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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Update on Dylan - and New SCSC Challenge

Hellooooo there.  Thanks for stopping by, I do need cheering up.  Had some sad news this week.  Firstly my little Llasa Apso dog Dylan sadly had one of his eyes removed yesterday.  As some of you know he'd developed an ulcer on the cornea several weeks ago now.  Following a series of aggressive treatments and several ops it was deemed unresponsive to treatment and the likelihood of that changing with if we persevered was remote.  This was definetely the right decision as I worried each time they anaesthetised him due to his age and I know with such a disability just adjust without difficulty.  I did shed a little tear though, I know the kids have since come along but he's one of my original "kids" - my furbaby lol. He is 12years old and we've had him since he was 4months old.    He had to stay in hospital overnight but waiting to hear if they'll let him out today - can't wait to get him home and give him a big cuddle.

Secondly, as you know we had a little car crash four days before Christmas and I've had no car since then.  Got a quote today for the repairs - a right hefty bill - far more than the car is worth so looks like I'll be car less for a couple of months until we can save some money for a new one.  Thats my full set of new promarkers on a backburner and no more crafty spends - oh well, thats life!


On a lighter note we have a new challenge for you at the Secret Crafter Saturday. This week we want to see

Tons of Texture
I don't know about you but I think I'm slowly getting back into the swing of crafting again after Christmas.  Here's my little creation, bit low on the texture maybe but don't think my mojo had fully picked up speed lol 

I used one of my new LOTV stamps here and some rather gorgeous HOTP double sided 12x12 papers I found in my rather large stash.  They could easily have been sat there five years lol - I kid you not.  Does anyone else buy papers that they love and then resist using them - just stroke them instead, or is that just me lmao.

I used spellbinders large circle and large small scallop circle die for matting, colouring the image with copics, promarkers all available from the Secret Crafter along with the flowers.  The card candy and sentiment are by Craftwork Cards.  The flourish is a sizzix die cut and is new - I LOVE IT!!!!!

Remember, by entering the challenge you will be automatically entered into the monthly draw in which you could win something from the shop or a £20 voucher to spend in the shop - happy days!!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges....

MAWTT - Ring out the Old, Ring in the New
Cute Card Thursday -  Out with the Old (papers) GDT

I'm off to put the kettle on now but I'll be back later with another card and some exciting news - tease or what rofl.


Mel X


* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card sorry to hear about Dylan hope he soon recovers and ouch with the car but it can be replaced you were lucky it was just the car damaged hope you can replace it soon sending big hugs xx

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh Mel, beautiful card, love the colours. So so sorry to hear about Dylan, bless him and your poorly car xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel...

Beautiful card hun, love the cute image...

Awww poor Dylan too, he certainly has had it rough lately, fingers crossed all goes well hun..

BLAH!!!!!! grrrr cars, why do they cost so bloomin much, even worse no crafty spend,
chin up chicken, things will sort, always turn out ok in the end.

You know where i am if you wanna chat...

Huggies Angel

p.s, is the teasing what i think it is???? lol

Curlybear said...

Hi Mel, firstly hope that Dylan is ok and allowed home today, bless him, so big hugs for Dylan and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Cars uh.

Your card is lovely, and those papers are lush, I love the swirls too, I love how you have coloured the flowers on the LOTV stamp to co-ordinate with the colour silk flower brilliant.

Take care Have a great weekend,

Hugs Bridget :)x

joey said...

Blimey Mel you sure are having your fair share of it and I think you been dealt enough hun!!!. So very sorry to hear about Dylan Bless him, give him a squeeze from me too!. As for the card arrrrrgh wish I could help

your card is gorgeous beautiful image and colours. x

Liz said...

So sorry to read about your bad luck Mel ..HOPE LOTS OF GOOD LUCK IS JUST ROUND THE CORNER :)

Liz xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh and I thought the lack of my computer was a bad start to this year
hope the year improves for you from now on

Gorgeous card and love those papers with such gorgeous flourishes too
take care hun
Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fantastic card Mel and sending lots of doggie cuddles to Dylan - hope he's home soon.

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Awww....poor Dylan! Glad to read that he's home now :0)

Gorgeous card...the image is so cute!
Helen x

PS - I do that with papers too! lol

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mel I am so sorry to hear about Dylan the poor little thing, I can understand that you were upset. I am however, loving your card the cute image and the softness of the design and papers look beautiful.
Lorraine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun, sorry to read abouyt Dylan sending you both huge hugs xxx

We got rid of our car this time last year because it was gonna cost more that the car was worth to get it through its MOT thing we ever did hun!!!

Gorgeous card, lovin the colours those DP are just yummy!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Hugs shell xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Melissa, love the colours and cute image. I hope Dylan is home safely and adjusting back to his routines.
Thanks for sharing this with us at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x