Monday, 5 September 2016

A Card and a clean slate

Hi all,

Today is my girls last day of the summer holidays, its been a looooong 7 weeks and I wish I'd have gotten to spend it all off with them but sadly I've had to work most of it.

The new Uniforms and shoes, bags, stationery are all ready to go for the morning so we'll be enjoying a relaxing last day together probably watching DVD's.

I do have a card to share which I made last night but first I want to explain a little something...

I have a chronic health condition which has sadly become worse of the past 6 months and it is now affecting my eyes amongst many other things.  I have therefore taken the very very tough decision to step down from my DT's.  I felt I was more of a burden than an asset to them and couldn't give the commitment I wanted/they needed.

It has been like losing my family so i am feeling very emotional right now.  I cannot thank my fellow teamies for putting up with me for so long, i am so pleased to have spent the past 3-4 years working with you all and I will never forget the support you have given me.

 After a sleepless night I have decided I must wipe the slate clean and start again ... and to craft for the reason I intended to in the beginning..... to make myself happy.  I have cleared my blog so it is nice and fresh and I will now craft when and how I like ... to please me ... otherwise what is the point?

I may or may not blog everything I make, as to be honest this is the part I struggle to keep up with, the social media, the sharing, keeping up with the challenges and the commenting, it all takes far to much of my very precious time, time I need to spend with my family as and when I feel well.

So if you've stuck with me for this long i will share my card ...phew...

I have used another Papernest doll ..this is Witch Ellie ......she is so cute!

I have used my Distress Markers to colour her ... more practice needed I know.

I had to dig through my paper stash and only found 2 half pads of Halloween papers ... guess I need to go shopping!!

I added a sentiment from Stampin up and loads flowers from WOC.

Have a great day!

Hugs xx Cara xx


  1. Hi sweetie, I so know where you are coming from, it is good to create just for yourself, and I am sure although you feel sad at the moment, in time you will feel relaxed and happy again, I LOVE your card today she is such a gorgeous not scary at all witch :0) hugs Pops x x

  2. Hi Cara, you have to do what is right for you so that you still get enjoyment out of our lovely craft. I totally understand where you coming from regarding leaving comments etc, it is very time consuming. I know you have suffered so badly and I really feel for you. I will still pop in each time you blog a card and leave you a little message. Your card is beautiful and your colouring is fab!
    Gina xx

  3. Oh Cara what a super gorgeous make! Love the card shape and that lush bow! Fabulous colouring with the Distress Markers too. I understand totally the need to get back to the love of crafting. Sometimes it's hard to find the enjoyment in it all. :) Hugs xxx