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Saturday, 21 September 2013

This One Is For Dorte!

Never let it be said that I ignore requests ...... the lovely Dorte made a comment recently about missing my James Bear cards, so this one is especially for you hunny!

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are Dovecraft Back To Basics Christmas
Gems are all by Papermania
Sentiment is Personal Impressions
And the snowflake border - individually punched snowflakes
using Bazzil Bling card
(so relieved the pattern matched up!)

I feel a bit depressed today.  A little a while ago I had a letter from the NHS inviting me to go for my first breast screening (the appointment was this morning).  Now, I know how important these screenings are, but there was something particularly horrible about the realisation that I now fall into the right age range.  Bugger, middle age has finally caught up with me!  I have to say this though, even though I was terrified, and it was a right pain in the bottom actually finding the screening unit at the hospital (its in a Portakabin round the back, right next door to the Mortuary, nice), and I was in danger of being late because I spent ages going round in circles, the ladies there could not have been nicer or more reassuring.  When you get your letter, make sure you go, it could save your life.

Big hugs (but don't squeeze too hard please)
Squirrel xx


kay said...

Sending you a gentle hug,not pleasant but you did it :-)
Love now you used the snowflakes to make a border x

Debs said...

Gorgeous as always Squirrel - love the snowflake border around the image - fabulous idea :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Stamps and Paper said...

He's such a cute little teddy, lovely colour combinations...


Faith A said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the snowflakes.

Glad you got through the scan :( Don't be worried if called back, I was twice, only because the scan hadn't been clear.

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love James Bear and he's been on some of my cards recently too.

I know what you mean about trying to find the screening unit. The first time I went I knew it was at the local cottage hospital but couldn't find it as it was hiding round the back. If you go to the town in the opposite direction there it is a big caravan in the middle of the Tesco car park! Men don't know the're lucky do they? Well done for going along!

Kat xx

Sue said...

Awww seeing James Bear always brightens my day. This is one of my favourites. I love the snowflake frame and wonderful colouring.
Glad you got on okay at the hospital, once you found it.
hugs Sue xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh He Is Such A Sweetie And You Colour Him So Well What Colour Ink Do You Do His Fur Struggle With Inks And Pens On Fur. Ouch They Do Hurt But A Must To Go And Get Checked Welcome To The Middle Aged Club. Loll

KraftyKoolKat said...

Adorable card sweetie. Well done on the matching of the snowflakes.

Glad you found the place for your scan. The actual procedure isn't as painful now as when I first had to go. They have better equipment now.


Claire said...

Another lovely James creation. Hugs, Claire x

cebelica said...

This is very nice. I like the snowflake border. Hugs! xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous James Squirrel and love the snowflake frame,fantastic colouring..and good girl for going for a squeeze...not pleasant but very wise.


Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. I love James Bear. Love the frame too.
Sarah-Jane xx

Debbie said...

Hi Squirrel, Had my first screening two years ago, I felt the same, but in the end it's for the good to be sure you are ok.

I love your card, especially the snowflake border (you clever thing you!)
Gorgeous LOTV image, used him loads this year, I have made 49 "C" cards so far.

scrappymo! said...

Love this James card...especially with the snowflakes all around. I just made a card this week where I used the snowflakes like a border...It was fun!

Your colouring is so lovely, as always!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, I like James and the snowflake frame with the gems,
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, so cute.
I am out the other end of that age range now so don't go any more. You did right to go, these things are never pleasant, but they are oh so necessary for our well being :o)
Jackie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, love the colours that you have used, hugs Pops xxx

Dot said...

Hi Squirrel, one for me!!!!! I do appreciate it a lot, and I'm sure James do agree LOL.
I had my first screening two years ago, yes scaring but important.
hugs Dorte

tilly said...

James looks snug in his scarf.... these flippin portacabins are always round the back or somewhere vague, don't know why they think it's alright for we women!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable and gorgeous too.

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.i love your fab papers and james is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Annette said...

So glad to see James is back again.
Love him. Your card is adorable.

Lorraine said...

This is just gorgeous! I love James, I love the colours, I love the papers ...need I go on??
Sending you a gentle hug!
Lorraine x

Jennifer said...

Wonderful card, Squirrel. Love your colours, and that border is FABULOUS!!

Well done for attending your screening. I have been having them annually for many years (mother had breast cancer, but died from kidney cancer). I am actually booked for mine on Friday.

Jennifer. x

Zippy said...

Love this card and that little bear! Fab snowflakes too xxx

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