Saturday, 20 February 2010

Slowly improving...

The road to recovery is proving to be very rocky...things were going well last weekend but then I quickly went downhill again during the week. Today though is a better day...very frustrating that there is no consistency, but all I can do is take one day at a time.

I made this card last weekend, when I was playing with my new Quickutz Letterpress.

I think there is definitely a knack to using the Letterpress, and I feel I am now getting the hang of it. The damask design took seconds to print and has actually debossed the cardstock as it is supposed to.

As stated in my last post, I found some lovely thick soft pastel colour card from Craftwork Cards which works perfectly with's nice to be able to use other colour cardstock apart from the white card that comes with the Letterpress.

I know there has been some mixed reaction to this new crafting gadget, but I am really glad I bought it now and persevered.

I know my cards are very simple at the moment...I think my creativity has taken a bit of a blow because of being ill...I'm definitely not on top form at the moment but my health is improving, albeit not as quickly as I would like...bear with me, I will get there!


Lucy F. said...

Wonderful card!
and what luck!
I look everywhere this QUICKUTZ LETTERPRESS, and I find out of stock in all the store. Where did you buy?

Have a good day,


Sandra said...

So glad to hear that your health is improving Sarita, albeit slowly.
This card is stunning! The letterpress is really suited to your style of card. Elegant and Beautiful!
Sandra x

Kaz said...

That's a beautiful card. Hope you start to feel better soon. Lots of rests xx

Dolly said...

Love your 'simple' designs Sarita, they're just perfect to me. Sending big hugs. :)xx

Mandi said...

Your card is still fabulous Sarita
Impossible for you to 'loose it'

Glad you are slowly improving, but, wish it was quicker for you.

Go careful
mandi xx

Steph said...

Sarita, I think your cards look as gorgeous as ever!! I googled the letterpress and saw some demos- all I can say is, you're far more patient than me!!!!! I'd be going nuts as it looks like a lot of hard work and I'm too impatient. Having said that, I can see from your creations that the results are stunning!! I love how you always inspire me with new gadgets as well as techniques!!! Hope you're on the mend and are feeling a bit better soon xxx

Fiona said...

Hi Sarita,
Sorry to hear you have had a setback, hope you will be feeling a bit brighter soon.
I think your cards are all the better for their simplicity, and this one is no exception. Simply stunning!
Fiona x
Something for you on my blog.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sarita - I have been a frequent visitor to your blog since I came across the lovely Nela. I followed a link over to you and was really impressed by your beautiful cards and projects.

I've also recently read that you've been unwell and am really sorry to hear that - I hope that the set back you've had this week soon rights itself.

I've also read with interest recently your trials with the letterpress and am grateful for you for bringing us such honest feedback and findings from your use of it. However, I'm glad that you persevered with it and found a solution to the hiccups you were having and want to add that this card you have created with it is absolutely stunning - while you think its simple - I think that it is perfect and didn't need any more... you've done a great job and I can see where it will enhance your already great creations.

Hope you keep on picking up.

Paula x x x

Linby said...

Hi Sarita

beautiful card - don't be hard on yourself!
As to your recovery - speaking from experience it helped me to think of it like a graph with the line going up and down,sure it goes down but each up is probably a little higher than the last one. hope this makes sense and is comforting I know it helped me to realise there was an "up" coming - you just don't know when.


Good afternoon Sarita, i am sorry to hear you've been poorly again hunny, i hope your having a restful weekend, and feel better soon. I am loving this card, such a stunner, you seem to be getting to grips with that letterpress!! i am impressed with your work. take care hunny big hug sLinda x

mckinkle said...

Hi Sarita, glad to hear that you are on the mend albeit at a slightly slower pace than you'd hoped. Onwards and upwards!

Wow! What a stunner of a card you clever little minx!! lol I think you and your letterpress are going to be best of buds if this is just a taste of whats to come!

Keryn x

Sue C said...

Looks like you're really getting on well with your Letterpress. Lovely elegant card Sarita, nice to see that even when you're not feeling too good there's a little glimmer of creativity still there. Take care. Sue C x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I glad to hear that you are feeling better, once in a while anyway. You can't do much but let it take its time. Frustrating, I know!

Nice to see that you have come to make friends with your letterpress. You were not so happy with it a while back ;o)

Take care no!


Jules said...

Hi Sarita

So sorry that things are so up and down for you.

You probably do as I do when I am not well and the first sign of improvement you do too much to try and make up for lost time. Chill and take it easy as much as you can.

Your card is wonderful and the ribbon/bow is gorgeous.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Karen said...

Very simple? It is lovely!!! Love the clean black image on crisp white and that bow is delightful!!

Sarita, I hope you feel better soon!!!! :>:>

gina g said...

Hi Sarita This is stunning i just love the colour its gorgeous, i hope your soon feeling your normal self hunny. luv gina xx

Riet said...

Ohhhhh Sarita,what a BEAUTIFUL card, so chique.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Oh Sarita, sorry to hear that your health it still up and down, please get well soon!! Your card is divine, the flourish with your amazing bow makes such a statement - wonderfully elegant. Juliex

Biscuitlid said...

d'you know what though, simple works a treat! Fab card. Glad you're feeling a bit better this weekend after a not so good week.

Don't beat yourself up, just take it as it comes and don't expect too much of yourself


alcoholinky said...

sorry to hear things are still rough. simple is good and this card is very classy and really stands out. you obviously like the letter press as you've stuck with it and persevered and it sure looks like it's paying off.

Vicki said...

Oh Sarita your cards are just so stunning, I love visiting your blog to see what you have made and I really hope you get back on your feet soon:)

Take it easy

Vicki x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Sarita. Not too simple at all! I love the CAS Style anyway! Glad to hear you're a little better hun! Take care!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Jackie said...

Your card is as gorgeous as ever, so professional looking :o)
I do hope your health picks up very soon!
Jackie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so utterly lovely!
Beautiful card hope you will be feeling better soon!
kim x

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful! I really fancy the Letterpress concept with the debossing effect. You have made this stunningly!
PS I hope you'll be back to top form soon!

Sandra said...

Hi again Sarita.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Just to let you know that you don't need to buy the CDrom, the cute penguin images are from the JNM rubber stamp range (Hoorah!)
Sandra x

Rufus said...

All of your cards are beautiful and elegant, this one is no exception! Just take it slow and easy and try not to expect to much of yourself to soon! Hope that you are feeling a bit better today.

Michelle said...

Hi Sarita
Firstly, sorry you've not been well, I did wonder if there was some underlying problem as you didn't seem to be picking up too quickly from the various virus you have had over the last few months but this was a shock! Hope you're beginning to feel a bit better. I've just been diagnosed with Fibromalgia which is affecting all m muscles and joints so know just how it is to feel off it for so long. It really hasn't affected your ability to produce amazing work though. Been looking at the letterpress ou recomend it?
Take care and be kind to ourself
x Michelle

José said...

What a gorgeous card you have made Sarita! I'm sorry to hear you have been poorly again, I hope you will take your reat and feel better soon.
Hugs José

Georgia said...

Sooo gorgeous Sarita - the pink ribbon looks stunning and I really love the striking colours - I'm so sorry to hear about your illness. I really hope it improves for you soon! :)
Love, Georgia xx