, just perfect Di, I love the colours, image and design layout.

  7. What a fantastic idea. Love the image and the sentiment is PERFECT! Great colors and design.

  8. Perfect wording for the image and great for a male. To receive. Hugs mrs .a.

  9. Great card Di & the image and sentiment is just perfect. Hope you are keeping well

  10. Love the card, fabulous brain wave for the sentiment. Love the papers ideal for a male card. I am pretty partial to LOTV images. Oh just thought is it today they have some new images out, must go and check.

    Kath x

  11. Cute card! When poking through my stash I see that I have a lot of stamps that could be used for men, but when pressed upon to actually make a card for a man, suddenly nothing comes to mind or seems to work. You got it covered here!

  12. I think this card will cheer him up ... the sentiment certainly makes you smile, cheerful colours too and the image is fab. Elizabeth x

  13. Hi Di,

    He reminds me of Karate Kid -- I think he'll do the trick just right.

    Had company over the weekend so didn't get much crafting done until today! Laundry can wait!! I still have clean undies ;-)


  14. HAHA! I'm sure that cheeky chappie will make anyone smile, especially if they're not well. I'm in my 2nd week of antibiotics and steroids and it certainly worked on me :)

  15. Great card Di, I especially love the sentiment stamp its just perfect, Luv Karen xx

  16. Hi Di

    This is brilliant.

    I would never have thought of using that image for a get well card .. . but teamed up with your sentiment it is perfect!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Love Jules xx

  17. You did a fantastic job...I have made it no secret I struggle with them so therefore I "dread" them. However, it's important to MAKE them!


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