Friday, 2 January 2009

Birthday Card at last and im turning into a real Grouch!

I thought with christmas over, i would have more time to craft, how wrong could i have been? I am still chasing my tail. Made worse yesterday as my dear husband has lost all my contacts on my pc whilst trying to make it work faster for me, ummmmmm, didn't quite work out that way!! I am still struggling to put all my lost information back into my computer. So apologies for anyone who has taken the time to email me and not yet had a reply, i promise to get round as soon as i can. Will also make a start at visiting your lovely blogs, which i have missed over the festivities.

Still not much time for crafting, although i finally finished this card last night which i have to post today. I am very much loving these Bella stamps at the moment and received some more from one of my lovely friends for christmas, i can't wait to ink them up.

Has anyone made a new years resolution this year? I have promised myself to curb my spending on my crafting, now ladies, how long do you think thats going to last? i really am trying hard to use as many of the papers i already have before buying more, and to ink up all those stamps still in their packets before buying anymore. As i mentioned in an earlier post, i am going to try and organize a big swap, so for those of us wanting particular images but can't for whatever reason afford to buy the stamps just now can maybe get hold of them by offering something in return, be it stamped images, papers or whatever springs to mind. If you are interested please let me know, i have already started a list of ladies i know who would like to take part. I am planning on running it at the middle of January. More details on this to follow later.

Well i am going to do some blog hopping before doing some of the dread housework. Which unfortunately can not wait any longer! We will be taking down the tree and decorations tomorrow, so then we can get back to normal, i can honestly say, im not sure all that effort was worth it this year. Do i sound a real grouch?!?! - sorry. Hugs for now Linda x




31 comments:

Rach said...

Hi Linda,
love the card that you have made. a sweet image, hope that you get all your contacts back on your computer. Happy new year to you hun. hugs rachxx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi linda,gorgeous card...love the image and layout.I think we'd all rather be crafting than doing that never ending housework lol.amanda xx

Macpurp said...

This is a beautiful card.
You are not a grouch so I hope you start to feel better soon.

much love Tina xx

Diane.W. said...

Beautiful card,very pretty colours :o)x

POPPET said...

Lovely card hun, i only made 3 resolutions, and they are ones i wont break lol...

Hugs pops x x x

Kim Piggott said...

Hey Linda, this card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous design and detail.
hugs
kim xxx

LOUISE said...

Fab card Linda, love it. Hope your get all your email addresses back. I would not let my hubby anywhere near my laptop, for the fear of him doing the exact same thing! Louise x

Heather "Hev" said...

Please cheer up Linda :)

Things will work out fine!!

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Linda and Happy New Year. Lovely card, fab layout and love the soft colour tones. Joanne x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi linda, happy new year, you may sound a grouch but who cares forget the problems and get crafting, housework whats that lol, love your card, lovely spring colours just what we need..... ju x

joey said...

Hi Linda, this is gorgeous hun love the colours!. I would love to take part in the image swap. I hope you manage to get your housework done, I plan to tackle mine when the kids go back to school, what joy lol. love joey.xxx

Sara said...

I like the colours in this card. Very cool and calming - even if you're not feeling that way at the moment :-). Sara

Donna said...

Hi Linda, your card is beautiful hun. Like you, I'm still chasing my tail. I'm heading out now craft shopping with a friend so I will e mail you tonight, I've missed our little e mail chats and can't wait till things get back to normal here. Kids are back to school on Monday, Gary is back to work and hopefully I'll get back to some sort of routine. Big hugs from one Grouch to another lol. Donna x

Shary said...

Great Bella card Linda. Love those Bellas.
Happy New Year to you.
I'll be back to normal Monday hopefully as Rob goes back to work and the kids go back to school.

Tasha said...

Hi there Linda, ahhhh sounds a nightmare i hate it when thing go wrong with the pc it feels like my life line - sad i know lol.
I love the card the stamp is lovely.
I have a huge order of craft goodies coming my way that i have just ordered, around 30 stamps - bought with birthday money lol! They are mainy Stampavie but there are some others obviously when i get them i will post pictures lol but if anyone wants any images stamped i for onee am more then happy to do that.I think its a brill idea. As for new years resolution i stopped making them at 20 beacusei kept breaking them lol. I certainly cant curb my craft spenditure as i do not buy anything else for myself lol, and its my sanctury away from uni.
Ok well i hope you manage to destress
love tasha xx

Rleen said...

Hello Linda,
I love your gorgeous card, the colors and the image are fabulous. TFS!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Arlene

Annie said...

Happy New Year Linda! sounds like we've made the same resolutions! Love your cute card in pastel pink and blue, we need some spring colours now! And of course I'd be happy to join your image swap - although I do have more than enough stamps to keep me occupied for years to come! hugs, annie x

Alison said...

Great card, fab image.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, Love the card I really like these images too. I know how you feel about loosing everything on you computer. It happened to me last year and I lost everything including photos of the kids. I think your image swap is a great idea and would love to get involved with it.
Lyndsey xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Love this little card, great colours and those images are super. Please let me know the best place to get these little stamps from. Do you get them direct? Thanks hun. Your not a grouch! New year is always a bit of an anti-climax hun, I feel the same. Am up for the swapping, hope you have me on the list? Keep these super cards coming, have emailed to your hubs mail address, hope you get it, hugs Heidi xxx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image! Hugs, Moni

Jill said...

aww Linda, sorry to hear you've lost all your contacts I hope you get it sorted out soon, it's hard not to get annoyed, I'm just the same, I'm no good when things go wrong, I love your card the image and layout are fab hugs Jill x

Donalda said...

Oh this is just so adorable dear. Just love your image and how you have colored her.
Oh yes I am not spending much either as my new rule. Mine IS going to have to work for we are not working much right now and my other is to get some weight off. So hopefully I can keep to these. We can try together lol

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Linda love the pretty colours.
I have an award for you on my blog and thanks again for the yummy blog candy. Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card and Love the Bella image Linda. Good Luck with your resolutions.. a tricky one. Happy New Year hun, Hugs, Nikki x

Sue said...

oooh this is gorgeous Linda, i too love bella stamps.Really love the fresh crisp finish to this card and delicate colours...gorgeous:)

Right will email you now while i have a minute:-)

Sue
xx

Glitter Monkey said...

Love the PP image Linda! I do hope your computer is sorted now - how much we do rely on them!! As for the spending resolution - if you are anything like me then I say you have no chance!! Happy New year to you and yours babes. Lol Lynn x

Mandy said...

Hi! Love the card. Just wondering where I can get that Bella. She's gorgeous! Thanks! mandye@carolina.rr.com

bumblebee creations said...

ut-oh!! I hope my bad luck has not found it's way over to your house!! I hope all goes better, good luck and I LOVE this image!! So Chic!! Thanks for sharing hun!!

Karin said...

Hi Hun,

love your card. Those Bella's are so sweet.
Would be very interested in your big Swap, so please put me on your list.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo karin

Emma said...

What can I say...stunning as always.
Emma

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