Sunday, 2 August 2009

My craft room has seen some action!!!

Well I have managed to get an hour each day in my craft room and it's been great to take my mind of things.

I have been having a play with my promarker pens and I love them, they just are fantastic.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

More Harry Pics

Well as promised here are some more pics of our little man, these were all taken in July. We're off to get him weighed tomorrow as he is putting on weight as a great speed, he was 17lbs 1oz when he was 14 weeks and I think he will be out of his 3-6 month clothes in the next couple of weeks. Seems strange to think that he will only be 4 months or 17 weeks on Monday, can't remember life without him :o)

Sunday, 26 July 2009


After so long away from my blog I thought I would come back and start updating and getting back into my card making, as I really need something to take my mind off the last few months.

Anyone who has followed my blog might remember that I have mentioned my mum's battle with cancer over the last 12 years. When I got engaged 3 years ago her non-hodgkins lymphoma returned for a 3rd time and she started treatment again. They tried stem cell treatment just after I got married, but 18 months ago she was told that they couldn't get enough stem cells to make this an option. She was still having a 3 monthly treatment to try to keep the non-hodgkins at bay and this looked like it was working.

About a month after Harry was born mum started complaining of a pain in her legs and they started to swell slightly. After a couple of blood tests and her doctor ruling out a DVT, he suggested she went to her specialist at Christies to check it wasn't related to the non-hodgkins.

Although this was ruled out, she was referred to a bone marrow specialist and at the end of May we got the terrible news that she was now suffering from Acute myeloid leukemia. She entered Christies at the beginning of June to start 10 days of continual chemo, but unfortunately the treatment was not successful. She after contracting a chest infection near the beginning of her treatment that developed into pneumonia and she no longer had any immune system to fight it.

On Saturday 27th June she passed away at the age of 60 with my dad, brother and myself at her side. This was 2 days before my 2nd wedding anniversary and 12 weeks after Harry arrived, the grandchild she was so looking forward to having.

To say I am finding it hard to cope is an understatement, especially having my baby and not having my mum to turn to for advise, but I have started to get back into my craftroom and potter about. I'm finding it such a help just to lose myself for a short time in my hobby and my hubby has been great allowing me some time to craft.

I'm hoping to start being brave enough to start showing my cards again, I have lost all my confidence with them as it's been so long!! Hopefully I can catch back up with all the new products, as everything moves so fast, although I am already building up my promarker collection and have been lucky to get the Miss Anya and Rain, Snow Shine sets from Tracey at Dies to Die for.

Hopefully I might be brave tomorrow and also show off some more pics of my gorgeous little boy.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Introducing Harrison Jake Deeney

After making his mummy and daddy wait 12 days from his due date, Harrison Jake Deeney at last put in an appearance on Monday 6th April at 5.46 am weighing in at 8lb 9 ozs!!!!!

I won't give you the birth story as it was a bit of a nightmare, but after 2 weeks I was able to sit down again which was fantastic.

He is absolutely gorgeous and after 2 weeks of sleepless nights and worrying he might have colic, he is settling into a bit of a routine. I can't believe how much time they take up and struggle to sometimes eat lunch and no matter how quickly I shower he always seems to be crying by the time I get out.

I'm not sure that I will be seeing much of my craft room for quite a while (I hate to admit it but I have ended up buying my thank you notes!), I'm hoping that in the next few months I might get a bit of time to venture back in there!!

Anyway, here's a few pictures of our gorgeous little boy

Friday, 27 March 2009

Where has all the time gone!!!

Blimey I can't believe how long it is since I posted last, so much has happened in the last 3 months that I have hardly had time to do any crafting or the want to sit down and create. I've had a few messages asking how I was so I thought I better post incase you thought I'd dropped off the planet :o)

We have been decorating like mad to get the house sorted before baby and have done everythere apart from our bedroom, this meant that we had to move in with my parents for a few weeks whilst our new bathroom was fitted and all my craft stuff had to be packed away whilst I was relocated to the old dining room. Thankfully all of the things we have been storing in the old dining room whilst we decorated have gone and I have now got a new craft room, although it is still not quite finished. Only problem now is that my bump is so large that I am struggling to get too close to my desk and grab things from round the room!!!!

At the time of typing we are still waiting for our baby to arrive, I am now 3 days overdue and so frustrated. I'm getting asked all the time how I'm feeling and if anything is happening and there is nothing to tell. Just hoping that it's not much longer to waiting now as I'm getting too scared to leave the house on my own incase something happens!!!!

