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Sunday, 27 February 2011

My new,boot,DT time, an amazing gift and coffee and cream

Hi guys,
well as you know I had my boot fitted on Friday,had no idea it would be as big as it is,yikes its not heavy just awkward,and it kinder,makes the inside of my leg sore,were the metal is. So i have adapted some foam to go inside,were the metal is. I have an allen Key were I have to,keep the presssure up,thought you may like to see it,
This is the side,were I have to keep the pressure,and its wear,those metal pieces,are,which are on the other side,that rub against my leg.
Anyway,there I was feeling sorry for myself,trying to get the Houswork,done wondering if I would ever finish when the postman,came and when I opened,the parcel in it was the most amazing thoughtful gift my my dear sweet friend,Cindy,over at whimsical,musings,oh she has had,her work published,and to my joy she sent this book to me. I was totally overwhelmed,at her generosity,and her great kindness,Cindy hun honest,you could not have given me a greater,more thoughtful gift so bless your heart hun,I will treasure this always.
Here are just few amazing pictures of her book.

Isnt,this just brilliant,once again hun thank you so much,there are just not enough words to describe how I felt when this arrived.
Okay now over to Creative inspirations,this week,and the theme is templates,choosen,by Autumn I have made this gift set,using the,briliant templates,and images from  our sponsers,this week,The cutting cafe
I have just just plain textured card stock,embossing,and some inks,had great fun with this. So if we would like,you to get your thinking caps on this week. So cant wait to see what you come up with.

I have distressed,the box,added some ribbon,and a button,so the set includes,an envelope,pillow box,and card.
So hope you will join us again,this week over at creative inspirations.
Well as I have been trying to keep myself going I decided to,make a card for the simon,says challenge,coffee and cream,I followed,the sketch from Friday sketches,its ages since I last followed a sketch,so had great fun with this one,

Anna,griffin paper,basil card stock,Prisma pencils,Some string,threaded with beads,then,rubbed with gold ink,flowers,and lace. Txt inked,with coffee,archival ink.
I also want to thank dear Slyvia,for giving me yet another award,bless your heart hun I also want to welcome another new follower to my blog oh,how honoured am I to keep having such talented peeps,follow little old me,thanks Tamara  hun,
Friday Sketches following,there great sketch
simonsays,coffee and cream
cardmakinmamas happy birthday
craftyanns birthday
sweetstampin,oh so girly my pink set


Margreet said...

Hey Cheryl...I was scared stiff when I saw the pic of your boot (I had not blogged a few days) looks like a large ski boot...hope the pain is diminishing for your creations: they are fab as always...I admired and love the girl with cat you coloured a few days ago....well hun...hang in there (if that is a good saying now???)...hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww keep ya chin up chuck, hope ya feel better soon. Fabulous book lovely gift,gorgeous cards, awesome colour work as always, have good sunday hun, take care, hugs, sue,x

Flutterby Trina said...

Hope you foot feels better soon, looks like you should be resting (crafting) more than housework hun! cards are stunning!!! xxx

Fliss said...

Hi Cheryl, hope your boot helps heal your foot problem. I have seen one of these before as my sister in law had one just over a year ago when she fell down some steps and broke her ankle and as Margreet says it is like a giant ski boot.

Your artwork is really gorgeous and don't know how you do it (and the dreaded H) with all your troubles. The book from Cindy is a stunner too - lucky you.

Hope you have a good Sunday and that you've got the sunny weather we have here.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Shazza said...

OUCH!!! you poor thing, hope you heal quickly. Your gift looks fabulous how nice. Love your card and other projects, just beautiful x

pinky said...

Wow that is a big boot Cheryl, but hope it does its job well:) Loving your gorgeous creation today, lovely colours and love the distressing. Wasn't that such a lovely surprise for you, that book looks fabulous!! Take it easy.

Curlybear said...

OMGosh Lady what have you done, bless you, I wish you a very speedy recovery hun, it looks so painful, ouch!!,

Well what amazing works of art hun, browsing your blog is like a visit to the Tate Gallery, so many magnificent things to look at.

take care, rest well,hun

Have a great week,
Hugs Bridget :-0 x

Basement gal said...

Oh my goodness you poor thing, that must make life very difficult. I love your projects, that pink textured cardstock is beautiful. You lucky thing to receive a book like that it's gorgeous. Have a good sunday.

Zoechaos said...

