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Friday, 25 September 2015

Embellished Ornaments Bundle

Oh dear .... I ,missed yesterdays post! It was a bizarre day as it began with a follow up appointment with my Pain Consultant asking how I was getting along with my new Spinal Cord stimulator and 'did I need re-programming' ... This But before this, the outpatients department denied any knowledge of my having an appointment  with my Consultant & the research nurses (I am participating in a research study, looking at the impact of stimulation for pain management on quality of life and activities of daily living) The end hope is that many more people will be offered such treatments for the management of severe chronic pain. Anyhow, I spoke on the phone to one of the research nurses, and they were expecting me, and directed me to the Day Unit where I was seen. 
I told them everything was hunky dory, and I was 100% happy with my new stimulator, having returned to all my 'normal' daily activities.
This doesn't mean that I am pain free by any means, but between stimulation, and learning to live within my limitations gives me a good quality of life, with the aid of my hubby, who is my 'Carer'.

So home we came, and I started cleaning out my guinea pigs (cavies) and 'POP' I felt the joint on right side of my pelvic bone dislocate .... and I couldn't move, I couldn't even straighten up from the position I was in, and there I am at the very bottom of the garden, only one elbow crutch to hand. I managed to get my hubbies attention eventually, and he got me my perching stool, and sat me down with screams of agony coming from my mouth, and tears streaming from my eyes. Now this is sadly a common occurrence, but I can usually pop the joint back by doing stretches to open the pelvis (my lumber spine is unsupported as they could not put in any metal work after my spinal injury many years ago.. ) And all the stretching achieved was to create more screams, and then my left leg and buttockk (my 'BAD' side) decided it was going to go into major spasm .... caused by the pressure on my spinal cord.

My hubby ran to get my wheelchair and got me back indoors, and in my reclining chair, popped some additional morphine in my mouth, and there I stayed until bed time. 

Although I had a very unsettled night, I was able to turn up my stimulation to mask the pain somewhat, and I an still very tender, I can get about with my crutches.

So now you know why I didn't post yesterday. I did try putting the laptop on my lap as I sat in my recliner, but my back wasn't having any of it, and then the additional morphine just sen me off to sleep!!

Don't et me wrong, I am not winging .... I ove my life, and I totally accept that these episodes come and go, and often it is my fault for not listening to my body starting to moan and groan that it has had enough, and I decide I will 'do just a little more' he he .... I think it is a woman thing .... or perhaps I am just too OCD .... but I do love to leave things clean and tidy he he

So after the story of yesterday, Today I am sharing with you a super quick card to make using one of the Bundles in Stampin Up!'s Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.
I have left the baubles swinging free, just as they would on the Christmas Tree

And this is how I made the card
  1. Begin by making your 6" Square Card Base by trimming a piece of Thicker A4 Whisper White Cardstock to 6" x 12". Score the long side at 6" using the scoring blade on your Stampin Trimmer. Fold along the crease and use your Bone Folder to give a nice crisp fold.
  2. Trim a piece of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack to 14
  3. 6 cms x 14.6 cms (I went with the gold crackle design to co-ordinate with the baubles); apply some Fast Fuse to the back of the foiled vellum and adhere to the front of your card base.
  4. Trim a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 12cms x 12 cms; Trim a piece of gold dotty foiled Vellum from the same Vellum Stac to 13.8  cms x 13.8 cms. Apply a couple of strips of Fast Fuse Adhesive to the back of the Vellum, and mount onto the Whisper White Panel. Mat (layer) this onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock measuring 12.4 cms x 12.4 cms.
  5. Next, stamp the long Bauble from the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set onto Old Olive Cardstock, using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Now for some die cutting, so for the best result  you will need your Big Shot and preferably the new Precision Plate that works with the Multipurpose Platform on Tab 2. You could also use the Magnetic Platform, but you will need to use Wax Paper and run the die through the machine several times.
  7. Using the Delicate Ornament Thinlets Dies, Die cut the stamped Bauble, and then die cut the using the wider bauble in Die and Red Foiled Cardstock.; there is a small Flower shaped die in the thinlits  pack, die cut one of these from Gold Foiled Cardstock, and finally, die cut two hooped tops for the baubles using Silver Foiled Cardstock.
  8. Adhere the tops to the baubles using the new Fine Tip Glue Pen. Once dry, threat some Gold Cording Trim through the tops, and secure on the back of the Vellum panel using some Fast Fuse Adhesive. Apply some strips of Fast Fuse to the back of the panel and mount this onto your card front. Your Baubles should be 'swinging'. Adhere the gold die cut flower to the centre of the green bauble using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  9. Finally, you need to create your sentiment label. Stamp your sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Mossy MEadow Classic Ink Pad. Die Cut using the best fitting label in the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies. And then die cut the next size up label framelit using Old Olive Cardstock. Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the back of both labels, and layer them up. Attach to your card front, and embellish with a strip of Basic Rhinestones.

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Kim xxx         

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