Good morning everyone,
Welcome to November.
I do hope you had a lovely weekend and that you enjoyed the Hallowganza.
I tried to tune in as much as I could and support my teamies, but I found
it very difficult.
You see after having Covid a year ago and then the long Covid which took so much of my confidence, I very rarely
I have said no to so many activities, and spend most of my time at home .
It has been hard watching whilst friends go abroad and travel around .
Have meals out and socialising.
My weekly highlight is a trip to the supermarket and the post office. Both of which I wear my mask.
So when I got the opportunity to join in with the Open Day it was a chance for me to feel part of life again
I could not believe it when I started coughing again on the Sunday , and then got a positive lateral flow test.
Both Karl and myself had positive PCR tests so we have been self isolating since,
We can’t even walk Eric.
So we have been putting him on the lead, leaving him in the garden.
Then Adam comes round , sanitizer in hand and walks him for us.
We couldn’t join in with the local Halloween festivities, and so last night was another hard time.
I just try and think that I would be feeling even worse if I haven’t had both my jabs,
Mind you the red, itchy eyes, and a face full of cold sores are just the icing on the cake.
Luckily for me I have projects already planned , videos recorded etc for this week
So I shall keep you all busy
I know some of you are suffering too,
So I am going to send you a big hug, and let you know
That you are not on your own.
Our new Challenge theme is
I couldn’t resist using our 2 new lovely fairies, Fip and Pan.
I think they are whispering to each other…
I wonder what they are saying
I started with stamping my main images , and then adding the trees.
Next I added some scenery, and grounded my fairies.
I added some colour using my watercolour paints, plus some
Flicks of colour.
Followed by some highlights using my Zig , Clean Color water based pens.
I then added some shadows using my chalk pastel pencils,
It is these details that really do finish off the design and pull it all together.
To add more balance to the whole design , I stamped some extra foliage at the base of my card.
If you would like to join in with the challenge , you can find all the information on the Lavinia website
The winner is chosen at random and wins £40 to spend at Lavinia.
As I have been writing this,,,and today it has taken me over an hour…
I have had the most beautiful flowers left at my front door.
Thanks so much Barbara,
You have made my day
Much love and hugs