The increasingly inky and painty ramblings of a stampaholic, whilst kneeling on the floor. Yes, my knees do protest!
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Tag Tuesday meets Sunday Stampers
Hi all. I haven't been around much this week blog-wise (doing, I've been watching!) because at the beginning of the week I noticed a problem with my left eye. The upshot was that I made an appointment for an eye test yesterday - the first time in years as I have had pretty good eyesight always. (Think the last time I had my eyes checked, I was still at school - which is a LONG time ago...)
Anyhow, the optician noticed a loss of vision in my left eye that she was worried about - although she said she hadn't seen anything "sinister" (it had of course crossed my mind!) she wanted me to get it checked out as soon as possible so wrote a referral for the eye hospital. Typically, the one 10 minutes down the road in Sutton, doesn't have a weekend opening, so I had to go to Moorfields Eye Hospital at Tooting (still only a busride, but a longer one!)
Luckily I was seen more or less at once, although still with no confirmed reason for the loss of vision - the Dr at Tooting thought that possibly I had had a hole in my retina which has self healed. Don't ask me how it happened or seals itself! I have to go back Monday morning (to Sutton, fortunately) for another field vision test and from them, it's glasses!! So all in all, a strange old week. It took all evening for the drops they gave me, to wear off so that I could see properly again (apart from the probem area, obviously). Having set out at 11 for the eye test, I got home at 4..... no lunch, either!
Anyhow, back to crafting. This week's Tag Tuesday challenge set by Louise is "front and back" - to use both sides of your tag; and this morning, Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge is Winter (inspired by "walking in a winter wonderland") so I have combined the two. I used the dabber resist technique and Tim's snowman - one side I used the Pearl dabber, the other Snow Cap, and distress inks. Sorry it's a quickie today, I hope you will forgive me!
I tried really hard to get blogger to line these up side by side, but it won't!
As I was writing this post, I decided, that it wasn't enough to leave this tag like this - so I have turned it into a card! When I first started making cards and stamping, many years ago now (my late sister introduced me to the obsession and it's been 13 years since she died) I used to use a lot of aperture cards - and still have some left. So I found one - the last one - which was black with an oblong aperture, stamped Tim's small pine branch all round it using distress embossing ink and added some crystall embossing powder for a wintery Christmas shimmer. Rather than another stamped image which I thought might detract from the tag, I used some snowflake paper (Craftwork cards)
I fixed the tag to the back of the aperture so you can turn it to see both sides.