Thursday, January 7, 2010

Whew here we go...2 Challenges, two cards (Cute card Thursday 94 and Charisma Cardz Week 1)

I have not been blogging for the past few days, my depression has been really kicking me in the butt, I started out with just anxiety and then a couple of months ago my doctor diagnosed me with clinical depression. The anxiety is still the majority of the problem but sometimes the depression rears its ugly head.

I finally gathered the strength and energy to make a couple of cards for a couple of challenges the first is over at Charisma Cards Week 1 and it was a color challenge to use the colors pink brown cream and toffee. Hope this is ok.

The second challenge was over at Cute Card Thursday Challenge #94 and the challenge theme was all new so I made a baby card
Both of the images came from a french coloring book site which I love! I really need to get out of the house, it's been pretty much two months since i have been able to actually go any where, i have the odd day where i am somewhat OK but not good enough to go shopping and I need stuff! Also I am anxious for the post man to come everyday because I am waiting on two packages (Blog candy I won) one from the UK and the other from the USA. I guess they are taking a long time because of Christmas, hopefully tomorrow? I need some new stash soon!
I was also a featured stamper this week over at Tuesday Morning Sketches but I will fill you in more with that tomorrow hopefully. Good night everyone (depending on where you live!)


  1. Hey you! Was wondering what happened to you. My dearest mother suffered from depression. It is such a scary disease and so few people actually understand it or have any patience with sufferers. She used to say it felt like there was big, black, scary dog sitting in front of the door when she opened it. Thankfully she finally sort of conquered it after lots of treatment, lots of prayer and even more love from my fantastic father. Why am I telling you this sad story? Not because I have the need to pull out all my own sadness, but to tell you that I know from experience that just when you think there is no hope, there always is. When life seems at its darkest, it means that the light at the end of the tunnel is around the corner, not straight ahead - and that corner might be closer than you think! Hang in there dear friend, a lot of people are praying for you and I am sending the biggest hug I have accross the pond.

  2. Oh sweetie you are not alone. Remember there are many of us out here that think about you and keep you in our thoughts.If you need anything you just need to tell us. I think your cards are wonderful...keep sharing with all of us.

  3. Hi
    As you know i know all there is to know about your condition as my daughter is a sufferer too.
    Just before xmas things took a really bad turn for her too and she too has been diagnosed with clinical depression and also suffers with pannick attacks (anxiety)
    it makes me so sad as she should be doing all the things sixteen year olds do and instead she is stuck in doors.
    So keep hanging in there as Tertia said there is light a round the corner,i have always beleived this for my daughter and one day i know she will reach it and so will you.
    These cards are great and i love those cutie images you have used.
    Hugs Alison.

  4. Hi sweetie! I am so sorry to hear about the depression. I had severe post-partum depression with both boys and it was such a difficult time for not only myself but for those around me... especially my dear husband. So as you know, there is light at the other end and you just need to keep one foot in front of the other. Hang in there. I also read about your grandmother. I am very sorry. My last grandmother passed away almost exactly a year before yours. ((hugs)) to you!

    SOOOOO... I have some fabulous news to share with you. Can you come visit my blog to see it? I think it might bring a smile to your beautiful face!

    ~ Jane