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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pixie Cottage challengedt

Firstly i think i should let you know there is a new challenge on the Pixie cottage challenge blog, and they haqve a really nice easy sketch to follow, so being as hectic as i am right now i decided to keep my life pretty simple and use the available sketch.
Fro my card i used "Udderly adorable girl by Alisa Ramirez" available from The pixie cottage, colored with my copics, an old folder from cuttlebug for my heart with "love embossed onto it, and the sentiment at the bottom of my card is computer generated.  I also used one of my MS punches for around my image and inked the edges with di antique linen.
Then this is a bit of whats going on at the moment.  I know that i have been a bad blogger of late and have a   a lot going on in my personl life lately, but life does happen and i still have a lot gonna happen while i prepare for my sons wedding in just over two months.  As a result of my neglected blog i seem to have lost a few followers and you know what i dont mind, but for those that are hanging in there, "Thanks so much"  it makes all the hours of crafting and sharing worthwhile.
in my previous post i mentioned that i was flying to the coast for my elderly aunt who had had a very bad fall, she has had to have major surgery to repair a broken hip and arm, and is very dissoriented and seems to be very confused, but i'm sure its quite normal at 85years old.  The sugeon who performed the surgery seems optimistic, so we stay ever hopeful that it wont be the last time i see her.
Then i had a call on Monday evening to say that another aunt of mine has had a terrible stroke and is in the icu unit in another hospital also on the coast, since thats where i originally come from all my family are down there.  Well the older i get, the older they get.
I am back home as i cannot stay away from my small children for long since my husband is not really a hands on dad.  So i am also back to working on my crafting stuff and hope to come up with a few things to share, i just wanted to update all my friends in blogland and let you know that i am not ready to throw in the towel just yet!
Have a great week


  1. So pleased that you're still around in blogland. Sorry to hear about the illnesses with your family. A super DT card Paola. hugs Sharon

  2. Hi Paola, your not having a good time at the moment, hope things pick up. Life isn't treating me too well as usual, there's always something. Love your card and I have had to try the clean and simple, my version mind you, to get by. I'm still hereeeeeeeee!
    Sending you a huge hug!
    Tracy x

  3. Oh sooo cute. Paola you are only human, you sound like such a caring person. Hope things start getting better for you. To those who aren't following you, their loss. Look forward to your next creation and even if it takes a while don't worry 'cause I know it will be worth waiting for. Take care xx

  4. I utterly love your cards Paola! So sorry about your family problems - hope your Aunts are doing well. I know you also have a plate full with your son's wedding -- but talent always shines through -- and holy cow! Your cow is delightful!!
    Sandy Dehon

  5. Beautiful card Paola, you are going through a rough time at the moment, keep your chin up hun. Weddings are stressful but all worth it on the day, hope your aunts get well soon, thinking of you.


  6. Aww this is very cute and sweet!! Your image is colored so pretty!
    Jodi =)

  7. Hi Paola, so sorry about the bad time your having with the family and there ill health!!! Will still be here waiting to see your fabulous work as thats what we are all about caring people!! Well some of us!! lol

    Take care & love & hugs Chanelle nearly forgot love the card the colours and the image just beautiful as always xxxx

  8. Beautiful card...Loving the gorgeous image, its so sweet and the choc brown and pink colours are gorgeous together, and the sentiment is too funny! Hugs Juls

  9. oh hooh hope things pick up for you soon hun this is one gorogues card love the image and super take on our chalenge at the pixie cottage hun bless you for playing hugs cheryl xxxx

  10. I know how it is when the elderly are involved, as I am a care giver and have many elderly clients and love them all,When these things happen it can be very time consuming on us BUT we can do it as we are WOMAN.
    Gorgeous colouring on your card, love that pink very much.Take care of yourself, you are important too.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Honey, you are carrying a heavy load on your shoulders right now. Inspite of it all, your creative talents have not lost their shine! For me, it's just the therapy I need to help me through those heavy days...sending hugs to you!
    This little cow turned out so beautifully. The sketch is wonderful and I love the extra zip your embossed heart gives the card. Perfect sentiment! ;-)

  12. Soooo cute! I {heart} the colors!
    hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  13. I'm so sorry that you're having so many problems. Unfortunately life has a way of interferring in the things we want to do. I think you're card is adorable and you are a great artist. I hope that your aunts will each be better. I actually came by to comment on your MO's card, but I had to stop here, too. Hugs, dj

  14. Don't worry about losing followers Paola, the faithful are still here !
    I love this image, it is so adorable. I am off to Pixie Cottage when finised posting.
    Hope you family all get better soon. Take care of yourself as well !
    Hugs, sandiblu xx

  15. Your card is so do gorgeous work! : )

  16. Hi Paola
    Long time no see. I am sorry to hear that your elderly relatives are becoming frail, but as you say - Life DOES happen and we just have to create the time to do what needs to be done. I love your cards and know how much effort goes into them - My favorites are the the Gorjuss ones. Mazeltov on the fast approaching wedding of your son.
    Yvonne (Hellyar)


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