Gosh thats one heck of a boot! you have been in pain for a long time guess extreme measures are called for to 'sort you out' LOL stick with it love a realitively short time in that compared to the rest of your life without the continuing pain and problems its worth it. XOXO Zoe

Rach said...

Hope you pain free again soon, love your creations that you have made. Thank you for joining us at Friday sketchers. Hugs rach xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Cheryl I do hope this works for you and pain free soon, beautiful creations as always.
Chris x

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous creations Cheryl, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's and I hope that boot does it's job quickly.
Ann x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my goodness Cheryl! I am sorry that you are having to cope with such a contraption on your leg. Bless you it must be very trying. I hope you don't get too tired wearing it. Such a wonderful gift to receive know wonder you love it so.
Love your gorgeous creations! Such fabulous work!
Take care thinking of you.
kim x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i hope you're keeping that foot up - while your doing all this creating!!! forget the damn housework! it'll be there when you're better.

all your work is absolutely gorgeous. i especially love those embossed envies and box. wowza. you continue to amaze me.

hugs :)

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness! So sorry about your leg! What a bummer that is!
Beautiful notelets and what a kind thoughtful gift from your friend. :-) I know it made your day.
Get well hugs,

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hope your foot and your leg will come better soon, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Your new work looks wonderful again.

minnie_mac said...

Hope your foot is soon all healed up. What a gorgeous gift book you received. And your artwork is fab as always.


Nancy Y said...

Hi Cheryl, I hope your foot heals up quickly. Gorgeous Cards, and the embossed envelope and pilllow box are Fantastic!

Nancy xx :D

Craftyanny said...

I don't know Cheryl, think it looks rather stylish mself pmsl. Seriously, hope it does the job for you sweetie.
What can I say about the book apart from stunning!! I'm not surprised it was published.
I see you've been a busy bee as usual too, lovely creations, love the little set, it's really girlie
take care
Anne x

iReneM said...

Fantastic creations Cheryl. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's.
My neighbour has got a boot like yours only his is a lovely fashionable grey colour.
Seriously tho, I hope it does the trick and your foot heals PDQ.


Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS and UNIQUE Cheryl, I love your work. So sorry for your leg, hope you feel better soon!!

Jill said...

hi Cheryl aww I didn't realise you'd hurt your foot it looks so painful, hope you are not in too much pain hun, another gorgeous creation love the embossing looks fab hugs Jill xx

Padster said...

Fancy footwear hun lol! So long as it does the job :c)
Love your new makes xx

Sarah said...

Hi chum, love all of these fabulous makes, my fav is your gorgeous pink set, love all the detail and embossing, and lovely image on your last make chum love the brown tones too! ahh!! what a beautiful gift for you from Cindy she knows you so well!! now you take it easy on that foot chum, lots Hugs
Sarah x

Jackie said...

I love your embossed card and envelopes and the other card is fab!
Hope your boot doesn't give you too much trouble. xx

Betty said...

Wow Cheryl what a beautiful gift from Cindy, i love her work too.
Your pink projects are so lovely great embossing and stamp a lovely gift set, and the brown and pink is Gorgeous love your layout and image used.
Hope your Boot really does the trick for your foot hun, take care and rest it well.
Hugs Betty x x

Mette said...

Whoa Cheryl - the latest fashion from Paris :). Hope it will bring you health and happiness in time hun. And what a stunning present - it's gorgeous. Loving your projects - you are just so talented :).
Hugs, Mette

Mina said...

Im just catching up now Cheryl...your poor thing, ouch, Im sending you a huge cyber hug...what a beautiful thoughtful gift that was for you to receive, things like this seem to happen when we need them most dont they...your work as always is amazing
Mina xxx
p.s. you need to work on the boot with your flair you could make it something amazing

Linby said...

Poor you hun with that big boot-glad you had a lovely pressie to cheer you up.
Lovely creations as always-that pink gift set.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I am so sorry about your leg Cheryl!! Please rest and feel better. Maybe this will give you more crafting your feet. Beautiful notelet set!! The gift from your friend is so thoughtful and beautiful. A treasure for sure.

Tracey said...

Aww bless your heart - that boot looks so uncomfortable ! Hope you are much better soon hon and not going to have to hobble for too long, it has not stpped your crewativity in any way - wow, loving the pink set and all the texture you have created, and the colours of the second are yummy - such a beautiful blog post ( apart from the boot lol) and what a lovely thoughtful gift, I can tell you will treasure it xxx

Faye said...

