Monday, 12 February 2018

Best laid plans and all that...

Hello friends

Happy Monday to you and how was your weekend?

So when I said I was going to Milton Keynes for a crafty day
yesterday...umm that didn't happen.
Instead it was 9 hours in Accident and Emergency with Elliott.
Elliott came down with a cold last week, just a cold
but it seems his body deals with viruses very differently and
 it totally drained him.  He was admitted into hospital, wired up,
popped on a drip, given a chemist full of drugs and then allowed home last night..
Hospitals also like to take a zillion scans of his brain,
we have to joke and say it is the most photographed brain ever!
But goodness, I had my worry face on for many many hours.
Also his cat missed him, howled the house down for a while
but here they are reunited.

So today's crafty offering is a speedy card,
my idea of crafting for hours was reduced to about 30 minutes.
I can therefore absolutely guarantee this is a speedy card to make.
It features Kurbits 2, one of the Lene Lok designs.

I die cut the shape from white card and inked various areas with distress inks.

A double mat of kraft and red card.

Stamped sentiment and two enamel dots - finished in half an hour.

Kurbis 2 is available to pre-order on the website here.
The Folk Art collection is a very distinctive die collection
inspired by Lene's Norwegian background.

Take care friends, I should be back on track after a bit of a
crafting marathon today.


Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine,
I'm so pleased Elliott is home and safe now, I did see your FB post yesterday, thank goodness you hadn't left for Milton Keynes. It's Strange how animals can sense when something is wrong too.
Love the speedy card.
I hope you have a good week without any more trauma.
Chris xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning all.
So sorry to about Elliott, I hope he will soon be well.
The card is so pretty too.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

hazel young said...

Glad to hear Elliott is back home and I hope he is well again soon. Lovely card and die set Christine x xhazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Hope Elliott is soon feeling better.

Lovely card today.


nattyboots said...

So pleased to hear Elliott is now home again , he will soon get well again now i am sure .
Lovely card Christine
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Poor Elliot, you must have very worried. Glad he's on the mend.
Love the card.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
It never Rains but it Pours, never was a saying more true for you, poor Elliott lets hope all is well with the scans etc!
Lovely card for such a quick one!
Sorry you had to miss your friends but maybe next time!
Love Marg

Christine said...

Seding lots of hugs to Elliot....we are suffering here so understand he needs the hugs
Big hug to you for staying strong and managing to make a gorgeous card.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. It is always lovely to see your gorgeous cards but Elliott and yourself come first. Take care xxx

Jean Dyke said...

So sorry to hear about Elliott, and pleased/relieved that all is well. It's reassuring to know that Darenth Valley came up trumps. I'm assuming that's where he went? Keep smiling. Xx

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Hope Elliott is feeling a little better all these virus's are so nasty making people so

poorly loved the pic of him and his cat all cosy together and most importantly resting

love and gentle hugs to Elliottxx

Your card is lovely sending you hugs as well Bless youxx

Hugs Annxx

missypope said...

Hi Christine sorry to hear about Elliott, hope he is on the mend now. You shouldn't have worried about doing a card for us all, we fully understand when one of your family becomes ill, they come first and it must have been worrying for you at hospital seeing your son all wired up. Your card is lovely too, thanks for thinking of us, take care and love to Elliott's xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Best laid plans indeed ...... I'm so glad everything turned out well in the end for Elliott and yourself, it must have been really traumatic for both of you, and also Elliott's kitty. A lovely piccie of the reunion, and I'm loving how his kitty is looking so lovingly at Elliott, they are so intelligent cats, aren't they.
A lovely card. I hope that you can have your catch-up with friends another day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Teresa Doyle said...

I hope your son recovers quickly Christina. His cat does look quite happy that he's back home as well. Your card is lovely.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
I'm glad to hear that Elliot is once again safely back at home. I bet you were glad you hadn't left for Milton Keynes. Fingers crossed the cocktail of drugs have done the trick. Great card by the way.

Craftychris said...

Oh my goodness! No wonder you were worried - I hope Elliott is recovering well now he is home! What a happy kitty glad to have him home too. Gorgeous card - now breathe! Take care all. xxx

Anonymous said...

Prayers your way for Elliot's speedy recovery! The picture is outstanding! Look how that cat is looking up at him....that is true unconditional love! God bless you and your family. Your card turned out beautifully....simplicity at it's purest!
Yours, Dianna

Elaine said...

Poor Lad and poor you ! Hope he is feeling much better. Sending hugs to you both xxx

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