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Sunday, March 13, 2016

An update and some work to look at.....

Hi Everyone - some of you may be wondering why I haven't been as busy lately as I am usually on the blog.  Well, I have not been able to sit or stand for long, and have had a big problem with my back; at one stage I was looking at a potential back operation, but at this stage we are hoping that I will learn to manage it with drugs (including pain killers) and physio of some kind. Apparently I am too young for an operation - isn't that nice!!!Not often that happens to you - but when it is caning I feel old enough believe me!

I can sit now for quite long periods, especially if I have an icepack at my back as I have at the moment - not sure how this will go in the winter months! I think I will check out heat packs and see if they work as well before then! I can stand for quite a while too and as my work desk is a standing desk that is lucky, and I can make stuff! So I am back crafting a bit - albeit slowly, as if I turn unexpectedly it is not nice to be in the area because the air turns blue!

Enough of me......


In February we were in Melbourne as mentioned in a previous posting, and I purchased some stamps among other goodies; I did manage to stamp these out and colour them in, using watercolour inks or Copics. They looked amazing! I then made them into cards. 

I love this Stamp It one of leaves and gum nuts

Copics

Copics

Watercolours

You can see I played around with some mounting dies here

Another Stamp-It one and again, played with mounts and embossing folders

Copics

Copics

Watercolours

I got to use up a bit of my stash of background papers too.

The third stamp is from Magenta - I think I said it was a Stamp It  one before as it is the same stamp I used for a Crafting with Dragonflies DT card, but it from Magenta.



This embossing folder was a freebie when I got the new Bigshot and the first time I used it as it quite a complex one, of foliage, butterflies and script. 

Copics 

Watercolours

It took me a week to make these cards, plus another one - so I thought I would show them to you as a trophy of the times when I was not feeling that creative!