Saturday 17 February 2018


Hello everyone.  I feel like I've been gone for so long.  I do hope you are all well and happy.  I got a new job and it's more hours so that took me away from my crafting.  But I'm in the swing of it now and hoping that I can continue to craft more now.

Also, I suffer with depression and in the last couple of months it has gradually got worse.  It has also affected my memory as I am constantly getting appointments wrong which has been so stressful!   I am on antidepressants but they seem to be not helping me anymore.  I am now going to see a Doctor and get some more help.  I think that getting back to crafting will also help!! :)

On a much cheerful note I have a card to share!

I do apologise but I can't remember where this image is from, she is however, coloured in with ProMarkers.  The papers are new and I treated myself to them because they remind me of Spring (which I hope is on the way soon).  They are Echo Park Celebrate Spring.


A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
AYLI - Favourite Way to Add a Sentiment (I like to stamp it on a piece of card and layer it up)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Mother's Day or Female
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Chicks - Lots of Layers
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Add an Embellishment
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.


  1. That's a really pretty image and I love your colours you have used . Gorgeous design paper. I sufferfrom depression too. My doctor did prescribe pills for it but reading the possible side effects decided they were worse than how I was feeling do didn't take them. Just knowing they were in the medicine cabinet has helped and I'mslowly co ming out of the latest bout. The Spring will help as I love being out in the garden digging holes as hubby puts it! Hugs Mrs A.

  2. A lovely spring themed card with a sweet image, so beautifully coloured.
    Good luck with your new job and I hope you feel better soon! Spring is on its way!

  3. Cute the image. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog. Anjie DT

  4. Hi this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I am so sorry you are poorly I hope it starts to get better soon for you. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge blog for challenge 455 the theme is Mother’s Day/ Female and the sponsor is Sweet’n’Sassy. Hugs Jackie (GDT)

  5. It's lovely to see you back Michelle and your card is fantastic (she looks like a Time For Tea designs to me!!), I love the bright papers and your wonderful design. I am sorry to hear that the "black mist" has descended, keep on with the medication, it can take some time to take effect and I am sure that getting your crafty fix will help concentrate your mind too...its great therapy!! Take care xx

  6. Very pretty. An ideal card for a teenager. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  7. Great to see you back Michelle -did wonder where you were.Love the beautifully coloured image and pretty papers.Hope you feel better soon,you may need medication upping or changing.
    Carol x

  8. Michelle, she is gorgeous. LOVE your coloring and beautiful layout. You don't have to apologize for LIFE. You are human. Just hope that you find the right mix of medications or diet (sometimes that can be a factor). Whatever you need to do so that you don't have to live in a fog. Know that there is enough people who are willing to support you. Sending you hugs and prayers from afar!!!

  9. Welcome back, Michelle! I recently returned to my blog after about 9 months. I'll see how it goes. Hope things get better for you. Your card is beautiful and your colouring is as amazing as always! Take care of yourself!

  10. A beautiful card Michelle and although I recognize the image, for the life of me the name fails ....I do hope your soon feeling more like yourself hun, depression is a hard one, but there is always light at the end of every tunnel...
    Glad you joined us at the CRAFT challenge this week....chin up sweetie..xx

  11. Hi Michelle, nice to see you back. I love this pretty, spring themed card. I too have depression so I know what its like. Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Hi Michelle,
    So sorry ti hear you have not been well.
    I do hope all gets sorted soon.
    I too sometimes suffer with slight depression and when it strikes I don't feel like blogging or crafting.
    Hence I sometimes am MIA for a while.
    Luckily I havem't been so bad lately.
    Your card is so lovely and what a sweet image, and your have coloured it wonderfully.
    Beautiful papers also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. A beautiful card and image coloured beautifully and thanks for sharing with us at passion for promarkers in our Embellishment theme challenge good luck and hope to see you in our new challenge starting Tuesdays.

  14. Hi Sweetie, lovely to see you back. Depression is a horrible thing. I know I suffer from it too. Weather doesn't help either. I hope you feel better soon sweetie. Crafting does help as you can get lost in the creation you are doing. Your card is gorgeous.

  15. Lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz good luck in the draw and dont forget we are running our gdt call for March.

  16. Such a pretty and fun card, perfect for a teen! Hope you find the right help for you, it can be frustrating. Stick with it, crafting definitely helps. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  17. Such a sweet, pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts!

    Jess- DT

  18. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

    Helen x

  19. Lovely project!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

    Ania DT

  20. Hello my friend how are you? this is so sweet thanks for playing this week over at Polkadoodles good luck
    Jacki (PD DT)

  21. Beautiful card. Your coloring is lovely and I love the layout and the pretty paper. I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia

  22. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.