Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Feeling awful!

Alex seems to be on the mend now, as although he is still extremely tired and inclined to fall asleep on the floor, he is much brighter and we have had much more fun in the evenings. His appetite is still not great, but it is improving, he even went to nursery quite happily today giving Tim a brief ‘Bye Bye’ and wave before diving into the toys. In contrast I seem to be getting I have had a temperature, a bad case of the shivers and fluey achy symptoms of not being able to get comfortable no matter what I try. I have been reading through another PhD thesis for viva next week and although it is interesting have fallen asleep over it twice because of being so ill. At least I have the next few days off work to relax in although I need to make Tim’s birthday cake soon. My main crafting project over the past few days has been to continue my Gran’s family tree scrapbook album. The final double page spread of the album will be this, which is her wedding. The text under the left-hand photo says ‘The start of a lifelong and enviable union that was loving, strong and fulfilling’ and is a quote from Gran’s brother’s speech at Grandad’s funeral. The journaling on the righthand page reads ‘Joyce Holes married Roy Morgan in May 1947. Clothes were on coupons so Joyce’s wedding dress was borrowed and because it was a bit short she wore shoes that her brother Les had had made in India. She had had to draw round her feet for a pattern and as a result they were a bit tight!’. I am pleased with how this has turned out and hope that Gran likes it. I have been introduced to a new Cuttlebug challenge site (the cuttlebug spot) which puts up a different challenge each week to join in with. This can be quite hard for me as I only actually own three embossing folders! This weeks challenge was to use a Christmas embossing folder (I don’t have one!) and a border punch (I don’t have one of those either) on a card. Fortunately, I still have some of the Christmas images embossed for me by Kath which I used on this card, and Gill had given me a ‘floral edge’ die cut which had been cut using the Cuttlebug so I hope that this card will now count for the challenge. I'm not sure that it shows, but I have highlighted the background embossed image with holographic gliter glue for effect. The ribbon was from a box of chocolates from last Christmas and the trees from Paper Company cardstock. I would love to know what you think of this card. Finally I have made a few tags for Tim’s birthday presents using extras from the decoupaged dragon and the Cuttlebug embossed hearts to match with his card. These were simple, but effective I feel. I hope you are all having a good week. More soon,


Claire said...

Your cards and scrapbook pages are great.

Glad Alex is feeling better and hope you are soon on the mend too.


Linda said...

Sorry to read you and your son are so ill, under the circumstances I amazed by your lovely card for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge. Really lovely and I admire the way you stepped up to the plate with limited resources!!! Great and keep up the good work.

Momiji said...

hope you are feeling better those heritage pages..wish I could see them bigger or even better for 'real'
and the tags are cute too...

Sally Bentham said...

Great cards Caro, glad to see that Alex is on the mend, and back at nursery. I love the scrapbook page aswell

Nilda said...

first off.. well wishes to you

I love your card.. I like the border on the right side... lovely touches.. and the colors are wonderful.

thank you for participating.

Helena said...

I hope you are all on the mend now :)

I love those tags, with the sneaky dragon tail curling round!

Found your blog via the 'Cardmaking & Papercraft' forum. I signed up for a subscription to this mag a month ago but still don't have my first issue!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Great card for the CB challenge. Had to laugh about the ribbon from the chocolates. I do that all the time! Love your tags and the heritage scrapbook pages are amazing. Hope you all feel better soon.

LazyKay said...

Pleased Alex is picking up - so exhausting for you all.

What beautiful work and gorgeous hertiage pages again.