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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another one on Easter Monday

Acting on the suggestion from a friend to make a hanging basket.... I DID!

I was given a set of Spellbinders Elegant Posts and at first couldn't come up with any ideas for using them... I just went BLANK. I think, in my grief, I was in a bit of slump and wasn't feeling very creative at all... then in the early hours of Easter Sunday I made the card I posted last.. from there I was given the suggestion to make a hanging basket...  so how??  I cut a bird cage (made from a Marianne's Creatable die) in half... turned it upside down... cut off another bit of it to form a scalloped trim and here are the results.
The sparkly flowers on this card and the last are another of Marianne's Creatable dies... 
The roses are little Autumn Roses I made a few years ago and had them stored away...

I'm going to start a Tutorial Blog... that is as soon as I work out how to do the videos :)  I'll let you all know when I'm likely to have it ready.  This is a new venture but one I've wanted to do for a long time...  if anyone has any suggestions or help they can give me... PLEASE email me.. I would be most grateful.  hugs.. Angie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Easter Sunday card.

Last night I lay awake, not able to sleep because I was missing my Tshina.. the tears came and I knew I wasn't going to be able to sleep for a while...
I haven't done much craft since that horrible day, the 2nd April so it was time not to let my grieving stop me from doing what I love.
Here is the card I got up and made...

I hope you all are having a wonderful and blessed Easter. My love to you all.... Angie

For my friend, Roula.

A card made for my friend, Roula.
Sometimes when teaching my flowers, I can TELL how something is done but I always find people learn so much better when SHOWN how to do it.
This card was made to show my friend how to put my BLUE JUDY's into a layout.

Cards made for Paperific 2011

Hi Everyone...
I made these cards to show while I was demonstrating on the FatCats stand at Paperific Craft Show in Melbouren, April 2011.  They were made to show my Ultimate Rose.
I should have shown you these much sooner but this show was the same weekend that I lost my Tshina and I'm afraid I just haven't had my heart in my craft work of late but I'm getting back into it now.

Thank you all for the lovely comments you always make about my cards... they are very much appreciated.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Goodbye Miss Tshina

It is with a broken and heavy heart that I have said goodbye to my darling Tshina.

Thursday evening I had a feeling she wasn’t herself and then on Friday night I noticed her breathing was laboured and I just knew things were not right. Yesterday I knew I should wait no longer and took her to the emergency Vet. They didn’t make us wait and took us straight into Triage. Within minutes the nurse came and took her vitals and then the doctor was there immediately and checking her over. Before she would speak to us as to what was going on she took her and put her in some sort of oxygen tent.

She said she'd have to runs some tests to see exactly what the problem was... but it was likely it was her heart. They x-rayed her heart and then brought us into to explain what was wrong with her. Tshina’s little heart had a big mass at the top of it and other problems. The vet said that even with the treatment that would be necessary the inevitable would happen and would cause her so much stress. The heart murmur that we knew Tshina had only made the whole situation worse.

While it was the hardest decision I’ve had to make I just knew I couldn’t let my darling girl suffer. I held her while they did what they had to and she went to sleep so peacefully.

I know I don’t have to tell you how much I shall miss her. She was my baby and I loved her so much. Everywhere I look I expect to see her. What a beautiful little girl she was.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have loved and taken an interest in Miss Tshina. I know there are so many of you too who will mourn her loss.

Goodbye darling Tshina… Mummy will miss you so very much.
My Tshina was born on the 8th February 2005.  She was bred by Merle Frame at Tomelima Siamese and Oriental Cattery   Many thanks to Merle for allowing Tshina to become my girl in March 2006.  We had five wonderful years together.