I’m back … I think! Some of you know I’ve been poorly for a while, and a couple of weeks ago I got yet another diagnosis that threw me a bit. See, now I’ve got Coeliac Disease and trying to get my head around things hasn’t been easy. I’ve managed to “gluten” myself twice in a fortnight despite trying so hard not to corss contaminate and also to check and double check things before eating them. On the up side, I hit my goal weight due to it dropping off with being so super careful what I’m eating. Not the best way to lose weight but it got me to goal after 18 months of dieting, with a total weight loss of over 5 stone. Hopefully now that I’m on a gluten free diet my body can start to heal itself and I’ll start feeling my age rather than 90 lol. For those that have stuck by me through m y ups and downs, thank you ♥
So, I need to announce a winner of the dies, and that’s you
karenc! Please email me with your address so I can post the dies off to you.
My card today is one that started off with the bird embellishment. I bought a new mould set off eBay and had a play with making them using hot glue. I’m really happy with the detail the glue gives, way better than clay.
I also had to have a play with my new Marianne Design die, OMW it’s just gorgeous! Cuts a dream too, with just a single run through the Platinum.
I printed out one of the digital Vintage Sentiments that I designed for Whimsy Stamps and die cut with a label die.
And finished off the inside to match the front.
We were out and about at the coast whilst the weather has been so mild. It’s about 7 minutes away from our house by car. We really are so lucky where we live, 7 minutes from the coast, 10 minutes from the city centre, 2 minutes from the Nature Reserve and half an hour from Northumberland, such a magnificent place to visit.
This is Tynemouth, the walk along the coast is fabulous.
We had a supervisor making sure we got a decent photo of him
And Tynemouth Priory, so atmospheric
The Priory with the mouth of the River Tyne in the background
That’s a little about how lucky I am with where I live