Wednesday, 27 February 2013

LIM Paper Pricking

My head is all over the place right now and my mojo long gone .. .. the attempts at making my DT cards have failed and ended up in the bin. Deep apologies to the girls on the Stampavie and More challenge for not having anything worth sharing for the next challenge - tags.

However, I did manage to have a go at the Less Is More challenge for paper pricking and created a passable card, I think!  The paper pricking is done with an Avec brass stencil onto kraft card, then cut out, I inked the edge and stamped the Hero Arts text with brown Momento before fixing to a small cream base card.  The Marianne diecut leaf and flower were already in my bit box, I simply drew around them onto the scraps of patterned paper then cut out and layered up with a pearl in the centre to finish off.

I'm sorry I haven't been up to visiting blogs and returning your comments, and I am truly grateful for your kind words - they have helped.  I didn't get the pc switched on at all yesterday as it was under a dust sheet!  Thankfully the crack in my bedroom wall has been filled and sanded so I just need to paint again - there is dust in and on everything and even when I think I've cleaned somewhere, a few hours later another layer of fine white powder has settled!  Ah well, it is keeping me occupied.  Yet another promise of a phone call from DH failed to happen last night.  I managed to leave a message this morning and he actually returned my call! I felt the conversation ended on a positive note and now I am nervously awaiting another promised call this evening, but the longer the minutes tick by the less confident I feel.  Am I being a fool to try and patch up a marriage that is not going to see us living together under the same roof for the foreseeable future .. .. it's certainly one of the major issues with our relationship with no clear solution.  I also have to learn to be more extrovert and take the opportunity to spend quality time with DH when he does manage to get down here .. .. not drag him off grocery shopping and then have to rush back to feed Mum.  So I have taken the first step and ordered my shopping on line .. .. and will have to risk leaving Mum to fend for herself a little more.  She has become very claustrophobic and hardly ever leaves her room these days, asking for her meals on a tray rather than joining us at the dining table (chairs are too hard and her ankles swell if she can't have them up).


  1. ooh it looks lovely Annie .. dont you be putting yourself down. I love the paper pricking - not anything i have ever done
    Hope you are ok
    Lisa x

  2. Pretty paper piercing and flower!

  3. This is lovely Annie. I've been meaning to have a go at paper piercing for the LIM challenge. I just got a paper piercing set from Stampin' Up! today so I should make an effort.

    Sorry to hear you're still feeling so low Annie, but hardly surprising in the circumstances. After all you've been through in the last year or so this is all you need. At least you're making an effort and I hope your DH will too.

    Take care Annie and stay strong.

    Kat xx

  4. This is very pretty Annie and I quite like it. The colours all work so well together and the die is gorgeous.
    So sorry things aren't going your way with DH right now and I do hope it works out the way you want. It is good you are keeping occupied - sometimes life just throws trials at us and we must cope. Chin up and try to stay positive!

  5. We've missed you Annie... but this is absolutely wonderful, the piercing looks amazing and the flower is a real treat for the eye!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. love the scallops.. fabulous

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  7. Lovely LIM card annie, your paper pricking is always amazing and this is fabulous.


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