15 November 2012

Christmas Is Coming!!

First before I get to my card for today, I want to say a huge thank you for the cards that you sent for Katie & the emails, texts & phone calls of support we have received  You truly are great friends I wish I could give each & everyone of you a huge hug xx 
A huge special thank you to Hazel (Didos) & Kim for your support &
for just being there for me! xxx

A quick update on what's happened over the last two weeks. Katie went back to school & seemed to be managing ok, other than the odd text from her saying that she didn't like sitting next to an empty chair things seemed to be ok....until we found out the date for the funeral (which is next Monday, 3 weeks from when Jess passed) Katie has just gone downhill. Getting into bed with us, which she didn't even do as a baby! Really clingy not wanting Danni her elder sister out of her sight & lying on our bed until I've gone to sleep making sure I'm ok! I'm hoping that after the funeral things will slowly get back to normal. I know things will never be the same for Katie, but I'm hoping the funeral will give her the chance to say goodbye xx
I will be popping around to visit you all soon, as I have Katie off school at the moment I'm spending time with her! Hopefully after Monday my crafty routine will be back to normal!

Anyhoos enough of that, I can't believe its 2 weeks since I posted & in that time I have made two cards lol. One for a GDT in December & today's creation which is for Sparkles Monthly! Where this month


so get out all your cute Christmas image & join in the fun with us!

 These little racoon's are so sweet & fab to colour, I just love them!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
A Die For A Sketch- fab sketch
Crafts & Me- Christmas but none traditional colours
My Moms Craft Shop- Winter wonderland
LEJ Designs- Seasons Greetings

Goodies I Have Used
Image- 'Christmas Wishes' from the Mulberry Wood collection from Natalie & Amy's
6" card blank from Natalie & Amy's
Spectrum Noirs from Natalie & Amy's
Tree trunk- EB5, TN4 & TN3
Leaves & trees- LG5, CG3 & CG1
Racoon's- GB10, GB9, GB8, GB7, IG6, IG5 & IG2
Cardinals- CR6, DR3, DR2 & GB5
Ground- BT2, BT1 & IB1

Papers & Embellishments
DP- from the 'Mulberry Wood' Christmas CD from Natalie & Amy's
'Star dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's
'Branch garden' die cut by Marianne D LR0135 from Natalie & Amy's
'Icicles' die cut by Marianne D LR0135 from Natalie & Amy's
Green & blue paper by Kodak
Sentiment from the Mulberry Wood stamp set called 'Giving' from Natalie & Amy's
Colour distressing done using 'Phthalo Blue' Panpastel from Natalie & Amy's

We have a fab prize for you this month 'Lily Of The Valley' with a £10 voucher for the winner!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, it means a lot.....huge hugs xx
Please take a few minutes to pop over & see what fab creations the Sparkles Monthly DT have made for your inspiration!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is soooo cute, what a wonderful card, I love it. Sending more big hugs, If I wasn't the Nutter I am I woulda been down with you through this, Love Me xoxox

Kellylouj said...

Lovely creation, so sorry to hear your news I hope things get easier for her with time x Thinking of you all x

* Shaz * said...

Fab card Missus
Sending you and especially Katie all my love xxx

NickelNook said...

What a lovely card! Your colouring is great! Thanks so much for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh Shell, I really do feel for Katie, it must be such a hard thing for her to deal with. It lucky she has such a wonderful mum to help her through.

Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and fabulous colours.

Take care
Hugs Sue

Wedgie said...

Hi Shell, just popped by to say hello.

This is such a tough time for you all, but as you say hopefully the funeral will help. I know when my Dad passed away last year the funeral helped me lots.

This card is beautiful, I love the image!
Thinking of you all, Wedgie xxx

catherine said...

This is a great card and thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at MMCS. Hope to see you again
x catherine

Sue said...

Aww my heart goes out to you Shell… it must be so hard for Katie… especially going back to school… she needs lots of tlc which it sounds like you are giving…
your card is SO cute… I love those racoons.. they have such sweet faces! and you've coloured the image beautifully! gorgeous papers and love the icicle border! :-))
Take care hun!
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

Marilyn said...

Awww Sue, it saddens me to hear what poor little Katie is going through and I know time will help heal but it breaks my heart to hear about her struggle.
I love the little scene you've created on your card - those little racoons are so cute!
Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch and hope to see you next time too.

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell, Truly lovely card and an easy one to ease you back into card making again, gorgeous image and great layout too and sending plenty of hugs to Katie and yourselves take care look forward to seeing more once your feeling up to it ....its been a tuff time but hopefully with a lot of love and strenght from each other things will hopefully get back to normal or as normal things can be huggs xx

Lorraine said...

It must be so hard for Katie at the minute, but your support will make it easier for her to handle, even if it doesn't feel like it at the minute.

Your Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the image and fabulous colours and layout.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Shell...and my thought are with you and your daughter hun...

sending big hugs...Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card Shell but so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you all!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable card.
I do hope the funeral helps Katie.

Lesley said...

Great card Shell, I just love the image! So sorry to hear what has happened, and sending hugs xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Shell, love this fabulous image.
Hugs Debbie x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Shell, it's very sweet - adorable little image.

I'm also terribly sorry for your daughter's loss...I lost my best friend at 17 and although I'm still very sad about it sometimes, time is a great healer, and things will become more normal eventually. The only piece of advice I have is, don't expect her to be 'ok' for a while, I found that after a couple of weeks, everyone expected me to have forgotten all about it, and got angry with me when I was still sad, which really didn't help.

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog with your gorgeous card, and take care.

Tanya xx

marjoleincreatief said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at a DIE for a Sketch. What a great stamp you used, just love it!!!!

Hope you will join our challenge again!