Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Lost Balloon!

Good Evening All, hoping you have had a good day and that the weather wherever you are has been kind to you.   We had quite a fall of snow Sunday night so woke up to a winter wonderland, which is lovely if you don't have to go out in it, I did  and waited ages for the bus to get to work because the roads were quite bad.  However, the sun came out and melted the snow and it was pretty clear by the time I was going home.  Glad about this as I had to go to choral practise and I hate having to go down the big hill in bad conditions. Bitterly Baltic though.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card, I always look forward to reading them, and can I say a warm welcome to my latest follower, Debby 4000.

My card today is using a lovely LOTV stamp called the lost balloon, and when I saw this I had to have it as it brings back a very early childhood memory.,  I'll show the card first before I tell my wee story;
I've used a 5x7 base card(decided I don't like this shape, prefer square shaped cards), coloured with Promarkers, LOTV sentiment, Papers and everything else from Riverbank Revels range,  glossy accents on balloons and Star Dust on the bunnies tails.

Now are you sitting comfortably?,  once upon a time, a little girl named Catherine was taken by her mum to the local clinic to have injections.  Poor little Catherine wasn't very happy about this and cried especially when the big bad nurse called Nurse Millar stuck a needle into her arm.  Catherine cried and cried, it would seem that nothing would console her, well she was very little, about 18months or so and didn't understand that this pain was for her own good.  Well then the big bad nurse, who wasn't really all that bad gave her a big balloon.  Catherine stopped crying immediately, was thrilled with her new balloon, so off mum and little girl went and whilst walking in the countryside, Catherine let the string of her balloon out of her little had and it flew away, she watched it going further and further into the sky never to be seen again.  Catherine was inconsolable, mum tried everything to to comfort her  but to no avail, so much so that she cried herself to sleep.

A few years ago,  I had a Taro Reading, it was a bit of fun, and, the lady by reading the cards I'd chosen told me I had real issues about loss and that I had had a devastating loss as a very young child, yep, you've guess it I'm Catherine, and I thought it's that dammed balloon that started it all, life went downhill from that point!!
This is just a little story to entertain, however it is true, and the amazing thing is that I have such an early memory, what isn't in my memory is the balloon's colour.  Every time see a balloon flying away I always think my own one which flew off in to the blue yonder.   So I just love this wee image.

If you've stayed with me and read to the end of my story, well done, hope I've not bored you all.

I'm away now to have a coffee put my feet up and enjoy my time off work until next Monday, yippee, I'm on holiday,
have a good evening,  Kate x
I would like to enter this card into; http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/launch-of-our-new-challenge-site.html


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Aww such a shame I always feel sorry for kiddies that loose their balloons
nice card Kate, llove that image
jacqui x

Sue said...

Awww bless Kate what a wonderful story..my memory of my childhood was of me being naked with a sombrero on my head !!! no wonder I'm scarred for life hahahaha hope the weather gets better soon hun huggles Sue J xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that sweet image...your wee story was lovely... Bless you!! Hugs May x x x

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a lovely card and great story too. xx

Hazel said...

Kate, great card just love that image. Your story is a wonderful one.
I have a memory of big bad nurses too from when I spent 9 months in hospital when I was 4 1/2 . Still hate seeing that hospital even now and it's now been turned into flats. Enjoy your time off. Hazel

Brenda Brown said...

It's lovely to see you with your fabulous card at Country View Challenges, thanks so much for sharing it with us and telling us your amazing story.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Patricia said...

Good Sunny Morning Kate,
What a beautiful card, great image and beautifully coloured as always.
Loved the story if a little heart wrenching in bits!!!
My greatest memory of "loss" was when Hazel was in hospital when she was little, I did not have her with me.
Enjoy your holiday, relax, build up your strength cause you have "US" to contend with soon........LOL!!

Patricia xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Oh! Kate what a memory, love your gorgeous card. Super colours. When I was little I lived next door to a nurses cottage, just as well the number of scrapes I got into. Enjoy your visitors. xx Flora

Gabrielle said...

Oh gosh! This is lovely! What a story! I hope that balloons no longer make you sad! Thank you so much for joining in with the inaugural Country View Challenge! x