I went to Ely on Saturday and enjoyed lunch in a small Turkish place called Street Cafe. Good food at reasonable prices. It was really cold and besides the fact that it was nice and warm inside, the staff were great and it was really enjoyable. I had a wander around the street market and bought myself two Dean Koontz books to read. Have started the one already, it's called By the Light of the Moon, and I am already engrossed and don't want to put it down. However, I did manage to put it down to get important things done! :)
I made a card for my work colleague and friend, who has moved into a gorgeous little house with her fiance this week-end. She works in our company's design department and is such a wonderful unique individual, brimming over with creativity. Her dress sense is totally amazing and I just love how comfortable she is in being different. I sure hope she likes her card. I drew the shape out from a template and made my own card in a house shape - I think it turned out quite well. The little charm hanging on the left is a miniature brass key - thought it was a nice finishing touch. The door, window, text and heart stickers used are from Doodlebug.
This next card is for my dear friend at work who is going through such a tough time with her daughter being ill. The second round of blood tests confirmed the first lot of results - a low white blood cell count. However, the blood tests also revealed an overactive thyroid function.
Now when it comes to thyroid problems, I like to think I'm a semi-expert, having suffered from an underactive thyroid for +15 years. The only 'good' thing about the low white blood cell count (and I use the term 'good' loosely here!) is that an overactive thyroid is known to affect and lower white blood cells. It's all due to the body over producing various hormones, and I am so very hopeful that the low white blood cell count will be due to the high thyroid function. Little Charlotte has another hospital visit tomorrow - this time to see a paediatrician - and I am hoping so hard that it all goes well.
Thyroid issues are treatable, and can be controlled well on medication. I am feeling hopeful. This card is for my friend, just to let her know that I'm thinking of her and keeping her in my thoughts. The text on the circle says 'Thinking of You'. Apologies for the crap lighting on the pics - that's the trouble with trying to photograph things at night time. The dragonflies are done with the Xcut embossing punch, the scalloped hole punch at the bottom of the card is a Martha Stewart punch. Can't remember where the ribbon is from.
I have my crafting space even more organised, which is great. Only REALLY annoying thing - I seem to have lost my ProMarker blending marker. Don't ask me how, as I have no clue. I've been down on my hands and knees looking under furniture in case it rolled under something. I've been through every single drawer, tin, container and other storage item in my craft room . . . no sign of it! I am very frustrated at this point and seriously don't know how I've managed to do something so daft. *sigh* I sincerely hope it turns up, but I somehow doubt my luck on that front. Looks like I'm going to have to invest in another one. . .
Just a gentle nose rub to say hello =)