Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Forever Friends Candle & Update

I love stamping on candles, its so easy but so effective and make a lovely and unusual personalised gift.
Update on Don - he is coming home on Monday, not just for an assessment visit, for good! They are so pleased with his progress there is no point in delaying it and as you can imagine, he is over the moon! He couldn't believe it when the physio told him today. He is walking really well on his crutches and he is managing the stairs no problem, he is such an inspiration. The plan was to take him home on Monday just for an hour to see how he manages walking, stairs, toilet, shower etc, and then if he 'passed the test' home on Friday, but as he is already doing all those tasks on his own now they are letting him home sooner. He cried with joy and disbelief when they told him and as you can imagine there wasn't a dry eye in the room!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas Tilda

I have made this card for my lovely niece Emma who lives in Australia. I hope she likes it, I'm sure she will.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Pink & Cream Tilda

This card is for my niece Angela's birthday next week, hope she likes it.

Christmas Cards

Inspiration for these cards from Sue Nelson of Heartprints,
I love the simplicity of her style of cards.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Another Craft Club Creation and Update

Another fabulous creation inspired by Andrea. Magnolia 'Grandad' is coloured with Prisma pencils and Sansador. His waistcoat is stamped and cut out using
matching paper. The base of this cute card is half a kitchen roll cut in half, glued at the base and covered with paper, easy peasy!
Update on Don
He is much bettter since moving to Macclesfield Hospital last week, but he is very tearful and depressed as he was told today that he will be in hospital for at least another month. He was already feeling very down because of the loss of sight in his eye, he feels he is never going to make it home. We are all trying really hard to make him feel positive and keep his spirits up, but he has no concept of how badly injured and critically ill he has been. He is doing a little bit of walking each day, he is still unable to wash, toilet, shower or climb stairs and until he can do those things he is unable to be home. Its not happening quick enough for him, he is a very impatient patient!

Craft Club Make Pocket Card

This is a pocket type card made at Craft Club this week. It could also be used as a doorhanger with some sweets, chocolate or a little gift popped inside.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Tartan Parcel

Ooops! forgot to add this little card I made with the last batch. I really like this one, I think the tartan ribbon really sets it off with the matching bazill card for matting.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Good News!!

After 7 weeks in Royal Liverpool hospital, Don was transferred to our local hospital yesterday, cannot believe it and as you can imagine, Don is so relieved to be nearer home. I will not miss that 80 mile round trip every day to Liverpool, terrible journey!

Hopefully Don will now recuperate much quicker and start to eat and gain some weight back. He can now walk with the aid of a frame and he is putting his weight on his bad leg. His goal is to be home for Christmas and knowing how he is I am sure he will acheive it.

Made a few cards this week, hope you like them.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Christmas Cards

A few Christmas cards made during the nights when I cannot sleep. My husband Don is continuing with his slow recovery after his accident and thanks to all who have sent messages, cards and prayers. He is still in Liverpool but is hoping to be transferred nearer home very soon.