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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Craft Room

I've recently had a new craft room so I thought I would give you 
 a tour of where the magic happens at Lana's Lovables. It's my own personal space (very much needed living with 4 males) ha ha even though I do quite frequently get a visitor from a very small person called George who loves to play in here too :) Over the years I had started to take over the whole house with all my supplies ( I haven't shown you everything) :/ so we decided I would use the dining room instead. I love being in here surrounded by so many colours and patterns it really gives me inspiration to get creative :)
Hope you've enjoyed the tour :) 
 If you have a spare minute I would be very grateful if you could stop by my FB page -
 Lana's Lovables and hit like for me if you would please :)

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Blog land calling Lana!

Well hello there dear blogging friends! I was reading through some of my posts and wondered when I'd lasted posted anything and realised it was way back in April............2012!!!
How very shameful of me :(
I've been super busy with the boys and summer holidays and all the rest that goes with family life but I'm desperate to get back crafting, blogging and networking again. I also have my other blog - Lana's Lovables and my Facebook page you can find here. I've neglected those too but will be updating all shortly.
Hope to speak soon ;) xx

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Path to a Friend's house is never long

I'm sharing my creation today for this weeks challenge over at PolkaDoodles and I was pretty excited about this weeks challenge as I love anything pretty and girly. 
The challenge has been set by the very wonderful Daniele.
'Shabby chic/Vintage'
 I have used the newly released SugarPlum Daisy CD and I love everything on it from the sentiments to the  papers and wonderful selection of digis.

 I created the scene with the flower garden background, Toadstool, hedgehog and deer in Photoshop and then merged the layers together. The card base I created myself in my Silhouette studio and I will see if If I can upload it here to share.
I printed the sentiment on Kraft card stock and distressed the edges using Vintage photo.
Thank you for visiting and don't forget to check out the ladies projects they are all super ;)
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Cutting Cafe' blog hop and giveaway!

Welcome to The Cutting Cafe' Blog Hop. If you are just popping by and you would like to participate all you need to do is hop back to the beginning of the line. Here is a list of the Cafe' designers who are taking part.

Each designer has created a project with a file of their choice and the lucky winner will receive that set.
Here is my card and I have used the beautiful 'Fun with Dress Forms' set.
The cotton reel border was a freebie from the fabulous Mel Stampz and the scissors are also a freebie from the Graphics Fairy which can be found here. I'm trying to find where the background was from if it comes to me I will add ;)

Think of all the options you have with this very versatile and elegant set.
All you need to do is leave me a comment and I will pick out a winner on Sunday Evening ;)
Good Luck and don't forget to drop by all the designers and you might be lucky enough to win more than one set.
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

So sorry for my absence but here's why.......

Since just before Christmas my middle son Harvey who is 6 started to wake during the night seeming very distresses and disorientated and his eyes very glazed with his arms and legs erratically moving. We assumed at first it was night terrors but after this happening for a couple of weeks we was getting very concerned. At the same time we noticed a decline in his school work with reading and writing he was having to go over and over the things he had already learnt. We mentioned it to school and they agreed they had also noticed the decline. They asked if they could allow the senco teacher to work with Harvey for a few days and we thought this would be a good help. 
In the mean time we took Harvey to the GP and he referred him to a Pediatrician immediately and got an appointment within that week. The pediatrician decided to send Harvey for an EEG the following day.
We were unsure what the EEG was really looking for and the clinical physician explained it was to check for Epilepsy.........well never for one minute did we assume it could be Epilepsy. The results would be ready in 3 weeks but during that time Harvey had a couple of really bad episodes lasting for 5 minutes.
I called the hospital and the results was faxed through to the Pediatrician straight away and I received a call to say they had found an abnormality on the EEG and they wanted to do another one this time a 24 hr one. Harvey had the EEG fitted on Tuesday afternoon and removed the following day. He was quite excited to show his friends his 'cool' wires which was good as the hospital wanted to monitor Harvey in an ordinary day. Here is my little chappy all wired up, 25 in total!
We had an appointment on Thursday with the Pediatrician and our worse fears were confirmed and Harvey has been diagnosed with Epilepsy. The results from the 1st EEG  are pointing toward Temporal Lobal Epilepsy but this is yet to be confirmed. We are now waiting for the results from the 24 hr EEG and he is being sent for an MRI. We have also been left with the decision whether or not to put him on Meds but after speaking to the pediatrician in more detail he strongly recommends we do. This has obviously pushed our final decision into deciding to go ahead and start the meds but it's such a hard one when it's your child and they are so young :( I'm hoping and praying that he won't suffer anymore seizures when he's on the meds but until the right dose is found it's a case of trial and error and finding the right dose to keep him seizure free. They have told us the side affects to expect which are tiredness, grumpiness, and vomiting....not good but anything is better than seeing him have a seizure. They may also help with his memory over a period of time which explains why he has been struggling at school. He has been having very brief seizures during the day for just a couple of seconds and then he is totally confused what he's been learning about.
As if this isn't bad enough our oldest son Owen was also diagnosed a few weeks back with being on the Autistic spectrum but a high Functioning child with Autism. He is such a character with a great sense of humour and a very big heart but when it comes to change he finds it really difficult.  
I know with the right guidance and support Owen will do well in life as when he puts his mind to anything he is interested in he really excels. 
If you could kindly keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers it would be greatly appreciated ;)

