Tuesday, 25 February 2020
More Bright & Cheerfulness!!!
Good Morning Ladies,
I didn't achieve the day in the craft room that I was determined to have as I was knocked sideways by another flaming UTI, this one came from nowhere and there was no gentle build up to it either, my goodness me I did not know what to do with myself at 6.15am yesterday morning! I rummaged around and found some Cymalon powders so took those straight away, followed by lots of water, cranberry tablets, I ended up having to take extra pain relief too, I wanted to give it a couple of hours to make sure it wasn't just a cystitis kind of thing but I soon felt all of the other symptoms that accompany a UTI, I am beginning to wonder if my body has become immune to the cranberry tablets I have been taking and therefore they aren't as effective, because I had all but eradicated these infections. It's so frustrating, I am guessing it's the after effects of not drinking enough on Saturday, as we are up really early and out of the door, where usually I would have had a large glass of water and at least two cups of tea, we both took our water bottles but neither of us emptied them, we did take the flask and made two cups of tea too, but it was clearly not enough. I ended up feeling that rough that I had to go back to bed where I slept for another 2/3 hours, I will say that I couldn't sleep the night before and was watching Tracy Evans YouTube video's until 3am, thats kind of normal for me though. I think I become more susceptible to these things when I am a little run down, going to two shows on two consecutive weekends was probably a bit too much. (lesson learnt)!
Our weather seems as bad as it was during the recent storms with really high winds and heavy rain, It's getting a bit boring now to be honest.
Now onto today's card, I ordered myself this stamp a few weeks ago as I love it and have wanted it for a while but it was just not available in this country, so I reluctantly ordered it from Amazon and it came from the USA, now what worries me with that is that they can add Import Tax without warning, which can double the cost of your purchase, this company did say that there would be no Tax added though so I went for it (after checking that the price was good with Val and Snazzy's as she stocks Hero Arts and knows the price of most products) she said it was a good price so I went for it, I wasn't expecting it to be here for a while yet so it was a lovely surprise. I couldn't wait to have a play, it was the excitement of opening this stamp that made me drag myself out of bed and into the craft room.
I just went for a super simple card to start with, I placed the stamp in my stamp tool and inked it with Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. I wanted a matching mat so I took the Ripe Persimmon ink pad and swiped it around the sides of a piece of white card 1/4 of an inch bigger than my topper. I then added some matching ribbon, and mounted it onto a white base card, for the sentiment I coloured another piece of card with the Ripe Persimmon ink and stamped the 'Birthday Wishes' on and added white embossing powder and heat set, I die cut it with a SU Tag die and tucked it under my ribbon knot.
Super Simple but I think it's bright and cheerful !!
Pat is coming over today which will be lovely, I have some new Groovi plates for us both to have a play with, I think that we will both be having a gentle day today.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,