Saturday, November 6, 2010


we go thro' life, ambling along and WHALLOP something comes along to shake us to the core, makes us sit up and take stock of what its all about.

On Wednesday my dear brother was involved in a serious car accident.  He's been seriously ill in hospital, and for all the NHS faults they've looked after him really well.   They managed to stabilise him and he had his op Friday, so, hopefully, we'll now start the long and painful road to recovery, in whatever form that may leave/take us.

It really does make you realise how petty small squabbles are, how irrelevant some things are to our well being - I must say its really made me think about a few things in my life!!

So, I missed SCD day, but, here it is, better late than never hey?

As its a new month its also a new challenge - and as so many people liked the free rein last month,  and as we're on the run up to christmas we decided to leave it as that, but, this time the challenge will be the theme for a, this week its Laura's turn to choose and she's chosen the theme "HOUSES"

Here's my house:-

The base is a blank wooden key box which was painted, had inka gold, paint, tissue tape, ferro, mica powders, you name it all thrown at it.  The inside was lined with graphics 45 steampunk paper, the the embellishments on the roof are tando cogs, tim holtz idea-ology pieces and some lovely little charms which I added images too.....
Do pop on over and have a look at the other gorgeous pieces the dt have made - and hopefully you'll be able to join us this week.



Sandra's Spot said...

HI Carol Wow what a peice you made even through all the stress, it is fab. All the very best for your brothers recovery. Hugs Sandra XX

Gez said...

Totally gorgeous house Carol..xx
Keeping you & your dear brother in my thoughts & prayers & all of your family..xx
Sending you lots of love & hugs. Gez.xx

Love the pups on your last post! & sending TY a great BIG squishy (hug) poor baby :D

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your brother...hope he's on the road to recovery now after the op.Love this house.

Yvonne said...

WOW, love this little house, Carol!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Hope your brother is on the mend, keeping you all in my thoughts.

Your house is fantastic Carol, love it.

Sue x

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear about your brother, I really do hope that things improve for him and yourself.

Lovely house and so many great techniques used.


Artyjen said...

Hope he gets better each and every day :)
So love the little house
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

Carol, its times like this that do make you think about whats important, you are right my lovely. I do hope that he has a good recovery sweetheart.

I am loving your piece looks so touchy feely. Oh & it was great to see your work irl on Saturday :D xxx

Pia said...

OMG what a great house, love it !!!!woooow what great details and colours
hugs Pia