Thursday, 29 January 2009


It's Thursday again and the sun is out. All in all its turned out not to be a bad week. I have had several personal issues, that clouded the beginning of the week, but they seem to be lifting, or at least i hope so.

I have my beloved tumble dryer mended at last, and am managing to catch up with the mound of laundry that has built up over the last fortnight!! Now for those ladies who know me, you know how much i love housework!! well i have been busying myself with the dusting and hoovering and the house is looking half decent now, at least i wont have to answer the front door with my foot jammed in it to stop it opening further for people to view the mess!!!

Jasmine has suddenly felt better, which means she will be going back to school full time tomorrow.

I have made a start on the dreaded valentine cards!

Finally i am managing to catch up with my "To Do" list! i have managed to catch up a bit with some thank you's and some RAKs that im late in sending also im nearly finished with the stamping up of images for my swaps! So if you are waiting for some, they will be with you by the weekend!

So now you can see, im feeling pretty pleased with myself! How long it will last im not sure, but its good while it lasts!

Blogging has brought me in contact with some very special people. I wont name you, but you know who you are. These are cards that i made to send to some special friends for various reasons. I think im safe to post them as i know most have been received already. For those that havn't apologies.

The first three cards are using my favourite whiff of joy image. Im sure its hot chocolate and cream that is being enjoyed here!!

These two cards were made with papers from Doodlebug the gorgeous paper Potpourri papers. I have to say it was very hard cutting these papers up! but i did it! im very proud of myself!!!

Flocked papers and velvet ribbon, luxury itself!!
Here is another one of my favourite images, the wonderful Sugar Nellie designs! I made this card for a special someone too.
I just adore the Hanglar images and this one was sent to me by a special friend in a RAK thank you Karin. The papers are from one of the Basic Grey ranges, and the flower i brought from the florist wholesalers down the road.
This gorgeous hanglar image again was sent to me via a RAK. The gorgeous papers are from the Pink petticoat download site. I just adore the colours.

Then finally a card for the Card Swap challenge that was this week themed snow and ice. These gruffy bears are just the cutest!

So its off to the supermarket for me this morning, arrrghh!! hate the grocery shopping but i've left it too late to order it over the internet. I will treat myself to a nice cream bun, after all i will have deserved it!!!!

On a Serious Note

I want to say a big thank you to a few special friends as i have been having yet more personal problems this week with my eldest son. I have felt very isolated until i had some very comforting words yesterday and this morning from very caring and understanding friends. It was not easy talking about what has been happening, but i confided in three friends who have been very supportive to me over the last 6 months. Their response has been again of support and understanding and non-judgemental. I realize im not the only one going through what i've been going through, and as a result i am feeling far more optimistic for the future. You ladies know who you are and i will never be able to thank you enough.

I have not been blogging for that long, and i can honestly say its the best thing i've ever done. Apart from the ladies above, i have met so many generous, kind and thoughtful people to whom i am grateful for their friendship. I hope that i will always stay in contact with them and build on these friendships in the year ahead. I've recently been reminded that it is important to tell those we care about just that, life is too short and its important we let people know how special they are. So i want to take the opportunity to say to all my blogging friends, just how special you are to me. Each and every one of your comments brightens my day. So thank you!

Well enough of that sloppy stuff, i must get on, i hope you all have a wonderful day, speak soon. Hugs Linda x


cats whiskers said...

OMG you have been a busy bee hun and everyone of these cards is a little masterpiece just adore them all, but I think I might just have the little H&S one as my fav
big hugs
Jacqui x

Annie said...

First of all a great big HUG! You have been making some gorgeous cards, and I know they are nicer in real life! hugs, annie x

Natalie said...

Linda these cards are really beautiful. Especially the WOJ ones. x

Jill said...

ohh Linda they are stunning and I'm so pleased you are happier and feeling yourself again, good to hear Jasmine is on the mend. Ohh I've got tears in my eyes reading your post hun take care and hugs Jill xx

Cheryl Walker said...

Hi Linda,
Im sooo glad to hear that you have ladies on here to talk to and help you through some of the hard times, its always nice to have someone to talk to and get some advice I know that, I do hope everything is going well for you hun!

