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Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Lol, having been lent a largish circle punch to continue a card theme i started i got inspired on Sunday to try my hand at another project. I've seen lots of banner type projects round the net so pulled out some paper doilies that i was given and had a play with some ideas and this is what i came up with .

I laminated the paper doilies after distressing the edges with a stamp. I added some distressing to the purple circles and then inked up the letters which were already purple but a paler one like the circles. I added the Easter egg decals and then punched some holes on both sides of each piece and threaded some purple cord through from back to front. I have yet to hang it, it's a bit early yet but i hope it'll hang straight. Quite pleased :)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

CCAYR - February Challenge

Here is my complete collection of cards for the challenge over at CCAYR. The challenge for February was to include some red and or pink and some dimension. Wasn't hard to include some red and even pink went down ok. The dimension comes by way of foam pads raising the cute doggie on the front. First time I've made good use of the doggie stamp so pleased with that :) 

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Lots of Love

Ok so it's nearly that time and yes i have kept myself busy. When I'm not doing the usual things round the house or delivering leaflets i do get crafty and when I'm not making Christmas Cards i spread the love lol.


 here is my first creation for Valentines Day. Made using a metal heart hanger from the £1 shop. The main heart originally had a smaller heart hanging in the middle of it crudely attached with what looked like a large staple so i unhooked that and removed it. Then i played around with felt roses after my little experiment below and adds some pipe cleaner embellishments and glued it all with my glue gun. I have to say even on this white background it doesn't do it any justice, it does look nicer in real life but I'm pleased with it.


Here are my strung hearts. All cut out of card and punched and embellished with white gel pen. I laminated them for extra strength and durability and they are attached to each other using white shower curtain rings which come in very useful for this type of thing. Ideally this should hang in a window so the light shines through the punched holes on the large heart of the stars on the smaller ones but it is hanging from the ceiling. I quite like it simple as it is. Just goes to show all you need it a bit of imagination and not alot of money or time :)

Happy Valentines Day...Mwah!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Food for thought

Ok so i had to share a little tip bit i learnt about recently much to my benefit and maybe yours.

So i like to think of myself as a fairly healthy person. In the main i suffer from mental issues rather than physical ones. Yeah I'm mental i know you already know that. So when i say mental i mean in the past on and off for several years i have suffered from Panic Attacks, Depression and OCD. I haven't had any of these things for quite some time thankfully but about two months before Christmas my Panic Attacks came back to haunt me. They have always been very random with no obvious indicator which makes them all the more difficult to avoid. So after their arrival and i may add this is not really what this post is about but bear with me i had a mad run of 'dis-ease' to use Louise Hays term. Last year one of the most obvious issues i suffered from was indigestion. When i say that i don't just mean the odd burp either. When it cropped up last year i went to see the doc eventually because the indigestion would sit behind my breast bone and cause such congestion and discomfort, she put me on Omprazolle, excuse if I've mispelled that. I guess in time that worked and the indigestion went away. Occasionally when i felt like things were getting bad again or if my tummy was a bit topsy turvy i bought Actimel, which i might add i love and would happily drink all the time. Anyway. As various issues over Christmas came and went the last thing remaining or things was my anxiety and indigestion. One Friday i sat at the PC looking for natural quick fixes for indigestion. One or two things that came up time and time again was Lemon and Honey! So for an instant experiment i added 1tbsp of lemon juice and one tbsp of honey to some hot water that evening before bed. The next day was one of the most comfortable days i had had in a very long time. So the next morning for my first drink of the day i had hot water with honey and lemon, the same again. So here we are over two weeks later. My indigestion is pretty much non existent. If i burp now it's what i would imagine most people do maybe once or twice a day. I have no discomfort, no jumbly tummy and even the toilet visits have vastly improved. I have read lots and lots of information about honey and it's uses and it seems to be a good all round healer and one i am very enthused about. The lemon also but apparently you do have to watch the enamel on your teeth!

So on that note please consider the use of honey in your diet it could just be the thing that works and no need for medication and un needed expense. Please refer here for lots more information on the subject of honey. The anxiety in the main has also not reared it's ugly head for a couple of weeks but then i have read that honey also helps with that. You can read about that here. So in the main i would say round of applause for honey. Give it a try :)

I appreciate i am not a doctor so if in doubt always consult a doctor but if it works for you natures treasures offer some relief :)