Monday, 18 December 2017

My Last Christmas Card



Hello lovely people!  Firstly, I need to apologise for my lack of posts of late, but most of all, for not visiting all of  you, my dear friends!  My mum has been quite poorly again - not as bad as this time last year, thank the Lord - but she caught a cold, which then developed into a nasty chest infection.  

I was so worried it could develop into Pneumonia (as it does so very often with older folk), but she was prescribed more antibiotics - she's allergic to most of them, but, luckily, not these.  So, she is on the mend - still quite a way from being well - but I am praying she will be 100% by Christmas.

So, a big thank you to those of you who kindly sent me Christmas cards (I haven't even had time to thank you in person, so, again, I apologise), but I have appreciated every single one of them!  And I think I have managed to get all of mine done at last.  This card that I am posting today, is the one I made for my mother (she loves bling, so it is quite sparkly, and busy, but it's what she likes).

I'm afraid, I think this will probably be my last post for this year - if I do get a chance, I will post another - but I think it will probably be in the new year now.  So, if I don't get a chance, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support throughout the year and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy new year too.

Sorry for rambling, here is the card.




Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card! Christmas is a sparkly time so this is perfect! Your Mum will love it! Glad to hear she is on the mend and hope she will be back to her old self soon!
    Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!

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  2. take good card of your Mum, Hazel and hope you have a very merry and blessed Christmas.

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  3. So pretty, Hazel. Your Mum will love it, I'm sure. I'm very glad she is on the mend. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas together!

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  4. First of all, your card for your Mum is outstanding, Hazel! Oh my, how she will love it! I'm sure this will perk her up and bring her all the way to the pink of health in time for Christmas!

    Thank you very much for the pretty Christmas card! I love that it fits me to a tee, haha, and the aqua and purple snowflakes are stunning outside and in! I wish you and Graham a very Happy Christmas and an amazing new year!! Happy Holiday hugs and love, Darnell

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  5. So sorry to hear your Mum has been unwell again Hazel, and of course she comes first, and this Christmas card will cheer her up no end with all its pretty sparkly stars and all the beautiful embossed layers, and the wreath with that super red ribbon. I hope she continues to make good progress and that you all have a very Happy Christmas and a good new year. x

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  6. Hazel, Sending along wishes and prayers for a full recovery for your Mum by the Christmas weekend and into the New Year. YOur card for your Mum should cheer her a lot. It is a darling festive card. I have always loved that wreath.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to send me along a lovely bauble wreath card. I was excited and happy to receive it. Have a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness, health and prosperity. Hugs! Cat

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  7. Gorgeous wreath and I love the banners behind - perfect with the sweet red bow. Don't think I've visited before but know both Betty & Cat from the Hero Arts group. Will definitely visit again - just love your style! Get well wishes to your mum and happy holidays to you both!

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  8. So sorry to hear about your Mum and I do hope she is on the mend soon and that the dreaded pneumonia keeps itself at bay. I’m sure she will love the card. It is really full of bling! I particularly like the gold stars round the outside. A huge thank you for sharing all your makes this year and I wish you a Hale and hearty Christmas and a splendid New Year! Love to you all xxx

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  9. Beautiful card have a very merry christmas also see you next year--

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  10. I'm so sorry your Mum has been sick, Hazel. I'm glad she is now on the mend. Your sparkling shaker card is sure to make her feel much better! Thank you for your lovely Christmas card! The woodland scene with the sparkly snow is so pretty! I hope you can slow down enough to enjoy Christmas and the new year. Warm hugs, my friend.

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  11. I've missed your blogs Hazel and I am thinking of you, your family and your Mum x Such a beautiful card, love the bling and the shaker element. Here's to a healthy, happy and crafty 2018 x Love and hugs x

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  12. I'm sorry, Hazel, that your mother was ill. I hope that until Christmas she will recover completely. I wish you and your mother in particular, a lot of health! May the New Year bring you health and happiness, my dear friend.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  13. Beautiful bling-y card for Iris! I'm sure she will love it Hazel! Sorry she hasn't been well. I know it's a terrible worry. Glad to hear that she is doing better and hopefully will be 100% by Christmas so it is a Merry Christmas for her as well as you and your hubby! I received you lovely card a while ago. It's so beautiful and a lovely, peaceful winter scene. All the best to you, Iris and hubby for 2018! Love, Loll

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  14. Just beautiful...so in love with all the bling and what a wonderful shaker too. Merry Christmas!

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  15. Merry Christmas Dear Friend! This is a beautiful sparkly card and she's going to love that it's a shaker. I hope she's feeling better now.

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  16. Gorgeous card Hazel, I hope your Mum is now fully on the mend :)
    Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas,
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  17. A lovely card Hazel. I'm sorry to ear that your Mum has been poorly again and can imagine what a worrying time it's been for you. I hope that she is soon fully recovered and hope that you are all able to enjoy a happy Christmas. See you in the new year. Hugs, Barbxx

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  18. (1)Your Sweet Mom comes ahead of this blog and visiting other bloggers! We all understand that. Now, this is just a most beautiful card, not too much bling and I know she loved it. I really like this pretty wreath. The embossed stripes behind the traditional colors of the fishtail mats, makes the wreath shine so nicely. Also love the 'berries'. Hope Mom is still improving, and yes, these chest conditions can morph into pneumonia so fast. I'm thankful she got the right antibiotics that she could take, that would treat it rapidly! Big hugs to you AND your Mom, (and DH too)...and wishing the best to all of you in 2018. TFS &Hugs

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x