Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Getting there

Hi, hope you are well.
I'm getting there, that is my shoulder is getting back to something like normal after breaking the top of my humerus in a fall, but I still have to be careful and not over do things. So slow and steady wins the race as they say. I'm still very frustrated about my inability to do things but I have been trying out a little bit of crafting, just to see how it fares.
My Big Shot has been out of bounds as I couldn't turn the handle and keep the plates level with one hand but I tried this week after the consultant said that there were no bits sticking out where there shouldn't be! 
I decided to use it to cut some foam flowers with my Altenew Rose Flurries dies, not much force needed to cut these out, just a bit of stabilising with my left hand. The cut outs could then be turned into stamps, adding them to acrylic blocks with a Pritt stick!

Here's the end result, albeit that it took me all week to finish!

Over at CAS Mix up, they are focusing on layered embossing so as the die cuts are meant to be layered, why not stamp with them too. 
On a panel of blue card I stamped the base layer with Versamark and embossed with clear semi dull WOW EP. The top layer was added over the top, this time using WOW sparkly platinum EP. The Sugar Pea sentiment was stamped over a strip of matching embossed blue card in the same platinum EP.
The idea for the card was sparked by this super card, here, using single die cut elements.

The physio gave me some more advanced exercises yesterday to help build up the muscles and gently stretch those tendons. My range of movement has improved, some directions better than others, but still a way to to go until I'm back to full mobility.
So as it says at the top I'm slowly getting there and hopefully I will be back with some more makes soon.
Joining in over at:-


   Take It, Make It Challenge


  1. Great to hear your shoulder is on the mend....but take it easy x. What a fun idea to cut the flower die with foam and then use it as a stamp. What a stunning and beautiful card. Loving the bling and the layering technique looks fabulous. Such a beautiful addition to the CAS Mux Up Gallery....Thank you x.

  2. Great to see you haven't lost your touch, albeit restricted!! This is a fabulous design and I love the idea of funky foam stamps, what a brilliant idea. Pleased to hear that you are on the road to recovery Julie xx

  3. Happy for you that you can venture back into your craft room! Love this technique, even more so that you created foam stamps. Way to stretch supplies.

  4. I'm so glad to hear you are finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Jules! And glad there are no bits hanging out - eeks!! Good job on your pretty card! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Sounds like you are making good progress even if it is slow, Julie! I am amazed at your flowers and that you cut the foam to make stamps! The blue and silver is so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Wow Julie, kudos to you on being so creative to achieve this beautiful embossed card. Love how you achieved the darker blue with the clear embossing powder. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month.

  7. Even with one hand, your work is inspiring, Jules! :) Glad it's getting a bit better for your. I can imagine the frustration of not being able to create. Even though this took you a long time, it was work it ... and hopefully you're not sore afterwards! Gorgeous design, beautiful mix of colours ... this has it all! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  8. Glad to hear your shoulder is on the mend Julie ...... still keep taking it easy though.
    Nice to see you creating again too .... even with one hand you've managed to create a stunner. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  9. Glad you've been able to get back in the craft room, Julie - I bet you are, too! Love how you created this, thanks for adding it to the Craft Stamper gallery.

  10. What a clever idea to make your own stamps Julie and the blues and silver look gorgeous together. I'm so glad things are continuing to improve. Hope you had a good Easter.
    Carol x

  11. How beautiful...love the glitter..so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Dies R Us,so glad you joined us!


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