Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas Wishes

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my wonderful blogging buddies a very Merry Christmas full of lots of goodies as well as plenty of good cheer, followed by only the very best of health and happiness for 2018

As some of you may know the last 3 months have been a bit of a struggle for me with my Hubby and Dad but I did manage to get this card made for my precious little granddaughter. It was nothing like the one I'd intended to make but Mojo just wouldn't come to play. I've used an image from Di's Digi stamps coloured with Promarkers and with Stickles and a couple of pompoms added to the hats and fur trim. The paper is LOTV, a piece of card die-cut along the top for the snow, some Tim Holtz snowflakes die-cut from foam and a computer generated sentiment to finish. All I can say is thank goodness for paypal as I was able to buy her presents on the internet from shops in Australia so that Santa will be able to take them straight to her on christmas eve!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas challenge 'add a sentiment'
Words 2 Craft By challenge 'christmas in my heart'
Country View challenge 'christmas'

Dad's funeral took place the other day and it was every bit as hard as I'd imagined it would be and I even had to endure insults from my Dad's neighbour afterwards. Anyway I received a lovely email of support from my daughter this morning which made me think.... and I have made a New Years resolution which I'm starting straight away -  to find at least one thing to smile and laugh about each day - and so my first smile is my Dad and my first laugh is at people who think themselves such perfect beings who are better than others.

Now before I go I want to ask you all a question.... as I managed to keep my 2017 resolution, which was to buy lots and lots of crafty goodies, I'm just wondering if you think I should carry on with that one as well? - don't knock it.... that's the first resolution I've ever managed to keep! Anyways please be patient with me as I slowly make the rounds to catch up with you all and hopefully I can get myself craftuly motivated  in the new year.......

................. so until then, take care and have a wonderful festive holiday all of you and thanks for being such good friends.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Update and extended blog break

I'm just popping by to explain my blog break. My Dad was admitted to hospital at the beginning of November and things have been up and down with him during that time. Yesterday evening he finally gave up his fight to live... just 5 days before his 97th birthday. I will be joining you back in Blogland at some point but not quite sure when that will be. Take care all of you and happy crafting.