Sunday, 25 September 2016

Christmas Kitties

Hi everyone,

I'm pleased to report my eyes are finally feeling a little better.  I'm off to see the eye hospital again this next week and also to see my pancreas specialist, hopefully I should get some answers as to why my flare's a becoming so much more regular :(

Any hoo the nights are drawing in so I've been making some Christmas cards!!!

Here is my first one for 2016:

This is the stunning "Christmas Kitties" image by Saturated Canary and I coloured her up with my pencils.

I used a card template from Dutch Doobadoo for my card base and the papers and sentiments are from LOTV.

I finished off with a tonne of flowers from WOC and a tiny star which I painted with gesso from Dutch Doobadoo.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Monday, 5 September 2016

A Card and a clean slate

Hi all,

Today is my girls last day of the summer holidays, its been a looooong 7 weeks and I wish I'd have gotten to spend it all off with them but sadly I've had to work most of it.

The new Uniforms and shoes, bags, stationery are all ready to go for the morning so we'll be enjoying a relaxing last day together probably watching DVD's.

I do have a card to share which I made last night but first I want to explain a little something...

I have a chronic health condition which has sadly become worse of the past 6 months and it is now affecting my eyes amongst many other things.  I have therefore taken the very very tough decision to step down from my DT's.  I felt I was more of a burden than an asset to them and couldn't give the commitment I wanted/they needed.

It has been like losing my family so i am feeling very emotional right now.  I cannot thank my fellow teamies for putting up with me for so long, i am so pleased to have spent the past 3-4 years working with you all and I will never forget the support you have given me.

 After a sleepless night I have decided I must wipe the slate clean and start again ... and to craft for the reason I intended to in the beginning..... to make myself happy.  I have cleared my blog so it is nice and fresh and I will now craft when and how I like ... to please me ... otherwise what is the point?

I may or may not blog everything I make, as to be honest this is the part I struggle to keep up with, the social media, the sharing, keeping up with the challenges and the commenting, it all takes far to much of my very precious time, time I need to spend with my family as and when I feel well.

So if you've stuck with me for this long i will share my card ...phew...

I have used another Papernest doll ..this is Witch Ellie ......she is so cute!

I have used my Distress Markers to colour her ... more practice needed I know.

I had to dig through my paper stash and only found 2 half pads of Halloween papers ... guess I need to go shopping!!

I added a sentiment from Stampin up and loads flowers from WOC.

Have a great day!

Hugs xx Cara xx