Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WOYWW, 125 and I am late!

Hi Everybody!

So sorry I am late again! I had doctors appointments and physio and I am on two crutches, my car is parked in Timbuktoo and we have torrential rain all day! I am wet, cheesed off and exhausted! It is really hell being an invalid so all you people out there pay respect to these people as they are modern day heroes! I have always been respectful to invalids, helping where I could, never ever parking in invalid spaces letting them ahead in a queue! BUT not everybody is taught that and you can meet some really rude people! Post office women closes her window just when I got to her - I had to go in another queue but luckily there was a good man who let me in! The reaction of people is amazing still most are kind, some really rude and some reactions are quite funny .... like if they see you are on crutches they avoid eye contact...it is like you are going jump out of yourself and suddenly devore them!!! Oh God!!! Ha, ha! Well sorry for all this ranting - I just want to share my experience as an (hopefully not permanent) invalid! 
Anyway back to crafty stuff! I am now able to sit a bit more as my knee is slowly getting better so I try to do as much as possible - On Friday Jo from Jozart and I had a Skype session where she showed me how to make a cute gift box and envelope for Christmas or any occasion! Thank you so much Jo - I have since made a few more and I will show my stuff in a seperate post! 
I have spent ages making this tag card! I started off hoping to make a crackled gold background but even though I used the medium it didn't work! Why I don't know I am still trying to find out - it must have been me not doing something right! But anyway here is the final result - my first Christmas card - giving into the panick now!


I also made a birthday card - one of my friends birthday is sometime in the begining of November so I made a card with a poppy! Used that lovely Hero arts stamp, cuttlebug and some black embossing powder! It is a card for a man so I toned it down a bit! .....


 And here are a few panoramic views of my desk and craft room - not nice and tidy anymore......





Yes a configurations box is peeking out there, when I make it nice I will show it off! And that box is full of my Hero arts stamps! 
Ok then I better sign in before our Queen Julia locks the door! My knee hurts - I am off to have a rest!
Lots of hugs to everybody!
Cardarian


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WOYWW, 19 th October 2011, I have never missed so many WOYWW!

Hi my dear bloggy friends!

This is a late post but I decided I will post today no matter what! I have been away for two reasons: I have a very bad knee injury and can't sit at the computer, the second reason is that my wifi went wrong and although I have a laptop and could be posting from bed - I couldn't because I had no wifi! The unfortunate thing was also that my daughter and her boyfriend were on holiday and I had no one who could fix my wifi! Last week I started with physiotherapy and although I can at least walk now (with crutches of course) I am still in a lot of pain and it looks like I will have to go back to the doctor and have it looked at again!
I don't want this post to be all doom and gloom so I have a few things to show you! Although I can't do much I try to keep myself busy all the time....
For the first week I was laying in bed mostly and I thought I should do some drawing - I think I have finally started to get this face drawing....here are a couple examples......

I don't know why the pictures are so blue - it was done on white paper....


The ones above are more realistic whereas the ones bellow are more fantasy....

Next thing I wanted to show you is my first ever "mixed media" canvas ( no I have never done anything on canvas in my life) You have to try things don't you?? Suzi Blu brought out these witchy kits but you can only buy them in the States so I decided to make my own little witch - my big mistake was making it on a very small canvas - you learn as you go - it is much harder to draw something very small - especially if you are a
beginner like me but I did it and I am proud of myself ( I love the little broom I made of a kebab stick, rafia and bit of wire!)



I also made a birthday card.......
and last but not least big news!!!!!! Over the weekend my DBF came from England and my daughter and her boyfriend came for a visit so I organised them all to put up a shelve and a rail in my little room and here are the results - with a lot of struggle I tidied up this morning....I HAVE LOADS OF SPACE TO WORK ON MY DESK!!!! YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!


All my paints, watercolors, pencils, pastels, mediums, stamps (except the wooden ones) are all there - also I selection of Martha Stewart punches... have a closer look...





and finally my desk .....it is empty at the moment - but I finally have room to craft.....lots of room....


So there that is the crafty bit......here is a photo of my four legs....

and as you all know this year colorful tapes are the in thing.....I had tapes on my knee over the weekend, I chose red .....I am always into fashion ha, ha.....


I am finished now - I know it is a long post but I haven't been on here for 3 weeks so give me a break!!!
Lots and lots of hugs to you all my dear friends!
Cardarian