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A little birdy told me

First of all, thank you to the people who have bought my book, Lonely As A Cloud. Don't forget if you want a chance of winning a signed copy please comment on the previous post before midnight on Monday.

I'm really making progress on the sewing room stitch. Here is the progress so far


Just that little bit to do at the bottom before I back stitch it and add the charms.

I bought a magazine with a free set of stamps the other day (never get tired of the free gifts with the mags) and decided to make a card. For this I used an aperture card, pebble card (which I won ages ago) Sizzix brickwork die (used for the first time - I love using stuff for the first time, and rediscovering stuff too), the new stamps, a paper from another pad I won ages ago, and some promarkers. Here is the finished card.




 
The good thing is with a card like this it's easy to change the theme. So for example you could do a Halloween one by replacing the birds with bats and ghosts, and altering the brickwork colour. Or for a Christmas one you could keep the brickwork, use some Christmas stamps, and add some lights/tinsel to make it extra Christmassy.
 
Mental health wise I'm not doing well at the moment. So much so I've actually resorted to using Kalms. This may not seem like much to some people, but I am strongly against using medication for my depression for personal reasons, so to even use a herbal remedy means I know I'm not in a good way. I have been surviving on little sleep, punctuated by panic attack inducing nightmares that I cannot remember, and have also been having panic attacks at work. To be honest I am having trouble leaving the house at all at the moment, and not even crafting is helping me through it like it used to.
 
Here's to a better future (I hope)
Ems

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