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Saturday, 19 November 2011

A New Direction

Hi All... thanks for popping over. I won't keep you long, but just want to share with you some news.... Many of you will know that I have had issues with the care of my mum recently, and went up to sort things out last week... well, she can no longer live at home because she is too confused, so I decided to have her live here with Freddie and myself...

It's such a big step, and is quite frightening, however I can't face putting her in a home, and must try to care for her here. I am trying to get some help with that, as I am not brilliant myself, and all that begins on 2nd December!! I love her dearly, but she should not be in this position, and I managed to get her present doctor to agree that fitting a pacemaker to a lady in her condition was unwise!! I shall be following that up in the weeks to come!!

Meanwhile, I am sure I will get into a reasonable routine so that I can craft as much as I can... we are busy stripping my dining room and putting furniture into store, and getting new stuff for her. I am hoping she will be comfortable, but will not linger too long, because her life now has little of the quality one would wish for her.

So that's my news, dear readers and followers. I would love you to send us some positive vibes to start us down this path, and shortly I will share with you that card I made for the fragrant Freddie's birthday...
Love and Light

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

WOYWW - Oh Dear... Oh Dear

Do you remember the yellow pages ad when the girl followed the lad into his grotty flat, and said the imortal line "you don't want to see what they have done with your bathroom!!!"  ?? He was, of course, simply untidy.... well you don't want to see what they did in my craft room!!! It's been done over I think -

 OMG!!! What a dreadful slutty crafter I am... sorry you had to see this... and all courtesy of the wonderful Julia at Stamping Ground... I am truly ashamed, but it is really never far from being like this, actually!!!! I have been doing birthday cards, one for Matthew for Monday, and this one for Tim, my son, for Tuesday... so that's my sort of excuse!!! Lots of opportunity for spying though... wonder what will take your fancy?? will it be the chompers, or the TH florals. the glass mat or what??

Here is the card up closer. It is an ordinary easel card. You can just notice my punches station at top right, and lots of other stuff. I WILL get straight, I do promise, but just now life is too busy!!! As you read this on Wednesday morning (perhaps!!) I will be on my way to see my mum and have a VERY important meeting about her future... REALLY scary. Daughter is going with me, as I am bound to get upset and she can keep me straight!!! They will tell me she has to go into a home - why did they fit a pace maker for her just to sit and be demented?? Unfair... and very upsetting...

Ah well... I shall show you the Fragrant Freddie's card later in the week, and I am also late again with my TIO tag... it's Oriental this week, so I shall want to do it, but I just can't craft quickly enough at the moment!!! I am healing quite well, and Miranda is now weight bearing, so things are looking up a bit, but not for my poor old mum... please think about us!!!
Love and Light
PS just found out I was chosen at Simon Says Stamp and Show, again last week!!! Yippee, it is great news on a dismal day... I am totally chuffed!!
F xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A Tag for TIO

Well, better late than never, is all I can say... but I have managed a tag for DragonsDream Tag It On this week, even though it should have been done by Wednesday last!!! I have been so busy and so Seasonal Ajustment Disorderly!!! as well as still not having much thumb use... and Freddie's card finally got finished and he loved it... so I shall show you that another day.

 So, the theme is romance because the film title is "Letters To Juliet"... lots of scope there for people to go to town on all aspects of the theme... My DreamTeam did a splendid job, all round, and I love what they have made. I really wanted to join in, so kept to the romantic face images and the letters/postal idea... the TH nibs are always a winner!!

 I used the bricks folder with brown coredinations and sanded back for texture. I cut a hole in the bricks and stuck in it a ickle postcard stamped piece... it's just SO dinky!!

 Time is involved quite heavily in the story, so a TH clock sets the scene, trimmed with a ickle flower, aww!!
Below is the whole thing...

 I used my new postage stamp punch to make the shape with the enigmatic lady on... most of the stamps used are by Artemio, but that one is on a cube from StampAddicts... it is an oldie but a goodie, and so useful...

I am loving the colours, which are mainly the new twigs - I LOVE LOVE LOVE it as a colour - and milled lavender, which is echoed in the ribbon through the top.. I stamped in sepia and black archival, and the background to my tag is from the Tattered Time stack by DCWV, which is my new FAVE, being clocks, and a bit steampunk and definitely from the decade I was born!!!!. My Laura Denison kit using that paper, has not come yet, but I will give you a stash haul when it arrives!!

So, off to bed now as I still have to go take the boys to school in the morning, but they are both back living at home now, so that lets me off a couple of hooks!!!... Thanks for coming over, hope you enjoyed my newest tag... and thanks for your lovely comments, which I crave, quite frankly, tee hee!!!
Love and light

I shall also enter this for the following challenge(s)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - women only
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Times Gone By
Rileyand Co - an oldie but a goodie (an old stamp)
Its All About the Vintage - dreams, brown, cream, pink