Good Morning My lovelies,
Did you all get some more sunshine yesterday? we had another beautiful day, I had to get out outside for an hour or so, I was trying to get a little exercise too, but I won't go into how much of a fail that was, yesterday I did some chair exercises, I found a lady that did exercises for people with injuries or low/mobility. She did 8 different exercises that you did sat on a chair, you were supposed to do each 1 for 1 minute, then repeat, so it was supposed to be for 16 minutes, needless to say that I didn't make it past 10 minutes. I kind of get frustrated and upset at one point, I just want to be able to do things so bad, there is just no way I can move that right leg, to do the exercises that involved my right leg I had to 'improvise' or just grab hold of my leg using my trousers and move it that way. I have already gone through the 'coming to terms with being 'disabled' thing, this just seems to be bringing some of those feelings back. It's like wanting to ride a bike, I loved my bike and Paul and I cycled for miles before I had 'that' surgery, my bike has just disintegrated over the years, Paul suggested that we bought a electric assisted Tandem, but I would still need to pedal I think, maybe we should see if you can rent one before you buy?! It's my weight loss journey that has got me wanting to exercise, a lot of these Nutritionists suggest walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day, there is no way on earth that is ever going to happen, other forms of exercise will work though, so I will have to improvise. Hopefully it will get easier the more I do it. Do you all Exercise? what do you do?
Now on to today's card.... I thought I would try running a piece of parchment through a 3D Embossing folder, I wasn't sure whether it would work or if it would crack, now I started by die cutting the rectangle with a stitched die first and then putting it through the Country Floral Embossing folder but that was too much and where the stitched edge of the original emboss ran around the parchment it cracked during the second embossing process, so I started again and trimmed it down with my trimmer.
I used my two new favourite colours for this card, Misty Moonlight & Seaside Spray, they work beautifully together, I made a card base with the Misty Moonlight and Die cut one of the 'Ornate Layer' dies for a fancy mat, I then added my embossed parchment and added some blue brads to hold it in place. I wanted a fancy label to continue the pretty theme of the card so I went for one of my new 'Detailed Bands' dies, I cut it in Misty moonlight and Seaside Spray and then stamped my sentiment onto the Seaside Spray centrepiece in Misty Moonlight ink, I then pieced it into the darker label, how beautiful is that shape?!!
I have to say that I put this card up on my shelf to photograph and when I looked at it I thought 'I really like how this card turned out !!! I hope you agree and it gives you another idea for a background.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,