I am suffering from tooth ache! As you are all aware, having suffered yourselves at some point, there really is no greater pain, than that of a rotten tooth. It is VERY distracting, my creative juices are running decidedly low!
However, my toothache has made me realise how VERY lucky I am to have been born in this era of advanced dentistry and high hygiene standards and with the invention of a variety of pain relieving concoctions at least there is some relief from the agony.
My dentist is a very pleasant, young Portuguese lady, who is both kind and knowledgeable, unlike in years go by. I would, probably, have gone to the local barber, who would have preformed extractions willy-nilly, with no thought to the amount of pain he was inflicting with every yank, pull and twist.
Apparently I need a 'root canal treatment' if I am to save my tooth. Well since I don't have that many teeth left, I felt I should make an extra effort to save the ones that are left. And since I was, in fact, nearly crying with the pain I said yes, go ahead. Now for the tricky bit... a root canal treatment is two appointments, the first of which is for 30 minutes and since I was an emergency my over-worked dentist could not possible do it now! You can imagine my reaction... this normally laid-back, eager-to-please, doormat - suddenly wasn't. I can hear me now, whining... "But it HURTS", "You've got to do something NOW", "Please, please, please.". To be fair to my dentist, she looked at my tear-stained face (twisted in agony) and said she'd get as much of the infection out now, file down the canal and put some kind of super bacteria-fighting agent into the gap, so at least she would be able to kill the nerve and remove the pain before my next appointment (30 minutes) to complete the 'treatment'. After I had blubbered my thanks, we got started. In goes the needle - do I care? not really, although I was consciously trying to relax (tense muscles cause more pain), out comes her drill - really is there anything more distressing than that drill? I eventually leave the dentist office with half my face smiling and the other half frozen into a mask of horror, but at least for a short while the pain is gone and in a few hours I'll be able to live my life, pain-free.
When I'm not in pain... I don't like the dentist (I don't mean the nice Portuguese lady, I mean the dental practice in general), or at least the thought of having to go there and pay for the privilege of having needles stuck into the most delicate parts of my mouth. However, actual toothache, makes you re-assess all negative thoughts of the dentist, and suddenly they are the only thing standing between you and permanent anguish.
Enough of the horror stories...back to my crafting. Before the toothache I had made a 'JOY' fold card, this is only my second attempt at this fold, but I really like it, so it could become a favourite! My previous effort can be found here.
CARD BASE - green CS - 4 1/4" x 7 3/4" - scored at 2 1/4"
INSIDE CARD BASE - green CS - 3 1/22 x 7 1/4" - scored at 4"
CARD BASE MATS - patterned paper by 'WILD ROSE STUDIO' called 'BUTTERFLY GARDEN' - x 1 @ 4" x 5 1/4", x 2 @ 2" x 4"
INSIDE CARD BASE MATS - patterned paper by 'WILD ROSE STUDIO' called 'BUTTERFLY GARDEN' - x 1 @ 3 1/4" x 3 3/4", x 2 @ 3" x 3 1/4"
EMBELLISHMENT - flowers from 'CREATE AND CRAFT TV'
SENTIMENT - from stash and a peel-off
All the edges have been inked using 'TIM HOLTZ' distressed ink pad 'TEA DYE'
For a great video demo of this fold visit 'CARDZ TV'.
I really can't be bothered!
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