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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Stuff on this weeks desk then. And I have to admit, this is (slightly) staged, as the desk shot I took earlier benefited from the sun pouring through the window, which I admit was lovely, it just threw everything into shadow, so you couldn't actually see anything much. Not what you visit for.
I have a plan, I really do, and an image in my head. Darn, that's one brave image, its weird and scary in there, for a poor little idea out on its own.
I've seen lots of cards on Pinterest that used the shaped Edgebilities- our own ShazinOz's being some of them- and was suitably enabled into buying some.There will be much embossing involved, along with fancy edges and die cut hearts, as you've probably already figured out.
That will all start later today, as this morning I have to go for a CT scan. I'm guessing the MDT meeting went ahead yesterday with just the MRI results, as they are the most detailed of the two scans.The doc we saw a few weeks ago forgot to book the CT at the same time as the MRI, which is why it's a week later! So now we're waiting for an appointment to see the surgeon to find out the results of all the poisoning I've had over the last 12 weeks.
Regarding the Birthday ATC's, I'm up for sharing, so anyone who would like to swap with me, just leave me a message in the comments, and e-mail me your snail mail addy. We will be going to the crop, so if you are too,we can swap there.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
All planted up a few hours later.
As well as adding a few new plants to the brick built bed. The plant that looks like a lot of dead sticks on the extreme left is a Rue- Its been there for about 8 years now, gets cut down like this every year, and comes back bigger every time.
Final job in the garden, which I did on Saturday,was a bit sad, as we wanted to place Ambrose's ashes in the back garden. He used to spend most of the summer sunning himself below the Yew tree, as it has a bank of soil in front of it, and gets full sun all day, as you can see.So that's where his final resting place had to be- lay in the sun all summer.
I had my fourth IV on Friday, all went well. I've updated my cancer page with how things are doing.Can't believe how much better I feel this week, after that infection & Hay Fever. Those planters I did out the front last week, after each one I had to have a sit down and rest. How ridiculous. Thats the sort of limiting thing driving me nuts. Last year I could have spent all day in the garden and not been tired. Now? A two foot planter can keel me over, lol. Anyhow, on Thursday I have my MRI, hopefully they will have an MDT meeting on Tuesday about it, and if things go as they have before, I'm hoping we'll be seeing the surgeon a week on Thursday, to find out how its gone. Fingers crossed this has done the job, really want to get this surgery done now. I'm bored with all this!
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
I did manage one lucky purchase though. I'd been watching Stampscapes videos (again), and Kevin had been working with Stampbord, and the scraper tools. There is a sharp pointy one, a blunter spoon shaped one, which I have something similar to, and a sort of scratchy brush. So I had a look for them and found the set on Amazon (and elsewhere) for £28! I did find the toolkit on Chocolate Baroque for £19, but even that's a bit steep. No way was I paying that much, I'd manage without first. Then I had a quick look on E-bay, and amazingly, someone on there had one for sale, with an almost full pack of ATC sized Stampbord pieces, for a fiver. Put in a bid, and got it for £6.50, and she emailed me and asked if I wanted another pack of ATC sized pieces for an extra £4- total bargain. It even turned out they were the 16 piece sized packs, which are £12 on their own! I was actually expecting to get the 5 piece packs, so that was a real surprise.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Just a couple of stamp purchases off E-bay, this one an old Stampscapes set, called Butterflies. One of Kevins 'art' stamp sets, rather than a scenic one.
The second stamps are both by Jenny, The Artistic Stamper.
In case anyone isn't yet aware, Shoshi did finally get her surgery on Friday, but apparently it was almost cancelled again, you can find all the info over on her blog, as she has a friend co-hosting it for her whilst she is in hospital.
I also did get my treatment on Friday, so my cold germs didn't get in the way. Not feeling too bad, in fact, I think if it wasn't for the leftover cold, and me being a bit silly and overdoing things on Saturday, I'd actually feel better than I did after the second one. Saturday was entirely my own fault, I know it was only the day after my treatment, but we had a family wedding, and I didn't want us to miss going. Spent far too long on my feet, between the wedding in the afternoon, and the evening reception, so at the moment, I know 2 week old babies with more stamina than I've got.So, very short and sweet this week, I'm off to make myself a cup of Bournevita, and have a lounge on the sofa with a craft video or two before bed- me and that sofa are bosom buddies lately, lol.