I have managed to make a few cards in the last few days and hopefully if I can get a few good pictures tomorrow (and our baby hasn't made an appearance) I will add them to my blog.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

It's been 2 months since I last posted, so I'm not sure if anyone is still out there!!! Just in case, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. Special thanks to Natty K, Michelle and Tracy for the gorgeous cards and Tracy for the lovely chocs.

The last couple of months have been very tricky and crafting has been the last thing on my mind, but I am hoping that in January I can get back into the swing of things. Work has been hectic, as we were taken over in a hostile takeover bid, but everything has worked out exactly as my hubby and I wanted and the best for our little family. My gran has also been ill in the last couple of months and we have now found out that its cancer and there is nothing they can do due to her age, it's just a waiting game now. I've also had a little scare with the baby, but everything is fine and then to top it all I'm just recovering from the Winter Vomiting bug!!!

I hardly dare admit it, but I've hardly made any Christmas cards this year, as my heart just hasn't been in it, but I have just been checking my list of fav blogs and there are some fantastic cards on them.

I shall be finishing work on 16th January, so I have 8 weeks before baby is due to relax and I am planning on finding the crafting bug when I tidy up after Christmas!!!

Hoping to be back in the New Year :o)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Christmas card order

I've made a copy of special cards this year for a girl my brother works with and she asked if I could do here special ones for her family.

Image - Woodward Mr Frosty
Paper - Dovecraft
Ribbon - Stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Baubles - Stash
Paper - Dawn Bibby
Peel Off - Anitas

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Embellishments galore

Been a bit naughty this week and treated myself to this fab embellishment kit from Poppicrafts after seeing it on Hans blog.

Although, I am not buying any Christmas papers or embellishments, I have hardly any ribbons, so this little pack of 25 different ribbons also feel into my shopping :o)

Midnight card!!!

I really struggled on Saturday night to get to sleep, so at 12 o'clock I decided to get up and have a little play in my craft room!!! I've had this Dawn Bibby paper for years and the Christmas trees and script paper were in a little kit I got the other year. Not the best of pics, but all the shiny surfaces made it a bit tricky :o)

Friday Sketchers

I love doing sketch challenges as it makes it so much easier to make a card and this weeks sketch at Friday Sketchers is great. I used this fab High Hopes image from Tracey at Dies to Die For

Stamp - High Hopes Christmas Treat
Paper - Magazine Freebie
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Brads - Stash
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Monday, 20 October 2008

Secret Sister Reveal

I am useless at the moment, I keep forgetting to do things or think I have already done them!!!! Hopefully this will improve before baby arrives, otherwise I'll be coming home and forgetting the little one.

The lovely Michelle at Card Grotto organised a Secret Sister and now is the time to reveal who our Secret Sister was. Although I know this won't come as a surprise to the lady, as I stamped my card with my name and forgot is was meant to be Secret!!! Anyway I sent my goodies to Gina at The Card Kabin. I didn't think to take a picture of the goodies before I sent them so you can find a pic on Gina's blog here.

I also got a lovely card and goodies off my Secret Sister and I had guessed from the style of the card who it was from!! Thanks Julie, you are right I do love my Penny Blacks!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Jills Blog Candy

The lovely Jill from Jill's Card is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog with a fantastic blog candy. All you need to do is leave Jill a comment and post a link on your blog

Natalies Blog Anniversary

The lovely Natalie at Crafting Fun is celebrating her first blog anniversary with a fantastic blog candy. All you need to do is leave her a comment and add a post to your blog.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

More christmas cards

Well not managed too many cards this week, seem to have more energy now, but Matt finished his law degree exams on Monday so I've been spending time most evening with him. It's a bit strange spending so much time with him, as the last month he has been studying every evening and all weekend!!!!! Hopefully in 3 weeks time I will know if we are having a little boy or girl, Miss Organised here can't bear not knowing as I want to start decorating the room and getting things sorted.

The first card is using this lovely little image that Michelle from Card Grotto, he is such a cutie.

Stamp - Penny Black
Holly border stamp -Dawn Bibby
Paper - Freebie from magazine
Glitter - stash

Image - Freebie from Pink Petticoat last year
Paper - Freebie from magazine
Gems - Papermania

High Hopes Christmas

Tracy at Dies to Die For has some fab High Hopes Christmas stamps in stock at the moment and I just had to play with this one. I really love this stamp, as you can also break it down to 3 separate Santas!

Stamp - High Hopes 3 Pane Santas
Paper - Dovecraft
Ribbon - Dies to Die For
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat