>> Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Life has been so busy recently - some good, some bad. A friend of a friend who I met a few times sadly died last week. She was the same age as me and had a rare form of cancer which she had been fighting for several years. Her story made the national press after her PCT refused to fund the drugs she needed to extend her life, although they quickly reversed their decision once it made the headlines. Unfortunately she took a turn for the worse and passed peacefully last Tuesday. She leaves a husband and twin boys who are only 2. When something like this happens it makes me realise how much I take my own good health for granted and how fragile life can be.
On a positive note I have decided to leave my office job at the end of the year and concentrate on growing my Pilates business. I've booked myself onto a few courses to upgrade my qualifications and I'm spending lots of time learning how to market my classes and get my website working for me profitably! If everything goes well I might even find myself with more crafting time!!
Enough of my chat, here is my first card in just under a week. The lovely Christine kindly allowed me to ink up her new hAnglars before I sent them on to her - thanks so much!! This sweetie is coloured with distress inks. I've used a mixture of K & Co and Papermania papers, along with some gorgeous blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts. All the edges have been distressed and inked and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom panel.
I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Sketch, Papertake Weekly - Say it with Flowers, Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute and Girly, Totally Gorjuss - Round and round
Have a great week. I'll be back later in the week to celebrate the new Pink Gem stamps that are coming your way.
PS. Not sure what's happened with the formatting of this post, I can't seem to work out what's going on!