Monday, 9 April 2012

If you can't beat them....SMASH them :)

Afternoon Peeps!!

Well today's plans went pants up when the dreaded monthlies arrived for me :( I have endometriosis so its a very painful and traumatic few days. However, this morning after taking 30 mins to get out of bed and get some painkillers I decided it was time to get even!! 
If you can't beat it ....SMASH IT!!!
So I plodded out to my crafty garage with Mo and my hot wheaty bag and set to work!! 
Lots of grungy stamps,distress inks and some journalling later and here it is!!! My monthlies journal page!!
 I hope I don't offend anyone by smashing and sharing this, its just that it is such a big part of my life. When you have endometriosis it doesn't just end with the monthlies coming, you get back ache a lot and feel icky a lot before it actually comes :( I am still working in the doc's to give me a hysterectomy but they want to exhaust all other avenues first (...which includes me!!! I would rather just get it over and done with!!!)

And heres my gorgeous zombie girl!!!...which is probably just what I look like at the minute after 2 500mg co-codamols!!...which I also had to include on my pages of pain!!!!
I inked them a bit so they fitted it with the grungy colours!!
Its a bit tricky to see but my little zombie chick has a kind of mottled effect going on! I coloured her up and then dotted my blender pen over her and her kitty to get them a bit more zombiefied!! she is also edged in green copic spica pen which sparkls a treat, will try and get a piccy of it later and add it on!

The font for my journalling is called 'Lefty Monster' and I got it from dafont for free! (...though my own handwriting is so monstrous it probably would of fit in quite well!!) I printed out the words I was feeling, inked them and then mounted them onto black card.

I am actually amazed at how much better I feel for getting some of my feelings down onto a page I can reflect on ...well, that and the fact that 2 lots of painkillers help a whole tonne :) :) and ripping round the edges of the paper was fun. I loved tying knots in the thread and adding a little tag to point out my painkillers!! 

And here's my little mountain of pens used!!!
and yup!! they are sitting on my rather starting to look ever so wrinkly paged art/smashing journal !!!!!
 I am entering this page into a couple of challenges too...
Bunny Zoes - Ribbon or Twine - I hope you can see my twine around the journalling part and tablets xx
Anything Goes- Anything Goes challenge !! theres certainly a bit of anything goes on this page!!
Thank you so much for popping in on me! off to watch Lord of the Rings with Mo now. 
huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Lou, love love your pages, hope that pain is under control. I love that zombie, have to go get her and play soon. Hugs

  2. Aww you poor thing, my sister has suffered with the same condition for years! Love your smash entry, I am awaiting my book at the moment, take care, Doreen x

  3. This is such a fabulous page sweetie and such a brilliant representation of what you are going through I really feel for you I don't have endometrieosis but I do have a hard time with aches and pains and mood swings big hugs to you and thanks for sharing hugs Rebekah xx

  4. Oh Lou, you have my sympathy!!What a fabulous way to channel the pain though; this is an amazing piece of work!!

    Hope the pain and discomfort eases off soon.

  5. Bless you Lou...I had endometrieosis for years (started as a young teen)and I know just how you feel hun..I ended up having a hysterectomy at the age of 35..I had pre-cancerous cell changes too...and enough was don't give up hunni..!!

    fabulous creation too sweetie...I must have a bash at this...!

    take care and big hugs Vicky xx

  6. Oooooh she looks a bit spooky to me x D

  7. wow, what fabulous work, I'm really impressed. I know someone who has the same condition and have a small understanding of what you're going through.
    May the good days outweigh the bad for you.

    Kindest regards
    Adie xx

  8. hope the pain killers are working !! nothing worse| smashing pages in your smash book

  9. love your smash book pages lou.fantastic sorry to hear you are suffering though hun, you keep on at the the end of the day its your body and you`re the one in pain.

    xx coops xx

  10. Very cool way of dealing with it - hope you can get it sorted soon ;)

  11. Oh Sweetie I am so so sorry you are in such pain every month... I will pray for you, I can understand what you are going through and it's no fun at all... I love your smash book pages, I am sure it did you good to put on it your pain and frustration... Take care Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  12. Hope you are feeling a bit better today ((hugs)) what a fab layout love everything about it and thanks for listing the colours you have used xx

  13. Ahhh I hope your feeling better. Wow, this is fabulous.

    Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

  14. This is amazing! Great work!
    Hope your feeling better!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette


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