Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, special hugs on route for anyone feeling under the weather x
I seemed to have sat in th craft room all day yesterday but not really achieved anything, I was distracted by a few things that needed my full attention, Paul was also sat at his desk too so that was another distraction, one good thing when Paul is working at home my fluid intake is probably 10 times what it is normally as the kettle is always on, that's not a bad thing though.
I bought myself a 'Fit Watch' thingy (not the expensive one) this one was about £25 on Amazon. it tracks your steps, your heart rate, your sleep, your calories burnt etc, I thought it might encourage me to move a bit more when I can. Watch this space, I have certainly felt more energised this last few days, I have wanted to get up and do more, the frustrating thing with that is that I tend to overdo it a little and then spend 2 days unable to move, so I need to find a balance. Like Saturday I had a Spring Cleaning session in the morning, helped Paul in the garden in the afternoon and in the evening Lucy asked me to have another trial at putting the perm rods in her hair to see if she liked how it fell before committing to adding the perm chemicals, the standing up part is painful for me, standing in one place is much more painful than moving around, the other place I felt it was in the tops of my arms, holding them out for so long faffing about rolling the hair onto the rods, please cross your fingers that it turns out ok on the day, I did suggest that if it was a success she might like to have a go at doing mine, it was me looking at a perm to give my hair some 'body' that started this whole thing off, she said she would be too nervous to do mine, my reply was, 'why I don't go anywhere, so nobody will see it anyway', she is a bit of an anxiety sufferer like her mother so I do understand, although she couldn't see how messing her hair up was affecting me! Her hair is long enough to put up in a ponytail or messy bun if she doesn't like it, which is helpful to know. I will keep you all updated.
Today's card is a little 'Z' fold card that I created using the Pink Frog 15 x 30 cm card (which is A4 card cut from top to bottom) I simply scored at 7.5 cm and 15 cm and burnished the folds, voila Z fold complete. To decorate I used a little 'Die Cut' book that I got a couple of years ago from TheWorks
It has some lovely Vintage designs, each page is basically all of the elements for a card front, I took the elements for the page I used above and chopped it up to fit a Z fold card, I just added a similar shade of plain pink card and inked around it with 'Pumice Stone' Distress ink to make it a bit more vintage and tie it into the colours in the topper, because I was going to be short for the inside piece of the card I matted a piece of the pink card on the base, added my remaining piece from the topper and then added a little piece of lace to cover the join, I added my sentiment to the plain pink area, so it looked like the blank space was 'meant to be'! For the front of the card I a made a frame from the same pink card to make a bit more of a feature of the photograph topper and make if a bit more of a 'focal point', I added adhesive to a little area in the top left corner and popped it in place, I added the little tickets, the hearts and butterflies to embellish, absolutely everything apart from the lace and the frame came on the sheet in the book. They are such a fantastic idea, especially when you need a mojo boost, although I am not sure if they are still available.
I kind of like how it turned out, I hope you do too, or it gives you a little inspiration at the very least.
I hope that you all have the very best day possible,
Love and hugs to all of you,