Thursday, 26 April 2012

Morning all, time for a new Charisma Cardz challenge and it's colour themed this week, so we would like to see Blue, Black and White creations.
For my card I literally used scraps of papers that I had lying around, you know the ones that you cut off of a sheet of dp when making one card and toss to one side in the hope that they'll get used at a later date!?  That's also the same for the car decoupage, I've had that sitting around my desk for years (no joke!!) I've just never seemed to work out how to use it on a card, until purely by chance I saw it, laid it on and thought that's it!!!  I kinda like it, just a shame the 40th birthdays I've got coming up are female lol!!!
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P.S.  We received the very sad news that Mum-in-law passed away at lunchtime on Saturday.  We've had lots of tears, but we're holding it together, as you have to.  I've got my mums birthday on Sunday and have to go shopping for that and then seeing her on the day will be hard for my hubby, but he said last night "I've only got 1 mum now" bless him.  In truth she is in a better place now, she has suffered for a long time now, which started to get a lot worse since the beginning of the year.  RIP June xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Get Well Soon pictures by my girls

Hubby's mum is very poorly at the moment, she is not only fighting secondary cancer for which she has started aggressive chemo for, she has also got fluid on her lung which is effecting her breathing badly.  She was taken into hospital at the weekend as her breathing had gotten so bad.
She had 1 lung operated on a year or so ago and now it's the other that's filling up, therefore needing the same operation doing on this one, but with having the chemo they can't do it at the moment as her bloods are all over the place.  It's so sad to know she is in so much discomfort.  Matthew went to see her on Monday evening and said she looked a poor thing lying in bed with an oxygen mask on.  We are keeping everything crossed that she can fight this again (she got over breast cancer a few years ago).
The girls made pictures for daddy to take to nannie, I thought I would share them with you :
Lillie made a vase of flowers (as we weren't sure if you could take real ones to hospital yet or not)
and Hollie used some Beatrice Potter die-cuts that I have had for ages, she coloured the background scene and then used the die-cuts and stickers to finish off!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Charisma Cardz - Fancy Folds

Good morning all, I can't believe we are almost at the end of half term, ugh that means back to the school routines and work again, mind you we are nearly doing the school routine at the moment!  Hollie is doing a swimming crash course and that starts at 9am (no rest for the wicked!).

Well onto the main reason for this post and it's new challenge time at Charisma Cardz, our theme this week is Fancy Folds. 
I really enjoyed making this card, the 'Boofle' die-cuts are so blinkin adorable!!  I made the card for one of Hollie's friends whom she had been friends with since nursery and has now moved away to a new home and new school, it was so sweet she received her very own mail yesterday addressed to her from her little friend saying that she missed her but that it is nice where she is!! 
side view of the fold 
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Monday, 9 April 2012

Still easter!!

Just in time to class this as easter!!!! 
Here is a felt egg decoration that I made, I had the actual front decorations sewn for weeks but only got around to finishing the putting together of the egg a few days ago lol!  I've quite impressed myself with the ruched checked ribbon part, just don't like the stitching that I've done around the edge, wish I'd used a blanked stitch but wasn't sure how it work around the ribbon!
Here is my youngest having her easter breakfast yesterday!
the cake I made to take to my parents as we always spend easter Sunday there along with my sister and her family.
 my easter bunnies, and Jacobie the dog!!
I hope you all had a lovely easter bank holiday weekend, shame about the poor weather.