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About ShelleyC

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  • Birthday 12/16/1964

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  1. ShelleyC

    Hello from a stranger!!!!!!!!

    Hi Maggie, like you I've not been around for a while for various problems and am hoping the same, a little bit of inspiration, it's working so far so let's hope the magic works for you again too xx
  2. ShelleyC

    The Name Game

  3. Hi all, I just wanted to apologise for not being around. I used to love being on the CB forum, catching up with all the chat and seeing everyone's makes, but have not been on for 12 months now. The last 12 months have been very hard I lost my MIL to cancer at the beginning of last Jan after a very precious but sad xmas and new year, we were very close as my family live 300 miles away so for the last 25 years she had been like a mum to me. We also lost 2 very close friends in tragic circumstances, both only 60 and I have had 4 operations on my right ankle and foot, still in plaster from the latest one and have also been told i now have nodal osteoarthritis in my hands and osteoarthritis every where apart from my spine and elbows. Consequently, I have put quite a lot of weight on and being only (only .....lmfao) 45 was feeling quite sorry for myself and have been in a bit of a depression. Even the arrival of 2 new grandchildren, (1 boy 11 weeks old & 1 girl 10 weeks old) and another little girl on the way, altho happy news, somehow upset me as well cos i was feeling quite useless as being in plaster again meant I've not been able to help much. Then.......birthday cards arrived from CBers.......what a great group and a couple of xmas cards followed (my birthday is middle of december) so I thought I'd best get on & say thanks, started looking around and decided I best get my craft stuff sorted and start being part of society again !! :-) So thanks to all concerned for the welcome reminder and kick up the bum and I would love to start taking part in swaps and things again and host again and everything if you'll all have me back. A Happy New Year to everyone, all the best for 2011.
  4. I just wanted to say thankyou for my birthday cards and presents, I will post pics when I get myself organised again. I've not been around for 12 months and then these cards arrived and reminded what I was missing so thank you very, very much ladies x
  5. ShelleyC

    Apologies to you ladies

    I have to apologise for my absence and think I have missed a some swaps and birthdays but am trying hard to get back on track. I have bad osteoarthritis in my ankle due to a previous injury which I had fused, didn't work I have to have it done again only this time with bone grafts from my pelvis, just waiting for the op date. Also been diagnosed with a different kind of osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists, knees, hips and shoulders and now have mad splints for my hands and have to go for hydrotherapy and such stuff. My sister has been diagnosed with muscular atrophy and I was also in a car accident with one of my sons and had bad whiplash, other than that we were ok, thankfully. So you see I've been having a ball. LOL The icing on the cake has been my MIL having terminal cancer, this is in her throat but is now spreading to her airway and lung, only a matter of time really. She has just come home from hospital today after fighting (and beating) pneumonia to spend, what will be, her last xmas at home(god willing). Anyways, we are all trying to be a lot more positive and getting back to some sense of normality after all this fun. Have received a couple of tag swaps and will update all tomoz. also a secret santa gift, will get mine out asap and try to catch up with the rest. Once again, soz Ladies but am now hopefully back on track and keeping my eye on the ball. Shelley
  6. Don't know how to delete all these extras, browser playing up and over submitted you MT, don't worry I'll only add you once :-S
  7. The first one, your right up there x
  8. ShelleyC

    November swap helper is needed please.

    All set up and ready for your sticky :-)
  9. Hi ladies, the poll for the November Tag swap is here, please vote and sign up below. Voting closes on the 15th November. The themes are open to your interpretation as to colour or item/theme ( ie could be roses or red items) Tags to me by 30th November. Please enclose a large letter stamped addressed enevelope please, open to overseas swappers, crafty bits accepted for overseas postage. Thankyou List ShelleyC Maritrez
  10. ShelleyC

    October Postcard Swap

    Received mine from Maritrez today and sent mine x
  11. ShelleyC

    November swap helper is needed please.

    I'll do it for you, take it its the same as the stamped images one, collect them all, swap and post out
  12. Hi, yeah I was wondering the same x any updates hun x
  13. ShelleyC

    September Image Swap - by 23rd September

    Yours was sent out over a week ago, think everybody else has received so maybe the post x
  14. ShelleyC

    Traditional xmas cards

    Absolutely gorgeous, where did you get your decoupage from? would love to make a couple of those myself x
  15. ShelleyC

    Feeling a bit fed up....need another op

    Thank you for all your kind words, feeling better about it now, it's a pain but it's got to be done so the sooner the better i guess. It's just I'm a big kid at heart and love xmas, always end up with a house like a grotto and last year couldn't do as much so was really looking forward to making up for it this year. Just have to get the kids working harder lol