Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and I want to reach out and send out caring thoughts and hugs to those of you that are going through a rough time. Being isolated with lockdown etc can make some things that we normal handle without too much trouble a lot harder to cope with, I for one know first hand that being stuck in the house for weeks really did bring back the severe anxiety that I suffered terribly with a few years back, I really couldn't leave the house back then. I honestly have suffered those same feelings going out recently. Going to the hospital with Paul was the hardest thing I have done mentally for a very long time, because he was the vulnerable one, it wasn't him looking after me as it usually is and I really struggled to hold myself together, when he went into the consulting rooms I sat in the waiting area trying my absolute hardest not to fully breakdown, I was trying to supress having a full on anxiety attack. It was one of the hardest days in my life, suffering terrible anxiety and feeling so helpless at a time when Paul needed me to be strong. I have continued to stay strong for Paul but every morning I have to almost 'have a word with myself ' that I have to be strong for Paul, I feel that once Paul over this injury I will drop, although I will do my best to fight it. I don't think I would have been as bad had things been normal and I was used to going out and not have the added anxiety of the Covid Virus. I think an awful lot of people will suffer setbacks from the after effects of Lockdown and Isolation.
Now I just couldn't muster the energy to create a card for today's blog, I was doing my best to solve a 'situation that had occurred in the vegetable patch'. our Winter vegetables are really well established now and it would be so frustrating to watch them be eaten by bugs! So I was trying to add new protection to cover them all, I could only manage a few minutes at a time, it was so frustrating. I think it was 6.30 by the time it was sorted with Paul's help, gosh he can be a stubborn mule!
Todays cards both showcase the Decorative paper as the main feature of the card, on the first card I used two sheets of the same decorative paper and fussy cut the flowers to Decoupage them onto the pretty paper, I have used a doily as the base to place the Sentiment on to make it stand out from the background.
The second card is a much simpler design, I used the paper to create a 'Spotlight' card, the spotlight was created by adding colour to one element of the decorative paper, so that your eye is drawn straight to that one element. I mounted the stamped sentiment onto black card to make it stand out from the black and white background .
I hope that these cards give you a little inspiration my lovelies.
Have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,