Sunday, 10 October 2010

catch up

Wow what a week! Been sooo busy I have been chasing my tail. Above is the Autumn tag I made for The Stamp Man challenge The stamps are the Aspects of design nature sheet - some of these are also being sold individually in the shop - the colours are from distress inks.

The theme is seeing stars so here is a very simple card using a diecut star then adding tiny stars as a trail. Sentiment is blonde moments.

and at Tag You're it - its The Jewellery Quarter so here is a little tag with a necklace on. I have used stamps I am actually selling on this tag - you can find them here

You may have a little clue about what I was up to last night from the bottle (EMPTY!) in the top right hand corner of the stars card picture. Today is my Sister Amy's birthday - she is 33 today- but because I am working today we celebrated last night with a lovely chinese, a bottle of wine or 2 and the first of the X factor shows live. We had a lovely evening.

My sister Amy has downs syndrome and after moving into supported 4 years ago became very unhappy - a very long story with much heartache but she came back to live with Mum after 18 months. In trying to solve what will happen to Amy when Mum is no longer able to care for her we now live next door in houses which are connected upstairs and down by a door. This enables Mum to go away and still have a life(which she did last week) and we can care for Amy with no disruption to her whatsoever.

A bonus of this is that we can get giddy like teenagers and sisters do about things we really like - like the X Factor and Britains got talent. We can have impromptu bottles of wine on a Saturday night and watch soaps together if we want (a passion of Amys) and this all helps her feel secure and happy which in turn makes both Mum and I happy too. After the anguish we felt over her unhappiness every smile is a bonus and makes us smile along too.
Happy Birthday Sis - Love ya lots xx


  1. Fab DT projects!

    Its lovely that your sister enjoys spending time with you!! wish mine would some times, then she brings her kids and I wish they would go haha!!

  2. Stunning DT projects, Janet! Good to hear you had a great evening with your sister. Great that your Mum has had a break too

  3. Oh Janet - I love your craft items as always but I also love the way you managed to solve your family dilemma to mean that everyone has the best of both worlds - family time and happiness are simply the best! I hope your sister has a lovely birthday


  4. Janet, you do "simple" so elegantly!

  5. Love your cards and the Tag is very favourite colours. It's great you and your sister can enjoy good times together..........big cyber hugs to you both. S x

  6. Oh I have a huge lump in my throat now!! I have no siblings and a husband that refuses to watch the X Factor so I'm forced to watch it on my own like a dirty secret lol

    Beautiful creations too, particularily love the autumn tag :)

  7. Two stunning projects Janet I love them both so simple but so beautiful xxx Hugs Pascale

  8. awesome projects chickie...i love that autumn tag! beautiful!


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