Hi All. Sorry that I've been MIA since last week - I've been really poorly and have only in the last twenty four hours crawled back to life.
I already had a cold at the start of the week so when I woke up Wednesday feeling a bit clammy, it just seemed part of the cold thing. However, I lost my appetite as the day went on (unheard of) and by the time we got home from a day out I felt totally bushed. Not any brighter on Thursday, and then the sickness started. I know it is very rare for anyone to ever die from being sick but honest to God, there was a time in the early hours of Friday morning, sat on the loo with an old washing up bowl in my lap, that I thought I was going to meet my Good Lord Jesus there and then with my knickers round my ankles and my hair a sticky up fright from sweating so much. Friday and Saturday were spent curled up in a whimpering heap in bed with Toad dashing around asking if I wanted him to take me to the out-of-hours clinic.
I'm still full of catarrah and coughing like I've been smoking 80 a day for 50 years and my legs feel like jelly but at least I'm out of bed. Supposed to be back at work tomorrow!
It's totally ruined what had been a much needed holiday, but the upside is that I've lost 7-10lbs! Mind you, I guess that can happen when you don't eat. Anything.
My only attempt at crafting has been this quick little card for this week's LESS IS MORE challenge. Optional themes of thank you or congratulations - I've gone for thank you.
I stamped the rose bud (Penny Black I think) onto a sheet of antique looking Basic Grey paper and then masked it with a Post-It Note, overstamped with the Hero Arts "thank you" definition, peeled off the mask and added colour to the rose with Prismacolors. Deckled edged Nestie for the shape, which I aged the edges down with a golden brown pencil, Martha Stewart border punch and three toned pearls to finish.
Thanks for popping over. I'll do my best to catch up once I'm feeling more squirrelly.