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I've been framed!

This week has not been great. I had to go home sick from work on Friday, for the first time in a good few years. I'm sure I am not the only one who hates being ill. This meant that the 10,000 steps for that particular day went out the window, but I have been keeping up with it every other day this week. Spending wise I have only had 3 NSD's bringing me halfway to my monthly total. Necessary spends included a driving lesson, food for work next week, and a new halogen oven, as ours is stuck on the same temperature.

There have been a few unnecessary spends. On Tuesday I took mum to Franky and Benny's for lunch, to the tune of £20.90. The thing that annoyed me was it cost over £4 for a pint of lager! Obscene price. Still, the chicken Caesar wrap was lovely. I've also got two subscriptions on the go, with the hope that will curb random spending. One is £12.54 for a SnipArt lucky dip envelope, and the other is £22.45 for the Craft Box, which looks amazing. Speaking of crafts, I tried my hand at my first house this week.





The other thing I made is a frame. I started off with a Hobbycraft frame, and cut out some dies from chipboard. I also used texture paste through a heart stencil, added some white sand texture paste and micro beads, and some brads that looked like nails.




After this I painted it black, then used prima wax in vintage gold. I added a light bulb (very specific light bulb) and some turquoise gems, then sprayed some white card with orange lindy's sprays, before die cutting them to make some red admiral butterflies.





I also die cut this tattered lace piece out of black card, using old silver wax to highlight the piece.



Finally this is the progress on page 4 of the cross stitch. It's going really nicely since I got my new standing frame.

Until next time,
Ems

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