Playing Catch Up!

Published December 17, 2008 by isisimaginings
Where is the time going to? My mum arrives on Monday, Christmas is eight days away & my to-do list grows ever longer. I did a supermarket shop yesterday & came home feeling quite pleased with myself, until I remembered all the things I forgot to buy. No, I didn’t write a list, which given that my memory has been terrible since the chemo, was not a great idea. Tomorrow morning I have to have a mammogram, so I’ll do another shop afterwards. I’m trying not to think about tomorrow morning too much, it’s 13 months since the last one, which found the tumour, so I’m nervous. Anyway.
I said in my last post that I would reveal the mystery of the gift I made for my friend Jen. Well, this is it, my first attempt at an exploding box.

I had wanted to make one for ages & I decided on an oriental theme, because Jen is always very complimentary about my oriental cards. I think these photos, (courtesy of Jen) show the various elements quite well. It would take forever to list all the components, so if anyone wants more info please ask.

I think I said in an earlier post that I am terrible at taking photos, but while Jen was here we went to Stonehenge & I took these photos. They’re not too terrible, are they? The second photo was taken approximately 15 minutes after the first one & it shows how low in the sky the sun was. I know there are lots of faults with this photo, but I like it. We were very lucky with the weather that day; it was bitterly cold, but so sunny.

I’ll end this post with a few Christmas cards that I made earlier this week. I think I’ve had enough of Christmas cards now, I mailed the last few yesterday. I have some ideas for cards using spring colours & I’ve been given a commission. The Tilda card is for my partner in the December Friendship Swap at docrafts & the blue card is for Clare, the docrafts designer, who awarded me her last blog candy. The bauble & the sentiment are part of what I won & the backing paper is from Joanna Sheen.

The very last thing I will say tonight is that I hate this blog LO. Placing the pics is a nightmare & there are gaps everywhere when I publish it. It has to go.

Love & light.

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7 comments on “Playing Catch Up!

  • All I can say is the “exploding” box is amazing. My hands were shaking so much as I was opening the box. It seemed so fragile. There was so much to look at. I must of opened the box at least 5 times during the week I was in London. You never ceases to amaze me with what ideas she comes up with. I feel very lucky that you choose me to be the recipient of your first box. I wish I could of taken better pictures so everyone could really see the details.You should have seen me trying to get it back to the states without it getting smashed!!! Thank goodness it survived the journey! I have been showing it off to co-workers and my volunteers. They are so impressed. The pics you took at Stonehenge are terrific. We did have a good time. Wish I was back in England now, instead of here where it is cold and snowing!Thank you again for the beautiful box.Love and Hugs,JenP.S I know all will go well at Drs. tomorrow!

  • Hi,Thanks for visiting my blog! You have done a great job on your box and the cards are lovley as well.Love the pic. of Stonehenge, it is a very nice place and I hope I can go back there one day, haben´t been tehre sicne I was 16, and that seems to be 100 years ago…I will give my dog a kiss and cudleMerry Chrismas and Happy New year to you and your loved ones.//Malin

  • Brilliant first attempt at the exploding box. Mine looked like the leaning tower of Pisa (lol).Hope all went well with your mammogram.Lovely photo of Stonehenge (what a magical place it is!I’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year hugs Heather xx

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