Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Catching up

Hi folks, it's been a while since I've written a blog post, but things have been rather uncomfortable for me of late. I've really struggled since I had my teeth sorted out, and had to make a couple of trips back to the Dentist. Thankfully, everything is now on the mend, and although I'm not eating crunchy foods yet, I am getting back to normal.

I have had a frozen shoulder for the past few months, which has been really painful. It has kept me awake at night, and caused me a lot of trouble. Yesterday, I had a procedure carried out which hopefully will free up the shoulder socket, and give me more movement. It wasn't pleasant, and I have had two lots of physiotherapy since. I need to do four lots of exercises a day, and keep everything moving now, or the whole process will have been for nothing. Fingers crossed I won't need to have surgery and will be back to normal soon. It makes me very aware that I'm not getting any younger, as my body keeps giving me these signs that it is not working as efficiently as it was when I was in my twenties. Heaven help me when I get to my Mum's age!

In spite of the tooth trouble, and the shoulder problems, I am still managing to get some crafting done! I have posted details of a card using some great new Easter themed stamps from Chocolate Baroque over on the Design Team Blog today. It uses some great Spring colours, yellow and purple. I made the card while I was staying at my Mum's recently, and even cadged a piece of ribbon from her crafty stash!
While using this stamp plate, 'Baroque Eggs', I made another simple Easter card using one of the large eggs, which I stamped onto acetate, and foiled the back. Glenda sells some sheets of imitation gold leaf on the website, which are great for this. I used my favourite Memento ink colour at the moment, Cantaloupe, to colour the background, and stamped the large swirl in the same colour. I used some of Glenda's fab ribbon for the bow, and some lace from my stash to finish the card. The sentiment is from the same stamp plate as the eggs. It's an A4 set, and has some great images.

I can't eat chocolate, as it gives me migraines, but I love this time of year, buying Easter eggs for the rest of my family. Wouldn't you love to get an egg that looked like this?

I will try to be back on Friday with a Forgotten Friday post, poorly shoulder permitting. It may be something simple if I'm not up to much, so please bear with me if that is the case. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Judith said...

So good to see you back, sorry to hear your falling apart!Seriously though hope your shoulder gets better soon, love your butterfly card.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Judith, and well done getting them done while you've not be feeling your best. Glad you're on the mend now though, and look forward to see what you will post on Friday.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

I do hope your shoulder improves & that you will not need surgery on it. Take care of yourself - I'm also becoming rather aware of my age these days......
Your use of the eggs in both of these is very individual & really exhibits how varied the techniques are that can be used with these stamp sheets. I particularly like your combination of black with the soft brown tones & the terrific sheen on that egg.
Paula (PEP)

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