Friday, 19 March 2010

Owl be getting messy fingers

Funny how things turn out, must be second sight because I spent a lot of time last week getting my DT work done early and am I so pleased I did because I am really struggling to create anything half acceptable this week let alone blog. Sorry folks, I am trying I promise and will visit soon.

I heard from the hospital yesterday and they hope to be able to do my ultrasound and scan next week, but the sigmoidoscopy can't be done until the middle of April because of the huge backlog they have due to their ongoing virus issue and department closures. I tried speaking with them to see if I could go to another hospital, but they can't refer me outside the GP's catchment area and the cost of the scans/tests privately is astronomical.

Clearly it does not look like any quick answers for me, but life can't stand still and I have to try and get positive with some sort of normality back into life, so I have decided there is no point cancelling my demo day at Stamplaot tomorrow. If you are in the area between 10-4, do pop in to say hello and of course feast your eyes on all the goodies the new shop has to offer. I intend getting messy fingers indulging myself in inks and the like and sharing some of my favourite background and stamping techniques. And afterwards an Indian with Sir and Lady Stampalot, so something good to look forward to.

On to my card which is for this weeks Polkadoodle where the boss Nikky has set the theme and given us a sketch with a wicked twist - "Use four shapes which MUST interlock/mat and layer over each other in some way" and use blue and brown. I can tell you it had some of us scratching our heads for a day or so.

I have used the Mr Twitty section of the new Paper Boutique CD. This section is all blues and browns, so hopefully I am safe. Mr Twitty has been decoupaged, the mats all cut with Nesties through the Big Shot. The border is Martha Stewart arched lattice and the corner a Sizzix die. Ribbons and buttons added to embellish.


  1. Hi B. I love the owl, he looks so educated. You sound like you are being very level headed & doing what you can to take your mind of things - well done you, will be thinking of you
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. Sorry to hear of the waiting time before you can be seen Brenda, though not unusual!!! Hope you have a great turnout tomorrow, if I were closer I would come. Love the card hun. That owl is so adorable. Those little glasses are cute. Love the colour combo and layout. Hugs Suzi xx

  3. Sorry to hear about the wait hunny, but keep on keeping on.

    I just LOVE this card, its an absolutely favourite for me that you've done so far!!!

  4. Terrific card for what sounds like a tricky challenge. The owl is just wonderful.

  5. Your owl is really cute, I like him. Love the card and the way you've pulled it all together.
    I really wished I lived nearer to I could pop in and say Hello!
    Keep busy, the time will soon pass by and then you'll have some answers love, your a strong and level headed lady, and I have my fingers crossed for you.
    speak soon
    Tracy x

  6. Keep busy,it's the best way when you are waiting! You are in my thoughts girl!
    Your card looks fabulous and have fun at your demo day,it'll take your mind off other things!

  7. Lovely fun card! Love the spectacles - and I agree he looks so knowledgable. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hi Brenda, I wonder if your mojo has gone to the same place as mine,it's been over a week since I was happy with a card and still struggling...
    Your card is just gorgous, I adore that owl, will polka doddle and Sir Stampalot be at the NEC next week?

    I am glad to hear you have decided to keep busy, it stops your mind thinking all sorts of crazy things.
    I would love to visit one of your demo's, just a bit too far away sadly...

    Have a great weekend

  9. Hi again Brenda...I adore owls..they are a great power animal..i love your card it is is hoping you get your mojo back soon..i too really struggle..i find it hard to get started..sometimes we need to recharge our creative batteries a while..hugs to you..jan

  10. Hi Brenda, sorry to hear about your problems and I'm sure it helps to keep busy. Wish I lived nearer as I'd love to come to Stampalot but it's much too far to drive.
    Love your owl and yet again, I used the same one and didn't realise till I went to load mine up on the post. Fortunately it looks very different!
    Hope tomorrow goes OK.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  11. Godd morning Brenda (well it's morning here anyway!). Super card this week. Keep your thoughts in a happy place and I'll keep you in mine. Hugs...Kris

  12. Hope you're feeling well again soon, Brenda! I just LOVE this card (mojo or no mojo--it's gorgeous!). The owl is just perfect!

