Thursday 16 February 2012

Back at last.....

.....has anybody missed me?!
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

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

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.

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.
Colette xx


Miria said...

Hi, Colette. Happy Meg is getting better and you can be back blogging and showing us your gorgeous cards! Take care, hugs, Miria xx

Pamela said...

Hi Colette, sorry to hear about your daughter, what a worry, but pleased to hear she is on the mend. All the cards a gorgeous, love the images.

Pam x

DONNA said...


cheryl said...

oh wow these are all just stunning,the detail and your colouring is just first class sorry to hear you have all been unwell hope your daughter starts to feel better really soon love cherylxxxx

Maritha said...

Hello sweet Colette...we have all missed you!! =) LOVELY cards and my favorite is the "boy" card,soooo sooo cool and just perfect hun!!

Hope she gets better bye the minute your Meg!!

Big hug

Vicki said...

Love your cards Colette, they're all fab, do love the 'thinking of you' one :) So glad Meg is on the mend, it really takes it's toll on a family when a loved one is in hospital, it is amazing how sitting doing nothing wears you out ;)

Take care

Vicki x

Roma said...

Hi Colette

Glad to hear your daughter is better and your back showing us your gorgeous cards ,love them all x

Barbara said...

So glad Meg is on the mend again,being at hospital is so so tiring.But so glad you are back posting I have missed you,they are great cards as always x

Gayle Cook said...

Me, me, me, me....I missed you BIG time!!!!!

Glad Meg's feeling better....she had us all worried!!

LOVE your cards Mrs S...missed them too!!!...xxxxx

Daniele said...

so glad to hear that your daughter is better must have been an ordeal gorgeous card as always Colette

Karen said...

I MISSED YOU!!! (even though I have seen you, and spoken for hours on the phone with you!?!) Glad your back and Megan is on the mend. You haven't lost your touch, the cards are fab, I really like the images and the little 'Colette touches that you have added to them. The sympathy card is so beautiful and I'm sure it was appreciated.
Take care of yourself!
Love, Karen xxx

Tip Top said...

Glad to know Meg is on the mend and that you are all ok too.

Beautiful card

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