Thursday, 10 July 2014

CCT with Pretty Papers

I am back with my DT card for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge to create something with pretty papers.  Our sponsor is Whiff of Joy and you can read about the prize and see what the rest of the DT did on the CCT blog.

My card was one I made as alternative for last week's theme, hence the stars, but knowing that this week was going to be pretty papers, I thought it would be better to share with you now.  The papers in question are new from the Marianne Design Garden Party pack PK9108 - and here you can see I even put paper inside too!

The die cuts I used are all by Marianne Design too so here's the list:

star layers with CR1226
flowers with dies in LR0188 and LR0145
leaves from LR0226
Birthday and text stamp COL1349
tag from LR0187

The Charisma Card challenge is an anything goes theme so I can enter my card with them.

I've been having a lot of problems connecting to the internet and after contacting EE on several occasions I'm told it's my machine that's not up to scratch .. .. but since last night things have picked up so I'm not altogether convinced about that.  It has meant that I've not been able to do much other than wait 5-10 mins for each page to load and then just look at pictures .. .. hopefully now I'll be able to leave comments too!

And after trips to the doctor for blood tests and prodding, I'm on a couple of regimes for a month's trial.  The asthma one just needs me to remember to take my steroid inhaler night and morning - but the specialist nurse thinks I might need a different kind as the one I'm on only lasts 8 hours.  I've been doing it religiously for a week now and notice my dips are early morning before I take it, and early evening just as it's time to make a meal, take a walk with DH and the dogs or water the garden .. .. I have a review in August so will see how that goes.  This morning I started on a low FODMAP diet as recommended by the GP, but perhaps shouldn't have eaten all the 'bad' stuff yesterday afternoon to use it up as I'm really suffering now! It's going to be hard not having any stone fruits with all those lovely cherries, peaches and plums in the shop .. .. but perhaps it's my over-indulgence on the cherries recently that has really upset my system, along with the hummus, beans and of course lots of onion/garlicky things too.  I'm doing research trying to find more information other than the list the doctor gave me .. .. the first question being: can I have those little baby french beans?  I know that beans in general come under the Galactans heading that I have to avoid but haven't found info on the runner or french beans.  And what about peas?  Ah well, hopefully in a few days I will start to feel much better.


  1. I have just bought this pad of papers Annie...isn't it fab!! Your card looks brilliant!! xx

  2. This card is really amazing, I love it!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  3. Gorgeous card Annie,it looks padded.
    Hope you get your pulses sorted.
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous Annie. I love those pretty papers and die cuts.

    Sorry I've not been around much for a while. Like you I have internet issues and sometimes in the evening it just disappears. Still I've had a lovely browse round your blog this evening. I thought I'd get lots of blogging and crafting done while I was off work for a while but it didn't happen. It was too easy to just sit back and knit or crochet. And sometimes this is still the case, especially when my connection suddenly vanishes!

    Hope the new diet helps.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  5. Hi Annie, You make some beautiful cards with lovely designs. I was a passerby...but not I am a fan and your new Craft Follower. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT


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