Unfortunately my youngest daughter Meg ended up in hospital last Sunday 5th February. She had the chest infection that seems to be going around, (the whole family have had it) but because of her disability (she has Arthrogryphosis - and in her case it affects every joint apart from her jaw, (she can talk the hind leg of a donkey LOL!) and her elbows), which leaves her unable to move or do much for herself, and the fact that she also has a scoliosis (curve of the spine) which causes her lungs (one more than the other) to be squashed, if she gets a chest infection it is hard for her to shift it and this time around it turned into pneumonia, so all in all she has been quite ill, needing IV antibiotics and oxygen for the best part of a week. Although at 21 she is now an adult, the hospital have been brilliant and let us spend all day, every day with her, from about 7.30am until about 10pm.
Meg finally came home a couple of days ago, and is feeling much better and brighter, especially as she is at home with all her own things around her. She has just about finished the cocktail of meds she was on and is starting to get back to her old self, I know this because she has started giving cheek again LOL!
We were so tired when she finally came home (funny how tired you get sitting around doing nothing all day!) that we didn't have the get up and go to do much, but after a few good sleeps and a day or two of taking it easy I am ready to get back at it!
Today I have four cards, some of them were supposed to be for the new D'Arcy's Diaries release last Thursday, but I suppose a week late is better than not at all so here goes.
image - DD_014 - Cupcake Queen - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Nitwit Collections - Hey Cupcake
Martha Stewart border punch
Sentiment - computer generated
Metallic cord, cupcake charm, pale blue pearls and pink gems - MeiFlower
Image - DD_015 - Beach Babe
Papers and sentiment - Echo Park Digital- Spring Time collection
Circle card cut with Spellbinders die
Glossy accents on sunglasses
Metallic cord, ribbon, bird and butterfly beads - MeiFlower
Image - DD_011 - Boy Zone
Papers - Clipart Fairy - Cool Dude U Rock Creative set
Graffiti font - Graffiti Treat - Dafont (I've coloured it in)
Grosgrain ribbon - MeiFlower
Button - Stash
The photos have turned out rubbish, the light wasn't brilliant and I had to use my daylight lamp, so they all look a bit washed out and have lost some detail, the stopper in the pic above is probably the closest to the proper colours.
This final card was made for my friend, who's mum passed away on Christmas day.
I requested the image specially from Gayle, and she asked me if I would mind if she put it in the shop, which of course I didn't, so although the card has been made for a while I was holding onto it until the image was released.
Image - DD_012 - Time to stop and think
Black, white and silver card stock
Black organza ribbon - MeiFlower
Silver card candy - stash
That's it from me for today - have I made up for my lack of posting over the last week?
I will be back tomorrow with some Teddy Bo,
see you then.