Saturday, 28 July 2012

Saturday 28th July 2012


Sorry, Funky Hand Challenge I used an image on my card on the border and only just realised that wasn't allowed. I'll have a go at another one during next week.

Fantastic opening ceremony last night, thoroughly enjoyed it :)

Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday 27th July 2012

Good morning all

Olympics day at last. Really looking forward to the opening ceremony tonight. I'm sure it's going to be fab and make us all really proud.

Thought I'd enter todays card into the Funky Hand challenge as I've made a card for a new baby girl and as it's such a special year I chose 2012 to show prominently on the card.

I used Happy, Happy Birthday CD and the 'Birthday Gal' set of papers for the background, Craft the Year Away for the digi image and Wishes and Kisses for the flower template. I punched two butterflies using a Lakeland punch from way back when and just a bit of faux stitches. This could easily be made for a boy or  could be personalised to make it a little bit more special.

On my quest to try and gain some fitness using a pedometer...the second one is as poor as the first. If anyone knows of a decent pedometer I can buy please let me know. All I want is to count my steps every day and then try and increase them but finding a pedometer that works is not easy. After a 30 minute walk (slow) and all day back and for up and down stairs and just general stuff I'd done 427 steps!!!! Surely that can't be right? If it is, no wonder I'm having difficulty.

This time tomorrow I hope I can report a fab opening ceremony. Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday 25th July 2012

Good morning

So much for me posting every day! Perhaps I'll say "I'll post a few times a week" instead.

Anyway, my post today is another two cards I made recently (ish). The first one is my Mum's birthday card. I love teal and white and was really happy with how this card turned out. I had the Sizzix (Tim Holtz) birdcage and rosette for Christmas and the rest of the dies I've been buying in the sizzix sale every month. I can't resist. I love my Big Shot and use it all the time. My mum loved the card by the way, she keeps all my handmade cards and some of them are really poor! When I first started my efforts were very basic but it's funny to look back.

The second one was made using my funky hand Cd's for the background and I used a Fiskars scalloped lace punch to make the borders. I can't remember where I got the 'girl' from but I think it was a Polkadoodles CD. I just coloured her in using Promarkers.

On a personal note I've bought two pedometers in the last week. The first one lasted 2 days, granted it was only £5 in Asda's sale but even changing the battery didn't bring it back to life. My second one is working intermittently. Just what you need when you're trying to make an accurate recording of your progress. I did a 10 minute walk on my treadmill, spent all day doing washing, ironing etc and by the end of the day....wait for it!!!! I'd done 169 steps altogether. I could have chucked it out of the window. I've cleared all the different settings now and trying again today so hopefully I'll have better results to report tomorrow.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday 23 July 012

Good morning, I've not blogged for a long time as you can probably see. I'm going to try again to keep up to date in 'blogland' and see how I get on.

I'll post the card I made my daughter for her birthday. She loved it and I've used this template from Funky Hand a few times. The top one is for my daughter and then I made a similar one for a friend.

I'm going to use this blog to record my personal journey of trying to increase my mobility so bear with me. My first day (and a half) is 4746 steps. I'm going to try and post every day and see if by posting it every day it will have two results. One being I'll keep my blog up to date with my card making and two, allow me to look back at how my walking is going. I have to increase my mobility to get back some freedom in my day to day life.

See you tomorrow :)