Monday, 10 February 2014

Cards for Kelly

Hi all as in the previous post I said we had a phone call early Sunday morning to say my sister in law had been admitted to hospital for a kidney transplant. She has had diabetes from childhood and a few of years ago became quite ill and finished up having some of her toes and fingers amputated and went into kidney failure and has been on dialysis since.

It is great news that she has been lucky enough to get a kidney match and we are all very thankful to the donor family even though we don't know who they are.

The cards below are some I have made for family to send to Kelly to help keep her positive and speed her recovery though if all goes well I'm sure she will be feeling better in no time at all.

If anyone else would like to send he support cards I'm sure she would appreciate them greatly as she tells me of all the cards she receives at birthdays , |Christmas and other celebrations the only ones she keeps are the handmade ones she receives, she stores them in a special box. I think it would be lovely if my blogland friends could overwhelm her with cards to save and give her something to focus on when she hits the hurdles of recovery and adjustment that I'm sure she will face at some point over the next few weeks.

She is at present on the renal unit F,
Huntsman wing,
Northern General Hospital,

I  know how precious all your time is but know that you crafting peeps are kind and generous too and I hope you know how appreciative I will be if you can find the time to send a card to Kelly. I know she would be thrilled to get cards from around the globe.

A little bit about Kelly. She's not a girly girl I've only seen her in a dress three times, twice when a bridesmaid ,the other her wedding dress, she usually wears jeans and a t shirt top and jacket. Not really a girly girl but she does like sparklies. She has two jack Russell dogs and one cat and a cockatiel. She use to enjoy gardening though has been limited over the last few years , likes camping, building and flying model planes though again has found this limited since loosing her fingers and enjoys socializing and holidays in the sun.

Thanks again in advance to all you lovely peeps.

I used  a bugaboo image and sentiment which I coloured with promarkers and graphic markers the papers from my scraps folders. Hope its just the not nice nurses that are on holiday and sad to say being a non practicing nurse unfortunately there are some not nice nurses though not very many.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

bastel-traum-get well soon
delightful challenges-anything goes
crafty girls-anything goes

For this card I used my new stamp that I was lucky enough to win from High Hopes, it was so difficult to choose one image from so many super cute stamps.

 This cutie comes with 2 sentiments one that arches over the top and a valentines message that sits beneath. I haven't used either but that just shows the versatility of High hopes stamps. i coloured the image with promarkers and mounted him on some blue copy paper.

The sentiment I wanted to keep light hearted so as to keep Kelly's spirits up when as in all recoveries there is a set back. i used a go kreate die as I thought it resembled a dog tag  and the sentiment is from a see-dee set stamped in black ink and added a red ribbon bow to finish it off.

The papers are magazine freebies and as they are bright and cheerful I felt they worked perfectly.

i would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

robin's fetish-animals or birds
bastel-traum-get well soon
cards and scrap-use stamps
abc-challenge-E is for embellish

The third card I have made also uses magazine freebie papers and an image I'm sad to say I can't remember where its from so my apologies for that . Kelly loves to play games on her laptop so hopefully she will find this a fun card too.

I added sticky pads to the back of the image to give a 3D effect and mounted on a larger go kreate fancy square which I matted on yellow card and then onto the freebie papers. I added some gross grain ribbon  to finish the card off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
allsorts-colours begining with B
abc-challenge-E is for embellish
bastel-traum-get well soon
feeling crafty challenge-dies and or punches
crafty ribbons-anything goes

Update on Kelly the op seems to have been successful  so far and she came home at the weekend though still has to return to the hospital for daily blood tests but she's happy as its better than dialysis 3 times a week. thank you all for you kind thoughts and support.

What a busy couple of weeks

I'm ready for a rest. Last week our son moved into his new home even though its still not fully decorated he has a functioning kitchen and bathroom and somewhere to sleep. You'd think his arms had been amputated though as he has no internet or TV as yet as he has to decide which supplier of each he wants and sort a date for fitting etc and of course save for the connection fees and the TV license, so for now when he comes home from work with hubby as they car pool he has his tea at home and his fix of internet connection and TV he wants to see, the later being far less important in his eyes.

He informed me at the weekend that he'd like his guest bedroom sorting as well as the rest of the house please as whilst out having a drink after work on Friday his dad kindly volunteered his spare room for a friend to stop at so they can go out for a meal and a drink and I can go too and be their taxi driver as I'm not a drinker. The guest room at the moment is my tool room ,dump room and store room so I wasn't overly joyful as not only does it have fitted wardrobes in that are in need of taking out and water pipes that need boxing in the walls need papering as they are royal blue, sunshine yellow and bright green, with touches of pale pink as well as coffee and latte with dado rails on 3 walls. I have the feature wall paper but have to get the other paper as I think that will be easier than painting over the wide and bright colour array.

I have also had this vomiting bug that my son brought home from work only hubby to have it now then that will be a full house, really good way to waste a weekend when I planned on a little craft time.

I have a birthday card to make for my brother in law for the end of the month and also after a phone call yesterday a get well/speedy recovery for my sister in law ( see next post).

Right off to finish a bit of house work and iron some shirts and then I might get some craft time before preparing dinner. Hope you are all well and that I get chance to visit some of you real soon, thanks for popping by.