Thought i would share a picture of Louis' new splints. These are what he has to wear to bed every night, he hates them.They are quite heavy and they make it hard for him to get comfortable. He asked his mum the other night, "How long have i got to wear these for" Bless his heart. They are to keep his feet and ankles in the correct position, to stop him getting contractures. xx
I made this card using a selection of die cuts . The corners and leaves were kindly given to me by my sister Sandra. I used a spellbinders die for the centre and added a lovely large flower. Hero Arts shadow ink in sand was used for a bit of definition. Some pearls were added to finish. TFL xx
Another easel card, i always come back to them. After having a bit of a clear out in my craft room, i came across these pretty butterflies, so decided to use a couple.
This is a 6 inch easel card. I embossed a square with a craft concept embossing folder called VENUS which was attached to silver mirri card. The silver and white fancy backing plate i also came across on my room. I used a spellbinders label for the sentiment. A craftwork cards ribbon band was used as a stopper, then added 2 pretty butterflies and a couple of pearls to finish TFL xx
I was asked by my daughter to make a card for her friends little girl Maisie, who will be 3. I used a donated Tilda image, a Martha Stewart PATP , a few dies and a couple of punches. The image has been coloured with eyeshadows, i really like the soft pastel look that was achieved.. Although I have a load of promarkers,i never use them, I find the colours too dark for my taste. I am thinking of getting a set of chalk pencils, if anybody has used these i would be interested in what you think of them.
I am off to Gillingham hospital with my daughter and Louis tomorrow, he has his wheelchair assessment, we have only been waiting for this appointment since 1st November, but that's another story. Bye for now xx
I made this card using a 6 inch cream card blank. The first layer is American cardstock in cream. I cut 4 corners using a Marianne Design die, which i inked through using Antique linen distress ink. (This is a first for me cos i,m not usually a inky person.) The 4 corners are raised with foam pads. i used a Nestie die for the next layer which i also inked before taking the cardstock from the die to achieve a nice clean boarder. I hand cut 2 flower shapes and adhered a pretty paper rose to the centre. I punched 4 small butterflies with a hobby craft punch which i decorated with pearls. I got the idea for this card from my sister Sandra ( she wont mind, she loves me, lol ) Sandra is new to blogging, do check out her blog, she has made some beautiful cards, you can see them HERE
On Sunday, weather permitting we are going to Greenwich Park for a Easter egg hunt. We have been going since my own children were young and now we take the grandchildren. We buy about 40 little eggs, Jim walks ahead of us and hides the eggs under trees and bushes and the boys have to find them, I love to see their little faces when they see one. It was only a few years ago that my daughter who is 29 discovered that is was us hiding them, she thought it was all arranged by the park, lol... I have made a bag each for Louis and Fray, and the 2 little baskets are for my sisters granddaughters. Hope you like them, TFL xx
The pretty easter papers are a freebie from kate here
I live in Kent, and have been making cards for about 8 years. I have 2 gorgeous grandsons, Louis who is 9 and Fray is 4. My grandson Louis was diagnosed at 6 years old with having "DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY". This came as a complete shock to our whole family as we'd never heard about this form of muscle disease, nor is there any previous family history of this condition. The past year has been very painful for all of us, as we've had to learn a lot about Louis' condition and how he will be affected in the future.
There are a number of different types of muscular dystrophy, DUCHENNE being the most severe form. All of which are caused by faults in the genes which cause a cruel, progressive muscle weakness due to muscle cells breaking down which in time are gradually lost. This is a very rare and serious condition, which affects around 100 baby boys per year in the U.K. By the age of 8 to 11 years all boys are unable to walk, and confined to a wheelchair, and for all boys, this conditions is so serious, it is 100% fatal.
If you would like to donate to our charity to help in the finding of a cure for Louis, and all the other boys suffering, then please contact me.