Monday, 29 November 2010

SCD challenge and other stuff

This week over at SCD the challenge is to make anything with the theme of SNOW, which is rather apt as we have at least 2 inches and it's still snowing as I sit here.

I've made a 3d decoupage Christmas card, all hand cut and then the snow area's have ice stickles on them but sadly it won't surprise you to read my photographic skills haven't captured that LOl.

yesterday I had a super day out at The Big Event 

made this gorgeous box which was designed and taught by Karen who used to work at Papermaze and I still have loads of kit left to do 2 other classes. I also was the lucky winner of some yummy cupcakes, kindly donated by these lovely people.

And my Aunty Peb gave this gorgeous miniature bear for being a brave girl with my hand LOL. Peb's bear's are famous worldwide and I am lucky enough to have several now. The work on these little bears has to be seen to be believed.

Finally my layout from last months Papermaze crop. Photo is Vikki blowing out the candles on her 30th birthday cake.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Sandy 1 year on ......

 Tomorrow is the 1st anniversary of Sandy's passing away.

Not one single day goes by without us missing her and remembering what a cheeky little girl she was and  we remember how brave she was in her fight against the bone cancer and how her zest for life kept her going through some very difficult times.

Sandy was the most special little lady and we miss her terribly.

Sandy's story is here.

Thursday, 25 November 2010



So I have cracked on with the mini album and finished the last few pages. Printed it all out and mounted onto card, so it's now ready for the covers to be made.

Lucky has been back to the vets again this week for more tests and we're awaiting the results. Some days she looks fine and other days she looks tired and old. Hope the vet can get to the bottom of it soon so we can start treatment.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Paper scrapping

This is my layout from Bramford crop, designed by Janina. So simple but beautiful.

Photo is Vikki, Mathew and Ben at Marc and Rachael's wedding in July.

Poor old Lucky is off to the vets again this afternoon for a ACTH stimulation test to try and diagnose whether she does have Cushings.The vet will take blood then give her some stuff then an hour later take another blood sample. 

So for the first time in at least 4 years I'm now going shopping in Ipswich with Vikki, need some jeans and shoes arrgh !!! hate shopping, well except craft stash LOL

Sunday, 21 November 2010

SCD challenge

Over at SCD this week it's still any thing goes and the theme of numbers for this week has been chosen by Carol.  Many thanks Carol I need a kick to get Ben's birthday card done.

Background paper was made digi but the rest is real LOL...

Terrible photo to be sure but one is ever so slightly cream crackered! Ben had a sleepover here last night, he was very good but the airbed squeaked each time he moved and Alfie had to investigate it each time. Gangley slept with Ben all night which was lovely.

By 8.15am this morning, he had walked the dogs with Eric and made Postman Pat cakes with me........Is it time for bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, 19 November 2010

1 year on

Today is the 1st anniversary of Ranger's passing!

Feeling very sad today. This time last year we were having the most terrible time, with 3 of our lovely dogs suffering from bone cancer. It still breaks my heart that dear Ranger only had 364 days with us.

We miss him so much, sleep tight little man xxx

Ranger's  story is here. Tissues needed.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Paper scrapping

A very basic paper layout, my first since the hand op and I rather like it LOL.

Photo's are of Ben in his uniform ready for his first day at school.

Lucky and Mojo are off the the vets later and I'm hoping they will be get a clean bill of health.

Sadly we had to bury another one of our ex battery hens yesterday. She had been looking quite old and frail for several days so we were expecting it but I still sad about it. I'm so glad we decided to rescue the ex battery hens and have been able to give them 18 months of life as proper free ranging girlies. So only two left and they are no longer laying. I think we shall get some more, maybe in the spring.

Got 5 more Christmas cards to make today then that's another job done and dusted LOL.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

SCD weekly challenge

Over at SCD they are continuing the anything goes challenge - and this weeks theme is Wings.

I had intended to do some proper crafting but blasted hand hurts like hell today, probably too much crafting Friday and Saturday so had to resort to digi again, which I do feel is a bit cheating but in all honesty takes just as long LOL.

So here is a card with fairies and their wings LOL.

