Wednesday

SWOOOOON.....I'm in love....

With OWEN!
How blummin brill is this new guy from Digistamp Boutique eh?
He's just perfect for those pre-teen/teen/young adults chaps in our lives . Heck he would even be good for hubby who spends far to much time in this position for a 47 year old...I could always add the grey hair...right ???? :P lol



Here I have coloured him with prismacolour pencils
 and the papers are digital from just so scrappy too called Hey dude.
I made the sentiment myself and left a blank space so I could write the recipients name on to personalise it.
All the papers  were printed onto papermill shop linen card and the "kraft" buff is also from the

Thanks so much for stopping by today
Kerry x

Friday

A stranger in the camp :P

Hello my lovelies
Once again it has been toooooo long. I've had no time and I have REALLY been struggling with my mojo. Nut I have persevered and managed to make a couple of cards using some adorable new images from Digistamp Boutique
...how could you have no mojo when working with these beauts eh?



All these images are from the

Sally-Ann has just released some even more cute Christmas images and an absolutely fabulous set of a new character called OWEN...perfect for teenage/young adult boys  ...oh my, I am in love with him!


Sorry about the not so brill pictures but it has been grey here for a week :(

I think we can safely say that autumn is deffo here now. Grey,cold,wet and generally miserable............ but that's only the weather right! I am feeling a lot more positive with things at the moment. I have decided to reduce my hours and things have really settled down with mum. She was in the "when I get better" mode and not wanting to go anywhere etc etc . But over that last couple of weeks I think she has realised that she has to try and make the best of now too. We have taken her to a couple of local towns by bus and she has even managed to go to her local club for a game of bingo on Sunday morning. Although she couldn't play by herself she really enjoyed the social aspect of it. So it seems although physically she hasn't really made any big steps over the last few weeks mentally she is soooo much happier which in turn has taken a weight of my shoulders and I am starting to feel a lot more bright about our future too :)

Thanks for listening to my waffle and hopefully now I have a bit more time you will be seeing a bit more of me on here...fingers crossed xx

Kerry x

Tuesday

Hello my lovelies :)

Well it's been a long while since I posted hasn't it?

Things are just so hectic  trying to get in to a routine caring for Mum. We have had quite a lot of issues with her care and dealing with different department for basic stuff . Why is nothing to do with any sort of social services straight forward?  I cannot tell you the amount of time I have spent on the phone to different departments trying to get something sorted which to me seems perfectly straight forward. I won't go in to details and some of the things are not pleasant but by gawd I cannot imagine what some people have to go through if they don't have anyone fighting their corner like mum has with us. It' shocking and has REALLY opened my eyes !

Anyway what with that and still trying to fit in everything else that I was doing before into my life it has left me NO time for cardmaking :( The little time I have had I have sat here and shuffled bits of paper round and gotten nowhere fast!! :( A lot of the time after the basic care my mum just needs company/chat as she is sooo bored and with her not being able to see well she is VERY limited in what she can do. So I have started taking a bit of crochet with me whilst I sit with her and chat. Here is what I've made the last few days...some little hats for the kiddies for winter :)




I do hope you are all keeping well and thanks ever so much for all your continued messages about my mum . Take care all and keep safe and warm in this awful weather we are having at the mo :(

Kerry x

Wednesday

Another little bobbi :)

Hi all, Hope you are all having a good week :) I am!.... I'll tell more after my card .

For this weeks DT card For Digistamp Boutique I've made another card using the adorable Bobbi ....gawd I love this lil Ted so so adorable! Sally-ann has just released some christmas Bobbis too :) :)


I coloured the oh so cute Bobbi with prismacolour pencils

On to my happy news. We are finally setting the wheels in motion foe mum to come home :) we had 2 choices she could go to the stroke rehab centre for 3/4 weeks or come home and receive up to 12 weeks physio at home. All to do with funding I suppose. She left it up to mum to make the decision and she chose home. So we are just getting all the equipment in place. Hospital bed , hoist etc we have had a to take a few doors off downstairs and  once everything is in place care wise she will be saying goodbye to the ward ....It's gonna be hard work and I will be helping care for her but I can't help feeling elated at this point. Mum is so happy and it will be soo nice not to have to trapse up that hospital everyday . So upto now I am :)

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

I'm in love.....

...with this new character from Digistamp Boutique
He/she is called Bobbi and you can find him HERE


The image is coloured with prisma color pencils
the papers were a free download from bella gypsy designs ( not available free anymore)
and x cut punch for the flowers and a few faux pearls to finish

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Finally

Hi all, 
Well at last I have managed to have a bit of me time and make a few cards. This first one is made using one of the lovely Bobbi images from 
This one is Bathtime Bobbi and you can find him HERE



I thought a new baby card was apt given the new royal prince has arrived safely into the world this week. 
The papers are a very old digi download and are no longer available :(
I coloured the image with prisma color pencils 
and the sentiment I made myself 

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your lovely messages about my mum, We are moving forward slowly and in the next few weeks will be deciding whether she is going to be going to a specialist rehab centre or whether she is going to be able to carry on the rehab from home. I am hoping for home but I suppose it is what ever is going to be best for her in the long term :) :)

Kerry x



Monday

Well what a month it has been!

..Hi all, It's been a long time since I had time to post on here and even longer since I have had time to make any cards :(

At the start of last month my mum suffered a stroke. Initially we didn't think it was going to be to bad but then a few hrs after she was admitted to hospital she suffered a big heart attack then she developed a pneumonia. It was touch and go there for a while and the doctors gave us the talk about not resuscitating etc . After 2 days she had made a massive improvement with regard to the heart attack/pneumonia and I think she surprised the doctors :) :). The stroke itself has affected her left side and although she is regaining small movements there hasn't been that much progress so far as she has had a couple of infections since being in there and also developed a blood clot on her lung so up until the last few days she hasn't been receiving much physio. At the moment as well as going in for normal visiting myself and my step dad are trying to go in for atleast one meal time a day each as lets just say the care isn't all that good and it is very worrying. I could go on all day about that so I best not start! 

Anyhow I have had precious little time to do anything other than the usual work/chores/and visit mum. I mostly have to go on the bus and that is 2 buses both around 30 mins travel so I have been taking a bit of crochet with me. I decided to make something small as it would be easier to do on the bus so I made a start on this little guy. 




I just completed him this evening and I am going to take him in to mum to keep her company.

I just need a name ..any suggestions??

The pattern is free from the lovely Emma HERE

I wish I could do a spot of cardmaking on the bus but can you imagine the looks I'd get carrying a huge guillotine on there lol

Thanks for listening to my waffle 
Kerry x