Sunday, 29 March 2009

Trying to cheer myself up- personal stuff

Hi. Regular followers of my blog will know that I don't tend to post personal info about myself, I just tend to stick to the stamping but I've had such a terrible week this week. I'm missing my Dad so much, I'm finding it so very hard at the moment. One minute you think you're vaguely coping, the next the grief hits like this huge wave and knocks you over. I flit from being in floods of tears to being so angry I could scream, I feel rage boiling inside of me. In some pathetic attempt to cheer myself up, I got my husband to take me to the Glitter Pot yesterday. I've never been there before and I thought it was the best craft shop I've ever been to. I spent an obscene amount of money in there buying the above. Lots of different papers- Doodlebug, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye etc; Stamps- Penny Black, Hero Arts, watercolour ones; corner punch; Craftwork Cards messages; happy birthday transfers.

One Stop Craft Challenge


A bit of a change in style for me this one. This is a card for my Auntie's birthday. The One Stop Craft Challenge this week is bling. I thought instead of the usual glittery idea of bling, I'd bling it up with some pearls instead. This whole creation is pretty much Laura Ashley. The paper and chipboard embellishments are from Laura Ashley and the background underneath the lace is stamped with lilac ink with a Laura Ashley clear stamp. The lace and beading I got from a local haberdashery shop I was at with my Auntie.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Laura Ashley); Paper (Laura Ashley); Assorted cardstock; Chipboard (Laura Ashley); Lace & beading from stash

19 comments:

Riet said...

what a beautiful creations Steph,gorgeous card,love them all.

hugs Riet.x

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous card Steph, your auntie will love it! I love your stash, lots of lovely stuff! I have never been to Glitterpot, I really should go one day. Hope you are feeling better today. Thinking of you. Lou x

Sue said...

Aww what a grogeous creations, so beautiful the pearls look lovley.
Hope you enjoyed your spend hun, sending you big cyber hugs,hope you feel a little better 2day, HUGS. sue.x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hey, sorry you've not been too good. Great stash to cheer yourself up with though & the card is gorj! Your Aunt will love it I'm sure.

Take care chicken
Helen x

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Steph, enjoy your new goodies, I hope they help cheer you up a little bit

Natalie said...

Lovely card Steph and such fab goodies, I look forward to seeing your new cards. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Big Hug
Natalie x

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Steph - so sorry to read you are going through a tough time - I can only imagine...

Hugs
Dawn

Sharon said...

Wow what a beautiful creation Steph. Love the papers and that bling - it is so pretty. I do hope you start to feel better soon - I think those swings of emotion are natural and something you need to go through. Sending big hugs your way. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

michele said...

Hi steph thank-you for leaving me a lovely comment! Hang in there! The pain and grief eventually turns into fond memories and although the hurt never fully leaves you you will have more moments of joy remembering him. My father died 16 years ago, when I was 19, it still hurts but not so bad. Take one day at a time and don't expect too much of yourself.
{{{Hugs}}} mxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie so sorry to hear jow you are feeling dear, I suppoe the anger is a means of coping, mty Dad was also my best friend and I still miss him after 24 years. Glad you have craft to keep you going sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Carly Robertson said...

Hi Steph, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. I love when new people visit so I can discover their blogs. You're creations are just lovely; truly beautiful work. I am so sorry to read about your recent loss. Spending time remembering each day will bring peace and comfort. Hugs. Carly

CraftyC said...

Sorry to hear your down Steph, I hope the new stash will help put a smile back on your face. Shopping is good therapy, well thats my excuse LOL. Love your card and all the bling,
Take care!
Clairex

helen said...

sending you huge hugs steph, your cards are beautiful
hugs
helen x

Jules said...

Hi Steph - thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

I am so sorry you are going through a bad time at the moment.
I lost my Dad and it was the end of my world. It still hurts now nearly 18 years later but not like it used to.

You miss him because you loved him. You will never stop loving him so you won't stop missing him.

On a lighter note - I am so jealous that you get to visit the Glitter Pot.

I only manage to visit/buy via the internet.

Take care Steph.

Love Jules xx

Paula said...

This is beautiful Steph great idea to use Pearls for your Bling. Your Aunty is sure to love it. Thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Jackie said...

Steph, I know what you mean about The Glitter Pot, it's half an hour away for me and it's the best retail therapy I know.

Jackie

Dream With the Fishes said...

I'm so sorry you were feeling down and I hope you're in better spirits now. Isn't it strange how we feel the need to apologize when we just want to open up about personal stuff? Why do we do that? It's good to be able to talk about things to and with others. I'm sending you wishes for peace.

P.S. I love that card you made for your aunt! I'm sure she will, too! Who wouldn't?

Sarita said...

I love your stunning creations Steph and what fab goodies you have bought.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Steph, I am thinking of you,
Love Sarita xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous bling. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x