Karen's Challenge card (last Sunday)
Sue's Challenge card
(from week before)
Good Morning Ladies,
Well what a 'kerfuffle' of a day yesterday turned out to be, firstly I awoke with an agonising reoccurrence of my Sciatica, not the best start to the day, not helped by the fact that I had another terribe night, I must have drifted off sometime after 4.10 am. So at 6.15am Matt comes in to ask me to look at his face, he had come home from work on Tuesday with a really sore looking swelling on the bridge of his nose like a small boil/spot, I advised him to put some Sudocrem (our family cure all) before he went to bed, well when he came in yesterday morning his eyes were all swollen and he looked really rough, he went to work though, but when he came home he walked in absolutely white as a sheet and sweating, so I packed him off to the Doctor telling him to not leave until he had been seen, (I panic a little as he has very little immunity due to his Arthritis medication), he came back about an hour later, they have given him a strong dose of antibiotics as he has an infection in his face, I think he has gotten himself really run down worrying about this hospital appointment today. I will be glad when its all done and we can all relax, his lovely friend Jodie is going with him, she is really good at keeping him upbeat and his mind occupied.
It was Paul's last night of 4 nights shifts last night so I look forward to getting back to 'normal' for a few days, plus I felt terrible trying to not make a noise as I was lying next to him trying to get some sleep yesterday morning, I find when I have sciatica I can't help but let out a little 'oh' every time that pain shoots down my leg, poor chap, luckily he sleeps like a brick!
Now onto todays cards......
Karen, It looks to me like the couple on your card are doing the 'Argentine Tango' (one of my favourites), I guess this is a Serif Image that you have die cut, I really like the way you have embossed the background and sanded it back, revealing a little of the core of the card, it looks like the scraper foil board with a copper core, so effective (i hope thats what you did)! The band across the card looks like embossed vellum, it ties the whole card together. Is the treble cleft a Scan & Cut embellishment? Thank you so much for re-sending your card Karen and for taking part xxx
Sue, I love the colours you chose for your trifold card, the papers are pretty too, you matched your butterflies and flowers pefectly to the colours of your card, the gemstone trim really drew your eye in and finished off the edges of your card. Thank you so much for taking part Sue, I look forward to seeing your Easel Card 😉 xxx
I am sure you all remember that Michele recently ordered some cheap dies from China, well they arrived and Michele has done a little review of them for all of us.......
My cheap dies from eBay (seller in China) arrived today-they're not very well packaged but not at all damaged. The three dies cost me €7.17 & no postage which I think is about £6 which I consider an absolute bargain . I cut them out using scrap card, various thickness and they cut like a dream. I used my Cuttlebug because it was on my desk already, the cutting plates really should be replaced as they're so marked & warped but the diecuts still came out perfectly, in one pass through. The only negative I can think of is how long the order takes to arrive, it did arrive when the seller said it would.
Thank you so much Michele for taking the time to give us a quick review on your Bargain Dies, I will include the link below to the seller that Michele bought the dies from.
Phew, another long blog post, but we all like to know about a bargain, don't we? By the way if any of you don't do Ebay but still want some dies just let me know and I can get them for you.
Brenda, I hope both you and Ciara enjoyed the Young Voices concert at the O2, you must have been so proud, I expect you will be tired today so please have another blanket day, sending warm hugs xxx
Karen, I hope your throat is a little better today, does honey and lemon help? healing hugs on their way xxx
Maria, I hope that your tummy has eased a little today, it must make you feel so miserable, not that I can ever imagine you being miserable, you always have a smile on your face, hugs xxx
Tracy, you must be sick with worry, I can so understand why you have no confidence with your GP, I hope you get seen and get some reassurance very quickly, we are all here for you xxx
Elaine I hope your GP visit went ok, sometimes when we get wrapped up in caring for someone else we forget about our own health, I hope than can help you quickly. I am sorry to hear that Andrew has reacted badly to his new medication, the set backs that these things cause can be so frustrating both for Andrew and yourself, hugs on their way xxx
Janet, I hope Marigny is a little warmer this morning, please thank Dobbie, he is doing a fine job in your abscence. I should wrap up super warm for market day tomorrow, I hope your journey to shops was ok yesterday too, warm hugs en route! xxx
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and Hugs