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I am a seeker of the truth. Honesty & Integrity are very important to me. I am a student of life who Loves to learn from Life and friends. I live by a system of values and honorable principles. I am a harmony seeking idealist. I am keen to understand others,and what makes them tick.I seek ways to improve my mental ability.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wednesday Madness & HeartsongInspiration.challenge.

Good Morning Ladies.
I have decided today is going to be another mad day of running around like an headless chicken. I Have been extremely busy this week trying to get my house in order so that all I will have to do when I leave the hospital is surface clean, until my legs are fully healed.

I have been busy at my step-dad's doing some d.i.y.
and at my mothers. I have been helping her sort the hoardes of things she has collected over the years. We are categorising items to sell in the car boot Sale.
I was extremely  busy today. I had to go up and down the ladder many times,lifting down some heavy suitcases that were already full of things to sell in the car boot sale. After a while I had t0 stop as my legs were hurting and my ankle started to swell.

I decided to go home and rest while crafting.  But my youngest son came to visit and asked me to make a card for his Nonna's 60th birthday. (Nonna is used in Italy  to mean nanna )I had just finished putting my stash away. i felt like I was in a game of snakes and ladder and I had slid back to the first square . And need to start all over as my crafting materials are everywhere.

And because the sun poked his head out from behind the clouds, I also managed to cut my grass, and do a spot of weeding before the heavens opened

I am pleased with myself as I have had a productive week.. I had my pint of iron yesterday and I also did my good turn for the day by becoming a guinee pig for the student nurse who needed practice in taking blood and she also needed practice in adding a drip. All went well.

After all the physical achievements I have performed this week, I was looking forward to getting the operation over and done with.

But luck is not on my side because I got a phone call from the hospital informing me that my operation has been cancelled. My bed is needed for a more urgent case.I hope he or she has a successful operation. And I will  go back on the waiting list to have the operation another day.  So lets get back to Crafting!!!       The only thing a girl can do once the chores are done. I am sure you will agree!

Here is a card I made for the Heart song inspiration challenge over at

The theme is shabby chic and/or pearls

I have made an Easel Card
using  A Faerie Poppets stamp by Christine Haworth.
Paper - Cotton Candy Kisses - Nitwit collection
and Paper from my stash.
Swirl - Magnolia
Half pearls from stash
Sentiment - Whisers Words - Docrrafts.co.uk
Stickles - Candy cane
Various copics
Memento ink - Tuxedo black to stamp sentiment and image.
and small corner rose stamp.
Winsor & newton Iridescent Medium painted on dress to make it glisten.
Twinkles Diamond dust for the wings
Edge of card distressed with Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Glittery ribbon from stash
Friskar border punch.

This is one of the cards that I will be posting to try and help  to raise money
for the lady who is looking for cards to sell.

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges
http://amusestudiochallengeblog.blogspot.com/     the challenge is to use glitter. I am not sure if twinkle dust classes as glitter but it sure does glisten

http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/  Thing with wings. The fairy and the butterfly have wings

http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/   Glitter

http://designed2delight.com/blog/2011/08/2992/  anything goes

http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-15glitter-glitz.html   glitter and glitz

http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/  loads of sparkle

thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you all are having a good day

Hugs Julie



Carla said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with A Muse Studio!

Designing with Debbie said...

What a precious card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good Luck.
Debbie HSI DT

Amber said...

Twinkle dust, glitter, it's all shiny to me! Great work on creating a feminine card.

Chris said...

Your card is just so lovely! I love the stamp and how you colored it. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card, Julie. Love the background paper and how you distressed it. Perfect for the challenge at Heart Song this week. Hope you'll enter again, often.
NanaConnie HSI DT

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful card! I have not made an easel card, I have it on my list of things to try though!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tami said...

so CUTE! Thanks for playing along!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful little fairy -so pretty]
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Debs said...

Beautiful card - lovely soft colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sally Morgan said...

Such a pretty little fower fairy image, love the vintage feel. Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
*hugs* Sal x

sandra said...

Card is absolutely stunning!
Hope you will get new date really soon and that your operation will be successful.
Take care!

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!