  13. I love the image on this card - and i love how you have risen to the challenge which diod sound a bit complicated - I am an Occupational Therapist - and there is nothing better thank a bit of diversional therapy . The NHS is so frustrating - and unfortunately not very flexible and at the moment very budget orientated . I should know !! I hope you manage to get your appointment soon.Try and enjoy your weekend and your Indian meal - Best wishes
    Lisa ;)

  14. this is a lovely card Brenda

  15. It has come up lovely after all that head scratching lol. Your a real trooper Brenda and my gut feeling is that everything will turn out fine. Keep your head up mrs, big hugs

  16. I understand this difficult time only too well Barb, I had to wait Two years for any kind of diagnosis this was because of waiting times for scans eveluations then another waiting list for another test etc (and to be honest they still don't know)I have been labeled now so nothing else to be done!

    You have my prayers I Hope that you will have the strength of the loard to get through this most difficult time. But as some one who has studyed Psychology you really must think positive. It will help your body to recover from what ever is ailing. And that's fact! Don't think the worst (it is often not the case)it's no good worrying and making your self worse when you have no idea what you are worrying about (been there done it!) I know how hard it is to remain positive but do try hun honest it really will help.

    My love to you Dawn xx

  17. Hi Brenda - I hope you get your appointments sorted very soon and then you can have the answers you need. I agree with Dawn (above)too - just stay positive for now until you know what's what... and we all totally understand how hard it is to concentrate when things are praying on your mind so don't think twice about the blog, cards or commenting if you can't do it. You have to do what's best for you.

    Sending you a great big (((((((((HUG))))))))))

    Love Lynda xxx

  18. More hugs, love & positive thoughts. Enjoy yourself tomorrow confident there will be a lot of love around you there. :)

    Love the owl he is very special.

    Hugs xxx

  19. Love your owl, and you know how much I love blues and browns together. I will have everything crossed for you next week. Sending huge cyber hugs to you. I am sure tomorrow's demo will help to keep your mind off things x

  20. Hi Brenda, I hope you'll soon get the tests sorted out real quick, Ohhhhhhhh how I wish I could get to your demo's on Saturday.. but Im sure being with like minded people will inspire you. (although I dont think it has gone far)lol, as this card is fabulous.


  21. Oh,this is so lovely and fun card!
    Hope you get your tests real soon!Best wishes!
    Have a lovely weekend :o)


  22. Great card Brenda. Love the owl. Hope your demo day goes okay. I am at Olympia tomorrow demo'ing Promarkers and Wild Rose Studio stamps so its an early night for me!!!
    Take care
    Love sarah XXX

  23. Hi Brenda, wow love that card, and that owl image is gorgoeus. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  24. Hi Brenda, sorry to hear you've got to wait for your hospital appointments - fingers crossed they will see you soon! Well I just love the owl - he's a fine fellow isn't he! I'm hoping to get over to Sir Stampalot sometime tomorrow - haven't told hubby yet I'll spring it on him later lol! Take Care, Linda X

  25. Hello Brenda
    owls about that then!
    your card is fabulous Brenda he is very cute.
    Hope you have a super day tomorrow owl thinking of you.
    Owl be on the end of the phone if you want a twit twoo,sorry!
    lots of love and hugs chris xx

  26. What a great card and a beautiful blog xx Jan

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  29. ohhhhhhhhhh love it Brenda, soo very cute:)
    Sorry your not getting your treatment like you though:( Chin up
    Anne x

  30. Hi Brenda,
    the card is so nice!! Love the image!! :))
    YOu have all my toughts for your situation, and all my best wishes....
    with love

  31. wow hun another amazing card love the image and super super detail hope you get your tests sorted soon hun know what its like so can sympasise with you hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  32. Hi Brenda glad to see you are keeping positive you are one strong lady I do admire you so much. I love this card Brenda that owl is fabulous so is those papers and the colours are my favourite
    keep well

    Big hugs
    Lorraine x

  33. Great card Brenda. I agree with everyone - you are a true inspiration! Warmest Wishes Claire x

  34. Fab card Brenda, stumbled across your blog this morning and I love everything ! I hope you get your self sorted soon,it's very draining when you have something hanging over you, at least your crafting will keep you busy. Sue C x

  35. Sorry you still have no answers. Fantastic card this week. Loving your owl.x

  36. Love this he is just so so cute!! and I love the swirls in the corner!! Hugs Juls


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