Thursday, 21 February 2013
This week on Cute Card Thursday we are asking you to simplify your project, however and whatever that means to you! Our sponsor for this challenge is Whimsy Stamps.
I have used the Twins stamp from Lili of the Valley, I treated myself to it a while back but have only just got around to inking it up and making a card. I've coloured the image with my Copic pens to match in with the Spring Chic papers.
And here is my card, with no embellishments which for me is definitely simplifying things! I've used just the one piece of paper then cut the mats with Marianne die LR0242 - and that's it!
I will be taking a bit of a blog break for a little while, hopefully not for long and I'm aiming to be able to complete my DT commitments for next week. The family problems I mentioned are rather serious and for me totally confusing, please feel free to ignore the rest of my post.
For my dear friends who may have an idea of my situation, my DH walked out last Saturday just as we were about to sit down to dinner. I have been talking to him on the telephone and was hopeful that there was something troubling him that I could help with. What has confused the hell out of me is that I thought things were getting better and a fortnight ago we seemed to have turned a corner and were enjoying each others company once more. We have had our ups and downs over the past couple of years and with me living here looking after Mum and him away most of the time for work and only here at weekends, it has put a strain on our relationship, so much so that we have been in this situation a couple of times before, but in the end we have worked things out after a few days. On Monday he was chatting as if nothing had happened - confusing me even more. However, it seems that after he spent some time with his mother on Tuesday things have become decidedly worse and last night it was impossible to get him to talk about the situation, or anything much else. I can only presume that his negative tone is because of what she has said to him - whatever that may be. On Monday he had said he would be here Wednesday evening so we could go out and have a talk, but he obviously had no intention of keeping that promise. Having been in this situation several times since I moved here I am now totally emotionally drained, tired from crying and lack of sleep and just trying to keep busy with decorating tasks that are physically exhausting so I can be tired enough to sleep at night. Even though I love him to bits, I am not sure if my own sanity and health can go through it all again, especially as this time it happened totally out of the blue and I don't know why. I am left wondering what is going on in his mind, and I am trying to think what is best for me, but until I know what is happening it is difficult to make any decisions, even though in my heart I just want us to be together.