Just to prove it's not all digi I made these key rings last week. Had another bash at the faux diotric, which is painting the chipboard with croco paint, then adding AI and then tripple embossing with UTEE.

I also have a layout almost finished from crop yesterday just needs a little something, not sure what yet and it's a proper paper LO LOL...

Friday, 12 November 2010

More digi

Where on earth does the week go, one minute it's Monday and then it's Friday. I never seem to get as much done as I think I will LOL.

Done a bit more on the mini album which is going to be all digi

and made a few presents but better keep them under wraps LOL.

Hounds are all well (touches wood) and my hand is sooo much better! not sure how it will stand up to crop tomorrow but as I've done no paper scrapping for at lest 6 weeks I am keento give it ago if I could only make a decision on photo and papers LOL. Guess if you have too long a break you lose the momentum.

Over at SCD this week the theme is wings so going to have a think about that.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

SCD weekly challenge

This month over at SCD we can make anything we like again, but this time we've  been given a subject to play with.  This weeks theme is Houses chosen by  Laura.

Well I had several idea's but in the end went digi as my hand is really sore, I think I may have over used it and am now paying the price BUT it is doing really well and all but a small area has healed and the stitches dissolved. Better behave this week as I'm going to crop on Saturday and need it to work LOL. 

I do have a couple of other houses I've made in the past to show you as well.

First a little Christmas house made a few years back

and this little bird house I made for a friend who loves her bird boxes and was recovering from a serious op in hospital and wasn't allowed flowers.

Lucky got her knickers in a right twist over the fireworks lat night, despite having given her rescue remedy, the other 4 were much better than expected, just hope it won't be as bad tonight.

Friday, 5 November 2010

He slept!

Mojo slept last night and we slept LOL so today life seems a bit better! The little chap is off to the vets later to get his bandage changed etc and hopefully the no walks restrictions will be lifted pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

No scrapping with Dawn today, she's dumped me! but I have a few digi layouts to share. I'm sure I'll look back at these in a few months and think OMG they're awful but for now whilst I'm learning I am happy with them.

Off to put my thinking cap on for this weeks  challenge over at SCD.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Woe is Mojo

On Tuesday evening whilst out on the final walk of the day Mojo slipped off the pavement and stuck his leg down a drain! really deep slice through the leg so yesterday he was at the vets having a general anaesthetic to have the leg stitched etc.

Eric collected him at 6pm and the poor little man wasn't happy! and then he cried all night and I mean all night, so very little sleep for us. Even worse he's allowed no walks at all until further notice, so when the others went out this morning without him all hell let loose. Of course Eric and I look like zombies and Mojo is now curled up asleep!

Lucky is looking much better, so the antibiotics are obviously working and 3 nights without leaking now.

Alfie is still on steroids for his unknown allergy which shows no signs of going.

With so many of them on pills and potions I've had to write out a list of what who and when LOL and as for insurance claim forms and vet appointments my poor tired head is spinning.

Hand is much better and today I had a shower without a bag so now it looks and smells clean LOL...still a few stitches to dissolve and scabs to go but well on the way now.

Monday, 1 November 2010

SCD weekly challenge

Over at SCD the challenge is still anything goes and the colour combo this week is Claret and Blue! so last week all I could think of was Norwich FC and this week I'm thinking West Ham LOL.

Decided to give proper crafting ago, taken all weekend but finally finished this card! Couldn't decide which flower I liked best and because they took me so long to make used them all LOL, a bit OTT.

Okay so it's no masterpiece but I tried! my hand is still progressing but it does hurt to use, so gently gently it goes. I did however take a short drive to Tesco's yesterday and boy did that feel good. I can sense freedom just up ahead!

Lucky does have a UTI and has antibiotics (which made her sick all night after just 1 pill!) and propalin to try and stop the leaking, no joy so far, I've spent all weekend washing bedding and throws and she leaks all the time and looks quite miserable. I've now started setting a timer to remind me to take her outside every two hours, which is fine during the day but shattering at night but to be fair Mr T usually does it.

Really enjoyed going out Saturday for a wander around!

Sue x