Monday 14 April 2014

Focus on the Sentiment

Firstly a billion thank yous for all your kind wishes its so heart warming to read them all.  Rowan is coming on now in leaps and bounds. He has had all his lines and tubes removed and is now back on the ward with Mummy!  Everything seems to be sorted and they are just keeping an eye on him but he seems to be feeding well now and the new parents are hoping they will be able to take him home today.  Aren't they resilient?  They deteriorate so quickly but on the up side they bounce back really fast with the right treatment.  A big thank you to everyone concerned at Bolton Hospital!

I am now getting back to normality the boys have left so it has been a somewhat chaotic but lovely weekend I have put a couple of pictures on the end of my blog! I will catch up with you all now and see what I have missed.

Today is the start of a new challenge at Lexis Creations and the theme for this challenge is Focus on the Sentiment.  Here is my card:

I am not really happy with how this turned out but I had to get all my DT cards done ahead of time and didn't really have time to change it.  The focus is one from Fairy Dust Crafts available here. I used my dienamics Fishtail Stax with some First Edition papers.

The sponsor this challenge is Fairy Dust Crafts.  Please go over to the challenge here to see the rest of the DT makes for some more inspiration.

Here are a couple of pictures of my grandsons from the weekend:

this was taken in Granddad's shed playing on the train set.

painting his Easter decorations!!

Thank you so much for looking today and all your support over the last few days. Take care xx


Aunty Sue said...

Hi So Glad To Hear He Ifs Improving Daily Will Soon Be Home. Great Pics of The grandchildren And Fab Card

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan so pleased everything is going well now, what a relief, I hope they can all go home today.

Your card is beautiful Susan, I love the design and the sentiment.

I cannot believe how quickly Harrison and Rafe have grown up, it only seems 5 minutes when Rafe was born they are both hansom little ones.

Hugs Julie xxx

Unknown said...

Great news Susan, bless his heart...and what a beautiful two photos of the boys.,...a real delight to see.
love your card too and that sentiment is so

Whisper said...

So glad to hear your grandson is now on the mend.

Gorgeous CAS card and a great sentiment too, Luv Sam x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, so glad to hear that Rowan is better and that he is now with is mum, yes your right babies do bounce back with the right treatment. Wonderful photos of Harrison and Rafe, they'er getting big, see a difference from their photos on you sidebar.

Well I think yur card is great, love the CAS look and the sentiment is super, Hugs Kate x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Susan and such a lovely sentiment.
I'm really pleased to hear that Rowan is doing so well, I hope he is able to go home today.
It looks like the boys were having fun, you did say the youngest was painting his Easter decorations, I think he might have tried eating some!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos what a cute pair. Glad that things have bedn better and fingers crossed they get to go home from the hospital. Your card is lovely
Big hugs xxx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan with a fabulous sentiment, however, your adorable Grandsons have stolen the show! Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos.
I am SO pleased to hear that baby Rowan is doing so well, you must all feel so relieved and I bet the proud parents can't wait to take him home.
Thanks for cheering me up today!
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Beautiful cas card Susan.
Love you photos of the boys and hope the new babe will soon be home.
Hugs Sue x

JJ said...

Its a beautiful card Suzie, love the sentiment, never seen it anywhere before but says it all.

Love the photos too, glad Rowan is recovering.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Basslady said...

a very clever card, sweetie!

hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

Patricia said...

My goodness Susan those boys are fairly growing. Two beautiful children.
John and your hubby would get on fine playing with "trains". Our rather large attic contains a "vast" model railway.
Brilliant card, I love the delicate beauty.
Sentiment is fantastic and yes! You do focus on that.
Happy crafting

Patricia xx

Chrissy said...

I love your card Susan..a clean and simple but very striking creation and love the sentiment..gorgeous photos of your g/sons..not a lot of paint on the seems to be more in is mouth.


Unknown said...

That is good news indeed Susan! So happy to hear this, hope little Rowan is nice and comfy in his own cot at home right now? You have made a really lovely CAS card, what a sweet sentiment! Hugs, all the best, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Debs said...

Fabulous CAS design - love those Fishtail Stax dies.
Your Grandsons are so gorgeous and they look like they had so much fun.
Great news about Rowan - must be such a relief.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Susan and so glad to hear little one is doing well!
Helen x

rachel said...

Hi Susan - fab card and lovely pictures of your grandsons - so glad to hear that Rowan is doing well too! Big Hugs to you! Rachel xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous CAS card. I love this sentiment - how to flatter a friend on their special day!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments on my blog.


Lizzy said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous boys! Very pleased to hear the new baby is now doing so well. Take care, time to put your feet up me thinks xx

scrappymo! said...

They look so sweet. What lovely little they love Granpa's shed with the trains. My grandson would have been in his glory!

Even little grandaughter had an interest in building fancy Thomas the Train tracks when she was little.

So glad to hear the litle fellow is improving. I have just read back to this post to catch up...

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love the sentiment and fab cas design :D
fab fun pics of your grandsons ;D

xx coops xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely card here Suzie.. and so glad that your little grandee is going along well and pray for that long to continue.
God's blessing on you and those you love this Eastertime, Shaz in Oz.x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! How they've grown...Look as though they have had a Wonderful time..
LOving your card Susan..Great sentiment made me smile..

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderfully done Susan, a fabulous 'focus on the sentiment' card!