22 September 2014

What I've been up to!

So I mentioned I'd been ill and in hospital!
It started in February with 2 weeks of what I thought was a stomach bug then a visit to the doctor resulted in the diagnosis of a stomach ulcer and drugs!

...a week later still no improvement so more drugs...

By Friday of week 3 I was still feeling God Awful and suddenly experienced some of the worst stomach pain ever and DH was forced to call the paramedics. When they arrived pain was subsiding and after a checkover they agreed that I could stay home as I was seeing the Doctor at 5pm. Bit embarrassing to have 'wasted' their time but they were very kind!
So off we go to the Docs whilst waiting outside his room the PAIN starts, luckily I managed to make it to the bathroom as it was so bad it made me throw-up! I managed to stagger into the Doctors room and rolled around on his couch in agony in front of him and the medical student! Doctor very good and gave me a pain killing injection and a NEW diagnosis of GALL STONES- the pain being a stone being released!
So eventually I recover and after 2 hours at the doctors we roll home with the advice that when it happens again get to hospital!
Well 9pm guess what?! Yup doubled up again and sitting in an ambulance on my way to the JR in Oxford!
I was admitted by about 2am after lots of test and blood letting and finally DH was able to go home as I was hooked up to a drip and on pain meds!

This was the start of a very long week in hospital where they were trying to get me booked in for scans 5am that morning,an MRI not til Tuesday! I have in fact got a gallstone stuck in my bile duct and I now had jaundice, I must admit I had thought I was starting to look a little odd, yellow does SO not suit me!!
I was then booked in for an ERCP where they use an endoscope to remove the stone, however I had to wait until Friday as it takes outpatients as well!
Friday came and I was wheeled up to the unit and after a long wait it was my turn! Well the staff down there were a hoot, lots of jokes and making me feel as relaxed as possible, next thing I knew I was waking up having been done! Bad news though as the stone was firmly wedged and I'd have to come back NEXT Friday!
....to be continued!

22 July 2014

Little Fwog!

I've just discovered the gorgeous stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and my main supplier (yes they are addictive!) is Make The Day Special !

So on MTDS's blog is a challenge....

.... and it took a little while to find my first card I blogged as my early blogging was a lot of waffling and scrapbooking but here is my first card,

...from 2007 using my Tilda stamps (which I must get out and play with again!) http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/tilda-time.html

So using the little fwoggy from the Critters Ever After set I created...

a diddy little birthday card!

Happy Crafting!
 GlitteryKatie xxx

13 July 2014


Sorry I have been MIA since February- had some major health issues which went on for weeks and ended up with me having an emergency gall bladder removal at the end of March!
All very weird having never been in hospital except to have our three babies and I ended up there for almost three weeks!
Had great service form the amazing nurses, doctors and surgeons at the John Radcliffe hosp in Oxford!

It took quite a few weeks to recover from being ill and then to recover from the operation so my mojo has been sadly lacking all these months. However I had a wonderful birthday present from my pal Ginger who gave me a set of Spectrum Noir pencils! How wonderful is she?! So to celebrate I had my first play with my pencils....

I used the beautiful Victoria & Otto stamp by Brian Kesinger from Viva Las Vegastamps!
I've decided to enter my first card into the VLVS July Challenge which is a nature theme- as you can see Victoria and Otto are reading in the garden surrounded by roses!

Happy Crafting everyone it's nice to be back in the land of the living!

GlitteryKatie xxx

26 February 2014

February Bombshell Hump Day Blog Hop!!!

This month I won't be playing as I have developed of all things a stomach ulcer as I am recovering and not playing I shall happily be hopping along with everyone!

This months challenge from Alison is a colour challenge:

Beautiful colours aren't they?!
So remember to hop along and leave a comment on the blogs or play along and show us your Bombshell creation with Alison's colour scheme to in for a chance to win the Bombshell set of your choice!

Here's your Blog Hop road map....

Bombshell Blog



Glittery Katie
You're here!!




Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

29 January 2014

January Bombshell Hump Day HOP!!!!

It's Wednesday, the third Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the Bombshell BLOG HOP! Alison has a ROARING theme for us this month!

"This month's theme was Animal Instincts. I wanted the participants to use at least one of the many animals Bombshell has to offer, or one of our animal patterns" Alison

I stamped the Leopard Print stamp from the Bombshell Patterns stamp set in black Memento ink several times onto Neena paper. I then coloured all over the stamped leopard print with my pale turquoise pen (Spectrum Noir BT2) and the filled in the leopard spots with BT5.
I then stamped the Girl's Ruin stamp concentrating the shoe onto the coloured leopard print paper I created. I then cut out the shoe so it was a leopard print shoe!

Girl's Ruin & Bombshell Patterns Stamp sets
Spectrum Noir pens: BT2, BT5, FS1, FS2, FS5, BG1 , BG3, BG5, BG6.

Now hop along Monika's blog to see her project and don't forget to leave comments or play along with us on the Bombshell Blog for your chance to win the Bombshell set of your choice!

Blog Hop List

Glittery Katie YOU are HERE!!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XXXXxxXXXX

27 January 2014

Rose's Portrait.

For January our stamp of choice is Rose's Portrait and we've been featuring her in our Muse Monday posts on the Bombshell Blog.
Rose is discounted for the whole of January so if we've inspired you then make sure you grab Rose while you can for a special price!

Memento Ink
Modelling paste
Prima Stencil
Rose's Portrait
Glimmer sprays
Spectrum Noir Markers
GB1, GB6, GB7, FS1, FS3, FS7, DG2, DG3, EB2, EB7, EB9

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

23 December 2013

The 12 Days of Creepmas-Day 12

And now the end is near...it's the last and final day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas Challenge!
Today I had a colour in mind for my tag- I wanted to go purple and gold!

Kraftin' Kimmie Perfect Poison
Waltzing Mouse Text stamp
Sizzix Ornate Frame Die
Distress Stains
Spectrum Noir pens
FS1, FS3; TB3, TB4, TB5, TB7; PL 1, PL2, PL3

Now hop along to see all the other cool projects!

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Black Dragon







Violent Kittie



The Nanny

Tuts and Comments

Airless Chambers

Glittery Katie




Lady Brayton


Happy Creepmas
GlitteryKatie xxx