Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crafting on a sugar high...

Hi folks...I don't want to tempt fate but I think I may be winning the battle against Mr Nasty Cold Virus..."she says whispering just in case he's listening"...I've run the gauntlet of runny nose...stuffed up nose...sneezing and the barking like a dog cough and seem to have come out the other side relatively unscathed but for someone who doesn't have a sweet tooth...it did involve dragging myself kicking and screaming to the medicine cabinet for the "4 times a day" diet of Manuka Honey...it certainly seems to have wondrous cold cure properties but this stuff is capital letter SICKLY SWEET...only made palatable by upping the ratio of Hot Lemon to Honey...either way it was either "too sweet or too sour" face screwing up taste bud torture...that old saying "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down" may well be true but I have a sneaky feeling that this particular "cold busting" remedy left me suffering from a mega sugar induced hyperactive high.
Yesterday was intended to be a "rest and recuperation/ take things easy/chill out/pottering around in the cubbyhole/nothing exciting or strenuous" day but the minute I saw the new coloured Distress Ink Pad labels on Tim's Facebook page from Ranger...I was off on a "sugar filled crafting high" adventure...

all I had to do was click Print...peel and stick and half an hour later...the job's a good un...
but obviously not quite enough to satisfy this crafter's craving so I moved on to have a little nosey into the gorgeous Flower Shop Pop Up Card Kit from Craftwork Cards...
and before I could stop myself I'd cut the front flap off the pop-up card and in a little world all of my own...happily colouring the Flower Shop topper with Distress Markers...
these cards are so deliciously dimensional...it was definitely going to end up an "all angles" photo fest...




The old Manuka Honey may well be what the doctor ordered but I suspect that the real remedy for my ills was this "love what I do and do what I love" bit of impromptu crafting...fingers crossed the high lasts right through the weekend for my hot date with all those lovely Craft Retreat folks.
Which reminds me...today is going to be a "tidy up this old crafter" day...taming the "mind of it's own" hair and the grungy nails definitely need a bit of work before I pack up the jalopy with all the Craft Retreat bits and pieces ready for an early start tomorrow. Toodle-oo for now.
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath think I could do with some Manuka honey if it gets results like this. Love the pop up card so pretty. X

May said...

WOW...The pop up card is beautiful...so Glad you have seen off Mr runny nose...Thanks for the link to TH ink colour stickers...Hugs May x x

rachel said...

wonderful makes Kath andI'm so glad you're winning the battle - ssshhhhh - did I really say that so loudly? xx

Christine L said...

Tis me... the reader of your tales but sit on the sidelines and only join in every now and again person!! LOL! Just to let you know that I have my Manuka honey mixed with a mashed banana..... goes down a treat! And I must admit, it's good stuff.. has sorted out a problem digestive system...

Christine x

Redanne said...

I really do hope it is well on it's way our now. Your pop up card is fab-u-lous (said in my best Craig Revel Horwood voice! Hugs, Anne xx

Ribbon Girl said...

oh I love that pop up Kath - would keep me busy for days! and glad the cold is getting better, Mary x

craftyfoxglove said...

Glad you've kicked that cold into touch, and the pop up card is stunning. I couldn't resist printing off the colour labels for my distress inks too. Just makes me realise how many I haven't got though! Have a great day, Valxxx

trish said...

Hi Kath, glad to hear you are feeling a bit brighter for the weekend with the girls crafting. Love the colours on the pop up box, the house looks great. I will print out the labels later on, thanks for telling us about them...Trish

Cass said...

you must havehad a sugar rush by the sounds of it.Busy,busy busy.Gorgeous pop up card. Glad you're feeling better xx

Jan Sharp said...

Hello Kath. So glad you're feeling better. Mine's certainly hanging around a while. Enjoy your weekend retreat. Crafting's just what you need.
Love the pop up box. I bought these myself but haven't used them yet. Will do so this weekend, now I've seen yours! Thank you, Jan

Debbie said...

Bless you.Glad you are starting to feel better dearie.love the labels and what a fab pop up box you've made.Unique.Hugs Debbie

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