Hello to everyone we met at Harrogate and thank you so much for respecting my wishes and not mentioning recent events. It did make it easier to cope. I’d be lying if I said everything was fine and I wasn’t still grieving, but I know it’s going to take a while for that pain to subside. It is having an effect on my energy levels – you’ll notice the reduced frequency of blog posts and the lack of actual craft related blog posts too.
I love blogging, I enjoy having a place where I can express myself, but sometimes it feels too public a place to pour out all the private stuff and I admit I have run away from it. Someone recommended I journal, but my journals all lie untouched. I don’t want to capture these sensations of loss and grief, I don’t want to create pages that I go back to and remember how I was feeling when I created them. The time will come when I can start to create pages that are about happy memories, but I don’t feel ready for that yet.
I have managed to do a little crafting – I made the flower on this card a while ago – it’s stamped onto papers from the Graphicus Guild paper pack and one from the Butterfly Bliss CD, then the back has been inked so that when the petals curl up, you see the contrasting colour.
I put an embossed panel onto an aqua square card then made an acetate wrap from a Hambly overlay. I stuck a scalloped circle on the inside of the acetate and the flower on the outside. There’s a greeting from Birthday Words hidden behind the scallop.
I am hoping that I will get some crafting time to myself over the Easter weekend. Long time readers may remember a while back I asked you to put your crafting questions to me? Well it would really help me to get kick started if we could do “Ask Glenda” again. I have a lot of crafting know-how inside this woolly head of mine that I would love to share. If you haven’t left a comment on here before, why not ask me a crafting question, whether it’s a really simple basic question, like what card to stamp on, or something more complex like how to shade with Copic markers.
We are off to the NEC tomorrow for the Hobbycrafts show and I may not have Internet access the whole time I’m away, but keep the questions coming and I will do my best to answer them all in future blog posts.
PS – I have also managed to fit in a little stamp design time – there’s some gorgeous new spring stamps launching at our Birthday Party!