Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hello there!

Well it's been a while since I posted, and I totally missed adding my last DT card for Totally Papercrafts ... ... I'll share it with you in just a bit.

First to say that although some of life's problems are still causing me stress, I am actually feeling more positive, if tired.  Yesterday I was treated to a day at the Eden Project - wonderful! Thankfully there is a free bus from the car park to the entrance and a little train inside to take you down to the domes.  We strolled down the zig-zag path as I wanted to see the banks of flowers and enjoy the late morning sunshine.  Inside the tropical dome there are dazzling butterflies flitting amongst the foliage, and an occasional flower too.  I was very glad of the Baobab smoothie towards the end of the route through the tropics, a delicious mix of coconut, pineapple and of course the baobab too.  We stopped for lunch, a healthy salad, before visiting the temperate dome. Unfortunately one of the youngsters wasn't feeling too well so we didn't spend as much time in there as I would have liked, but by then I was beginning to tire a little myself so we wondered through the gardens to the outdoor lift that takes you to the high walkway bridge across to the entrance. By then I was walking very slowly and wished I had my poles with me but still managed to browse the gift shop and buy an Aloe vera and a coffee plant for the conservatory.  I was able to validate my ticket so have free entry for a year and will definitely go back.  So much I didn't get to see, especially outside and as dogs are allowed everywhere except in the domes, I could happily spend a few hours wondering about with them on a sunny afternoon.

The Adult Education flyer came the other day and after browsing the various courses I am going to give Sivananda Yoga a try.  There is a course held in Newquay, not too far away, during the day time so I wouldn't have to go out in the dark winter nights.  I am hoping that this type of Yoga will help my balance which is steadily getting worse, it says that it will "enhance wellbeing and self confidence, improve strength, stamina, flexibility and posture. Teach relaxation and breathing techniques to release anxiety and stress" - sounds just what I need!

And here is the card that I made for the Totally Papercrafts challenge on 16 August - ages ago! it was for a favourite colours theme and I must say I like shades of blue for Festive cards.  The image is one of Lili of the Valley's Nativity stamps, coloured with Copics then with a pricked border.  The card base and layers are cut with my set of Frilly #10 dies and I've decorated with Marianne Design die cut mini poinsettias, ivy leaves and swirls, finishing off with little blue gems.

Unfortunately I'm having to take life a day at a time just now and can only craft occasionally, so it will mean that my posts may be few and far between - I really can't tell.  Today is the first time I've been on the pc in a couple of weeks so lots to catch up with on blogger and Pinterest.  I hope if you are one of my followers that you will stay with me - I so appreciate your stopping by.  And, I promise that I will post now and then if only to tell you what I'm doing, until then .. ..

love and hugs,
annie x


  1. Hi Annie - what a beautiful card as always , love the soft blue.. and the shape.
    Your day at the Eden project sounds fab ..a place i would love to visit .
    You take care and will keep my eye out for your posts
    Lisa x

  2. Love the soft colours of this & glad that you had a lovely day out yesterday. Do take care - the yoga sounds worth a go too..........
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Gorgeous card, love the image and all the pretty detailing and a fab colour too. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Hi your beautiful card. Your day out sounds wonderful.
    Hugs Debbie x

  5. Beautiful card Annie, so glad you enjoyed your day out and that yoga class sounds perfect for you!
    take care Debxx

  6. Sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time sweetie. I hope the yoga helps you feel at least a bit better. Beautiful card, so gorgeous. Hugs xx

  7. Love the blue and white color combo and all the beautiful elements! What a stunning card.

  8. Oh this is sooooo cute and beautiful too.

  9. Beautiful card Annie. I love that sweet image and the lovely colour combo.

    Take care,

    Kat xx


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