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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Amongst the Flowers

 Hi again, I've had a full day today. I started off well.... a trip to the Dentist!!! He did a root canal on one of my teeth and decided that it looked all cleaned out and did the whole thing in one go. It usually takes about 4 visits. It cost me over $600 which I wasn't expecting to pay. I will eventually get it back as I have a government scheme to help with a certain amount of dental because of my diabetes. The only issue is I have to pay it to the dentist first and then claim it back. They don't have any offices close to home so I need to make a special trip to put in a claim. In the meantime, I am out of pocket!
A quick trip with a friend to the Travel Agent to look into the cruise we were going on. The trip is now off because the Travel Insurance doesn't cover my friend for cancellation if her Mum is really sick or dies. She is quite unwell with several health issues already.  They have a clause that if something is deemed likely to occur they won't cover the loss of money incurred if you have to cancel after 45 days prior to departure. You only lose $200 at the higher end of the days and the closer you get to departure, the more you lose until you forfeit the lot. If she had to cancel, then I would be in the same "boat" :(
The trip is now going on hold for possibly another year - we may go somewhere else here in Australia for a short holiday, but I don't want to end up spending too much money (still need to keep money for the other trip) and it can be quite expensive for air travel here. It is much cheaper sometimes to travel overseas.
The afternoon was better, I went to my Thursday craft group and enjoyed catching up with friends and doing some colouring of images for future cards.
Our daughter popped in after work and we went to the shops to look at dresses for her to wear in our other daughter's wedding in December. She is one of the bridesmaids and they are all going to have different dresses but in the same colour. We had no luck but I did manage to pick up a necklace to go with the earrings I already bought for me to wear on the day. That is another thing out of the way for me, just need some shoes, me thinks!!!
Anyway, after those momentous events, I will get on and share my card.

front of card
 inside of card

Basecard - SU Perfect Plum
SU Pink Pirouette
DP's are from Sweet Wishes Paper Stack (a freebie with a magazine)
Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangle
I think the swirls are a Spellbinders die
Sentiment from a set of stamps I've had for about 3 years (lost the packaging!)
Image is from The Stamping Boutique
Copic Markers used for colouring.
I also Paper Pierced a border on the front of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. Hello Sandy. Such a cute little card. Love the simplicity of your design and that cute image too. Love the addition of the scroll.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Love your gorgeous card

  3. I h ave no idea how you had time to create this card! Girl, you need to step back and take a deep breath! WOW!!! I know what you mean, we had to pay close to 800 out of pocket for my dental visits just before Christmas this year. We just got another bill wanting another 100 bucks! I don't have it, so they will keep charging me late fees and I will make payments as we to. It is so hard to have to deal with things like that, but we do. sigh.

    Your card is really so sweet. I love the color combo and the background paper behind her.

    Thank you for playing along in FBD's 100th challenge celebration! Winners will be announced the following Wednesday. *DON'T FORGET* we have a fun blog hop planned for this weekend too :)
    Hope to see you there.

    Big smiles,
    Heather D.

  4. Gorgeous card Sandy and so cute...
    Gosh $600 at the dentist....I would expect a whole set of dentures for that over here in the UK...lOl..lOl..


  5. Flippin' 'eck, Sandy.....hope you paid the mortgage first.....haaa!
    Very sweet card.....that image is delightful, and love that you kept it clean and simple....lovely!

  6. Great card,like the little girl,colouring, also the gingham inside and out.
    Hope your teeth settle down.the pocket too. love mum

  7. she is adorable! Love that the layout and colouring of your card!

    EEP dentists sure know how to charge don't they!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. oh gosh HUN,that is expensive,they sure know how to charge hope you get your holidays sorted too Hun just love the card,love that image and the layout is just perfect hugs Cherylxxxx

  9. Hi Sandy ..that's disappointing about the holiday but hope another works out later.
    Love the card with that sweet little image coloured and framed beautifully .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  10. I have been doing the same as you Sandy...well dentist wise. Root canal and paying lots of money. But I must say I enjoy eating and drinking again. Love your card it is so sweet.

  11. What a day!
    Sorry to hear the cruise is off.
    Great card! She's so cute!

  12. Awesome card,I love your image and the colours are great.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

  13. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente


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