It's been a while!

Sunday, 29 May 2011
I know, it's been a while since I was last in blogland. I would be very surprised if there is anyone still out there reading this.  If there is, thank you so much!

The main reason for my lack of crafting has been my back which has been giving me a lot of pain.  Without saying too much, I'm now waiting for a fairly serious operation to remove the troublesome discs and fuse that area of my spine.  The list is 3 months which, at the moment, seems a long way off as the pain has been quite bad this last week.

My other reason was that, for a while, Jon and I thought we were going to lose Bozzy.  He's 20 years old now so is quite remarkable in that sense, but it did look like we would be saying goodbye.  However, he seems to have cottoned on to what we were thinking and has turned around quite remarkably as if to say "I'm not ready to go just yet!".  Here's the gorgeous boy here enjoying a sleep in the sun:

I do have a card to show you too!  Last Saturday I was very lucky to be able to attend the LOTV Colouring Masterclass in Ashford.  We had a whole day with Jacqui and Bev tutoring us and helping improve our colouring skills.  I had an amazing time and learnt some new techniques which I'm hoping to put into practise very soon.  We coloured in 4 LOTV images trying out these techniques and were given a pack to complete one of Bev's stunning cards.  I finished mine this morning and am really pleased with it.

I am so pleased with the colouring of this image.  I have the stamp as I think it's really cute but have been nervous about colouring it in.  Hopefully I won't anymore.

I was also very lucky to meet some very lovely ladies who I spent the best afternoon with; Pam, LisaCaz and Caz's mum (sorry, my mind has gone blank for your name!!)

Thank you for still being here and supporting me when I've not been able to visit you all in return.  I will try more.

xx :0)


  1. Kristel said...:

    That is a gorgeous card Sarah! Looks fantastic!!
    Love the cat!
    Hugs Kristel

  1. Hi Sarah,
    I was just thinking about you the other and that you have'nt posted for a while.Sorry to hear you've been in such pain,hope the op goes well and things are better for you.Glad to hear bozzy perked up too,he's done really well 20 years is amazing.
    Gorgeous card too and i'm not sure why you were ever worried about colouring in the image as your colouring is always perfect!
    :) xx

  1. MARY B said...:

    Gorgeous card your colouring is superb.Mary x

  1. Lisa said...:

    Hi Sarah, Gorgeous card! Your colouring is FAB! Hope to see more of your lovely cards again soon :-)

    Lisa x

  1. Pami said...:

    Hi Sarah, well that's great news about Boris, bless him. But not so good news about you, hope you can get your operation very soon. Your card looks fab and your colouring is awesome! Don't know why you are worrying! Pam x

  1. Teresa said...:

    Superb card Sarah, love it! Teresa xx

  1. Cazza said...:

    Hiya Sarah,
    Glad to see Bozzy is still going strong :o)
    Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring!

  1. Rica said...:

    Hi Sarah, thanks so much for your lovely comment.
    Your card is gorgeous and your colouring is fabulous.
    Ooooh I do hope your back is troubling you too much, there're nothing worse than back pain but 3 months will soon come round, believe
    I will email you tomorrow about the colours I use for my bears.
    Heather xx

  1. Aw gorgeous card Sarah, such an adorable image, fab layout and lovely embellies!
    And a sweet photo of Bozzy too :)
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  1. coops said...:

    stunning card sarah,the image is gorgeous and i love your fantastic colouring and details.
    wishing you well for you back operation hun and love the pic of your cat :D

    xx coops xx

  1. Helen said...:

    Good to hear from you Sarah. Sorry to hear that you're still suffering, but hopefully there's some light at the end of the tunnel.
    Gorgeous card - your colouring is fabulous!
    Helen x

  1. Meera said...:

    Hi Sarah sorry I've only just been over. Blogger was having a moment and I've only just been able to use it again. Hope the bk is doing ok, or at least as much as it can do x good luck with the op hun. Ur colouring n card r amazing hun x tc x

  1. Great to hear from you Sarah - been thinking of you! Sorry that you are going to need an opeartion on your back - I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel.

    It's so heartbreaking when you think you are going to lose your pet - but very glad Bozzy is a bit better. He does looks so happy lying there in the sun (don't they just love soaking up the sun's rays - ahh...bliss!).

    And your card Sarah - WOW!!! The colouring is amazing. Don't be nervous about colouring in images when you can create something this beautiful. WOW again!!

    Sending {{hugs}} and smiles :-) :-)


  1. Liza said...:

    Hi Sarah, great news about your little cat but I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering with your back. This is such a cute card and you have done a great job with the colouring.

    Liza x

  1. Sarpreet said...:

    Gorgeous card, love the layout.

    Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog for a while, there has been blogging issues and personal issues.

  1. Pops x said...:

    Hi sweetie, this is wonderful a really great layout too, hugs pops x

  1. Sue said...:

    A gorgeous card. Great layout and such a cute image. Sue.x

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