I did finally get an idea, to make a tag for CRUSE, the organisation for the bereaved as they do fantastic work. I even went as far as making the tag using the new set of stamps from Get Stamping. I toyed with a few layouts, and the stamps, I was semi happy with this but it wasn't grabbing me. Though you can see it is a lovely set of stamps. So it was back to the drawing board, this tag could be used if I failed to come up with any other ideas. Luckily my depression kicked in, yes odd thing to say, but it reminded me of MIND, and then in the paper today there was an article on them, so took that as a sign and got cracking.
It was looking good, I trimmed the washables, cutting round one edge of the diamonds. Tag is 20cm by 11cm. Then it was time for a cuppa, and to think about what to put on it. I also got caught up in an FB conversation with a friend, she was feeling a bit down, she's often come to my rescue so I was happy to return the favour, and we ended up arranging to have coffee next week.
Then it was back to the tag... what would look good on it? A flourish, maybe, I had the clock, it didn't need too much...
Sorted, two hinges, one big and one small. I covered them with white embossing powder to make them stand out. Then added a few gems to represent the screws. It was starting to develop nicely. Next task, to sort through my 'letters', now in a small drawer, just had to hope that I had all the letters in the right colours. It took a while but I managed to get all the letters, phew. Time to put it together.
Funny, I don't use yellow much in my work, but it made a nice change. The blue and yellow match my mood, it has been very up and down for the last week. At the weekend the wheels came off, and I had a real downer. It was caused by my increased anxiety at having to get my unfit note renewed. I made an appointment on Friday, but when I arrived at the surgery I realised the doctor on duty was the one who'd upset me last time, so I cancelled the appointment. I was lucky that the staff know me, and know that I am not prone to cancel appointments like that. So I had to go back, and of course in the back of my mind was the prospect of having to see this doctor, he is a locum, I had to hope that my usual doctor would be on duty come Monday. I just let myself get wound up.
Oh the last pic, well I couldn't resist using the topper as I like the sentiment, so I put it on the back of the tag, I used blue card and it was embossed with folder. And there you go. Stuck in tomorrow, have to wait for a man to come look at my fence, then on Thursday had to wait for another man to come assess my central heating. Hope the latter isn't late as I want to go to the new Hobbycraft.
All for now folks, enjoy the sunshine, it isn't going to last!