Thursday, 14 November 2013

Brighter news

Well following my sad news of the summer I am pleased to be able to tell you that things seem to be looking up for us as my son and his wife had their third baby on October 29th. I have not posted before because my new grand-daughter was 6 weeks early and after this year I didn't want to tempt fate. But I can now tell you that Rosie Louise weighed in at 5lb 7oz, she was in an incubator for a few days and then in and out due to jaundice but finally came out last Friday. Her feeding has improved over the last few days and was allowed home today.
I will keep you up to date with her progress.
I have still not got fully into crafting but it is coming and I hope to be posting some Christmas cards soon.

Jean x

Thursday, 3 October 2013

A very bad year for myself and my family

Hi everyone, I am so sorry I have not posted for the most of this year but my husband began with a bad back in April. After persistence at the Dr's as he was not feeling any better he finally got blood tests done. The results of these were OK except the liver function, he was then sent for a scan. Within 2 weeks the Dr rang (10th May) and asked Martin to go to see him that afternoon and for me to go with him. I was due to go to Port Sunlight that afternoon for the spring show but had to let Gordon know that I would be later arriving.
The results of the scan were devastating, it was cancer and as it was his liver this is in 99.9% of cases seconderys, meaning that they had to look for the primary site. By this time Martin was having problems with his bowels so this is where investigations began and it was found positive for bowel cancer. By the beginning of June we were told that the cancers were that bad they were inoperable. Treatment was suggested which gave us a little hope of having around a year +. Martin had more scans and began treatment but the scans showed the cancer to be very aggressive and hope was fading fast. Every time we saw a consultant things got worse. On the 17th of June we were finally told that Martin had weeks rather than months but lived only 11 days passing away at home with myself, our son and daughter in law and our daughter  by his side.
As you can imagine we are all devastated and I still expect him to walk through the door.
I have only just started crafting again but will hopefully begin posting soon.

Jean x

Friday, 25 January 2013

A couple more cards...

made using Spellbinders dies;

again using the Romantic Rectangles but the lilac background was a Go Kreate large die, Flowers are one of the early Spellbinders.

this was again using the Floral Doily Accents and Motifs and a border die. The foliage is a Cheery Lynn die.

Sorry my pics are not to clear will try to do better next time.

Jean x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Managed to post.....

my first 2 cards this year using Spellbinders dies...

 Although not very clear this one used the Curved Rectangles
and Romantic Rectangles with butterflies added.

And this used Grand Scalloped Circles and elements from Floral Doily Accents and Motifs.

Hope I can post more tomorrow, had problems with internet access but OK now hoping thats all the problem was.

Jean x

Friday, 18 January 2013

Well I'm back again

Hi everyone,
Sorry not been around for a few months been very busy preparing items for a Christmas fundraising event for my Church. Now we have Christmas over, although still fundraising, I have had a bit more time for general card making, have to as I have lots of Birthdays for family and friends coming up. Trying to make a couple of cards a day so will post when and if I manage.

I have been trying to upload pics but without success, clicking on insert image and window opening but none of my pic files coming up, anyone any ideas!!

Jean x