Saturday, July 6, 2019

Gnome Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. Hope all my US visitors had a great 4th of July celebration.
Ours was a bit crazy. My hubby had a freak accident and cut the tips of his two fingers on the lawnmower. We went to the emergency room to find out that the bones in these fingertips were broken. They cleaned the wound, gave him a tetanus shot, stitches and a prescription for an antibiotic.
We were referred to an orthopedic surgeon. We did manage to get into see the orthopedic Dr yesterday. He confirmed the broken bones but said he will not have to do surgery and he did not splint the fingers. He said right now it's all about wound care. He was adamant that hubby needs to stay out of his gardens. He said there is bacteria in the dirt and if it gets in the open wound could cause an infection. That could lead to more serious problems.
Hubs tried to get around the Dr's orders but he wasn't relenting. I will be a policeman for the next month or two while this heals. My hubby is such an avid gardener. He spends lots of hours in his gardens. All his efforts pay off because we have such a beautiful yard and a bountiful vegetable garden. So many friends have offered to come and help him. I am not a gardener but  I will do whatever he instructs me to do.
The dressing has to be changed every day and that made me a bit nervous but my neighbor who is a nurse came up this morning and helped me out. She let me do most of it. I feel more confident now to change it alone.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. It didn't come together so easily because my hubby was on my mind as I was creating. So lots went wrong and my design changed at least 4 times (LOL)!
I used the Gnome on a Tree Stump die to create this card. My idea was to give the illusion he was standing on the letter "S". The Wish phrase is cut from the Stitched Alphabet die. The heart balloon is from the Fairytale Birthday die.
My background designer paper is from Stampin'-Up a soft seafoam green. It's a subtle pattern and perfect for this design. The sentiments are from 3 different Lawn Fawn sets.
Added the heart balloon and birthday streamers to complete my card. That's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.
dies I used to crate card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends has a things beginning with "B" challenge. I used Birthday sentiment & Balloon.
2.  Crafty Catz has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Simply Create Too has an anything goes with optional.
4.  Creative Knockouts has a birthday wish challenge.
5.  Cute Card Thursday is anything goes.


  1. Oh this is super cute!

    Hugz Tinz

  2. Oh my goodness! Hope he heals quickly-for both your sakes! Those busy guys are hard to keep in line sometimes!
    Your gnome is absolutely adorable, and the card looks great!

  3. what a lovely card, hope your husband soon recovers from his accident, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

  4. Your gnome card is so cute! Thanks for playing in the Simply Create Too Challenge!



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