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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

My First Decoupage Since my Operation

It is now nearly six weeks since my bilateral Carpal Tunnel surgery.  It's been a very difficult recovery period with the inability to not use both hands.  The stitched area is still sore and will take some time to heal but I can now lay my hand flat which I couldn't do two weeks ago.  This is most probably down to the therapeutic putty exercises I have to do that the Occupational Therapist gave me last week.  There are not easy but "no pain, no gain".  Thankfully the constant very tight squashing feeling I had in both wrists and the loss of sensation in my thumb and two fingers is all gone now so that is brilliant.  I am only wearing my splints when out of the house as I walk with a stick and the wounds are still sore so the splints provide a bit of cushioning.  I shall be very glad when the splints can go away as I've had to wear them for nearly two years.
 Here is my first decoupage card I have made since my operation.  I have used a poinsettia card kit that I got from CraftsUPrint recently and is by Ann-marie Vaux and can be found here.
I loved the shape of the card.  I have edged the card, decoupage, insert plate and sentiment with a gold Pentouch pen.

I have finished the card off with some Stickles glitter glue, pearl dots, Glossy Accents on the berries and a lovely ribbon bow using my new Embellishment Attic Bow Maker which makes wonderful bows that lie flat.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and shine
Moving Along with the Times - It's time to shape up!
Completely Christmas - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Early Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Add ribbons
Dream Valley - No stamps allowed
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/fall colours

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Granmargaret said...

Beautiful card Kym. I hope you get better soon.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

cotnob said...

Your card is stunning Kym, such beautiful colours and fabulous design.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are well on the way to recovery, it sounds like hard work.
Take care.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Kym.
Gr Karin

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is stunning,gorgeous colours and image. Marlene DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Kym! Your card turned out SO beautifully, I would have never known that you were in pain creating it. I hope your hands get back to 100% very soon, and I really appreciate you creating and sharing with us. You are SO talented, and it means a lot to have you share in our challenges.
Word Art Wednesday

SoniaW said...

What a really pretty card, i had carpel tunnel briefly when i was pregnant and it was a killer! glad to hear you are on the mend. Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia DT

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card and best wishes for a full recovery after your carpal tunnel op - Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge, Mary x

julie1 said...

another beautiful card, love the colours. thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again, and good lucxk x

cotnob said...

Hi Kym, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kym, this beautiful card won a prize at WAW. I hope your hands improve daily. Carole WAW