Wednesday, 9 November 2016


You may have noticed that apart from some design team commitments my blog has been very quiet of late.
I've been struggling health wise at the moment and on the advice of my GP have taken a step back from things to take some of the pressure off myself and allow me to focus on remaining in work, rather than taking up his offer of a sick note. I've still been doing a bit of crafting now and then of course I've been spending time stroking my stash!
I'm on annual leave now for two weeks and am having some more facet joint injections in the base of my neck on Tuesday, so I'm hoping that after the side effects of the procedure (usually increased pain and stiffness for a week or so) wear off things will improve on that front at least. 
After all that waffle, I couldn't leave you without a card. I whipped this card up on Thursday night for a male colleague who has just had an operation. I didn't think my cutesy images were appropriate for him, so I used the stamp from Lili of the Valley as the focal point and rather than using flowers as embellishments I die cut some stars from silver and blue card. The patterned papers are also lili of the valley, it's the pad that has hot air balloons in it, as usual I've lost the front sheet that tells me which one it is! As usual some faux stitching to finish!
Hope you're all keeping well x


  1. Hello Cara, so sorry to hear that you are struggling with your health at the moment, I hpe that by stepping back from your committments a bit will help you. Not knowing what your health problems are, I do hope that you are able to get better soon.
    Your card is fab and just perfect for a male, take care, Kate x

  2. This is a totally fabulous card! Perfect for a male and I love the colour!
    Hope things improve for you soon Hun! Hugs!
    Lucy x

  3. I have missed you, Cara, so thank you for letting us know what's going on. I do pray that you will have improvement after the side effects wear off. I can't imagine the pain you are enduring. On a happier note, your manly card is fantastic and sure to cheer up your colleague!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Take care of yourself sweet lady, I hope these injections have helped huni. Your health is the most important thing so look after you and don't worry about visiting. Gorgeous card for a man, love the layout the colours and that sentiment just pops huni xx

  5. Hi Cara, I hope that the stepping back from crafting, time off and the injections help you. I've been struggling healthwise too, but crafting helps me to not focus on that! Wishing you all the best, saw it was your birthday, loved all the cards and the pencils - good call hubby. Clairexx


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