Wednesday, 26 December 2007

My Poor Robbyn

Poor Robbyn has been through the mill lately what with being in hospital and then on Christmas Eve we found a little blister on her neck which turned into full blown chicken pox. She is covered and is miserable. Bless her Christmas day of all days!!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

I don't want you all to think I have given up on my blog as I know I will be back to crafting so I thought I would just give you all a quick update.
In November my step father died of cancer, he was diagnosed in February. On the 5th of December my father in law was diagnosed with cancer too and on the 10th of December he suffered a massive stroke. He was moved to a hospice and we were told he has only a few weeks left. On the same day my youngest daughter Robbyn (4 years old) was admitted to hospital with a virus called Henoch-Schonlein Purpura which basically means she had a virus and the anti bodies were trying to fight it but then her body made too many and they started attacking her body. It was quite scary as it can cause renal collapse. She has to have urine and stool checks regurlarly now. She is now home but has to have bed rest as it can reoccur at any time. Poor mite is missing all the fun Xmas activities at school. We have our fingers crossed it doesn't show up again.
Last night we had a phone call to say that Rob's dad has suffered another stroke, so things aren't looking good.
So I am spending time with my family at the moment. My mum is also staying with us over Christmas.

I would just like to say

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Hopefully 2008 will be a better one for our family.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Sad Times

Sorry I have not blogged in a while. Things have been a bit difficult for us. And to top it all Robbyn my youngest was admitted to hospital on Monday. Of course I stayed in the hospital with her. She was allowed to come home today but has to rest for several weeks. Maybe some time next week I will get a moment to make something.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Sugar Rush

I had a bit of a sugar rush last night!! The new Sugar Nellies and Maggies went online at Funky Kits at 8pm and I was ready! I couldn't believe how quickly they sold out. I had some Xmas money to spend so I bought.....

Sugar Nellie Club #1- Nellie & Friends
Angus the Wee Dog
Dressing Up Maggie
Maggie with Dotty Scarf
Hamish Fixing Tractor
Maggie in Wooly Heart Jumper
Hamish in Wooly Jumper
Bedtime Maggie
Maggie with Spring Flowers

If you would like to take a peek at them all you can see them here at Funky Kits or they have a blog which is here.
They should get to me later next week and hopefully my little one will be back at school then so I will get chance to play.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

My not so little boy

It was my youngest son's 6th birthday yesterday (5th), here he is with his football birthday cake.
It was such a shame as his Dad was away again with work.

Guess what he got for his birthday? It's an alien voice changer. Warning if your boy gets one of these you won't be listening to the TV for a while!!

The school had the Xmas play on the same day as Tyrrell's birthday , unfortunately Robbyn was unable to do her little star part as she has been off school ill for the past week. It was hard to get some good photos but here he is as a wiseman.

Sugar Nellie Knight

Here's my first card using the Sugar Nellie Knight. You can buy them from Funky Kits here and the Sugar Nellies also have a blog here.
I used prisma pencils and zest it to colour him in.

Stamps:- Sugar Nellie
Papers:- Karen Foster
Rub ons:- Karen Foster
Stickers:- Karen Foster

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Finally a Sugar Nellie card!

I've finally had the time to us the Sugar Nellie images that I had coloured. So here it is an Xmas card! I found the little felt pieces in a German craft shop.

Papers:- HOTP & Paper Adventures
Stamps:- Sugar Nellies
Brads:- HOTP
Transparency:- HOTP
Frame:- Cricut Accent Essentials

Monday, 3 December 2007


Forgot to add this one. This was made for the DT too. It's made out of scallop circles, then scored into triangles. Then glued all together. I painted the little cotton reels gold and threaded some red ribbon through to make it hang. Quite easy to do but a bit fiddly if you're cack handed like me!!

Papers :- Bo Bunny
Scallops :- Cricut Mini Monograms

DT stuff

Okay I've been a bad blogger these past few days, I know. I've been so busy and have only had time to do some DT stuff and some Xmas cards for work.
So here is a card and a couple of gift bags I made for Xmas using my DT stuff. Most of it is from the HOTP monthly kits. And if you fancy any of it you could get a bargain as the HOTP kits are on offer at Crop 'til you Drop with 50% off!!!

Papers :- HOTP & Bo Bunny
Transparencies :- HOTP
Brads :- HOTP
Scallop Frame :- Cricut Mini Monograms
Gift Boxes :- Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More