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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Bow Simple!

Hello friends

A clean and simple card today.
This card has also appeared in this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft
Magazine in the Question and Answer section asking ...
"Is there a quick and easy way to make paper bows for my cards?"
Again, I did smile to myself because I'm just now a 'bow person'!


The magazine asked me to feature a Stampin' Up bow punch ...hence the bow!
I happily combined this with Spellbinders Grommet Tags and
Cabbage Rose M-Bossabilities folder to make a crisp clean card.
The papers are Anna Griffin - Lovely Layers.

How is your week going?
I sort of had a day off yesterday, I say sort of because I spent a few hours ironing
whilst having my lounge carpet cleaned!
Until the carpet dries fully we are relegated to our bedrooms - boys do not mind,
they live in their bedrooms anyway.  Bella is confused although not really objecting
to the bedroom...


And a pile of furniture one end of the lounge is a fantastic cat activity climbing frame!
Still, it will be nice to have a pristine carpet!

Two years ago today Elliott was admitted to King's for his brain surgery.
So much has changed in two years (although not the t-shirt - that's a favourite!!)
You never imagine something like this happening to your child and when it does
it is like being hit by a bulldozer.  Thankfully the situation has been made easier by friends,
especially all my blog friends who take the time to comment, message me and more -
I can never say thank you enough.

Please stop by tomorrow - Friday Die Day!
Take care friends.

25 comments:

Diane said...

Two years! No way can it be two years already!
It is scary how fast the time flys by!
Lovely simple card and great to see Elliot's smiling face after everything you have all been put through. Hope you get the open scanner sorted out for him soon. Best wishes to all the family (inc Bella, whose cheeky face always makes be smile)

Kitty Davies said...

Morning All,
My oh my, how quickly the time passes, good luck for the future. What a lovely family. Thank you a very pretty card. Take care all. Kitty.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine,
I love the simplicity of your card, it looks so elegant.
Elliott is such a fighter, have you any news on the alternative scanner yet? It would be great if that could get sorted out for you. Still keeping fingers crossed.
Chris xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Christine,

What a fabulous photos of Bella relaxing and Elliot Then & Now. So glad things are going well for you all. A lovely clean carpet bet it smells lovely lol!

Thank you for all your inspiration and allowing us into your life Christine.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Fabulous card today, I do love clean and simple!
Great photos of Elliot. Two years already - wow.....he has done amazingly well.
Hope you have news of the open scan soon.
Janice x

Anne Owens said...

Hi Christine a lovely card found you through blog hop via Christina Griffiths site, love your photos your son is really handsome.
Kind regards
Anne Owens

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-simple but very classy.

Bella looks gorgeous as ever-so cute. Elliott has made such wonderful progress & its so nice that you feel you can share such details with your blog followers.

Michele

Carole Z said...

H Christine, love your gorgeous card and bow! Wow, 2 years? Its lovely to see the photo of a smiling Elliott, good luck for the future and hopefully you will get the scanner sorted soon, hugs Carole Z X

nattyboots said...

A lovely card and beautiful bow Christine,
I had to smile at the pic of Bella she looks so comfy and snug with a smile on her face .
We can see a big change in Elliott's before and after Photo , your boy is looking good and will keep fighting to get rid of all the ........I think he said { crappy to get the happy? } or something like that ," GO ELLIOTT ".

Take Care
Elaine H X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the CAS card, the papers are lovely aren't they.
I can't believe it is 2 years since Elliott had his op. He has come so far, and gone up and out too as you can see from the fit of his T shirt. It's not going to last him much longer is it. You should all be proud of how you have all managed and looked after each other during that awful time. My fingers are still firmly crossed that Elliott gets to use an open sided scanner : )
Have a lovely day. Take care xx

Jane Willis said...

Elliott's looking so grown up now - what a tough two years for you all and so lovely to see him smiling after all he's been through.
Thanks for my charity kit, arrived yesterday and I'm looking forward to adding it to my book

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
It is hard to believe it's 2 years for Elliott,but he is looking really good. I hope you get the open scanner sorted soon.
Love your card today,I love this style..
Have a good day. Take care. x.

marg said...

Hello Christine
Goodness two years that you don't want to visit again!
So pleased to see Elliott now... such an improvement for him!
Just the Scanner to sort now!
Love the card Christine!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very quick CAS card. Can't believe it's two years since Elliot was in Kings, he's looking good now.
Just the scanner to sort.
Bella looks very comfy.
Lydia
X

Maggie C said...

Life gets in the way of blog hopping these days, but just popped by to say congratulations to all of you for getting through the last two years with such humour and courage. Keep smiling. xxMargaretxx

hazel young said...

Lovely photos of Bella and Elliott. Love the card you made too lovely embossing folder xx hazel

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Christine
Lovely card today
Our thoughts are with you and your family
Pat x

Lesley Thomas said...

Hi, Christine, I can't believe it's 2 years since Elliot had that operation! I had just joined you, and have been here every day since. It's so good to see him smiling and looking well, even though he doesn't cope easily with the follow up procedures. I hope those are sorted out soon.

Ann said...

Hi Christine

You are an Inspiration to all of us how you Elliot, Mitchell your dear Mum and Dad have coped over the past 2 years your all amazing to see the photo's now of Elliot he is looking great you must all be so proud of him We your blog friends arexxx

The card is beautiful so simple but stunning love it. Bella is so cute.

Have a lovely long weekend hope the sun comes out for you.

Luv n hugs Annxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I love the CAS card, love the bow and I adore Anna Griffin papers, I have stacks of them that I 'stroke' haha.
I can't believe how time flies, it doesn't seem 2 years, but I'll bet you are all glad it is 2 years on, and Good Luck for the future.
I had to chuckle at the piccie of Bella, showing her teeth, doggies always make me smile when they have this expression on their faces, she certainly wasn't 'phased' by being banished to the bed !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

Not being on here for very long I can only comment that I know exactly what you've been through My son had quite a few heart ops in his short life We'd rather be operated on ourselves than see our children go through it Looks like he's thriving now
Love your card - a definite my kind of card
Bella looks adorable too cheeky little madam No wonder age melts your heart

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Time flies by so quickly glad all went well, so nice to see Elliot smiling. I hate carpet cleaning everything upside down but it's nice to have a clean carpet .Oh and the card is lovely . love Jean Z xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Is it really 2 years since that terrible bombshell, amazing how well Elliott looks today. Isn't medical science an amazing thing?
I love the picture of Bella, she certainly is a lady who enjoys life's little luxury's!
Fab card too, a punch you say - how does that work? Do you shape your bow before you make it up?
Take care
Lesley

LoraineC said...

Wow 2 years, where did that go!! You have been so strong although I'm sure there have been many times when you didn't feel it. Elliot is amazing and looking very well and may I say a very good looking young man. The lovely Bella looks very comfortable. Oh and pretty card too. X

Elaine said...

2 years !!! He looks fantastic... You must of been through so much. Great card xxx

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