20 April 2009

Quick update

Life gets in the way of crafting! Sad but true.

My mum as some of you may know has been very sick lately has been taking up what little free time I have. It's hard to know how she's going for every step forward it seems we/she takes 2 backwards, saying that she looked great tonight. Sitting up by herself & eating & she has been moved from a medical bed to a "rehab bed" so touch wood life may return to normal soon.

I'm also in the middle of prepping 80 demo swaps for SU! convention next weekend , my card class on Friday & something has to go i.e. blogging. So just a quick post & will share some more of the talented work of my team mates from our last swap. As I've already mentioned this may have possibly been the best swap our team has ever done so maybe we're all getting better or the new catalogue is so fabulous we can't be anything other than it too!

Isn't this funky from Julia Leece.

From Debbie Lamb - love the crimping & she's used one of my favourite wee new stamp sets Cheers to You too!
From Denise Ibbett - just love this card - the colours are so soothing. And yes it makes me HAPPY!
From Hannah Ryan - just one word OHHH
From Heather Stewart - one of my favourite colour combos Pale Plum & perfect Plum - yummy.
Another delightful box from Louisa Ting Chong - our Queen of Boxes - a wee matchbox with a few eggs.
From Rachael Knight - great colours & yes I enjoyed the treat ;-)
And two from Yvonne Robertson - the last was my birthday card - both adorable.
And a wee blogging award from my lovely blogging sister Vanya who is really the nicest person imaginable.

And the winner of my wee giveaway to celebrate my new look blog is none other than my SBS sister Janet who probably gives Vanya a run for niceness - I'm sure the goodies will come in handy as she's always giving away stuff with her weekly Corrosive Challenge. Thanks everyone for your kind supportive words I really appreciated them.


Janet said...

:) awwwwwwwwww how sweet!! thanks hun! glad you mom is feeling a bit better! have been thinking of ya!
have fun at convention!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen! Those are all great creations!
You deserve the award and thank you for the lovely words, they mean a lot! Congratulations to Janet, too! She really deserves it, she is a great person and so are you my sistah! :)

Hugs, Vanja

StampingSeasons said...

I feel for you and your mum. I know what your going through, if you need to talk just pick up the phone, I know it can be very draining. HUGS.

Michelle said...

Hey Karen!! Thank you for your comment on my blog - you're just so great at leaving comments. So sorry to hear your Mum is not well. Hope that things improve for her really soon. Fabulous cards from your team swap (ours is tomorrow) .. a very talented group of women!
See you next week - YIPPEE!!

Deby said...

Blessings to your mom for a continued process of healing and getting back to her old self. You take it easy too! Sounds like you've got tons to do in a very short amount of time. Love the swap cards too, by the way. Your team does a great job!

Diane said...

Hi Karen I know How busy you are and how little time you must have in a day but you are always there for others and putting them first you are the best my prayers go to you and your mum for a speedy recovery

Love ya like a sister

Anne said...

Lovely set of cards Karen.

Hope your Mum is doing well.