Thursday, 25 November 2010


I had planned on posting last Tuesday but with an emergency appointment made for the vet it just wasn't possible.
This Young Man
Had us all worrying... he had a slight swelly belly on the Monday evening, but didn't think too much of it as he hadn't been to the toilet yet, Tuesday morning it was slightly bigger, so let him in the garden for a while, came in and laid down on the rug in the room, swelling not as bad... went upstairs for a bit to get a few cards done, came down and his swelly belly was a lot larger and he'd had an accident on the rug, which is unlike him, so I rang the vet who said she couldn't get me in until the Wednesday, I asked if there was any way to be seen today (just felt that he needed to be seen as soon as possible), she said I could go but it would be a sit and wait, "absolutely fine" was my reply.
He was first assessed, then booked straight in with the vet who saw him within minutes... Forms signed to investigate, to ascertain whether it was fluid or blood... vet came back, not good news, it was blood which meant he was bleeding internally and he needed an x-ray to see whether it was in his lungs as if it was there was no hope for him but it not in his lungs then there was a fighting chance... x-rays came back and it was not on his lungs but he'd lost a lot of blood so there was a chance he may not pull through the operation, so with permission they went ahead with the emergency operation, the wait was unbearable... sat there waiting to see if your baby boy pulled through the operation or not whilst everyone else is coming and going with their pets... after what seems like forever the vet came out and said he'd pulled through the op but the next 24hrs were critical as he'd lost half his body's blood, his spleen had had a tumour on it and that had ruptured so they took it all out and unbelievably found no other tumours, so if he pulled through the next 24hrs he'd have hopefully a few more years with us, but it was only because I got him in when I had, if i'd waited until the Wednesday he wouldn't have made it through Tuesday night!
He had to be transported to another surgery as they didn't cater for overnight patients... so in the car he placed and a trip to Bradford ensued... I didn't want to leave him all alone in the vets but I wasn't allowed to stay... he'd be sedated and hooked up to an IV.
I rang the next morning at 10am, after no sleep, to find that he was a lot brighter and had even been to the toilet, apparently it's always a good sign... lol, I was also allowed to pick him up at lunchtime... Yay, relief was an understatement to what I feeling at that moment!
A quick trip to The Range for a nice clean new bed and some treats, then to pick him up :) The new bed was placed across the back seat for him to lay on, he was still a bit out of it with the pain meds etc but he was ok... he did nothing but sleep for the first few hours of being home... I had a much needed cat nap too... boys came home from school and were over the moon to see him.
I had to take him back for a check-up at my vets on the Thursday and they were surprised how much he'd brightened up and would enjoy the box of Heroes choccies we took them :)
He's brightened up a lot over the last week and is due back to the vets on Monday for his stitches out, then hopefully it'll just be a regular check-up from then onwards!

I'll be back later with a crafty updated!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


So I thought it best to pop on with a few of the cards i've been creating recently...

This one I created for my nana for her birthday
Stamps... Ornate Flowers & Perfect Punches
Cardstock & Ink... Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Papers... Greenhouse Gala
Accessories... Crimper & Eyelet Border Punch

This one I created for a relative who recently lost his dad
Stamps... Bird On A Branch (retired)
Cardstock & Ink... Sage Shadow (retired), Basic Black, Really Rust (retired)
Paper... Designer Paper (can't remember as retired)
Accessories... Rhinestones

This was made for the deceased gentlemen's wife
Stamps... Close As A Memory (retired)
Cardstock... Crumb Cake
Ink... Basic Black
Paper... Groom Designer Paper (retired)
Accessories... Rhinestones

 I recently became an Aunt again... my lovely sister had a baby girl... first in my side of the family... so I had fun making some girlie things :)

These are my first attempt and I have to say I love them... just hope my sister liked them too
Stamps... Bundle Of Joy
Cardstock... Blushing Bride
Ink... Melon Mambo
Paper... Pink Pirouette from Designer Series Subtles Stack
Accessories... Melon Mambo Ribbon & Window Punch
Brads are from my before Su days but Su do the same in Designer Buttons and would also look stunning!

 This is the card I created to with the above
Stamps... Bundle Of Joy
Cardstock & Ink... Blushing Bride & Melon Mambo
Paper... Pink Pirouette from Designer Series Subtles Stack
Accessories... Rhinestone

I hope you enjoy the creations above... I do have more to share as I have been busy making lots of Christmas Cards using some of the sets in the Bundle Offer (see post below)... have to say I am loving them and can't wait to show you what I came up with... just need some decent lighting and I will get them photographed!

In the meantime... if you'd like to order any of the Bundle Offer sets please do contact me... any orders over £50 will get a little surprise in with their order!
If your interested in signing up as a Demo, please do contact me... we had some wonderful news come from the 2010 SU Convention (although I couldn't make it myself)... next years Convention is in Disneyland Paris... so what are you waiting for, there's no better time to sign up!
The Starter Kit is absolutely yummy and cheaper than last years kit... and with the added advatage of an Add-On Kit!
Also if you sign up with myself, I will send you a lovely little surprise gift!

Monday, 1 November 2010


Stampin' UP! have another fabulous promotion running for November and December! If you purchase one of the Christmas product bundles listed below you can choose one of the limited edition ribbon spools absolutely free! These ribbons are not available to buy. The only way you can get hold of them is by purchasing one of the bundles.

NOTE : The Promotion runs until 29th December, but products are only available while supplies last!

Christmas Product Bundles Available ......
Ribbons To Choose From ......

The Welcome Christmas Bundle includes a Speciality Designer Series Paper Pack that is not available to buy separately. It contains 12 sheets of 12" x 12" paper - 2 each of 2 single-sided flocked designs and 2 each of 4 double-sided designs.
Click on any of the above pictures to make the details clearer ..... and contact me to place your orders as I have my own little offer on too... for the first person to place an order or even sign up with me I will pop a little extra gift in with your order :)

Erika xx