Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Bethany's Birthday card

This is the birthday card I made for our lovely granddaughter Bethany who will be 15 on Saturday. This Penny Black stamp looks just like Beth and I tried to pick out the delicious colours of the ice-cream she is holding. I wanted to make the card for Beth special as she stayed with me the few months while Don was in the hospital and during that time she was a great help and really good company, she is a good kid and will do anything for anyone, we are very proud of her.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

THE last cards of Christmas 2008!!

These are definately the last cards I am making this year! The four cards here are the ones I have made for my 4 daughters and hubbies. As you may guess I love these magnolia stamps, they are so 'Christmassy'.
Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year. We are planning on a quieter Christmas this year, but at least we have Don home in time for it. He is doing really well with his walking, he is managing to walk short distances without his crutches and he is beginning to watch a bit of TV and read a little, so his progress is slow but steady. He still has his good and bad days, but he has more of the good which is encouraging. The blindness in his right eye really gets him down at times, but he seems to be coping better with the use of his good left eye, perhaps it is now beginning to adjust.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Hopefully that's it for this year!

Well I finally managed to finish all the cards for the grandchildren and these are just 3 of them. The rest are very similar to these, not had as much time as I usually do to spend on the cards this year, but never mind got there in the end!

A Trio of Handmade Gifts

These are a set of three I have made to give as gifts for Christmas. I thought it would be something different and I havent had time to do any proper Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Jilli has given me this fabulous award and I have to pass it on to 5 of my blogging buddies. I have to list 5 things I am addicted to, so here goes:

1. My family
2. My craft room
3. My Computer
4. Chocolate
5. Porridge (yes really!)

I am nominating the following 5 fabby buddies:

Debs (MeanlilG)
Eileen (Ikkis corner)
Viv (Crafting Haven)
Pam (Handcrafted with Love)
Michele (Miches Niche)

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Magnolia Christmas Cards

A couple of cards I have managed to create this week, I am panicking a bit now as Christmas has crept up so quickly and I have hardly any cards made. These 2 are for family members, the one on the left is going to my sister in Australia, not sure yet who the other one will go to.

Don is doing okay, a bit depressed at the moment, he thought once he was home from hospital everything would be back to 'normal' and of course it isn't and he is finding that very difficult to deal with. He needs constant care, he can do very little for himself which he finds very frustrating. He is still managing to walk around on his crutches and doing really well but his eyesight is letting him down badly, he finds that the worst to cope with. Hopefully, he will improve as time goes on but its not moving quick enough for him, he wants someone to come along with a magic wand and everything will be as it was, sadly, that will not be the case.