Wednesday 22/07/2015 – The Spoon Theory


Fighting Fibromyalgia One Day At A Time shares the Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino xx

Originally posted on Fighting Fibro One Day At A Time... The life of a 30-something Fibromyalgia/IBS sufferer:

What the heck is a spoonie

The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino, it is her personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability.

You can check out Christine’s website at

My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating French fries with gravy. Like normal girls our age, we spent a lot of time in the diner while in college, and most of the time we spent talking about boys, music or trivial things, that seemed very important at the time. We never got serious about anything in particular and spent most of our time laughing.

As I went to take some of my medicine with a snack as I usually did, she watched me with an awkward kind of stare, instead of continuing the conversation. She then asked me out of the blue what…

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Silent Sunday – Happy Birthday Keepsake

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Handcrafted Greeting Card – VW Birthday

I recently had an order from a customer for an eight inch square greetings card for her sons 29th birthday.

The recipient is a VW enthusiast and campervan conversion specialist so the theme for this card was quite an obvious one.

I chose to use shades of blue and silver in this design in keeping with their business logo colours, these colours were layered to give a dimensional detail.

I then used multiple diecut campervans in different colours giving a drop shadow effect before finishing with a ‘Happy Birthday Son’ sentiment and a Hunky Dory insert.

This greetings card was designed and handcrafted by Cards And Candles For All Occasions, if you would like to discuss your greetings card, keepsake card, candle or gift requirements please email me at

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Keepsake Card – Hairdressing theme, 50th Birthday

I was asked to create a freestanding keepsake card for a mobile hairdressers 50th birthday… the theme was ‘hairdressing holdall’ with accessories.

I used black cardstock to create the base of the card which is an opening bag with baby pink ribbon handles and tie closure, I then added cerise and baby pink cardstock using a matting and layering technique to add strength and character to the design.

A selection of hairdressing theme diecuts were added to the inside of the holdall to give the feeling of a mobile hairdressers kit bag, whilst some of the diecuts were left sticking out the top of the bag.

A personalised trophy and name banner were added to the outside of the holdall before the design was finished with butterflies and flowers.

Hairdressing Holdall (1)

Hairdressing Holdall (2)

Hairdressing Holdall (3)

So Excited – Create And Craft TV #Excited

This morning I was watching Dawn Wheeler and Dean Wilson on Create And Craft TV… they were demonstrating the Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine and as I had bought one of these fab machines then I thought I would email the show with some support and a few of my recent makes.

Guess what… two of my keepsake cards were shown live on television this morning. I was so excited and still can’t believe that something I have made was shown on television :-)

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Wordless Wednesday – Kilchurn Castle

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Happy Fathers Day 2015

Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful Dad, I love you very very much!!

I wanted something unique and personal to send my Dad for Fathers Day, he is always there for me through everything in my life and I want him to know how much I appreciate him.

I decided to contact Melody Moo with an idea of what I wanted… I wanted a unique drawing incorporating my Dad’s Mazda MX-5, his Eriba Puck caravan and the background I wanted to be based around Lochy Holiday Park in Fort William… this is what Melody came up with for me and I love it!!

FAthers Day 1

Then I saw this from Handmade With Love Designs and just had to buy it lol.

Fathers Day 2

And to complete Dad’s Fathers Day gifts I handcrafted a greetings card for him:

Fathers Day 2015 (2)
Fathers Day 2015 (1)

Happy Fathers Day to my Dad, both my Grandpa’s in Heaven and all other Dads, Stepdads, Grandads and Father figures :)