Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Golden Oldie

As I mentioned a few posts ago, things have been busy busy here. Willow's consultant has retired and there was a special celebration tea-party held in his honour on Friday, and Willow was lucky enough to be invited along. In case you didn't know, Professor George Youngson MB,ChB,PhD,FRCSEd,CBE is a fantastic, amazing man - in fact I really don't have the words to express how we feel about him. He is amazing with the children he treats as well as their families and we are privileged to have had him in our lives. Willow and Graham went along, I was chauffeur so dropped them off and Faith and I went off to pick Scott up from my chum's. They both had a super time and even managed to smuggle out a cupcake for me :)

Willow was born with a relatively rare condition and had 2 major operations before she was a fortnight old, then another 2 before she was 10 months old. She was hospitalised several times in her first year and I really don't think we would've coped as much if Prof hadn't been looking after our little girl. So we are incredibly sad to be losing him, but enternally grateful for all he's done.

Anyway, I made a wee card for Prof - obviously nothing I could've made was ever going to do it justice but I gave it my best shot.

I used my absolute favourite Gorjuss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie as I hoped it would remind Prof of Willow.

The image is of course GG Sitting from Sugar Nellie, coloured with my beloved promarkers (I realised after I took this pic that I forgot to use the white gel pen - but I rectified that for the close-up shot)
cardstock is core'dinations, papers are all Kaisercraft Peachy Keen


Wrightboysmum said...

That's a lovely card. I'm sure he'll love it.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorjuss Debbi!! Your colouring is fan and the Professor sounds like a wonderful man! He certainly looks like he adores Willow!
HUgs Judy x

Macpurp said...

what a beautiful card, and is perfect to look like your wee one. I hope The Prof has a long a happy retirement, he sounds like a real gem. and we dont have enough of them in the NHS.

love Teen xx

Kat said...

What a lovely photo of the Prof and Willow. She looks really pleased to have her photo taken with him.

And your card is stunning. I'm sure he was really pleased with it and will keep it forever. Your colouring is amazing!

Kat xx

kath said...

gorgeous card debbi and I bet the prof loved it....one of life's unsung heroes.....hugs kath xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH hun, I'm sure he loved it hun & he sounds like a wonderful man ...I just love your choice of colours for her they are yummy..
hugs shell xx

Anne said...

Beautiful card Debbi-- there are really some amazing people in this world that touch our lives --- the prof has touched your's and am sure he'll be thrilled with your card
Bosies Anne xxxxxxxxx

Sally Atkins said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Debbi. I can see that the image will definitely remind the Prof of Willow - they are both beautiful! He sounds like an amazing man.

I have been looking at your tutorials for Promarkers as I have just started using them, and wanted to say 'thank you' for such a lot of helpful information. Love Sally x

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