Monday, 19 April 2010

Getting back in the swing of things

I needed to get back into my crafting to get myself back into a near normal life again. A friend and fellow dog walker is getting married this Friday so decided that a bit of crafting therapy was just the thing for me now.

The image is a download from The Stamping Boutique and thought it was far too cute not to buy and use. I coloured the image with Copics and added some tiny self adhesive diamonds to the tiara. Backing paper is from a large Papermania 12" x 12" pad that I bought a few years back now. Flowers and pins from Wild Orchid Crafts . Leaves cut on my Black Cat Cougar cutter from Thyme Graphics and coloured with copics.
Peel off and pearls from stash.

I really enjoyed making the card and now have a few more to complete, so will post them as I do them.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hope to be back soon

Just a quick post to explain why I haven't been posting on my blog for a long long time.

As you will have seen from the previous post, Christmas was quite a hectic time and coincided with Mum coming out of respite and going back home on Christmas Eve, Unfortunately, she didn't do too well and needed a lot of help and support every day. On 29th January, the doctor admitted her to hospital as her foot had gone cold. They did several scans and we were told that apart from the blockage behind her knee which they did manage to solve, she had several cancers in several organs. As you can imagine, me and my sister were completely devastated, although Mum seemed to take it very calmly. It was made obvious that our Mum would not be going home and over a few weeks we managed to get her into a lovely nursing home. She was moved there but lost her fight for life very quickly and sadly she passed away on the 6th March.
Apart from trying to coming to terms with losing my lovely Mum, there seems to have been so much to sort out and I haven't been in the mood for blogging or indeed crafting. So I apologise to all my friends for not visiting their lovely blogs but hope to be back very soon.

Sue xx