Tuesday, 17 September 2013

CASology 62 - Arrow


This week's CASology Cue Card is Arrow!



My bounciest, happiest, funnest friend had to have surgery on her knee last week. I know it's going to be hard for her to sit still long enough to recover properly!

I wanted to send her a card, but 'Get Well' didn't seem to cut it. I mean, she's not really sick, is she. (actually, sometime, let's discuss how a card with 'Get Well Soon' on it doesn't work for a lot of situations - do you find that?). This week's Cue Card got me thinking of directions and that led me to this bouncy, happy, fun design.

I cut the arrows with my Portrait, and stamped them with Lawnfawn's Harold's Alpha and some rainbow dots. I masked and used an Inky Antics sentiment for the rest (the sentiment is actually 'Hope you're back in the saddle again soon').

Now it's your turn to see what direction Arrow will take you in. But first, don't forget to see where the other DT members went with it!


31 comments:

Barb said...

What a clever card, Ardyth! Love your creativity!

Gillian R said...

Such a clever idea Ardyth and so bright and cheery, just perfect for a get well card

Gillian R said...

Such a clever idea Ardyth and so bright and cheery, just perfect for a get well card

Happy Dance said...

This is just perfect for those injured/surgeried people! Love the sentiment and all your bright pops of color. It's bound to put a smile on your friends face, and help her to "get back in the saddle" again soon. Totally love this! Bev

Hannelie said...

Clever, creative, just as the designer!
♥ it!

Meghan said...

I never thought about how the whole "get well" sentiment just doesn't always work. This card definitely works. I love how you customized it. I bet your recipient will be grinning from ear to ear when she gets it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Really clever and fun!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Seriously so cute, what a creative get well card!

Barb Ghig said...

Wow! I love all the movement you created on this card...so FUN!!!

Sian Ridley said...

You're absolutely right...get well soon rarely works! This though, this is perfect!! I live with a man who cannot sit still and is the world's worst patient...I really feel for whoever is living with your friend at this time! I do hope she's up and about soon :)

Bobby said...

Seriously, this is one of the best "get well" cards I have ever seen. Bright and cheery and not saying "get well" at all. I sometimes use "Hope you're back on your feet soon" for something like your friend is going through.

Maureen Merritt said...

Brilliant as usual!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

You come up with such brilliant ideas! Love this.

Rosemary said...

so very clever, ardyth! your friend will absolutely love it!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning, Ardyth, I love it ... clever and colourful and so you! Anita :)

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a clever use of the arrows and as always color plays such an important role in your CAS cards. So fun and colorful!

Jen W. said...

This is so fun and so totally you! :D

I know what you mean about the Get Well Soon thing. Someone needs to create a sentiment set that covers a wider variety of medical issues!!

"Sorry you caught such a bad break..."

"Sorry about the eye surgery but at least you can talk like a pirate now!"

"Hope those hemorrhoids butt out soon!"
or
"Bummer about those hemorrhoids..."

Geri said...

You are sooooo darn clever! Love your creativity. Funny thing is, I just 'bought' some arrows this afternoon from the Silhouette store....now I will be able to put them to good use!

You're right about the Get Well message...it really seldom ever fits the situation.

Love your message. It's positive, encouraging and fun! Bright colors and polka dots are sure to speed the recovery process along :)

Gabby said...

Neat design! Like your polka dotty get well. Best of luck to your friend. :)

Lynn said...

As always, so clever!

Anonymous said...

As the lucky recipient of this beautiful card (and the bum knee) I can tell you the photo doesn't do it justice. If you can believe it, it's even more beautiful in person and is currently occupying prime real estate on my mantle right now :) This message is for all of you wonderfully creative, card making wizards - you have no idea how greatly a 'non-creative' person appreciates receiving your incredibly original and clever creations ...I follow Ardyth's links to your other sites, and you all are so talented...it is truly a treat to receive your masterpieces in the mail. You spread sunshine with your work :) Thanks so much Ardyth, as usual your clever brain never ceases to amaze me and always brings a smile to my face :) Mrs. H xoxo

Lura said...

Spot on Ardyth! I do struggle from time to time to avoid the "get well" message as inappropriate and I love your take with this card. I will look forward with anticipation to your future discussion on this subject.

Deepti said...

Such a clever design :) love the colorful dots and I agree Get Well doesn't go with all the situations LOL

Heather T said...

Oh you're so clever. I was just looking at this card on the Casology blog without really noticing who made it. Then I opened your post; no surprise who would come up with such a cool design,

Jill Norwood said...

This is so clever and fun! What a wonderful get well card! :)

maria f. said...

So darn clever and you're right about GWS wishes.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What an awesome card! Love the polka dots!So bright &cheery! I am sure your friend LOVED this card!

Gay Peplow said...

OOh Yes! I love the thinking behind this one Ardyth, it's lovely, well done!!

Judy1223 said...

Well, it is obvious by the marvelous comment above left by the recipient of your card that it was thoroughly appreciated...and rightly so, this card is so clever and AMAZING!

Joyce said...

This is just so clever and cheery. And, so Ardyth, too!

Melissa said...

This is just perfect for the occasion! I'd never really thought about the whole Get Well issue either, but now that you mention it... :)
Love this happy, creative take on the cue word! Just sorry I'm running so far behind in commenting these days!! Yikes!