Monday, 18 February 2013

Complaints Department Please......

Good morning to you all, hope you are all well.
As some of you who visited before will remember I had an appointment to see the Consultant with my Daughter and boy was I lookng forward to it. I sat and wrote down everything I could remember that had gone wrong or been messed up on since the journey began and I had cramp when I finished.
I went in armed with a four page A4 letter. He was not pleased to say the least, arguing that his Department had done all it could etc etc, didn't want the letter to read and wasn't really interested in me telling him either..... but I wasn't going to be put off...... so on I went and at one point was asked to stop shouting!!!  'Believe me this is not shouting'...,  you're saying I'd know when you were, 'Oh yes'.
Well the upshot is that at last we are moving forward. I know my Daughter is ill and all I want is her to be back to her bright sunnny self and for us to know what is wrong with her.
We are waiting for a CT scan she has been given some medication to help and is being refetterd to another specialist so I really don't care if they all thinks I'm nuts... just do your damned job.
She still has a way to go but at least we know now that they are taking notice and I won't be letting them forget about her any day soon!!
Just a note to let you know too that if your Grand Calibur handle drops off you cannot purchase a replacement. I emailed Spellbinders and have had a reply to say they will replace it free of charge via their representative in England. I'm chuffed to little mint balls!! In the meantime my dear Hubby has done a sterling job of fixing it so at least I can use it,. don't know how long it will last but fingers crossed. Just have to wait for the replacement now.
My card today peeps is for Songbird. The theme for this fortnight is
'Sixteen going on Seventeen'
So we want to see your age themed cards.
Our lovely sponsor is Joanna Sheen.

LOTV-Party Girl,  coloured with distress markers. She is such a cutie and I love that you can add any age to the balloon, then stitched pearls around the edge/
Papers are Nit-Wit collection from LOTV, County Gent.
Lace-by Ruby Rock-It-August Moon, I add a little glue to the ends after cutting as when it dries it prevents it from fraying, stiffens it a little too.
Tag-Whimsy, Elegant  Noteables Tag 1, Sentiment LOTV.
Flowers WOC
Leaves- Martha Stewart punch
Tuille bow then added pearls and pearl brad.
Hope you all have a super day whatever you're doing.
Catch ya laters.
Hugs Sue X


  1. Morning Sue,this is beautiful love the colour scheme,lovely layout and the inside looks as lovely as the outside.Gorgeous.Jacqueline.S

  2. This is jaw dropping gorgeous Sue. I am so pleased you got to air your complaints and let's hope your daughter is giving some positive help soon.


  3. So very pretty Sue..gorgeous colours and just love the pearl frame..and tulle bow with more pearls, gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Beautiful card, Sue! Love the colours, fabulous details and the tulle bow with the pearls, just lovely!
    Good for you, sticking up for your daughter! It's sometimes the only way to get anything done! I sometimes think these consultants have lost sight of what they're there for! Hope she gets some positive help very soon!!! Chris

  5. Adorable image and gorgeous details make this card wonderful my friend^_^
    Have a sweet day^_^

  6. such a pretty card, love the tulle and pearls

  7. So glad your daughter has you in her fighting corner. Physicians need reminding at times that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and how an illness can make your world fall apart.Good for you sweetie.Hope your daughter gets all the help she deserves. Your card is so cute.Beautiful card.Love it.Take care.Hugs Debbie x

  8. Your card is stunning Sue. I love the sweet image, soft colours and such beautiful detailing too.
    I hope that you get some answers soon for your daughter and she gets the help she needs to make her feel better.
    Hugs Sue

  9. so stunning sue.really gorgeous image and design and your colours are fabulous :D
    good for you standing your ground and fingers crossed your daughter will get better soon.

    xx coops xx

  10. Beautiful card Sue. Its such a worry when your children, young or old are ill. I hope you get this sorted.

  11. Such a beautiful card Sue. Sorry your daughter is ill but good for you standing your ground. I'm glad I am now retired because I feel quite ashamed of the health service sometimes. Christine

  12. This is gorgeous sue, I like the sweet image the colours and the flowers. I hope your Daughter gets to see someone better,and gets the right treatment.
    Kevin xx

  13. Oh Sue, your card is lovely! I was so sorry to read of your problems though. Do send a copy of your letter to the PALS department though. Your Hospital should have one. They are supposed to be there to help! Judy x

  14. Gorgeous Sue!! Love the embellishment, the cute image and the lovely colors!
    Hugs Sophie

  15. Sue I think your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love those papers.

    Well done for standing your ground and hopefully your daughter will be better looked after. The NHS has really gone to hell in a handcart now. Constultants seam to have some sort of god complex, some of them anyway.
    Send a copy of your letter to the Patient's Council, they need to be told about such dreadful service. Take care, kate x

  16. Sue this card is really lovely love the layout and those papers are so nice..hope your daughter gets better soon absolute disgrace the way she was treated hugs hun Sue J xxx

  17. Hi Sue, this is really cute I love it and the big bow with pearls are just fantastic:)
    Hugs Charlotte

  18. Sue this a stunning card - the colouring is awesome and is the colours and layout! I hope you daughter gets well soon! Would you believe it the handle of my Grand Calibur snapped in two this afternoon, it is under a year old so should still be under warranty - I am waiting to hear from the company I bought it from and have contacted Spellbinders it will be interesting to see if I get a reply.

    Gina x

  19. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours you have used. i'm glad you are getting somewhere with the hospital too.

  20. Sue, congrats on being such a great advocate for your daughter--she is lucky to have you in her corner! :^)
    And I love your sweet card--darling image, great coloring, love the design and colors. :^)
    My first Grand Calibur died, and silly me, I went out and bought another one. Now I only use it for big items--everything else goes through my Big Shot. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. Beautiful card!!!! Just stunning!!!!!

    So glad you went n and took charge at your appointment!!!! Good for you!!!!

  22. Hi Sue your card is just stunning! Love that big net bow with the pearls on its gorgeous! Glad you got your GC sorted out my cuttlebug which I use all the time collapsed so I had to buy another, I use my Big Shot Pro for big things! Hugs Susan x

  23. You are so right to fight for your daughter. You know her far more than any doctor. I am glad you argued with that consultant, proud of you. Don't give up until you get answers.
    I am playing catch up with my comments at the moment, then going missing for another short time. We have now raised £10.000 towards Stacey's treatment.
    Hugs Chris x

  24. Sorry, I was so angry at that consultant I forgot to say how lovely your card is. It is lovely and the inside is just as pretty. This is one of my favourite stamps.
    Hugs Chris xxx

  25. oh my I'm so glad that you are staying strong and making sure that your daughter gets help!!!

    Your card is just stunning. Totally love the details and the color combination.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  26. This is gorgeous!
    I'm sorry that your visit didn't go well. I thought your concerns were very valid. Hope your daughter feels better soon!

  27. Hi there..ooh dear shame you have to go through all that just to get the investigations and help needed to find out what is wrong..fingers crossed if keeps moving forward.
    Love your card hunny, so pretty and fab colour x carol

  28. unusual colour choice for a 4 year old girl but it's great to see something that isn't pink! Great card- thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas x

  29. What a beautiful card. Sorry to read of your troubles.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  30. Beautiful card Sue, I love your choice of colours. Hope all your problems are sorted soon for you, hugs Teresa xx

  31. So pretty. Love the vintage feel. Thanks so for stopping by! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our “February Bingo” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  32. That's lovely Sue.

    Good to hear you are moving forward, albeit very slowly.

    Have a good weekend.

    Susan x

  33. very pretty! thanks for playing this weeks challenge at Catch the Bug!

  34. What a cute project, very cutet!! Thanks so much for joining our February Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

  35. What a bright and cheerful card............. Thanks so much for joining us at the Eureka Stamps Challenge and good luck!
    (Eureka Stamps DT)