Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Back after a little break...

Hello all,

It seems like ages since I last posted anything - and I suppose it is really.

Some of you know that my Grandad had been struggling with dementia amongst other health problems for quite some time, and sadly we lost him on 3rd October. We saw him in hospital where he was very peaceful and he passed away about an hour after we left to go home (Sod's law eh?). All very sad times, but at least he isn't suffering anymore...

So, with that and a bit of locum work/job hunting I haven't really been doing much in the way of crafting, but Christmas is fast approaching and I need to get on with the cards!! Mum and I went to the Hobbycrafts exhibition at the NEC last Thursday, so that's got me back in the mood!

Image: HouseMouse Designs "Holiday Smooch", coloured with Promarkers
Paper: Papermania Henbury Lane Poinsettia paper
Tools: Crafts Too embossing folder for sentiment.
Embellishments: Glamour Dust!

Little Claire's Challenge #14 - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #59 - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley #19 - Anything Goes


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Nice to see you back in blogland. What a sweet card its super. Sorry for the loss of your Grandad, Love Hazelxox

Mandy said...

Hi Esme,
Great to have you back,I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandad,but as you said no more suffering....Lovely card,super cute image....Yet again I couldn't get to the NEC I've promised myself I will one day...How's the shoulder????....
Mandy x

Annette said...

Cute image, love the little mouseThanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx.

Lynne in NI said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandad.
Great card, Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges.

sara said...

awww what a sweet image fab card thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Louise said...

Aaah, this is so cute!
Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Goodness gracious this is just gorgeous, of course we are always so glad when you join our little challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Sure hope you join us again tomorrow!
Tammy Louise

I have candy if you collect!