Thursday, 30 October 2008

This week's Craft Club Cards

This week's craft club cards, inspired by Andrea.
The Tilda calendar is made with beer mats (or coasters is the posh name!). Covered with pretty paper on both sides, Tilda coloured with Prismas and Sansador.
The Autumn Wishes Sarah Kay image is again coloured with Prismas and Sansador.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

On a roll now!

Almost back in my stride now, a couple of cards made inbetween visiting times! Two of my favourites, Cuttlebug and Magnolias, and the posty brought me some fabby Magnolia stamps this morning that I had ordered to cheer myself up. Hopefully I will be posting more as time allows. I am hoping for some good news today regarding the transfer of Don to a hospital nearer home.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Back in the saddle!

These are a few cards made at Craft Club the last couple of weeks. I have really missed my cardmaking and I have found it very therapeutic to be 'back in the saddle!' These 3 fab cards were inspired by Andrea, aren't they just gorgeous? My fave one is the pink breast cancer Magnolia, she is so sweet.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Saturday Update

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping by. I am pleased to report that Don is making a good recovery and that he is hopefully to be transferred to a hospital nearer home early next week. Its now 4 weeks since his terrible accident and he has made an amazing recovery considering his awful injuries. Unfortunately he has lost the sight in his right eye and his face is paralysed on that side too, but its a small price to pay considering he was not expected to survive. But he has, he is a very strong, brave and determined man. Its going to be a long, slow and sometimes painful recovery, but with our love and support he will make it.

We have some good news to share with you, Katie, our youngest daughter who was married in August is expecting her second baby in June 2009. We are all delighted and Don is especially pleased, he adores his family and this is something for him to look forward to and focus on.

Thanks to everyone for all your love, messages, cards, emails, prayers and support, its very much appreciated.

Barbara & Family xxxx

Saturday, 18 October 2008


My husband Don is very slowly improving and considering its only 3 weeks since the accident he has done remarkably well. He is still in Intensive Care but today he had his tracheotomy removed, he has had it in place for 2 weeks so I am sure he will feel better for having that removed. However, today we had some unexpected news from the docs, they told us he is blind in his right eye, which I think I knew in my heart but was hoping it would recover over time. He will be devastated to learn of this when he does waken up fully but its one of those things he is going to have to come to terms with and with our love and support he will be okay. This photo was taken on Katie's wedding day on 9th August with Bethany, one of our 8 granddaughters. Thank you all for your messages of support, cards, emails and prayers.

Saturday, 11 October 2008


I am pleased to say that my husband Don is improving very slowly and is beginning to wake up after his very serious accident. He is still in Intensive Care at the Royal Liverpool hospital but with the very dedicated care of all the doctors and nurses he is making a slow and remarkable recovery. Its going to take a long time for him to get completely well but he is a very strong, brave, determined, and courageous man. Can't believe its 2 weeks since the accident happened and how much progress he has made in that short time, although it seems like a lifetime ago to us.

Many thanks for all your prayers, thoughts, cards, messages and good wishes, they have really kept us going these last few weeks.