Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Gilded Flying Scotsman

It's been a while since I have updated my blog, that's because I haven't done any crafting for a while. The reasons for that being  four weeks ago,  I fell down the stairs and badly sprained both ankles. 
Hubby took me to hospital some hours later, when the pain got so bad I could barely stand, let alone walk.
Hubby found a wheelchair and wheeled me into A&E, where we sat and waited for hours to be assessed & Xrayed and finally to be seen by a male nurse, who not only gave me a pair of crutches, but he also gave me his cough when he coughed in my face and continued cough over me through out the whole consultation. I knew I wasn't going to escape getting his bug from the first cough. 
Sure enough, two days later I started coughing,  I coughed so much and so hard I gave myself the headache from hell and had pulled all the muscles around my ribs. 
After a few more days things went from bad to worse, I lost my voice and became feverish and I really felt like crap. So I spent the next few days and nights camped out on the sofa. So as not to give it to the rest of the household or keep them up all night. 
The annoying thing was, I couldn't use the crutches for more than a couple of minutes as  it put too much strain on the shoulder I injured when I fell over at the end of last year and had recently finished a course of physio for. 
Once the ankles had recovered enough for me to walk, my brother in law took me to the doctors, she told me I had a chest infection and signed me off work and gave me some pills. 
So now you know why I haven't been up to crafting a blogging for a while.
But I have certainly made up for it the last couple of days.
I am sure  you haven't come to  y blog to read all about my health issues, so I'll get on with with my first crafty post.

My first post this evening is a card I made for my dad. It had to be a simple card as I am not fully recovered for my illness and injury.

I bought this Robert Addams die at the Make it show this year. It's called the Flying Scotsman.
It's easier to make up than his motorbike die. 
Robert had samples of the die made up in gold  Mirri board and in coloured card which looked great, but I wanted to try something a little different with it.
So I made up the train in black card,  then applied gilding wax over the card. I think it's very effective.

The Age Awareness sentiment is from
a stamp set with the same name.
I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it  then used gilding wax over the  heat embossed sentiment to tie it in with the train and background.

The world map is an embossing folder available from stampin' Up.  Sorry I can't remember the name of it.

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