Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Song !

Probably the most beautiful song I have heard - and will love all my life............Neil Sedakas 'You mean everything to me' - this inchie is front and back with just the lyrics of the first two verses which are just beautiful. here is the man himself singing the song:

You are the answer to my lonely prayer, You are an angel from above, I was so lonely till you came to me, with the wonder of your love.  I don't know how I ever lived before, you are my life, My Destiny, Oh my Darling I love you so - YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME.

& here is the front of my Inchie :

This inchie stirs up lots of emotions.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

A whole month without you Gunner

AND it doesn't feel any better. Well, maybe it does - I don't want to admit that there are times when I haven't thought about you like I did the first two weeks you were gone - yes it is a little better, but I look at your photo on the wall in front of me in my crafting area, I pick up your collar out the drawer to the left of me, I sit 'IN YOUR SPOT' and smell the leather just in case your smell is still there (IT isn't, your smell has gone). I am very lonely without you Gunner. Koz and Keir are hardly here these days and daddy works so many hours, it was just me and you a lot of the time and now it's just me. I am going out more with friends as I don't have to 'be back' to get your dinner or walk you or just so you weren't on your own too much of the day. I don't have to rush home from work to let you out as you'd been on your own from 7.30 am. I miss you. I miss you so much. I loved you like a child of mine and wish with all my heart I could have you back. People will think it's strange to be so upset over an animal - but I really don't care what anyone thinks. Love and miss you Gunnybunny. mommy x

Saturday, 24 August 2013

FUN WITH ATC's - die cuts

'Open up your Heart' die cut heart.

Downton Abbey - first aired in 2010

& I WASN'T AT ALL INTERESTED - one little bit. Series 4 starts soon - I believe. Last week ITV3 started showing series one all over again - and I got Key to record it - I said I will take a look at episode one and see if I like it - WELL I AM ABSOLUTELY WELL AND TRULY HOOKED - IT IS BRILLIANT.............so I have gone and bought series 1 - 3 on DVD so whilst I am on holiday this week I can (hopefully, if it arrives) sit and watch it all the way through and be ready for series 4 when it starts in September - I believe. Whoop Whoop..........

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Every Inchie Monday - theme - Pocket Watch

shrink plastic - love shrink plastic & a little chain..............pocket watch and chain.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Happy Anniversary to US - 36 years ago today we got married. AND it don't seem a day too long......well

we went for a meal at this Mexican/Spanish restaurant and it was lovely - like travelling back in time, so Spanish and so friendly - took us down to the '80's style disco bar' downstairs and it brought it all back as the last time we were there it was with the 'Square' when we lived at Fradley - our Chinese night - we had a good time back then. Miss those parties and get togethers I suppose. Ah well. ONWARDS.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

I visited my brother today

it was nice to go catch up with what they are doing ............... told them about Gunner - they were upset too, Gunner was with us for 10 years. Seems strange that my brother and sister in law are just about to retire............another chapter in our lives. Then it'll be my sister and her hubby and then us (that's IF we shall ever be financially able to retire) - I can't see it myself. Fingers crossed and hope above all hope that we can. Anyway, it was a nice afternoon. Went to a little craft fayre - Joy from work was running a stall - she's selling almost everything off, she's been a cardmaker for years, must admit her cards were pretty fab - she's split with her hubby and moving to a small place and decided to get rid of everything. I bought 2 x lots of scrapbook cardstock from her over the last couple of weeks at £14 for the lot - was quite a few sheets and then spent another £10 with her today = NOW I have to stop buying, not just from Joy but generally, especially if I cut down to 4 days a week I shall lose £200 per month so the £20 - £30 I spend of crafting per week'ish needs to be eliminated and now we don't have the dog food around £7 a week and dog insurance £30 a month that is what I shall be losing in wages...........I must be strong, I must be strong. AND I MUST MUST MUST NEVER BUY ANY MORE CARDSTOCK OR PAPERS BECAUSE I HAVE LOADS AND LOADS AND LOADS AND WILL NEVER USE THEM ALL UP!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

simple things please simple minds !

tonight I nipped to hobbycraft whilst waiting for Keir to come out the chiropractor ! - a small purchase of 99p for a pack of little beads these beads in real life are so vibrant and iridescent and just so scrumptious - they really please my mind - is that sad? Each to their own. Don't think the picture will do them justice though.

Every Inchie Monday = GREY

This weeks theme for an inchie is Grey - I made some 'faces' with white air dry clay in push moulds and painted one metallic grey. The faces remind me of the sunshine which has almost disappeared and so leaving us with a 'grey day' - rather appropriate. here is my inchie :

Monday, 12 August 2013

I bought some walking shoes - but I dont think they'll get much wear

Since I lost you Gunner I haven't been out 'walking' like we used to - albeit since when you were poorly in January this year you haven't done much walking - well, not like we used to - just little walks around the block up and down the road with little variations. The last month to 6 weeks before you left us you struggled big time walking round the little block - and we thought it was just your cough..............so since you left I haven't had much exercise so got my shoes. I went out with Korin yesterday and it was OK - we talked about you a little but decided it was too painful to talk about you and where you p'd and where you sniffed and little areas where I could let you off your lead. Today I decided to nip out for a 20 mins brisk walk and cried all the way round, remembering you at ever twist and turn in the road - it was so so lonely to be walking on my own, no one to talk to, remembering how you used to walk a little in front and then stop and turn to make sure I was following up the rear. I came home and bawled my eyes out. I miss you so much, I just hope it gets better. Have been thinking that maybe I need to drive somewhere to walk in a different place so the sad memories don't keep flooding back all the time. I wish you were here.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

ATC's going to Bonnie

I have had this white ink pad for a very long time - probably 3 years ! Was very surprised to find that it was still VERY inky and loved the images (with my new little stamps) stamped onto black card................ I have FINALLY remembered that I have to keep these ATC's 'low weight' - because of the blooming postage charges.

