Here is my take on this week's sketch for Try Stampin' on Tuesday. These are some of the very last bits from Kaisercrafts Just Believe. I really love this range of pp but must admit I'm ready for a change. I was inspired by the silver embossed scrap, so with that in mind I came up with this card. I did make a boo boo on this card can you see it? No? Are you sure? I stamped the tree backwards! My brain isn't in it's happy place at the moment - what can I say. Luckily for me I don't think it matters too much, I just wished that it was the right way around. As I wanted to add some colour to it like I did with the present.
I also want to let you know the reason why I haven't been as active lately. Some of you may be aware that I have suffered from Depression in the past. In fact last year I had it really bad, hence the reason why I wasn't around that much. Any way for the last few weeks I've been letting it get to me. So I withdrew from the world so to speak. I've been a grumpy menace to my family & haven't felt like doing anything, not sleeping or going anywhere. Don't worry I have the support of my family & really great friends in my mothers group. I've also started taking some B vitamins supplements to help me calm down before I really get on a downward spiral & need to go back onto anti depressants (hate having to use them) . It seems to be working, I feel better & am interested in the world again. I know that I have a wonderful life, family & friends. But unfortunately my brain is geared wrong, so I go through these periods of "nothingness or blackness". I dredge up all the things I've done "wrong" over my life even from when I was a small child. I let the little things that probably wouldn't even register as a blip on a radar get to me. I know that is what I do & am working really hard to break this cycle. I have learnt what my "stress signs" are & am working on ways to combat them as well. I just wanted to let all of you know this as I feel I owe you all an explanation for my bouts of all or nothing on blogger. I am hoping to restructure my life so that I can balance out my crafting/blogging with real life. I need to sort this out, as it is doing my head in. I love to craft & have found that I love being a blogger as well. But I need to balance my life so that I can do this without the feelings of guilt that some how have attached themselves to myself when I do this.
Ok lovelies hopefully I haven't scared you all off & that I have inspired you all to get creative with this wonderful sketch. Please pop over to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog & leave the other DT gals some love on their gorgeous cards. Huge hugs to you all xoxoxoxo