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It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights....

Before I get onto the crafting, I want to sum up February. Savings wise I had about £500 saved, and I had 16/28 days that were no spends at all, which is pretty good. Payday came around though, and as usual I spent too much. All of it was somewhat necessary though, as I have decided that my current desk is not fit for purpose anymore, so bought a new one from Ikea. I also managed to get some new things, thanks to birthday money. I have got my eye on something, but at the moment I feel it is too expensive to splash out on. I won't bore you with what I have bought, as I feel that keeping track of it myself is probably better to do. Weight wise I have had a bit of an overhaul after a particularly poor end of the month (why oh why does Asda sell Ben and Jerry's for a pound?!) I have downloaded my fitness pal, and am filling it in diligently, and keeping as close as possible to my calories. After a successful 10k steps a day last month, I have now upped it to 11k daily this month. Hopefully I will start seeing a difference soon.

Anyway, onto the crafting. I have made a couple of cards this week, but before I go onto those, here is the cross stitch update. All I have to do now is a bit of back stitch, a couple of French knots and some sequins, and then it is onto the next one.

As I said, I have also made a couple of cards. The first is for mother's day.

This was using a few of my newer things. I started off by cutting some pink card, then added some shabby paper on top of it. I die cut a fancy edge in pink but it didn't quite work so I covered it with a paper clay window that I had coloured with sparks paint and waxes, and added a die cut bow and leaf, and some flowers from the Craft Box. Finally I sprayed a chipboard sentiment with Lindy's spray, and assembled the card.

I have also made my brother's birthday card. He loves Muppets and guitars, so I combined the two.

This is from the Muppets paper pad from Create and Craft. I added some disco globe domes to the corners, and stamped a guitar sentiment on black card with silver embossing powder. I also added a star paper clip, also from the Craft Box.

Here is the inside. As well as the Animal sentiment, there are three of his favourite characters; Bunsen, Beaker and Pepe the prawn.

Until next time


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