Morning everyone, it’s been really cold this past week and today it’s pouring down with rain so I don’t think I’ll be going far!
Some of you probably know I had a hip replacement about 8 years ago and after 8 amazing trouble free years I’ve very suddenly been having a lot of pain. I don’t know what I did or what happened but I didn’t expect this for another 10 years so it’s a bit worrying
It’s taken us over a year to find a date that fitted in with us and the kids for a holiday and we were going to book it next week for the end of March. Now I daren’t book anything because there’s no way I could go on holiday like this …which is so disappointing
Keith’s Mum has been in hospital on top of that, she’s 92 and generally in very good health but she’s had some heart problems and a chest infection so poor Keith is running around after the both of us!
Jess is home for the weekend as she’s swapping her car, it’s always lovely to see her but 2 minutes after she walks through the door the house is like a bombsite! Joe decided he was leaving home last week after we wouldn’t let him spend £200 on some furry pet in a cage so he’s been making a point at his friends for a few nights …..
Needless to say I’ve been struggling to get in the attic to do any crafting, I can just about climb the ladder and sit in my chair as long as I don’t twist and some days it’s better than others. I made this heart in plenty of time for the new Ribbon Girl challenge and then Keith brought it down for me yesterday to take a picture
The team challenges start again next week and to kick off the 2014 challenges this week is an Anything Goes theme with the whole team joining in and there is also a brand new blog….this one is a dedicated space for our challenges so that our other blog can be kept for sharing inspiration and giveaways so make sure you have them both added to your favourites
As always we have a lovely prize and this week it’s some goodies from the Ribbon Girl online store
The lucky winner will get a Prima Park Bench & Bridge Set, White Mixed Dahlias to colour yourself, a metre of 10mm flat back ivory pearl square trim and a packet of ten aurora borealis hearts
Full details and some fabulous inspiration from the full Ribbon Girl team can be found on the challenge blog here
I decided to try something different for this one, this heart was hung in my conservatory, I love things like this but it was a bit boring as it was just cream…
Here’s what I used;
Lili of the Valley Country Lady papers
Treasure Gold wax
and from the Ribbon Girl;
Old rose pleated crushed organza
Pink pearl bead string
Diamante heart stick pin
Key heart charm
Hope you like it, I’m going to try and do other things than cards this year and I enjoyed making this for a change