Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Anything Goes…

 

 

Morning crafters, back to work today after a lovely long weekend. We didn’t go anywhere, don’t usually on bank holidays as everywhere gets so busy

Keith was working on his bike so I pottered in the garden a bit and managed to fit some crafting in. We jet washed the conservatory yesterday, It’s a horrible job but it makes such a difference when it’s all sparkling white again and the grime from the Winter has gone!

I love to go for walks when the weather is nice and I especially like it when it’s windy but I daren’t go far at the moment until I get my hip sorted out. I had my MRI scan last week, that was not a good experience at all, I have a terrible fear of being trapped and as soon as they slid me into that tunnel I had a panic attack because my arms were wedged in. She put some huge headphones on me which felt like my head was in a vice and that made matters worse, I was crying and carrying on like a big girls blouse but I couldn’t shake the awful panic. I did manage to calm down, one of them stood at the bottom touching my feet and one behind me, I tipped my head back and looked at her and the open space in the room behind me which helped a bit. I was in there for 40 minutes, the banging noise was like something out of the dark ages and I really had to talk to myself the whole way through and either look behind me or close my eyes, it’s not an experience I want to repeat in a hurry! I have to go back to see the consultant on the 12th for the results so hopefully he’ll have some answers for me, I will let you know

 

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Onto this week’s Papertake Weekly challenge and as it’s the first one of the month we have our usual Anything Goes theme

…there is an optional extra to not use any patterned papers – oooh tricky!! - but remember this is only an option and if you don’t want to use this theme then you don’t have to

I used the new solid papers from Lili of the Valley …not patterned as such although they do have a bit of texture. These gorgeous purple and aqua shades are from the Promises pad, they coordinate with the Promises patterned collection or can be used just as effectively on their own

 

 

PTW 57 - Anything Goes No Patterned apers 

 

I don’t usually blog cards that I make for friends, but it’s so rare that I use anything other than Lili of the Valley I thought I’d share this…

I have quite a few of these Uptown Girl stamps from Stamping Bella, I really like them but rarely use them. This is Lolly and her Brolly and you get the sentiment included too

I coloured her with Distress Inks, I’ve been practising and am liking the results you get, a much softer effect that Promarkers or Copics ….although, I am excited to see the new Inktense pencils that Dena will be demoing at the weekend, don’t miss that if you’re coming along to the LOTV birthday event

I bought the Tonic nesting dies from Create and Craft when they had free postage and I have to say they are much better value than the Spellbinders. You get a great size range, 14 dies alternating a basic shape and tiny scallop for about the same money, these are the rectangles

You can’t really see well on the picture but I roughed up the edges and put some distress stickles around

I also used my DooHickey fence die, EK Success corner punch and then just finished with some seam binding and a button

 

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Hope you like my card today, thanks as always for stopping by lovely ladies

…and make sure you pop back tomorrow on the LOTV birthday fairy blog hop

 

Have a great day all

 

 

21 comments:

  1. Hi Anne this is such a pretty card and great to see you using an Uptown girl stamp. They are so lovely, I have a few myself. Your colours are so soft and pretty, perfect for this time of the year. I do hope you get your hip sorted out soon. Hugs xx

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  2. I hope you get your hip sorted soon and I know what you mean I hated going in one of them too couldn't wait to get out. Your card is so pretty I love the colours you have used too.
    Gemma xx

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  3. Gorgeous card! I love Uptown Girl stamps and used one on a tag I last blogged! Your colouring is wonderful - I love the image and sentiment. I hope you get a good result from your scan, it must have been horrible for you! I had one a while back and kept my eyes tight shut the whole time and pretended to be somewhere else, it was only for about 20 minutes. I would have hated 40 minutes! You did well to cope! Take care! xx

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  4. Goegeous card and love your colouring. Looks perfect to me. Distress Inks are my first choice to colour with. The papers are lovely and all the embellies too. I have had an MRI scan too. Didn't like it and got terribly bored listening to the banging. I did have music at first to listen to. I just kept my eyes shut tight, as I don't like enclosed spaces. At least it's over for you now. Hope the results are ok. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  5. Lovely card, and gorgeous Promises coloured papers. Sorry to hear about your traumas with the MRI scan. Hope you get some good news with the results on 12th.

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  6. Love this card Anne - fab image and the colours work so well together too. Hugs, Claire x

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  7. Lovely card Anne, hope you gave yourself a treat for being in the scanner - you deserve one. Hope the results are ok - see you saturday x Susan x

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  8. I really like this card - the image is so cute!

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  9. Oh you poor thing. I had an MRI scan for the first time last year and was worried about it. However as mine was a brain scan I only had to go part way in and was only in there about 15 mins. I was ok with that but yours sounds horrid, do hope you get that hip sorted. Gorgeous card, love the image and colours x

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  10. I hate MRI machines too, I'm sorry for your anxiety, it must've been awful for you. Hope you get good news anyway.. Gorgeous card Anne, love this colours, so pretty :)

    Tanya xx

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  11. Hello Anne, I can't imagine what a MIR scan would be like but it certainly does'nt sound a comfortable thing to experience, but I hope it give good results for your hip.
    Now your card is just lovely, I love this stamp and the sentiment is super, great colours and design, hugs Kate x

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  12. Gorgeous card Anne - love the image and the fabulous colour combo.
    Debs xx

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  13. Gorgeous card! Love the image and the colour combo which looks fab.
    So sorry you had such an ordeal with your MRI, I hope they find out what your hip problem is and are able to help you. Take care, Debra x

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  14. I love your card Anne - such a fab image and sentiment - sorry to hear about the hip - on my the scan experience sounds awful - its a helluva time to be inside one of those tunnels - how awful for you! Sending you big hugs! Rachel xx

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  15. Very beautiful card Anne, love the sweet image and pretty design. Hope you get some answers about the hip and they can sort it out for you.

    Donna x

    Donna x

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  16. Such a lovely card!! The beautiful lavender and blue are so lush together...and your DI coloring is fabulous!! I hope you get good news on your hip! Those MRI's aren't fun for anyone, but especially those of you that have a bit of Claustrophobia. Big hugs to you!

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  17. Oh! Anne, what an experience you had having your scan, I think I can relate to how you must of been feeling as I'm not sure I could go into one of those machines either, fingers crossed everything is ok:).. I'm taking Mum on Sunday for a similar scan on her ear as she has a benign tumour that they want to keep there eye on.
    Your card is beautiful, and your colouring looks fantastic, I use my distress pens all the time now, more than my pencils. It's nice to know that Dena is doing a demo on Inktense pencils as I have just purchased some, as it's my birthday next week, so have treated myself lol!!
    take care,
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  18. Love this card love the stamp.....happy crafting ...x

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  20. Sorry, fairies on the brain!!! Love this stamp and your card. Gorgeous

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  21. This is beautiful, I love these images and must really get my hands on some! Gorgeous colours and I love the fabulous bow. The MRI sounds like a horrible experience, I hope they can do something to help you to make it worthwhile!
    Rebecca.

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