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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

Have a blessed and happy Easter Friends ;)
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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Free Hugs & Kisses

It's Inspiration time again over at The Cutting Cafe' and this week It's yet another groovy set you will adore.
I love the versatility of Fun with Jars and Jar shaped cards because you can create anything that takes your fancy ;)

  Usually I'm a big fan of shaped cards but I wanted to make my candy jar really pop with lot's of bright colour so I decided to paper piece and cut out the jar using my Silhouette instead.
I layered bright card onto a 6x4" base and finished it off with a nice big bright bow ;)
Thank you for dropping by
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Friday, 30 March 2012

Polka Doodles Easter Blog Hop ;)

 Hi Guys and welcome to this weeks Polka Doodle Challenge.
This week its going to be a bit different - we still have our regular challenge but we also have a blog hop which is also part of the challenge!! And you know what that means - LOADS of candy!!

CHALLENGE STAGE 1: Now, we know not everyone like to do a hop for whatever reason, so we still have our normal challenge for the week which is EASTER themed - you must make a card or project which is Easter themed.

But that's not all...
CHALLENGE STAGE 2: Our second challenge is the blog hop - if you hop along with us this week you will find that the Easter Bunny has arrived early and left some hidden goodies on some of the Design Teams blogs - but you have to hop though the whole list to find who the Easter Bunny has visited!
Here is my Easter themed card I have made using the gorgeous  new 'Sugarplum Daisy' CD.
If you've never taken part in a blog hop before it's easy peasy...all you need to do is visit each blog in turn and for this hop each Polkadoodler will give you a LETTER (be careful - some of the Polkadoodlers may have more than one!) Now add all the letters together, unscramble them and leave a comment on the Polkadoodle Challenge Blog (comments will be moderated!) with what the word is. 
  If you have arrived at my blog from the lovely Daniele's  then you are on the right track! The letter you require from me is M - keep it safe and now jump to the lovely Ruth's. Good luck! If you get stuck, please go back to the Polkadoodle Challenge blog where you will find the full list of Polkadoodlers.

You will need to complete both the Easter themed challenge and the blog hop to be in with a chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes on offer! You need to go to the challenge blog to see what is on offer but it is fabulous! There will be one grand prize winner and two second place winners!
Good Luck ;)
I will also be entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks -  Easter
Fab N Funky - Easter

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Happy Birthday Little Lady

Hello guys!
Sorry I've not posted for a few days but it was George's 1st birthday last Tuesday.....I really can't believe how fast the time has gone! We celebrated at the Weekend with a little tea party for family and he really enjoyed himself ;)
I will post some pics later.
Here is a simple but cute card I made using Cute Critters set from The Cutting Cafe'.
 I coloured the images in my Silhouette Studio, printed and then cut them out and attached them to kraft coloured card for a simple but cute card.
The sentiment is also part of the set.
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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Flower Child Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Flower Child Blog hop ;)
If you dropped by here from Charlene's blog then you are right on track.
If not and you want to be in with a chance of winning 5 Great Prizes then start back at the beginning here at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog ;)
Here are my 2 cards which represent 'Flower Child' to me.
I decided to make a swing card for the one above as I think the sweet little Brooke bundle of joy is perfect for this. The frame is hearts circles nestabilities and the stamp is coloured using copics.
I just love the sweet little sentiment too.
 My second card uses the sweet little booties which I  embossed with 'Princess Rose' embossing powder and versamark ink pad. The frame is Lacey doily squares nestabilities. .
Thank you so much stopping by and now your next stop is is Karin's blog. To be eligible for the prizes don't forget to leave a comment on each blog on the hop.
There are 2 'grand' prizes and 3 'random' prizes attached to 3 of the blogs.
Thank you once again
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Monday, 19 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Well I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday with my 4 favourite people in the world...hubby and my 3 boys ;)
I  had some lovely choccies and also a craft voucher which I'm hoping to buy the Crop-adile corner chomper.
After a delicious roast followed by sticky toffee pudding and cream we visited my Mum and then on to my Mil's.
Here is the card I made for my Mum and made it using my silhouette Cameo.
The paper is from a free set called Angel Mother by Summer Driggs and can be found here.
Thanks for visiting.
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