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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Tims tag december and a waking Shaun

Hello lovelies - well I'm very excited to report that Shaun really has started the process of waking now - he can squeeze my hand and smile when I speak - we only have him for 20 - 30 seconds at a time just yet but as the sedation wears off we should get him for longer time intervals. The doctors are very pleased with his progress - his foot is still a bit of a problem but mostly the circulation is good and there are pulses in the foot so hopefully things will be okay! His liver is good but we await the return of the kidneys!  Later this week he will have to go for his first heart biopsy to test for rejection. Doesn't sound very nice but it sounds like initially it will be a weekly process so we had better get used to it.

Anyway - onto my tims tag for december - I loved tims tag - and have used most of the techniques you can see here. Here is tims tag and following that is mine:


I found the photographing of this very difficult - but I am actually pleased with my tag for once! The background has been done differently - I didn't have a good tim stamp for that so went with a stencil although I did everything else in the background the same. I also didn't have any frosted film or the same embossing folder so I had to improvise with some packaging and the water bubbles!

apologies again for the quality of the pictures - there is no light apparently at present! 
I would like to enter this into timholtz 12-tags-of-2014-december.

Thanks for dropping by - and thankyou all for your support - especially of late - I really do feel blessed to have made so many good friends here in blogland - wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Brilliant news Rachel, hopefully you will get minutes rather than seconds with Shaun for Chrsitmas Day.
    Brilliant "tag" love what you have done on it.
    Hope you, Shaun and the girls have a good Christmas.

    Patricia x

  2. Rachel, I am so, so happy to read that shaun is starting to wake up. All those prayers being said are working, and my Christmas wishnfor you is that you will get a bit longer on Thursdays. Just keep talking to him, it works. A beautiful tag. To you, Shaun the girls and both your families Charlie and I wish you a Merry Christmas, and we both hope that 2015 brings Shaun better health.

  3. What wonderful news Rachel, what better Christmas gift could there be for you all. So, so happy for you and I pray 2015 will see a continuation along the same road.

    B xx

  4. Hi Rachel Such good news, Shaun will soon be with you and the girls, lets hope it will be on Christmas Day.
    Lovely tag, amazing work.
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas and I hope 2015 will be kind to you and your families, with Shaun making a wonderful recovery, Love and Hugs Kate x

  5. Terrific news to hear about Shaun. So very pleased for you both. Will keep my fingers crossed for the biopsy. hugs Mrs A.

  6. there could be no better news....the joy of knowing he is slowly coming back to you all....what a fighter he is
    a wonderful gift for Christmas xxxxxxxxx

  7. Hello Rachel. I am so happy to hear your good news about Shaun, that has really cheered me up. It must be so nice to see him smile when you speak to him, hopefully it won't be too long before he will speaking back to you. I shall continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your tag is wonderful, such a fabulous design and I love the colours.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and hoping that Shaun's health continuing to improve will make 2015 a better year for you all.
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  8. Oh wow Rachel what wonderful news !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. That is perfect! Such happy news and I know it must be a heck of a relief, especially for you huni! You will stay in my thoughts and prayers but I am hoping the only way is up right now for all of you!
    Gorgeous tag too! K xx

  10. Fantastic news about Shaun, just in time for Christmas too. I know that there is still a long journey ahead of you all but hope the the New Year brings a brighter future for you all. I love your gorgeous tag.

    Sue xx

  11. Just the best news Rachel, long may the progress continue and I hope the biopsy goes well when it happens. Loving your tag, fabulous improvisation. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Carol x

  12. Great news Rachel, best ever this is so good....keeping Shaun in my prayers....
    a lovely tag but the good news of Shaun keeps me going back to{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  13. Wonderful tag, love it, so pleased about Shaun, hope he is fully awake for Christmas Day.

  14. I love your take on Tim's tag Rachel, it is wonderful! Such great news about Shaun and how wonderful just before Christmas! He has been through so much, I really do hope this is the start of good things to come. It has been a pleasure to follow you this year, you are a lovely friend and I wish you all good things for the new year. Have a wonderful Christmas! Huge hugs, Anne xx

  15. Hi Rachel.......I am delighted to hear this news and I am sending you all my best wishes for Christmas and the New Year ahead.

    Love your take on Tim's tag too

    Huge hugs Annie x

  16. Fabulous news on Shaun and long may it continue. A beautiful tag, love all the techniques you have used.
    I wish you a Happy Christmas and that 2015 is a good one for you all.
    Hugs to you and the girls
    Linda xxx

  17. Great news that Shaun is making good progress. Let's hope he continues to improve. Merry Christmas to you all. Great tag too, love that image xx

  18. Such wonderful news Rachel, I hope Shaun manages to wake for you on Christmas day.
    Your tag is fabulous, such a brilliant design and lovely colours.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and I hope that Shaun's health continues to improve and that 2015 is a good year for you all.
    Take care.

  19. Brilliant news Rachel especially at this time of year-best wishes to you all for a Merry Christmas and a happier New Year
    Carol x
    oops nearly forgot -love the tag

  20. A fantastic version of Tim's tag Rachel. The news about Shaun is so good and I hope you continue to see a daily improvement so he can be back to chatting away with you when you and the girls visit. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a positive New Year. Jenny x

  21. Hi Rachel, lovely Tag. Great news about Shaun, long may he continue to improve. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and that 2015 is good to you. Take care dear lady. Lots of love S xxx

  22. Hi Rachael
    This is Fabulous news.... I am so happy for you all....
    How you manage to craft amazes me... Stunning Tag...
    How your sweet little girls have a lovely Christmas....
    Sending lots of love and Hugs to you all....
    Enjoy your day tomorrow...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  23. A terrific take on the December tag - you're right to feel proud of it! I've just got hold of that Festive Gent, and he works so well here, and the packaging is a great bit of improvising on the frosted layer.
    Alison xx


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