Wednesday 30 March 2011

Sorry xxxxxxx

Morning everyone

Sorry I haven't been around recently, things have been mad here!
With my Mums upcoming party, appointments here and there, Tillie being ill and then my poor Bros holiday cut short! We've had no time to even stop and think!

So firstly, everything with Mums party is going well. The cake is in the oven, only 3 layers to go hee! Then decorations tomorrow and the last bits on Friday before the party! Her Birthday isn't till tomorrow but with bro having to go(I'll get to that) we ended up giving her her Birthday on Saturday night!

We, that's Bro and Yasmin & Hubby and me, got her a lovely DNKY watch plus of course I made her a wee card just specially for her

Stamp - Hippy Chick
coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Prima
everything else form Stash

Thanks to Mandy for the Inspiration
you can find tutorial here

Hope you like?? She just loved it hehe!

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges
Cupcake Challenge - Flowers for mum
One Stitch at a Time - Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away - For your Mum

Now that I've shared my wee card on to my long few days!! Maybe get a cuppa before you start reading!

Ok so my lovely bro arrived here on Friday morning at 4am and I was so hyper, as usually! We all went back to bed but me being me hardly slept so got up again! At about 9 me and hubby decided to take Tillie a nice big walk and let Bro and Yasmin sleep!
We got back just before 12 to find the two of them up and talking on their phones! When Bro got off he just looked at me ............ I knew something was defo wrong!!
They had received a text message "TELLING" them to get back to the ship, it was being deployed and all holidays were canceled! They were both gutted, I was gutted and my poor Mum was so upset!! I just keep thinking about all the poor families with wee kiddies that would be so excited to have their daddies back just him to go again! I so understand that it cant be helped and that its his job, its just so unfair!!

Anyway, once things were sorted on the phones, they didn't have to leave until Sunday night!! So a few phone calls later we had a meal booked for the 4 of us on Friday night at Cornhill then a Birthday Dinner for Bro at the The Butcher Shop on Saturday in Glasgow with the family!
It was fab if rushed weekend with pains, tears, sick, laughter and shopping all thrown in! He left on Sunday just before 5pm and we haven't heard yet when the ship leaves, but looks like Monday! Guess the Gulf and Yeoman need the help!

While that was going on, Tillie wasn't her wee self! On the Friday she started limping and wouldn't/couldn't come down the stairs! Hubby had to lift her and she spent most of the day sleeping and lying in her bed! I thought at 1st she was exhausted from walk but then the paw so just keep an eye on her! We could move the paw and she was crying!
On the Sat she was back to normal, hyper and bouncing everywhere! But on Sunday, she was terribly sick bring up bile and just sleeping! Wee soul that she is! Vet said just to keep an eye on her and make sure she drank plenty! Before bed on Sunday night, she came to life and we had to play fetch before bed! But at 2am hubby woke up to hear her being sick. We got her out of bed to clean it up and it was specked with blood! Not just wee bit but a lot of blood! So vets we went!
She was kept in over night for tests, I never slept a wink!!! In the morning vet phoned to say she was fine, a happy bouncy wee dog! The vet thinks she had an allergic reaction to something, you know how the eat everything and anything!!

She is back bouncing about, pulling me through bushes and bringing me every toy in her box! Phew!!! Think the hecticness and everything with bro made things all seem much worse! Tho shes my baby and anytime shes not her wee self I worry!!

Oh lastly, hubby popped out on the Friday to get eggs so I could make bro a wee Birthday cake since her wouldn't get his surprise one at Mums party, only to get his windscreen smashed in Morrison's car park! The silly Parking attendant said it didn't happen in the car park as he would have seen!! Stupid man!!!

So that's been my weekend and week so far, including my aches back and having to take the strong pain killers but at least I've got lots to do to keep me busy and keep my mind off everything!

I apologise to you all and hope to get round to see you all soon!
Hugs Melly xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Mel.. i love the design and the pretty colours
    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous creation, Melly! Fantastic image and design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges and good luck! Delphine xx

  3. fabby card
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and hope to see you again soon
    Love Jan

  4. Wunderful card! Love all the details and the paper!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  5. Great card for your Mum Melly. What a week you've had with all these comings and goings. Poor Tillie, you always worry cos they can't tell you what's wrong! My 2 eat rubbish all the time....terrible boys!!

    Hope you feel better soon. Take care,

    Kat xx

  6. Hi Melly. Wow!!! I love your card. The image is gorgeous and the cake is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure your mum loved it.
    Sorry to hear your brother had to go back early, these things happen and there isn't much you can do about it. At least you got to spend the weekend together. Hopefully you will get to see him again very soon.
    Hope Tillie is feeling better, you become so attached to a pet that they are like a child to you.
    I'm sure hubby was so angry at what happened to him and then you have the expense of it too.
    Hope you are feeling better soon and your mum has a great birthday. Take Care. Donna

  7. WOWEE! Mel this is incredible hun. Love it! Sounds like you've had a right week hun. Glad Tillie is better poor little luv, you do worry about them. But they really are worth it.

    Donna x

  8. A stunning creation Melly, I love the image you have used and all your pretty accents. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  9. Oops, forgot to say thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  10. Melly this is just amazing and I bet your Mum will just adore it. I reckon the image is spot on too and if your Mum is anything like you then she will be a funky bird herself!

    Lin xx

  11. Oh my goodness - what a totally fabulous project! Amazing! :)



  12. Gorgeous card! Good luck and thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Marjo

  13. oh goodness me! What a time of it you've had! I hope everything settles down a bit now for you. Your card is gooooorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  14. Wow! I hope things get better for you soon!

  15. goodness me you have had a time of it lately, glad tillie is better now and hope you don't get a repeat of whtever she was allergic to. Your creation is fabulous and your Mum will love it although she will be sad your brother can't be there but at least you all got to see him at the weekend, hope all goes well with the party.

  16. Hi Melly, what a stunning card. I love the image and papers you've used and the details are amazing. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  17. Gosh Melly, what a hectic week for you! Glad your bro at least got to stay overnight, I'm sure its very worrying for your family though when he gets deployed. And poor wee Tillie too, glad to hear she's better!
    And of course STUNNING card, not surprised your Mum was delighted!

  18. The card for your mam is truly beautiful. I like this version. Lovely colors and great image.
    Sorry for all your trouble, hope things are getting a bit better.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  19. Oh Melly, it's all go at your house! What a shame your brother's holiday was cut short, very upsetting for you all. But poor Tillie too, must have been so worrying. Glad she is OK now tho. Your card is stunning! Bet your Mum was bowled over. CoB


Hugs and kisses for you all, thanks for the comment xxx