Sunday 16 October 2016



Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Firstly, apologies as I've been MIA this week...  I've not been getting to see any blogs etc as my mind has been elsewhere.  Sadly, my eldest brother passed away on Monday - and it's knocked me sideways a bit.  He hadn't been in the best of health for a little while - but we all thought he was invincible as he was managing to get through and live with problems that others would have given up on long ago.  He was a fair few years older than me (he was 80), and we didn't see each other that often...  but I'll miss him.  

Unfortunately, my anxiety problem is rearing it's head because of this - it's something I'd so love to rid myself of, but it seems that it just lies dormant for a while till next it feels like cropping up to create havoc!  I'm not sure how I'll face the funeral which is this Thursday... I'll really have to put on my big girl pants and a brave face!

So.....  'merry' is something I've not really felt lately - but decided to have a go anyway yesterday at getting back into my craft room.  I'd bought this little robins stamp last time I was at Samuel Taylors - and I had this design 'brewing' - know what I mean?

Card Info:
Image - Wild Rose Studio Robins on Branch
Dies - Oval Spellbinders, Clearly Besotted 'Merry'
Colouring - Copics
Robins - E30/31/33/34/37, R24/46/20, 
Hats - R24/46, C0/1 (for fur)
Holly - YG63/G99
Branch - E37
Mirri Card, Nuvo Drops (Berry Red), Gems and Glitter

The robins proved more difficult to colour than I thought they would - and I still haven't got them right (maybe it was the frame of mind I was in) - but they are the best I can do at the mo.

Right...... time for me to do some clearing up in my craft room - it looks like a bomb has hit it!!

Big hugs to all...


  1. Oh bless you hunnie. I'm so, so sorry to hear about your brother..words are never enough. I'm sending you the biggest hug and I'm here if you need me, as always. Sending love xxxx

  2. Hi, Christine, I am so sorry for your loss, words are not enough. I am sending you one big hug.

    I think your card is gorgeous. Marlene

  3. Hi, Christine, I am so sorry for your loss, words are not enough. I am sending you one big hug.

    I think your card is gorgeous. Marlene

  4. Awwww... so sorry to hear about this sadness in your life Christine. It's hard, it's always so much harder than we think.
    Stay strong girl!

  5. I love these sweet birdies and I'll keep this short... it doesn't seem like the right time to be talking about design and layouts but it is a gorgeous card.

  6. Hi Christine so sorry to hear of your sad loss, I,m sure your big girl pants will help you thro this difficult time.. keep your chin up & am sure you will get thro your anxiety attacks. thinking of you.
    Love this sweet image, great design..

    smiles Christine x

  7. So sorry to read this, hope you can conquer your anxiety. Gorgeous card cute image. Take care xx

  8. I'm so sorry to read about your brother Christine, and your anxiety problems. Keep those big girl knickers pulled up and stay strong. Sending you BIG hugs
    Your card, is absolutely gorgeous. I've just been eyeing up that stamp and I love the layout....might pinch that one!!
    Take care.
    Lorraine x

  9. A really, really beautiful card, fabulous image and love the papers too.
    So very sorry to hear of your loss and the return of your problem, I hope that it will not last and all goes well for the funeral. Have a nice glass of wine (or two)
    Best wishes

    Kath x

  10. quelle tristesse pour le décès de ton frère, bon courage pour les moments difficiles à venir... ta carte est sublime, je l'adore!

  11. Sorry to read about your brother Christine, sending you a big hug and we are with you on Thursday. I'll be thinking of you. The card is absolutely perfect and the birds are so cute, love it. Take care Maria x

  12. I'm really sorry to hear about your brother lovely Christine. I hope the funeral goes as well as possible for you. You've created a really sweet card with that fiddly image. Love those little owls. xx

    1. Dammit, robins. I knew what I meant! I only coloured them myself a couple of weeks ago. I'll get my coat!

  13. Such a sad time thinking of you and your family at this time I hope things go well on Thursday and you can all move on to happier days. love your card such a pretty stamp I like your robisyou are very harsh on yourself Sending love and big hugs Carole x

  14. I'm sorry for your loss Christine. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your card is beautiful as always. Such a darling image and you showcased it so well!

  15. Christine, I am SO very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers. **hugging you**

    As for your card .. sweetie .. it's GORGEOUS. You definitely did a beauuuutiful colouring of it .. even if you are not feeling up to it.

    I'll be thinking of you ..
    Sending big big big hugs,

  16. These Guys are just Soooooo Adorable!

  17. These Guys are just Soooooo Adorable!

  18. So sorry for your loss Christine, grief is such a difficult thing to deal with, but try to keep your chin up chuck! hugs, Colette xx

  19. Nearly forgot, gorgeous card, such a cute image, hugs, Colette xx

  20. Nearly forgot, gorgeous card, such a cute image, hugs, Colette xx


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