Saturday, 10 March 2012

An eventful week.

Hello dear friends

Well we've had a bit of an eventful week, trying to get things sorted. A car problem (nothing major just inconvenient). Wheelchair problems after John's carers (not our usual efficient ones) managed to break the power controller which meant it had to go away to be welded.  So poor John had to soldier on in his manual chair which isn't easy for him to push and I kept forgetting to push him.  John does like to be as independant as he can so it has been very frustrating for him. Anyway he got it back this morning so is back in action. It happened on Thursday and he had an appointment with the MS specialist to have botox injections so he had to go in the old push along. No he's not vain it was to relax the muscles in his legs. Unfortunately there wasn't any left over for me to help get rid of my crows feet.
Anyway I did manage to get a little card done and so here it is.

Recipe:-   Paper  -  Crate Paper Portrait Collection from Funky Farm Scrapbook Farm
                Stamp -   Freebie Craft Stamper February  2012 issue
                Die      -   Cheery Lyn designs Sweetheart frame from Pink Frog Crafts & Cards
                   Sentiment computer generated and cut with spellbinder die.

The Sweetheart frame is very pretty but I did have a bit of trouble getting it to cut and was ready to throw it through the window. Anyway I contacted Gwen at Pink Frog and she made some suggestions for what to do and eventually by putting the die through the machine twice, turning it around in between, it did cut through. I haven't tried it again since so I just hope it cuts the next time.  This die was not cheap so I think I'll stick to Spellbinders in future.
I haven't added any depth to this card because it's going to be posted later in the month and I'm sick of paying for large letter stamps.

Well thank you so much for stopping by again.
Pat xxx


  1. Fabulous card...I just love the backing paper...
    I have that stamp too,lol.

    Sandie x

  2. Dear Pat. Lovely card but think you are a cheapskate-after all bet you've spent a bob or two on craft materials not to mention crafting time involved so what's a bit of postage? Me I just don't buy any clothes and save money that way. Why do you think I'm called Betty the bag lady?


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