CHERYL!!!! I am so cross with you I'm not going to say anything about your goegeous work. (you could enter the pink at Sweet Stampin this week!) Why on earth are you trying to do housework?! Go and stand in the corner and think about what you've done!

jackiescrafts said...

Great makes as always Cheryl hunnie and the book you have received is fab
The boot looks very cumbersome but if it does the job it's meant to it will be worth it in the end. Glad the foam has helped

Hugs Jackie xx

Spyder said...

Oh poor you, your foot seems to be going on forever, 'hop' it gets better soon! Lovely Lovely amazing makes Cheryl, have a very crafty week

Liz said...

Ouch that foot looks sore hun ohh poor you nd yes leve the HW bad word anyway brilliant lovely book you got there and love your work like Sarah the pink is me fave well done still crafting with all thats going on big hugs

liz xx

Tracy said...

Oh Cheryl,
I hope the boot doesn't hurt too much and hope it gets better soon hun.
Great creations by the way, love your WOJ.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Cheryl, what an amazing contraption you have to wear, sorry you are still in pain, I hope it all gets sorted soon.
Love all your makes, and what a gorgeous book from Cindy, how lovely to receive something so special, you deserve it my friend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Cheryl,
Oh gosh, and to think that the book was delayed in coming there--and now it appears that it arrived at just the right time. It's as if God knew this was all going to be happening, so I know that He is watching over you...Oh girl, I can't believe that latest style in leg wear over in the U.K. right now!!! I hope that you will be able to change styles soon and be all healed up as soon as possible.

And I love what you created--I can't believe you had the presence of mind to craft--you are a true artist!!!
Love and hugs,

Terry said...

I sure hope that boot helps you to heal quickly. It does look quite huge!! Cindy is a sweeheart and the book is wonderful! Now your creations are so fabulous and I always love your projects! Take care!

Cheryl said...

A friend of mine had a boot like that all summer. I'm sending wishes of a speedy recovery.

Gorgeous projects! The book you received as a gift is also wonderful. What a sweet gift!

Dawn said...

Well whose a poorly girl? I must of missed what happened there. And Cindy is the best isn't she. What a lovely book.

Love Dawn xx

jude said...

Hiya hunni.
Just quick note to say WOW fab projects they are beautiful and stunning how you used the templates provided .Thanks hunni will email you later this am when i have more time
love n hugs judex

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Cheryl, you poor dear, I do hope your not in to much pain? It looks terribly uncomfortable. and look at you still taking the time to create beautiful art. Your amazing.
What a sweet and thoughtful gift from Cindy, She really is a wonderful and kind soul.
Be well my friend.
Hugs Lynn

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh Cheryl, I hope you get better soon and what an awful thing to have to wear. Just keep thinking its doing me good its doing me good!! LOL
thank you for your mention you too make gorgeous and wonderful projects..

Claire Phillips said...

Oh poor you Cheryl...hope it helps eventually. What a lovely gift. Your projects are fabulous as always! Cheers Claire x

Jan said...

Now that's a boot and a half :) Am glad that you've been fitted and can get on the road to recovery :)

1CardCreator said...

So sorry hun that you have to endure this. Your cards are lovely. Big hugs, ~Diane

Autumn said...

Hope you are healing and feeling better soon, that does not look like fun! Love the gift set you've made, I've never been much for that multi colored paper, but i love what you've done with it, looks awesome!!
Have a good one!

Fiona said...

beauitiful creations...hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Lorraine A said...

gorgeous cards Cheryl :-)fabulous designs as always :-)

Oh I had no idea you had probs with your leg !! I hope you feel better soon hunny xx sending HUGE but gentle hugs your way xx

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT Call :-)
Lols x x x

Enfys said...

Hi Cheryl, oh dear sweetie, that boot looks so cumbersome, hope you solve the rubbing problem and find it more comfortable. Your projects are just gorgeous, love the little sepia girl,
big hugs
En xx

Dora said...

OMG I am so sorry about your leg Cheryl, wow yes that looks big! And what a lovely note-let set that is, so pretty and that embossing is gorgeous xx Hope your feet will be better soon. Hugsxxx

Abi said...

I love your notelet set, the embossing is fabulous & would be a delight for anyone to receive. Hope you're leg is on the mend soon. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful creations Cheryl. That boot looks like its a real pain to wear, hope you don't have to for too long.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards, Cheryl and I hop that boot comes off soon!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Juls said...

what a gorgeous gift! that book is amazing!!!

Lve your set of cards, the pink is fab and I love the embossing!

and I adore your final card, love the grogeous sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls