In Pain

I can't believe just how much pain I'm in and it's all because the back hallway in my bungalow isn't wide enough.  When you build a bungalow for disable people, I think you should remember that 'in a wheelchair' is classes as being disabled. Don't get me wrong I love my bungalow and wouldn't give it up for anything, but i would make one thing different and that's the back hallway. My bungalow is great for my wheelchair, my kitchen has been designed so my wheelchair can fit under all the work tops and it has been fitted to a height that works for me from my wheelchair. I have a big wet room with specially designed toilet and hoist, I have a hoist in my sitting room and bedroom, I have no worry getting in and out of my back door as it is level and I have an intercom and automatic front door that I just need to press a button and it will open and close for me. My back hall away is only wide enough for my wheelchair to fit along, but I do need to turn and that's when the problem starts. I don't have enough room to turn from my dinning room into my hall, I already have a hole in my wall from my wheelchair when I turn, but yesterday when I turned I didn't have my foot tucked in far enough and it bent right back ouch. I now have one broken toe and a black swollen foot to go with it.  Even though I'm on a lot of tablets the pain is still bad. I just love hospital and doctors.
I'm stuck in bed anyway at the moment so plenty of crafting this week x


Where Has The Time Gone?

Evening, My day started at 8am this morning, I would of said bright and early but it was anything but bright. Megan and Makenzy both had a bit longer in bed than I did this morning, so I started my day with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of seeded brown bread toast.
I decided to start colouring my image for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog ( ) Why not pop over and have a look around and if you fancy joining in it would be really lovely seeing what you make.  I've done my image in a few different stages. I started by deciding what colours I would be using from my Copic Pens. I'm not sure how you start colouring your images but I always start with skin, hair (that's if your image has skin and hair), then work my way downwards. Once I had finished with my Copic Pens, I decided to add my Icicle coloured stickles,then I put it to one side to let it dry. You can never have to much sparkle on your images.  While my image was drying Makenzy and myself decided to sort through my Spectrum Noir Pens (I have so many and only used them a handful of times as I couldn't get use to the colours and shades) I LOVE my Copic pens and the odd few colours in my Promarkers, I also use My Prismacolor pencils and Spectrum Noir pencils. When I use my pencils I do use Sansodor (which I have in a small jar with either cotton wool, foam or kitchen roll in, you don't need a lot) and stumps to help blend the colours and shades together.
 Once my stickles were dry, it was time for my pencils, Sansodor and stumps to add the finishing touch to my image. If you have never used Sansodor and stumps with your pencils why not have a go and you'll be surprised just how much it can add to your image.  My finishing touch for my image was plenty of Glossy Accents, making sure no bubbles appear when your doing it.
   I've got plenty more to do, so shower and early night for me and will add some pics tomorrow. Nite, nite x


Glad To Be Back

Evening, I feel like I've been away for a long time even though it's only been a week. Had a lovely meal tonight, 'chicken tikka with jasmine rice', my youngest son Makenzy made it for us, well for Megan and myself. Makenzy made a plain chicken curry with pilau rice for himself. One thing I can say is he'll make someone very happy when he's older, plus they'll never be short of and a homemade meal.

I'm looking forward to this weekend so I can catch up with everything, get something made for my class to make on Wednesday evening and get some cards made. I have a few orders to make, one being a frame with tile letters inside and the other is a bag that I am going to stamp and colour the images in (must be very girly), then finish it off with a bit a glitter.  I'll take some pics to show you what I've been up to. x


It's Been One Of Those Days

My day started very early this morning as I woke up at 5am and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided that I would do some colouring in as I didn't want to get up and wake Abby (our doggy). I always have crafty bits beside my in bed for when I can't sleep. It's funny when I first started colouring in my images for cards I used Promarkers, then I found Copic, then Pencils. After a few months of using all these I started using them together to get the shading. I found my best thing I love most of all when colouring is my Stumpies (grey cardboard pencil things)  you use to blend your colours together.

These are a few images that I have coloured and made cards with. I always colour my image then decide on what colours I'm going to use on my cards. I have made a few cards that have been all most the same, because someone has seen it and wanted one done the same. I like to find out what colours they like before I start to colour so I can try and those colours x