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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A card and an explanation

Good morning, by this new internet lasted all of 2 days before it went on the fritz, we have a team coming on Thursday morning at 8am to move the router apparently they have lasers to see where the blockage will be, it cannot come soon enough...

Today I am sharing a card for my donation box using this gorgeous image from The Paper Shelter she is called "Monique"...




I coloured her with markers and pencils and used up some scraps of paper, I added some little gems and a sentiment and popped he in my box, thank you for looking today hugs Pops x




I have a had a few emails asking where I disappeared too, so here goes...

Most of you know we have 3 young adults, 2 was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a very early age and the eldest was 6 when I ot her diagnosis of also Cerebral Palsy, I mean why would I think it wasnt that as the other 2 had it and we was told we was just very unlucky, anyway the eldest as she didnt get diagnosed until she was 6 I always doubted it, she only had problems with her feet and legs and could never go to toilet, she didn't seem the same as the other two but I am just a mum who am I to second guess a Dr...

To cut a really long story of fighting to get her seen by different people and having each one suspect she could have an eating disorder, which makes her not go to the loo, she started her own journey of seeing Dr's herself when she was 16, she was passed from Dr to Dr and put on suppositories that just didn't work, she would go up to 6 weeks without going and then when she did it was a tiny bit, after her own fight she demanded a second opinion and when to see my specialist, who is brilliant for bowel problems, she had scans and studies and an X-ray and the technician made her do the X-ray again and she spotted that she had Spina Bifida, well she finally had a diagnosis not a nice one but she finally knew what was wrong...

It tuned out the nerves to her bowels didn't work at all and she would need a stoma she was more than happy to do this if it meant she could finally eat without being full after a mouthful and maybe finally put some weight on, she went ahead with it and her life has changed for the better she can eat like a horse she has finally put some weight on and looks amazing, she has not grown a bit since she was 10 so she is still very small, she will need another operation as the stuff they gave her to empty her bowels didn't work and she is still full it does come out every few months but is incredibly painful for her....

While Liddie was in hospital having her stoma my middle daughter had a really bad seizure she has never had one before and she ended up really poorly, she needed a spinal tap to rule out anything else, she was diagnosed with rare epilepsy that doesn't get triggers to set it off, and it has left her with blurred vision and only one ear working poor hubby was rushing from one hospital to another while I cared for Teej...

So while I was going to take a few months off blogging, as you can imagine I was super stressed and worried for both my girls, I ended up staying up most nights to watch over Sammie incase she had another seizure, she has vacant episodes but touch wood sp far she hasn't had another massive one, I have now learnt to relax and feel that I can be creative again, so although I didn't intend to be gone for a long time I was and I feel like I am started my creative journey all over again, thank you to those that have emailed and reached out I am still so touched by it, life hey its always a bit old roller coaster of a ride for us x



Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Paper Shelter Challenge

Good morning I am back up and running I got a new internet yesterday and its so fast :0) I am so pleased to have rejoined The Paper Shelter Design Team I have so missed working with the beautiful ladies,...


This time we would like to see "A Card for a Child" a super easy one to jump me back in, as always The Paper Shelter are giving a lucky winner $30 to spend in their online store, have you been lately? the new images are super gorgeous...





I have kept mine very simple and used this super cute image called "Unicornmania" this image made me smile when I saw it, this card is for my donation box for the hospital so I have just kept the text simple...






I have coloured her using markers and some pencil for shading, I have added some tiny gems and a heart and gone a bit made with the stardust, the back layer is slightly embossed to create a bit of texture, I do hope that you will join in with us this time, Thank you for looking big hugs Pops x
Friday, 19 October 2018

Cute Bike

I think this is one of my most used stamps, this is "Cute Bike" from The Paper Shelter...




I have coloured her with "Brush/Pro Markers and added some white pen, I have used up some more scraps pf paper from my little scrap box, I even found a sentiment to fit on this bit of scrap too, I added 3 little gems, I have made this card for my donation box, Thank you so much for looking today, big hugs Pops x

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Pop Star

Good afternoon today I am sharing a simple card using "Pop Star" from The Paper Shelter....



I have coloured her using "Brush/Pro Markers" and some pencils, I have used up a bit of scrap paper from my little box, I added some little gems from my stash, Thank you for looking today big hugs Posp x

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Enchanting Butterlies

Good afternoon today I am sharing a super quick card I made for a friend this is "Enchanting Butterflies" from The Paper Shelter...




I have coloured her with "Brush/Pro Markers" and just added some tiny gems, I have gone over the butterlies in a sparkle pen although it doesnt show up on the photo, the paper was a bit of scrap from my little bow, thank you for looking today hugs Pops x
Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cosy Winter Wishes

I have had such bad internet these last few days, everything is just timing out on me, we get a new one on the 6th of November it cannot come soon enough for me...

Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend, a nice and simple one using "Cozy Winter Wishes" from The Paper Shelter...




I have coloured her with pastel colours in "Brush/Pro Markers" and I added some pencils for a bit of shading I used up scraps of paper, and just added a sentiment and some little heart gems from my stash, thank you for looking today hugs Pops x
Thursday, 11 October 2018

King for the day

Good Morning another male card today, I don't make one for ages then I need lots, today I am using "King for the day" from Mo's Digital Pencil I love her male images...




I have coloured him with Brush/Promarkers and some pencils to add shade and used up scraps of paper and card for this one, I printed a sentiment and cut it out using "FlagStax" and then I used some wooden stamps to spell out Relax, these have been in my stash for ages, and a button to finish, Thank you for looking today hugs Pops x
Monday, 8 October 2018

Four years old

I hope you all had a great weekend, mine was filled with searching through boxes to find bit and bobs to pop in my draws so all my craft stuff is at hand, I am amazed at some of the bits I had forgotten that I had, I also found a memory stick with all images on, some I have never used so I am going to use them, sadly some of these shops no longer exist...




I coloured up this cutie using "Brush/Promarkers" and some pencils for shading, I am not sure of his name as he is just a number on my memory stick but he was from Jelly Park digis, I have used some Nitwit Collection papers called "Big Top" and kept it very simple, I die cut the name using a free die I got with my mini cutter, I used a number and added his name on some mini flags and I added a couple of stars, I wanted it to be bright and cheerful, Thank you so much for looking today, Hugs Pops x
Thursday, 4 October 2018

Video Boy

It is my youngest 21st Birthday soon, how did that happen, I feel really old but still feel so lucky he is mine :0)

I have made a card for someone else to give to him, he is a huge gamer and loves to conect with people while playing so I knew this image from Mo's Digital Pencil would be perfect for him...




I have coloured this "Video Boy" with "Promarkers" and I added some pencils for shading, I have used a couple of layers of scrap paper and slightly inked the edges, I printed of the sentiment and cut it using "FlagStax" and I cut the number out with an older die I got free with my mini cutter and I added some buttons from my stash, thank you for looking today hugs Pops x
Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A fresh start

Hello its been an awful long time since I logged on and tried to blog, lots of things have changed but I am slowly learning how, I have started crafting again now both girls are ok and getting on with being independant, I have missed paper crafting but subsituted it with cross stitching which I still love and still do but I feel I needed another creative outlet to keep me sane...

I am slowly popping around and adding all my old faves as my last blog was deleteted completly so starting from scratch...

I am excited to be starting again and a little scared if I am honest but as I said we all need a creative outlet...

I am so looking forwards to popping to see you all again, I hope you have a fantastic day, it is sunny and windy here but its the kind of wind that takes your breath away and makes you feel alive I love this time of year the best, big hugs Pops x