My Family & Other Animals

Saturday, 6 September 2014

"You've Got To Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight For This Love..."

Another week in the L-B house and not much to report really.
I had a visit with the dietitian, which was mandatory really if I want to go ahead with having a Gastric Band. There was nothing she could tell me that I didn't already know regarding food and dieting, my issue is more of a low self-esteem one. I have been on a diet for about 33 years now (on and off obviously!!) and I know exactly what I should be doing, it's just a lot harder in practise! I lost well over 5 stone with Slimming World (a diet I can highly recommend and one I still (sort of) follow today) but I was the only one who couldn't see any change in me. I saw the same person looking back at me at the end as was there at the start, I didn't feel any different (I had been told my back problems would get better the more weight I lost and I felt no change at all!!) and as a result I ended up putting it all back on, plus the obligatory extra weight that goes along with it. 
But for the first time in a long, long time I finally feel ready to make the changes I need to make in order to live a longer, healthier life. My depression is being managed and thanks to my CPAP machine I am finally able to sleep at night, which gives me a major boost every day. As a result of the sleep being sorted out, I now get up early in the mornings and I'm ready to face the day with a smile and a chipper mood.
I have to see my GP next in order to get her referral to Derby, who are the specialists in this type of surgery. So fingers crossed and I will keep you all updated on my progress.
As for my new card, I have coloured this image in before (it's a Kenny K) but nowhere near as good I don't think. I used an M'bossabilities folder for the pink background (the other side is tyre tracks - a very funky folder indeed), the charm. bow, dots and the expression stamp were all purchased at a local craft fayre. The base cardstock is a really old Basic Grey and I used a Spellbinders die behind my image. Any further questions, please don't be afraid to ask!
As for today - a little bit of crafting is required as I have some new Tattered Lace dies I need to give a road test to.So for now, Ta Ta,
Take Care,
Hugs 'n Stuff,

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Artistic Inspirations Challenge #108 - Anything Goes and/or Round and Round
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Craft It Up & Link It Up Challenges By Craftin' Desert Divas Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers And More Challenge #122 - Make An Impression (Dry Embossing)
Allsorts Challenges #275 - Pretty In Pink
Catch The Bug September Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 5 - Anything Goes
Operation Write Home Challenge - Create Your Own Background
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Treasured Times Stamps Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
A Creative Need Challenge - Textures and/or Patterns
Fitztown Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 Or More Dies
My Craft Creations Challenge - 1 -13/9/2014 Anything Goes

And The Winner Is....

After a very short drumroll, it can be announced across the land that the above card was chosen by my Son and (future) Daughter-In-Law as their official Save The Date card.
After giving them a fairly large selection to choose from, I am so pleased that their final decision was the one card I made that involved absolutely no colouring!!
They liked that it was a simple card but that it had a flash of colour (added using a superb little Washi tape which I think I got from Crafts U Love), they also liked the writing being a bit classier than the image, they thought it made it jump out.
So, all I have to do now is start a little production line.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho,.......