So Shocked to hear of Alisons Death. UKS.

poor woman, poor family, RIP Alison.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Two weeks without Bunny Boy - and it still feels as Raw as the day !

missing you so so much Bunny - people keep saying, you have to just get on with things and think of the happy times. Yes I do and then wish it could all be back to how it was - Gunny being here and us out walking together. What people forget is that Gunner, although a family dog, he was REALLY my dog, it was me who was with him so much, me that nearly ALWAYS walked him, I miss those afternoon walks, albeit towards the end we only went on small walks together, but it was always, just me and him. I had 6 years with him that I didn't go out the house to work (10 years altogether Bunny) - I worked my reflexology business from home with him, so we'd walk first thing in the morning and late afternoon together - in between treatments we'd sit together, I'd take him in the car down to the local field and let him run - throw the ball, kick the ball - he was a great footballer. I miss you so much my beautiful dog. I want everyone to know how much I miss you.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ATC's for UKS trail

this latter one is decoupaged flowers and titled 'papillon et fleurs' (butterfly and flowers). I seem to have come over all French-like (tee hee).

TMT ATC & More - Paris

this Mondays theme is Paris - this is my ATC - to send in a swap on the UKS trail.

Bit of a better day at work - but it never lasts !

less stress today that the past few weeks - but as the clinics are lower than normal because of the 6 weeks holiday, it obviously won't last very long before the clinics are full and overflowing again and we are stressed out beyond belief. Horrible coming home today to an empty house - I REALLY REALLY noticed it today..........very quiet - cats went straight out and I came up for a nap - Gunner used to jump on the bed and sleep beside me in the afternoons - and I didn't mind, I loved it. Now my bed is empty too - his sofa is empty - no water bowl out for him - no food bowl. I keep remembering all the funny things he did. It doesn't upset me as I thought it would - it makes me smile and remember what a beautiful dog he was - then I remember that he's no longer with me and I start to cry again. I'm not crying as much as I did, but I wish I could go back 10 years and start with him all over again. We walked for miles in the early days because I was only doing my reflexology business and so could work around looking after him. I used to take him to pick Korin up from school, I'd go half hour early and we'd walk around the roads by the school and then meet Korin HIS tail would wag and wag when he saw her coming across the road and we'd all pile into the car for the little drive home. We had so so many trips to Sutton Park in the early days - and we walked all around the 'greens' by Marshmont Way. When we moved to Denyer court - I'd see Korin off to school at around 8 am and then we'd go out on the field by the house - and I'd take the football or small ball and we had a great time. Got back around 9 am for me to get ready to do my reflexology treatments. Gunner you were as good as gold. I am missing you so much.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Twinchie Blog Challenge - Floral

Another entry for the Twinchie Blog Challenge - my Leather Twinchie - decoupaged stamped flower onto leather !

Twinchie Challenge - Floral

Another Twinchie for the Twinchie Challenge - love this challenge blog handmade background and stamped image - loving stamping again at the moment !

Sunday, 4 August 2013

so clever what my son can do on photoshop

sad pic - but exceptionally clever - I miss you Gunner and always will.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Show us your Twinchie Challenge Blog - ' Travel ' (Holidays home or abroad) & another Whoop Whoop

I only just realised that I am a winner on this Challenge Blog too - whoop whoop - so have had my twinchie for last fortnight put into the winners gallery here : http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/p/winners-gallery.html & the challenge this time is 'Travel' - How I would LOVE to go travelling in an old VW Camper - only in England, but anywhere and everywhere, no matter the weather, I love the sunshine (but not too hot) and I love Autumn Days - oh yeah baby - I'd love it. & Here is my Twinchie..............

Twinchie Challeng Blog --------- Theme of Floral - Winner of this challenge for last month too...........

OK this is a rather 'dark' flower for this time of year - but all hand done (cuttlebug flower) all coloured with black permanent felt tip.............kinda love the monochrome - and for the Twinchie Challenge Bloggy ! Loving that site too.........love to see all the inspiration each month.......thanks to everyone. This is just a start - hope to be creating more over the month of the challenge. Thanks for looking.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Gunners Home !

How I wish that could be as a healthy happy dog - like he used to be. Gunner is home - that is his ashes in a nice casket and placed on the little table next to where he spent a lot of his time - especially the last 6 months when he hasn't really been a healthy boy.............we loved you little dog - big dog - you were simply the best. AND now I can polish you ever Saturday and remember you. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....