Sunday 8 July 2012

2 Pwitty Cards

Good Evening strangers!  Not been here for a while have I?!  I shall explain a bit further down but I wanted to share these 2 pretties with you this evening

This one is a new Hannah Lynn image from Crafts & Me called  Sadie's Dragon which is clearly proving very popular with the Crafts & Me DT as lots of us have done her!   I coloured with promarkers using a pink and lavender theme which gives her a much softer look.  I adore the little dragon she has, wish I had one!

I'd lke to enter her into.....

Secret Crafter - Pastel Colours
Crafty Catz - Spots
Paperplay - Happy Birthday
Card & Scrap - Wings
Anything goes challenge - polka dot & birthday

Next up is Amanda which I've been itching to do for a couple of weeks but have had a lot going on so only just got round to having a play!  I again used the pink and lavender theme but used bolder papers which are the fab Crafts & Me range HERE.  I use these quite a lot as I'm not really an embellishment kinda person and find the papers really fill the card so you don't need an awful lot on.  Here I've just used a bird die cut a friend gave me, a border die cut and 3 tiny nailhead gems.  I think you'll be seeing more of her as she's lovely to colour especially if you're wanting to blend your colours as the hair is made for that.

I'd like to enter her into....

Well where have I been?  Well regular readers will know I've been waiting for an assessment for Aspergers and the hoops you jump through to get there so it finally came around and I travelled up to a specialist clinic in Sheffield last week.  They even had an encaustic art picture on the wall which I had to go have a looksie at lol!

So long story short I now have not only confirmed Aspergers but ADHD too which explains a LOT to me!  That was a bit of a surprise but now I've familiarised myself with the symptoms things are starting to make a lot of sense to me now.
I've just taken some time out for reflection and a step back to view the bigger picture of life and slowed the pace a little.  I never considered ADHD as lets face it I'm not exactly running half marathons however the symptoms in adults tend to manifest in more mental activity, taking too much on, starting new stuff and getting bored once the challenging bits are over.  As a kid I was the classic ADHD in that I was always on the go, running, climbing etc but I'm certainly not like that now lol!
I've suddenly become very aware of my mannerisms such as the fact I fiddle all the time, I even make keyrings that I wrote "Designed by a fidget for fidgets" and its just something I've always done.
I' m also very easily distracted then forget what it was I'm supposed to be doing so Ive always written lists down of what I'm supposed to do and what deadline I have.

On the aspergers side its the attention to detail and one of my major ones is the dislike of being touched.  Crafters who've known me from cross stitching days will remember the Non-Touchy Hugs they used to send me as they knew I didnt like it lol!  It really is something that makes me incredibly uncomfortable as do queues, crowds and inconsistent noise - I can cope with the neighbours playing loud music as its consistent noise but DIY I wouldnt as it unpredictable - not that they do mind, they are good neighbours I'm the loud one!

Anyways off for a mooch x


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MagsB said...

Honey, it must be so reassuring to have official recognition - I hope you've been given big bright certificates to wave in front of the jobsworths who try to deny people the things that they are entitled to!!

Keep smiling, petal! Oh - it almost goes without saying, because your colouring is so good, but your Hannah Lynns are just exquisite!

Take care - love, Mags B x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card's the images are beautifully coloured and the layout are stunning. Glad you are getting sorted and big hugs. Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful pastels and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

Laine said...

Your cards are both beautiful. I love how you have coloured these and all of the detail you have used. Thank you for entering Amanda in the Totally Paper Crafts Challenge this week.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two very pretty cards, Vix. I hope understanding your medical issues will assist you in future life. Hugs, Lesley

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Firstly two beautiful cards, gorgeous colours and images. Secondly good that you now have a diagnosis which allows you to find out more and move forward. Sending non touchy hugs xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Vix these are both just so stunning! I absolutely love the beautiful soft colour tones you have chosen and the layouts are amazing :)

Sandra H said...

Wow your talent really shine through on your colouring its just absolutely beautiful as is the image totally stunning!!:)x

Janette said...

Your cards are just gorgeous, very pretty images, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck in the challenge.xx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Vix love the image and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Céline said...

gorgeous cards, fab coloring
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Emily Lauritzen said...

Both of these cards are just fabulous! I love the pink and purple color combinations and you colored each image in so beautifully!! Thank you for joining in our summertime challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
<3 Emily-DT

Unknown said...

what a gorgeous card love the colours and thank you for joining the challenge at crafty catz ...sassy xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Thank you for joining in with the Papertake Weekly Challenge, Mary G x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, stunning colouring. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge.
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

Oh gorgeous, thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous cards, such pretty images and fab colours. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Cardmad Fairy.
Lyndsey xx

Christy Beans said...

Wow - love these! I have been seeing these images around the blogs and I always love when the artists use non-traditional hair colors. Beautifully colored and what wonderful color choices! =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Unknown said...

So beautifully colored!! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along at!! :)