Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Up with the lark!

Hello friends
As this post gets published I am up and about - we are back at The Royal Marsden
today as Elliott has further tests.

Glad to report his appointment yesterday went well,
he was super brave in having his mask made for radiotherapy.
The staff were fantastic, nothing was rushed, perfectly calm and
I have to say they were very knowledgeable about Harry Potter! 

Thank you for all your good wishes - Elliott reads my blog so he 
sees all your comments and is always touched and grateful.

Now to craft - if you have ordered a Charity Recipe Book/Notebook Kit 
and/or an Add-On Kit - I promise they are on their way.  
I was awaiting some more chipboard covers (not really a book without them!)
They have just arrived and are being popped into the envelopes.
I've got my Post Office on standby..well, I mentioned to the very nice lady 
in my local PO that I would be back so I think that counts! 
As mentioned, a lucky number is within each kit and this month 
(and for October and November!)
it is the amazing prize of selecting 6 stamp sets from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
Kits are still available, I will always carry spares of each one.

Talking of lucky numbers...where are you number 
The prize of dies has not been claimed!!
Hopefully I will hear from you, I'm wondering if you are on holiday 
and escaping this horrible wet weather!  
Please drop me an email:

Phew - that's a lot of chatting, how about something crafty?
A little card using just one die set - Bird Sanctuary.
I used a piece of corrugated cardboard box packaging - ripped it up a little bit 
and inked it for the background, always a fan of recycling.  
The birdcage looks effective cut from foil and in fact it was this 
card that inspired me to create the mini tag/brag book which was the first Charity Kit
The bird has a particularly beady eye achieved by a tiny black pearl.
The papers used are Graphic 45.

I will be back soon, I have lots of Christmassy things to share with you!
Take care friends.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, hope all goes well today and it wasn't too traumatic getting up so early. How brave is Elliot with everything he is having to endure. Just amazing.
Love the card today and the idea of recycling.
Looking forward to seeing your "Christmassy" things.
Take care
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Glad all went well for Elliott and hope all goes well again today , and i bet you have another treat waiting for him { let me guess } perhaps Mc Ds ?

A lovely card i especially like the distressed background , im looking forward to your Christmassy ideas , i bet there are some tags lurking about somewhere ? , well i do hope so as i love your tags .

Wrap up and stay warm

Elaine H X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So pleased that Elliott did not find it too trying, I hope the rest of his appointments are the same. Gorgeous card today Christine I have this die and it looks really effective with the foil will have to give it a go! Susan x

Lacelady said...

Love the card Christine and good luck with Elliott's appt.

Well done to him for coping with the mask making.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, So glad that yesterday went well for Elliott, and here's hoping that today goes just as well, fingers are all crossed.
Your card is gorgeous, loving it, Graphic 45 papers are my faves, and I adore the foil birdcage and the gorgeous birdie.
Love and hugs to you all from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Morning Christine and Elliott hope today goes well and you enjoy your Mcdonalds. Loving the card today love this die set. Looking forward to your Christmas cards xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Hoping Elliot's appointment goes as well today, poor lad, must be sick of hospitals.
Like your card today and looking forward to the Christmas projects you have in store for us.
Take care.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,hope all goes well at the hospital today ~ keep those smiles coming Elliott! I love today's card and I'm looking forward to those Christmas treats from you (I still haven't started my Christmas cards!)
Love and hugs to you all, Maggie xxx

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, so glad things went well for Elliott yesterday fingers crossed today is as successful.

Love the bird on the card today. Now must go and get my order for the charity add on sorted out. With all the rain recently thing my brain has gone soggy.

Take care, Mary, xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. So glad that Elliots app. yesterday went well and hope toadys does too. Enjoy your McDonalds Elliot :)
Love the card. That little bird is so sweet. Can't wait to see your Christmas goodies! Safe journey today. Take care.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous little card using one die set. I hope all goes well for Elliott again today. I will be away for a while so won't be leaving any comments, But I will be thinking of your and Elliott and hope all goes well. Emma

Janice Wallace said...

Good luck for you both today. Sure all will go well.
Lovely card Christine, it always feels good when you recycle something into a crafty item.
Janice W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

glad that Elliot coped well with his fitting, and hope all goes well for you today. I bet a lot of Adults wouldn't cope with what he has had to endure. Love today's card, and look forward to seeing your Christmassy ideas.

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Morning Christine, I do hope everything goes well for Elliott today. Be thinking of you both. Yes come in number 28 cos if you don't want your winnings someone else can have them!!!!

marg said...

Hello Christine
I don't know you Elliott but I think of you often during my day!
I hope all goes well for both of you, and this awful time will soon be behind you!
Be brave Elliott, and take care of your Mum!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. So glad everything went well yesterday and good luck for today.
Lovely card today. excited about your Christmas ideas.
Love Val x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Hope all goes well for Elliott such a brave boy my heart goes out to him and you too it's hard work trying to keep everything going but you are coping very well, love the card and all the things you do love Jean Z xx

Laura O said...

good luck with appointment today thinking of you all.great card and looking forward to you Christmas samples .Laura O

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card, I really like that bird.
Thinking of you and Elliott in that hospital, I bet you know your way round there with your eyes closed. But it'll all be worth it when Elliott is in good health again. Just keep holding onto that thought and well done, all of you (incl. Mitchell, it can't be easy for him seeing his brother in pain).
Best wishes, Rose

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely card! I hope all goes well at the hospital today, thinking of you all :) I feel quite bad reading of all the gloomy weather back home whilst we are soaking up the sun on west coast US! Hugs Carole Z x

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - pleased to hear Elliott isn't too stressed about what's going on (bless him).
Love the card and the recycling tip and looking forward to the chistmassy things (I haven't started on anything yet!!!)
Heather W

Janice said...

Sending love and hugs to Elliott. He needs a hug from all of us for being so brave. Also sending you a hug too Christine, for holding it all together so well. xx Janice xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, Big hug to Elliott and all of you - you are all amazing! xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your card.
Really pleased Elliott got on well yesterday he is so brave.
Looking forward to your Christmas ideas. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine

Hope all went well for Elliot today, and so pleased Elliot took yesterday's appointment very bravely.
I love your card today and look forward to seeing your Christmassy ideas.....think I need some!
I received my add on kit on Monday - thank you for such speedy service. I've yet to add it, but hope to do so at the weekend. I'm going to Ally Pally on Saturday, so it will be Sunday at the earliest.
Janice x

Maggie said...

Hello. What lovely staff they are in these very important jobs. Well done Elliott for taking it in your stride. Hope it went well today. Lovely card and looking forward to making Xmas cards now. xxMargaretxx

LoraineC said...

Hi, the staff are amazing at the Marsden, Elliot is in safe hands. Pretty card, looking forward to your Christmas ideas xx

AnneRD said...

Glad to hear that things are going well for Elliott.
Lovely card today Christine, looking forward to the Christmas offerings. Anne x

Peggy said...

Well done to Elliott for coping so well. To you too, it must be so difficult. Like the foil cage, must try that!! Dee x

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