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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Alison, I am 13 years old and I really love Crafting! My favourite crafts that I love doing are Card Making and Scrapbooking. I have a neurological, chronic pain condition in my left leg and right arm which means I am unable to go to School that much so I find crafting really relaxing and it often helps me when I am bored!

    I used to make cards with my grandad but he passed away unfortunately 2 weeks ago. We are all very upset but I really want to keep crafts in the family as I know my grandad would want me to.

    At the moment, I am busy making Christmas cards for my friends and family. I often make cards also to sell to charity - I love doing it and it makes me feel good knowing that I have helped someone even if it is just in a small way.

    I am so glad that I have found this forum and can't wait to share ideas, hints and tips with you all! You all sound very nice and friendly.

  • #2
    Hello Alison and welcome

    You sound like a lovely girl - doing you bit for chairty as well.

    I'm glad you joined us, it's very friendly here and you will learn lots and make friends.

    I hope you manage to enjoy Christmas with your recent upset.

    Good luck with everything
    Lots of love
    Take care

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    • #3
      Hi Alison to the forum, you'll find us a friendly lot here, so feel free to ask questions.

      So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandad x
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      • #4
        Hi and welcome Alison - I just looked up RSD and it sounds a bit rubbish, so I can understand the need to create!


        • #5
          Thank you all so much for the warm welcome - I really appreciate it and am loving this place already! You are all great and it's so nice to have someone to talk to who I can share ideas, hints and tips with!

          Peter - Thank you for looking up RSD, that was so sweet of you ((hugs)). It's always nice when people show an interest in what is wrong with me and so little is known about the illness so every person that knows is helping spread the word out there! You are right, RSD DOES suck!! It is the worst pain known according to the McGill Pain Scale. I have to go to hospital every week for various treatments and Physiotherapy so it is so nice when I am able to make some cards and/or scrapbooks as it takes my mind off things somewhat.

          Thanks again for your kind words and the lovely welcome - you are all great!



          • #6
            hello Alison and from me too........



            • #7

              to this lovely freindy craft forum it is great to know that teenagers are still getting involved in crafts. Hope crafting helps to take you mind off the pain even just for a couple of minutes.Hope you make loads of money for your charity and send you lots of hugs with your sad times at the moment.
              Take Care
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              • #8
                Hi Alison, welcome to the forumyou'll find we are a really friendly bunch and this place is brimming with ideas. Good to know that crafting helps you with what sounds like a pretty horrible medical conditon. Sorry to hear of your loss, Selina


                • #9
                  from me too!!! xxx
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                  • #10
                    Hi Alison
                    to the forum, I hope you find lots of inspiration and company here.
                    crafting really is the most wonderful therapy, I escape into mine at every opportunity living in a crazy stressed out houseful, and it really does keep me sane!
                    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I really first discovered my passion for creating special things when my son died in 1996 so although you will be feeling really sad now, knowing that you are carrying on his legacy of crafting must surely bring you some comfort and in time (if not already by the sound of it!)it will make you very proud to have been blessed with his creative gene. My gran passed hers down to me so I can see where you are coming from with that one.
                    Look forward to seeing some of your creations when you are ready xx
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                    • #11
                      Hi Alison and welcome to the forum.

                      So you're from Barnsley eh? Well that makes 4 of us now you, me, my hubby Urbtaf and Kiamyka. All three of us make jewellery. Watch out the rest of you . . . . a few more and we're gonna take over the forum.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Alison

                        on board and sorry to hear of your loss
                        you are the future generation of UK crafters so keep up the good work

                        Best regards

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                        • #13
                          Hello Alison and to the forum


                          • #14
                            Hi Alison,

                            I am sorry to hear about your Grandad. I am sure he would be very pleased that you are carrying on with your crafting.

                            I am also a fan of scrapbooking and cardmaking and I think its fantabulous that you want to do your bit for charity

                            I am busy making christmas cards many to make in so little time

                            Hope you enjoy the forum... I have only just registered myself and already I am finding everyone to be extremely friendly


                            • #15
                              Hello and a very special welcome to an obviously special young lady, I hope you find us all a gret bunch. There are many on here who are able to send a helping hand with any problem you have, crafting or otherwise, please feel free to express yourselves, we are all listening, a well done for carrying on crafts to the future xx
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