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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas cards and mom in hospital

Hello my dear friends!

I am sorry not to come around to all of you that have commented on my last post but there has bin a bit of trouble in our family since and I will tell you about it now! 
After I posted 2 weeks ago we had 2 days bank holidays so I went to my moms as we always gather there on the 31st of October as it is the anniversary of the day my dad died! My brothers family came too and we we all had a good time until Saturday night my mom fell down the stairs and broke her right arm and pubic bone! And that was because she did not turn on the light!!! So ladies please when you go to the loo in the night TURN THE LIGHT ON!!!
 Anyway my mom has been operated on her arm and is much better now she does have problems walking because of the broken pubic bone but as she is still in the hospital she has physiotherapy every day and she can now do about 20 steps with this special zimmer frame! She can not use cruches at the moment because she has a broken arm! I have to drive 400 km each weekend to see her so not much is done around here! I am trying to make a card a day and this week I have managed to do that so here is my desk and a few Christmas cards I have managed to make!

On my desk you can see lots of Christmassy stuff - a card in the making, flowers, distress glitter, golden stickers and other bits and pieces....

And here are a few cards I have made in the last few days! I have bought a a package of kraft cards because I want to do a few "scandinavian" style cards as it seems to be the "in" thing this year - well even if it isn't I am making them just for a change....here are a few samples.....

This card is the one you can see on my desk.....I think I have finished it now although I am not sure yet...

and here are 2 other cards I made using various dies - Memory Box and Marianne...

I love the background on this card - it is a Hero Arts background stamp called Tiny stars - love it!!! I also used their silver shadow ink - very nice! 

Ok then that is me done for today! I will try to get round to as much of you as possible - so sorry I didn't manage to do it when I last posted - life happened!
Lots of hugs to all of you,


  1. Your cards are stunning. I am so very sorry to hear the news of your Mum and really hope she makes a good steady recovery. Sending big hugs.
    A x #47

  2. Hi there. Just popping my head round the door to say hi.
    Thanks for the peek into your creative world today. Hope things get better for you and yours soon.
    Hope you have a good week too.

  3. Hoping your dear Mom continues well on her path to full recovery. Your cards are beautiful and you have done so well to make them considering all your problems. Speak to you on Fri. Much love Jo x

  4. Hi Dolores, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, I do hope she is starting to feel a little better. I can solidly vouch for the dangers of failing to turn on the lights- thats how I fell & broke my shoulder last year! Those are truly stunning cards you have made- amazing with everything else happening around you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

  5. Oh Delores I am so sorry for the suffering your mother has endured at least she had the family with her when it happened. As for the travelling, that is a fair drive every weekend, chin up. Now your cards are stunning I love them all. Thanks for visiting us, was great to have you visit considering your issues.

    Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
    Eliza & Yoda 2

  6. Hi Dolores,
    What a hard thing to have happen at any time of the year, but me thinks harder during the Holiday season.
    My prayers are with her and you.
    Your Christmas cards are stunning! Love the one laying on your desk.
    Thanks for the earlier visit this week.
    Krisha #4

  7. Beautiful cards lovely. So sorry to hear of your mum's fall. I can only sympathise, I fall often and it's always difficult but to break bones as well that makes it even more tricky. You take care too. Zo xx 79

  8. Oh so sorry to hear of your mom's fall! I am like that - I stumble around in the dark rather than turn on a light and wake the family. Better they wake the have t nurse an invalid for months! Beautiful cards BTW.You'll have to take time out to make a GET WELL SOON one now...

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (20)

  9. Lovely space! great card!
    The Craft Donkey

  10. sorry to hear about your mum i hope she continues to recover well. impressed you have managed to make any cards the ones you have are stunning have a good week ahead Andrea #35

  11. Krasne voščilnice si naredila.
    Žal mi je za tvojo mamo, a pogumno naprej.
    Čim hitrejše okrevanje njej tebi pa mir v srcu in srečo na cesti.(Hiti počasi in pazi nase)
    Lp Tamara

  12. Hi Dolores
    Oh my your poor mum, glad she is feeling better and has you to look after her even if fro a distance some of the time, it is difficult when our loved ones are injured and you live a long way away. Loving the cards (I think the trees are my fav). Take care of yourself as well as your mum
    janet #38

  13. Oh,your poor Mum!! I hope she recovers quickly, but what a trip you have to visit... well done for getting any cards done, in the circumstances - they are gorgeous!! Helen 17

  14. Najprej naj zaželim vse dobro tvoji mami.
    Praznične voščilnice so čudovite.
    Lepo bodi in čuvaj se na cesti. Lp

  15. Glad to hear your Mum is feeling better again, what an awful thing to happen, and all that driving for you, it must be very stressful right now. Hopefully crafting gives you some respite and keeps you sane! The card are really lovely.

    Brenda 13

  16. Hi Dolores, so sorry to hear about your mum, but glad she's on the mend. Love your cards, especially the reindeer - beautiful!
    Debs #78

  17. Čudovite voščilnice si naredila! Komaj čakam praznične dni.
    Tvoji mami pa želim vse dobro :)

    Lp, Natalija

  18. ooo kako lepe voščilnice so nastale :-))
    Všeč so mi prav vse!