Sunday, 31 August 2008

P.S. I Love You - Quick Pages

Here are a couple of coordinating quick pages for you. They are 12x12 and 300ppi .png files so all you have to do is pop your photos underneath them, save and print. How easy is that?!?!
I hope you like them.
Dee xx

Download the quick pages here

New Kit - P.S. I Love You

As promised, here is my new kit. While I've been holed up resting these past few weeks I've watched P.S. I Love You numerous times. I'm not really a chick flick type of girl but I love chick lit and I bought a copy of the book when it first came out and couldn't put it down and the film is brilliant so here's my take of it. Who says love themed kits are just for Valentines?
There are two versions of it, the traditional 12x12 300ppi kit and one that is tag sized. The papers in both are .jpeg and the elements .png files.
I hope you like it and remember to leave some love if you snag it.
Dee xx

Download the 12x12 version here

Tag Sized here

I'm Back!!

Whoa what a month it’s been for me. My ongoing health troubles have landed me in hospital twice in the last few weeks. The first time I was out with my little girl at a club she’s been going to during the school holidays when I developed chest pain, palpitations (my heart rate was 150+), pains in my arms and shoulders and feeling dizzy. I can’t tell you how scared I was, not only due to what was happening but this was the first time that Jadie had seen me have one of these ‘attacks’, all the others had happened at night when she was in bed luckily. I ended up being blue lighted the 20 or so miles to the nearest large hospital, I had a few ECG’s, a chest x-ray and various blood tests which all came back clear. They discharged me the following day after being fitted with a 24 hour heart tape which would monitor my heart beat and record the palpitations and any other abnormalities. I had the results back 10 days after being fitted with the tape but once again it was ok.
By this point I was really down in the dumps, I honestly couldn’t understand why this was happening when all the tests were coming back fine. It got to the stage that I felt like I was going mad and it was becoming such a struggle to get out of bed in the morning or even go out on my own incase I had another attack. Makes it sound like panic attacks doesn’t it? But it’s not, I do have answers which I’ll get to in a minute. I have also been feeling exhausted for the last few months. Before all this, I would happily survive on just a few hours sleep, now I sleep for 8 hours and cannot get through the day without having to have a few hours’ kip. I know I’m really lucky to have some great people around me who can look after Jadie while I go back to bed and I am so grateful for them.
So I ended up back in hospital again with the same symptoms and still all the tests came back negative, I stayed overnight and was discharged the next day. Yesterday I had an appointment with my doctor, I could kiss this man, I honestly adore him lol Not only is he getting answers but he is the most genuinely nice guy I have ever met, he makes you feel like you are not a burden to him and he has all the time in the world for you – the complete opposite to my previous doctor. He had a few results to some blood tests back, although not all of them are back and he’s ordered another 5 or 6 tests to make sure that what he’s found is causing all my symptoms or whether they’re just adding to some other disease. So what he found… I have a severe vitamin B12 deficiency, the same with folic acid and I may also have PCOS but that isn’t for sure. I have started on folic acid tablets and I have 3 injections Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the B12 and then I’ll have them every 3 months for the rest of my life. What I didn’t realize was that my Grandmother who died when I was little died from Pernicious Anaemia which is caused by a B12 deficiency but medicine has evolved so much since then that I’m not worried. When you look at the symptoms of both it all seems to fit the bill and even though it’s not exactly good to have something wrong with you, I am happy that there is something wrong and it’s not all in my head.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency include:
pale skin, often with a lemon tint
menstrual problems
poor resistance to infections
If the deficiency goes on too long, the nervous system is liable to be affected, causing:
tingling of the fingers and toes
muscle weakness
tenderness in the calves

Symptoms of folic acid deficiency include:
tiredness and palpitations (awareness of heartbeat).
Shortness of breath and dizziness (fainting)
If the anaemia is severe, it can result in angina (chest pain), headache and leg pains (intermittent claudication).

All of these symptoms I’ve experienced so it’s all adding up now. Hopefully once I have the 3 injections next week to give my body a boost of the B12 then I’ll start to feel better and can get on with leading a ‘normal’ life.
So that’s what’s been happening with me, never a dull moment eh lol Oh and the good news… I shall be back in a bit with a new kit and some quick pages which I hope you’ll like. It is my favourite kit so far and even though there’s a theme to it, I think it’s pretty versatile and can be used for any photos.
See you in a little while.
Dee xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Tag Template 16

Last one for this morning. I hope you like it.
Dee xx
Download it here

Tag Template 15

And another one... As you can see from this one, I left the mask layer and the quote that I created just incase you could use them. By all means delete them and just use the template if you want.
Dee xx
Download it here

Tag Template 14

Another tag template for you to play with! It's a pretty simple one but jazz it up with some nice elements and you can get a great looking tag. Underneath you can see what I did with it.
I hope you like it.
Dee xx
Download it here

Bad Blogger & Freebie

I am such a bad blogger... Sorry for the lack of posts and freebies lately but not only have I (still) not been feeling well but my 3D life hasn't left me any room to create. With the little one being off school for the summer holidays, I spend as much time doing things with her as I can and I get tired out so easily these days that I'm in bed early. What a wonderful life I lead eh!
No news from the doctors as yet, but I suppose no news is good news. I do have to do another 24 hour urine sample as they gave me the wrong bottle grrrr and I have my follow up appointment at the end of the month.
Anyway, I have a new freebie for you. 35 teenage wordart tags, created at 300ppi so ideal to add as a finishing touch to your layouts. Included are:
As If, Awesome, Babe, BFF, Blah Blah Blah, Boyfriend, Brat, Dork, Dude, Duh, Ewww! Fabulous, For Sure, Freaky, Get The Picture?, Girlfriend, Hook Up, Hot Stuff, Hunk, I Was Like..., Like Totally, No Way, Off The Hook, Partay, QT Pie, Rock On, Say What?, Shut Up, Umm, What A Babe, What A Hunk, Whatever, Whoa, Wow! & Yeah Right.
I hope you will like and be able to find a use for them. Don't forget to leave me some love should you download.
Hugs Dee xx

Download here

I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by Leigh Of Heartfelt Perfections. Thank you hun, my first time being tagged *blush*
These are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random and some werid
3. Tag 7 people by the end of your post with their name and blog link
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

My 7 facts about me.

1. I am a huge football fan. I have supported Man Utd virtually all of my life but I'll watch any game no matter who's playing.
2. I am one of 6 children and I have 12 neices and nephews and 2 great-nephews.
3. I love to decorate. Gimme a tin of paint and a brush and I'm happy.
4. I HATE gardening. My fingers are so not green!
5. I am petrified of heights, doctors and bees.
6. I love to play cards. Hold em poker's my game of choice in the 3D world. Online it's gin.
7. I love laying in bed on a Sunday morning snuggling up to my 9 year old little girl and reading stories or watching dvd's. I know this time won't last much longer as she's growing up and it breaks my heart :c(

I am tagging these wonderful ladies... - Missy & Yvette - Lisa - Mirella - Just A Girl - Krissy - Paula - Untamed Angel