Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New Update

Hi everyone, some good news, my health has improved quite a bit though I'm not recovered fully, plus we've found a house we want to buy. Hopefully the solicitors will keep busy and nobody will back out causing this long awaited move to fail. As many of you will know it's a stressful time which doesn't really ease until it's all over and sorted which will be at the end of next month. As we've down sized by half I still won't have a craft room although there is an area that my DH says he can fit out to suit me and it might even work better than what I have now fingers crossed. I will have to look out for inexpensive wall storage I guess. I'm now having a huge de clutter to cut some expense from this long distance move, anything we don't need will go, well has to in order to fit into half the size place. De cluttering does clear the mind though and I do find it therapeutic so long as it's not craft stuff I'm parting with :-) I might manage a card before I have to start packing things, depends on how much other stuff I can work through. Thanks for all your good wishes, I enjoyed reading them, they helped me thinking in a positive way that I will get through this and find my mo jo again.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Difficulties just now

Hi my lovely followers, it's already been a week since I posted and it likely to be another few days. It now looks as if we've got a buyer for our house but at far less than we hoped. The stress/anxieties of this past year have really got to me, remember those chest pains and me going into hospital, all part of it. I've got medication to try help me cope better. My crafts have suffered as I've not been able to focus, buyers now days seem to treat you badly and there is nothing you can do about it but it makes it hard. We are going house hunting in a couple of days which will mean we will be away from home and computer for a few days as we are going to a new area. Hopefully this will soon get sorted, our house sale will be straightforward and then I can clear my mind and get crafting again. Hope you will bear with me and send me some happy vibes. Fingers crossed we will find something we can afford which will have space for a craft room.
Hugs to all of you. Pamela x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

This drove me nuts! (or best of a bad job:-)

Oh my I wanted this cart so much but this, my first cut, was such a pain! I've enough candles cut to fill a shop with my tryouts! I have to keep my Christmas cards to 6"x6" to save on postage so this is the largest I can work with, fiddly isn't the word, so I've done my own thing with it and left off some tiny cuts. I've embossed the white background and added a bit of sparkle with gold ribbon below the holly. The backing papers are Back to Basics Christmas by Dovecraft. The sentiment is stamped and it's finished off with leaves which I've lightly gilded to match the ribbon. This card almost hit the bin a few times but I think maybe it was worth working on it as I so hate to fail.