Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Just like Arnie - I'm back !!

Hello everyone,
Thanks for your good wishes. I just couldn't fix my mind to crafting at all. Still not sure if one hundred percent yet - Dad waiting for further results, Mum getting more Lucentis eye injections (even the thought of that makes me squirm,  I don't know how she does it, today is her 7th! )
I'm a wee bit stressed and missing hubby more just now than usual. Not sure why, as he's worked away 3/4 days a week for 11 years now. Should be used to it by now,  ha ha.
Anyway, you're here for the crafting not the moaning! (But thanks for listening :-D )
Here is the result of a wee play with some SECC goodies.
I used brown card from my stash as was the Kraft card. I cut a frame using my new Labels 20 Nestabilities as well as the main sentiment piece. I also used my Persian


  1. If it helps any at all Alison, a lot of us understand completely how you feel, so you really aren't alone. We lost both my father and my husband's father from cancer in 2000. They were both ill at the same time, and died within two months of each other. We spent a year traveling back and forth between the two of them, a distance of 360 miles. Right after that, my husband's mother came down with cancer and it was a three year battle. My mother is 82, and an alcoholic. She is a functioning alcoholic, but after 4 pm every night, she is completely drunk, which is a huge worry for us.

    I don't mind reading your trials at all, it helps to vent, and it reminds me that I'm not alone either. There are so many of us with the same worries.

    Anyway, I love your card and the sentiment is great! I liked it so much I pinned it to my card sentiments page on Pinterest. (I'm 60, so it hits close to home). :-)

    About the Liquid Pearls, most of mine are really messed up, I was just lucky with this card. A lot of times, I get them too close together and they moosh into a big lump! :-)

  2. Hello Alison, good to have you back but sorry life is a bit difficult just now and no wonder your missing your husband just at this time. He's your main support when family is concerned.
    How brave of your mum I squirm just putting eye drops in.
    We all need to sound off to friends sometimes so you go ahead.

    Now to your card, it's gorgeous and I love the colours. Will be lovely card for someone.
    Have a gentle day and be good to yourself, Kate x

  3. Your card is stunning Alison. I love the design, gorgeous colours and such a beautiful sentiment.
    Thinking of you and sending you hugs
    Take care
    Sue xx

  4. Lovely Alison I love that sentiment
    jacqui x

  5. Good morning Alison, it's good to have you back.x No wonder you miss your husband at this stressful time. Your card is beautiful, I love the colour tones, the sentiment, dies-everything. Look after yourself.

  6. wow morning to you and this is gorgeous, pleased you found bloglovin easy, love how you can add more than 300 blogs and that it shows you which ones you have read, have fun

    Hugs Kate xx

  7. so stunning alison.fabulous sentiment and i love your classy design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. I hope your parents health problems are solved soonest.

    As for your card, it's lovely, we have that sentiment too. We really need to play with our Nesties more, they tend to sit forgotten and unused in the pile of neglected stash!

  9. Alison your card is fabulous. Love your dies. Sorry you are having such a bad time - hopefully things will improve soon.

  10. Yeay! Glad to see you back with us in the land of Blogging. Sorry to hear your Mum and Dad are having a rough time of it though. I know how it feels to have your Man working away, mine works night shifts so I get to see him half hour morning and evening and then I am on my own. Sending you a hug.
    And your card is wonderful. The colours and the sentiment are just lovely. Funny how we both chose Friends as our themes today.

  11. Hi Alison glad to see you back ..sorry to hear your having a rough time of it lately..I used to hate Paul working away. This card is lovely I love that die huggles hun and take care of yourself Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Oh honey, big hugs. Of course you want your hubster for the hugs - you need them! I hope things get better.

    I love your card - the kraft with brown is so fab and love how you layered it!

  13. Hi Alison, Hope things work out ok for your folks. This is a toughie, when you're playing caretaker to your parents, but alas, it's a fact of life. Thanks for your sweet comment about the DH...he had a Pancreas CT scan, which is a bit worrisome. It's hard to feel like crafting when so many tests to get done, wait on results...And you can vent anytime you feel like doing so, your readers all understand I'm sure! And can say a prayer...I DO belive in the power of prayer. Your card is just lovely. I'm liking that new S/B die, a new one to me as yet. You used it so effectively, and using the Persian border really set your central motif off wonderfully. TFS & giving me some good ideas about design! Hugs

  14. Bug hugs, Alison!!! It's so much harder to "bear up" with difficulties when the husband is away. Being a soldier's wife, I understand that! Be strong, it will all work out, you'll see!!!

    Lovely card! I love that Nestie set and it's been on my wish list for a while. So many lovely toys to covet, lol! Keep crafting, it makes this better and will give you something good to focus on.

  15. Super card - my hair is WELL grey these days. LOL

  16. LOVE your card, that sentiment is fabulous! Hopethings improve for you on the home front! Thanks for visiting me today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  17. Great sentiment and I love the browns. Hopefully things will smooth out a bit soon, things do seem to bunch together and so stressful. Sending hugs. xx Flora

  18. Fab card and the sentiment is special...take care hugs, annie

  19. Love that Persian Accents border! Hmm, I think it will have to go on my "need" list :)
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment.