Sunday 3 February 2013

'Hopelessly Devoted' to crafting!

Good morning mi lovlies, hope you are all well. I have posted this earlier than I should cos all being well I should be at the Hospital with my daughter. She has an endoscopy booked for first thing if all goes according to plan as it didn't last week.
The doctor rang us to say he had booked her the endoscopy for the 28th January.  We waited for confirmation through the post and when it didn't arrive I rang the week before to see what was happening. I spoke to appointments, oh yes she was booked in for 10:30  and they would re-send the paperwork as if they had already, and it had been lost in the post AGAIN......not!!
My daughter booked the day off work and I cancelled my plans to drive her to and from the appointment.
Well papers arrived on the Saturday as she was due to go on the Monday morning and as she is Diabetic we needed to know what time she had to start fasting and how much Insulin she needed to take etc......and of course there was a form to fill in with relevant details.
My daughter got out the form to sign etc before we set off on the Monday morning and  OMG!!!!!!
the date on the form said 4th February 8:15
Nothing like the original appointment
I rang  immediately to be told she didn't have an appointment that morning it was next week and was I sure I had rung......... SCREAM!!!!
For God's Sake, she had fasted for hours only taken half her Insulin as per instructions lost a days pay and had worked herself up into a frenzy in preparation for it.
 Oh sorry said the nurse without the name of the person you spoke to there's nothing we can do.
 Well the Doctor booked it, said I , will his name do.....
Well apparantely not.... cos he has no right to book these things without going through his Secretary!!!!!    And this has what to do with my daughter.......Does no-one care about what's been put in place for this appointment to happen..... Obviously not.... and why don't I calm down... she has one for next week..... UNBELIEVABLE!!!
So if we get there and there is no appointment, believe me I will commit murder.....
You will be reading about me in the Newspapers and I will be blogging from the pokey!!!!!
Fingers crossed........
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Songbird, and the theme for the next two weeks is
'Hopelessly Devoted To You'
So Valentines Day.
And our fab sponsor is Bearly Mine.
I've been playing with my Tilda's as they have been somewhat neglected and using my distress inks and markers, and I rather like the results with them, So I'll be using them a bit more me thinks.

Magnolia-Tilda with Christmas Hearts and Heart Background, coloured with distress inks and markers.
Card shape is Go-Kreate Frilly 4
Magnolia-Tag, Doily,Dragonfly, Christmas Tag and sentiments
Marianne Hearts-CR1225 and LR0159
Memory Box-Precious Hearts
Flowers-WOC and others
Live and Love Crafts-Vintage ribbon and Organza Rose trim
Pearls from stash.
Have a super day whatever you're doing.
Hugs Sue X



  1. Beautiful the fab image and great

  2. What a stunning card Sue! Gorgeous design and layout I just love it! Hope everything is sorted for your daughter today xx

  3. What appalling nonsense Sue, your poor daughter having to put up with this. I too am diabetic and on insulin and know the importance of having to keep correct with medication, not to mention the psychological, impact of grating yourself up for a nasty, proceedure. I hope they get it sorted out for your daughter today.

    Lovely card, Tilda is so cute, I keep saying I must get some of these stamps, not go around to it yet. But I love your design and colours are wonderful, Hope the day goes well, kate x

  4. Gorgeous card Sue, stunning colouring. Love the design and layout and all the beautiful embellishments.
    Hope your daughter's appointment goes well.
    Caz x

  5. Stunning Card. So much detail to this card, and beautifully designed!


  6. Stunning Sue a gorgeous design.
    Chris x

  7. A beautiful card Sue, love the soft colours. Hope this morning went according to plan. Carol x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, Sue! Hope all goes well for your daughter today!

  9. Your card is stunning Sue. I love the image and the colours and details are gorgeous.
    I really do hope your Daughter's endoscopy goes to okay, it's not a fun thing to have a best of times without the hospital messing her around like that.
    Hugs Sue

  10. A stunningly beautiful card Sue. Love everything about it from the design, layout and image just stunning. Hope your daughter's endoscopy goes ok and that you will not be posting from prison in the near future lol. Hugs to you and your daughter. Alison xxx

  11. Absolutely beautiful Sue, love it!! and I really hope your daughters appt went ok and that we wont be getting your next post from the pokey!! hugs hun Sue J xxx

  12. Gorgeus card Sue, the shape and the soft colours you have used is fab. Love all the dies and Tilda is so cute:)
    Hugs Charlotte

  13. What a stunningly beautiful creation. Hope all goes well at the hospital next time.

  14. Hi Sue this is beautiful,fabulous layout and great colour scheme.Jacqueline.S

  15. OMG Sue this is out of this world beautiful, wow, wow, wow, the design is stunning so much detail and wonderful embellishments, Tilda looks amazing, awesome card.
    lorraine x

  16. JUst GOrgeous! FABulous design Sue...Super cute image...LOve it.

  17. Gorgeous card Sue, I like the Tilda image the design and the hearts.
    Kevin xx

  18. So sorry about the mix-up for you and your daughter! She went through a lot of grief for nothing! Hope everything goes smoothly at the actual appointment.
    Your card is gorgeous! Love the coloring, the vintage look and all the design elements! There are so many wonderful pieces to look at! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  19. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  20. This card has such a lovely antique feel. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Love' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

  21. Stunning creation, love the vintagey/shabby chic feel!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. What a gorgeous card, it's so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tila's Town Challenge. Good Luck
    Hugs, Nancie

  23. Beautiful creation Sue.
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons for 'anything goes with ribbon'

  24. Wow this is fabulous! Love the inside as much as the outside!

    Gina x

  25. Oh Sue that is just desperate, I hope your daughter was ok after all that and now has to go through the whole damn thing again. Its unbelievable. I just got booked in for my gallbladder opp which has taken me 3 years and would you believe I have a 3 hour journey to a southern hospital instead of a 5 min journey to my local hospital! We could both be in the papers next week lol. Love your gorgeous card, absolutely stunning.

  26. Oh wow! This is gorgeous Sue. Fabulous design, lovely colours and details and you've coloured sweet Tilda beautifully :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  27. Oh my word!! how gorgeous is your card, the beautiful shape you've achieved, love the mutes pinks and browns. Just fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda.

  28. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  29. This is so gorgeous Sue. I adore the vintage type colours. I hope your daughter's hospital dealings went off okay. I haven't heard of any murders taking place. Lol!!


  30. I adore your card! The way you arranged your papers and die cuts is very artistic. Gorgeous. I hope your daughter gets to keep her appointment and all goes well for you. I do not like dealing with them either.
    Hugs Kelly

  31. Gorgeous Card! I love all of the diecuts and the shape of your card not to mention the Beautiful embellishments. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.

  32. This is a beautiful card Sue and such lovely colours. I love the way you have put all the dies together. The embellishments are amazing.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS Sorry to read about the debacle with the endoscopy appointment. I does sound like a right mess. Fingers cross for you both.

  33. Great shape and layout and I love the stamp behind Tilda, thanks so much for joining our photo challenge at Totally Tilda, good luck!

  34. This is a stunning card Sue. Love that layout.

    So sorry to hear about the fart arsing around you and your daughter have had to go through. It really does make you wild!!!

    I am supposed to be having an hernia removed. Went to my docs at the end of Oct. I have been in touch 3 times now & still do not have an appointment.
    Last week a letter arrived (thank god the dog didn't get to it, lol. I thought great, my appointment at long last NOT.
    It had my name & address. My NHS number but a different hospital number to mine. The letter only wanted me to go in and have my eyes done ! LOl
    All jokes aside though, how bad was that!!

  35. What a beautiful Tilda card- so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges!

  36. Sue this is awesomely beautiful. Loving all the layers and the vintage/shabby chic theme.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  37. Beautiful card Sue!!
    I love the colors and all the details..
    Hug Sophie

  38. Wowzer what a beauty! love the soft colours and all the wonderful details ...Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda ....good luck!

    xx Hugs Lizzy & TT girls

  39. Extremely gorgeous, and so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

  40. Beuatiful creation Sue, just love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Tila's Town Challenge this week. Good Luck!


  41. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles

    Hugs Shaz x

  42. Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Magnolia. But the challenge is "create a heart shaped item" and your card unfortunately is not heart shaped but more square.....Hugs, Nicole

  43. Wow.. this is so stunning. Love it. The colors, image and all are so perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.
    Kaia, DT

  44. Stunning card Sue, I love absolutely everything.
    I hope you got everything sorted with your daughters treatment hun.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
    hugs Mandy xx

  45. How romantic! I adore the colors and the way in which you have arranged all these superb embellisements on this gorgeous card.
    I love the fine writing behind the little Tilda! Great card!!!

    Rosi x

  46. Love everything about your card! Your colouring is fabulous! And I love the background you've chosen! Thank you for joining CMM Challenge! xx Lilia DT