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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Friday, 17 February 2012


Well, for those of you who've been following, you'll know the past couple of weeks have been a little stressful for me. Well, not content with all that, I've now added to it by breaking my toe!! It was on Wednesday evening, and I was rushing around getting something to eat before getting ready to go out and meet a couple of my good friends. I was heading back into the kitchen and caught my foot on the door frame. It really hurt - as hitting your toes always does. But it didn't ease off, so took off my sock to have a better look, only to find my little toe was no long in the proper place!! It was pretty obvious I'd done something, but it would have to happen on an evening a) when I'm supposed to be going out, and b) when my husband was working. Thankfully, my friends were very understanding, and my lovely husband came home to take me to hospital.

There must have been something in the air on Wednesday, because nearly everyone in the A&E waiting room seemed to have some sort of injury to their foot or ankle. It was really funny - and did take my mind off the pain a little. Was a very busy night for the staff, but I was eventually triaged (the nurse took one look and offered me pain killers), then x-rayed. When I was called in to see the doctor, I knew something was going on as a nurse wheeled in a great big gas cannister at the same time. The doctor showed me my x-ray - a lovely clean break of the bone, which was now out of alignment. Hence the cannister!! To put it back in place they would need to pull on it - and I would need gas and air for the pain.

That stuff is seriously wierd, and to begin with it just made me laugh. But, as those of you who've experienced it will know, you soon lose a grip on reality, and I ended up feeling like I was surrounded by cotton wool. I could just about hear the doctor warning me she was going to pull, and then it was hideously painful and I screamed. Trouble was, she hadn't pulled hard enough, so had to get another doctor who pulled again. And of course I screamed again. Another x-ray confirmed it was as near to where it should be, as they could manage!!

So, it's all strapped up, and I have crutches at the moment as it's too painful to put much weight on. My foot is turning a beautiful shade of blue/black - and I have to go to to the fracture clinic next week to get it checked. Will let you know how I get on!! What it does mean is that I can't run or do zumba for a couple of weeks - so I'm going to have to be really careful to make sure I do get back into it when I'm fit again!!

Anyway, onto crafting things - and here's another  card I have made. I cut a piece of pink patterned card from the DCWV Luxury Cardstock stack, rounded the corners, distressed the edges and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

The large F is from a chipboard letter set purchased in the dim distant past. I inked it with the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and finished with Glossy Accents. For the rest of the lettering, I inked up a pieced of white card (again with Victorian Velvet), and then used my trusty X Cut Rome Die Licious Die. They too were glossy accented!!! The flowers are a mixture of all sorts - the odd ones from packs that I always seem to get left with - and always go in a box 'just in case'!! It seemed a good place to use them up!!

This card is not as  involved as I normally make - with no layers or fancy die cuts. But I think it's still effective - and a change is always as good as a rest!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Our Creative Corner - Best Friend
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

There's still time to get your entries in to the Crafty Cardmakers Monochrome Magic Challenge - check out the blog for more details.

Take care of yourselves - and happy crafting!!

1 comment:

  1. I hope your toe gets better really soon, I have hurt my toe but not broken it and I know how sore that was.


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