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Saturday, 18 December 2010

DT CARD Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #114

Morning everyone.  Brrrr its chilly here this morning.  Pete finally made it home yesterday and we worked it out - he's actually been away for FIVE weeks in total!  He picked the children up from school with me and they flew at him, nearly knocking him off his feet lol.  I'm sure he didn't mind given the big hug they gave him hahaha.  So today we're FINALLY putting up the Christmas Tree as the kids have refused to have it up until their dad comes home - awwww!  We're all looking forward to a bit of quality family time now and he's not going back to work until the 27th for a couple of days - whooo hooo.

I'm a little on tenderhooks though today as our old man, Dylan, the 12yr old Lhasa Apso dog is in hospital and undergoing an operation this afternoon.  I took him to vets yesterday as I'd seen a problem with his eye - turns out he has a huge ulcer on it and the vets are worried his eye will collapse!!  He's going to have some aggressive treatment and they have to stitch his third eye lid over to help the healing process!!  Because he's old he's having the works - full bloods, IV fluids etc!!  Luckily he's insured but its still a worry, I hope everything goes well.

Today we have super new challenge from the Secret Crafter, perfect for anyone thats seen enough of Christmas cards, this time our challenge is ...............
" In the Farmyard"

This is our last challenge of 2010 and will run for TWO weeks so plenty of time to join in.  Please check out the challenge blog HERE for sponsor details.

I used one my many PB stamps, I should try to use them more often!!!!  I coloured with copics and promarkers available from the Secret Crafter store.  The MS punch used along the border can also be purchased from the store.  I also used a inverted corner punch by Woodware. The cardstock, flower, brad and charm is from my stash as was the paper. 

Thankyou for stopping by and I would just like to thank everyone also for supporting me this year, I am sorry I haven't had as much time for blog hopping since returning to work from my long sickness period.  Hopefully I can amend this in the new year with a job change!

Merry Christmas to all and a very happy New Year.

Mel X

8 comments:

Curlybear said...

Wow Mel Beautiful card and fun image,

Have a Great weekend and Christmas

Hugs Bridget :)x

Helen said...

Fab card Mel...I love the PB farm animal stamp...so cute!
Hope Dylan's op goes ok!
Helen x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card Mel

Hope you have a lovely christmas and new year

Hugs Jane x

jackiescrafts said...

Love this card Mel that image is fun. I'm glad Pete got home ok and no doubt the tree is up now. I hope Dylan has come through his op and is now back at home with you

Hugs Jackie x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Gorgeous card Mel!, such a fun image :o)
Hope Dylan's op goes ok and the tree is finally up!
take care hun,
warm hugs Vicky xx

stitchy said...

Mel what a cute card, love the image lol..thank you for sharing your awesome talent with at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps..It's been an honor to sponsor :)

Have a very Merry Christmas
stitchy
xoxox

downrightcrafty said...

Great fun image and love the little charm

have a great Christmas and New Year
Hugs Kate xx

joey said...

Mel this is gorgeous I love this image such fun! Joey xx