I do love your cards, and the sugar nellies are sooo soooo cute!!!! Love it!!! Anyways hun, you take care, and I will talk to you soon!!!
Big Hugs to ya!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh wow Linda.. so many gorgeous cards.. you have been so busy.. any tips on how you do it! Isn't it so great that through blogging you can meet so many great people. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Maria Matter said...

Linda, your cards are beautiful!
What a lovely post...and you are echo-ing how so many of us feel! Blogging has brought so many lovely people into my life, it's a joy to make cards for those we care for. So glad you have ladies you can confide in and draw strength from; a true blessing!
I pray you have a beautiful day feeling loved and cared for!
Blessings, Maria

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Such beautiful cards hun, hoping the week gets better for you. Please forgive me, I haven't finished your letter, the reason being that I have been stuck in bed since Tues even with I think the flu! Not sure whether its flu, virus or just worn out syndrome. I have overdone it recently, David has been away and I have been working too much and it has got to me. Have just popped on to mail this to you so that you don't think I have forgotten you, cos I haven't. Am on he mend and promise to finish it soon, love and hugs always xxx

angeljakki said...

what lovely cards, sorry to hear of your problems and hope things straighten out for you soon, I think its hot chocolate too x x x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, you have been extremely busy, Gorgeous selection of cards they are all wonderful in the own ways. Hope you can feel your spirits lifing soon sending you good vibes.
Lyndsey xx

Bubbles said...

Hi Linda Just emailed you hun! What a beautiful selection of cards and each one of them is just gorgeous. I am thrilled to be the proud owner of one of them, love it!
Joanne x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, you have been a busy girl apart from all that housework you've done. Love all these cards, so true to your style. I am happy for you that you have such great supportive friends and hope that their encouraging words have left you in a lighter mood. Hugs from Desire

Rach said...

Fabulous cards as always linda, you certainly have been busy. and some very lucky people are going to get some happy mail in the post..
I feel for you hun if your having issue's with your eldest..boy i know what that is like... enough to send you cuckoo.
hope things get sorted soon.
((hugs)) Rachxx

Crafting Joanne said...

Wow you have been very busy again Linda, and they are all fabulous creations as always.
Your words in your post were beautiful. Glad to hear your troubles are looking a little better, hun.

Joanne x

Love to Doodle! said...

Such stunning cards Linda - and even better in real life I'm sure (well, I know!)...You are such a sweetie and I'm so sorry you're having troubles again....big deep breaths, lots of hot chocolate and go craft my girl! Crack the whip and get them sorting their own muddles too or there's always an alternative, as you can quickly clear rooms just by one sweep in to the dustbin! lol xx

(loved your bit about the foot in the door - I do that too!)

Riet said...

wowwww wowww what a beautiful cards Linda.
heel erg mooi.

hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Linda these cards are just wonderful!
You have created such gorgeous little beauties and you can see the love that has gone into them!
I will catch up with you later!
kim x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Beautiful cards Linda. I can imagine how difficult it was cutting up those gorgeous papers but definitely worth it when you see the results. I'm sorry to hear that you have been having a difficult time. Sending you lots of hugs, Lainy xx

Donna said...

Good grief Linda you are really on a roll with your cards and they are all fantastic, I can't and dont want to pick a fav lol! So sorry to hear you have had problems this week, I hope everyting works out OK for you and your son, I wish you all the best :) Donna x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, me again. There is a little something on my blog for you.
Lyndsey xx

Deb said...

Beautiful cards Linda, you have been so busy, do hope things get better for you soon, take care hun! big hugs Debx

Anonymous said...

Great words and so very true I had a tough time too this year and crafting helped me through it along with the many lovely people I've met through blogging and who am now honoured to call my friends. somebody is always there to give you a virtual hug or words of encouragement or just to be there your very lucky to have those people in your life too .. the cards are all stunning I love the blue whiff of joy, the second one, totally love the flowers.

Hope your weekend brightens up :-)


Macpurp said...

here's to a better weekend!
hope everyone is well and doing ok.
your cards are beautiful.
hugs to you my lovely friend
love Tina xxx

CraftyC said...

Aww, hope you've ended your day on a happier note. I love my blogging pals too! Your cards are delightful and its a pleasure knowing you!

maddy hill said...

oh Linda you sound as if you have had a toough time .... im sending hugs and your so right there are some very special people on the net and i am so pleased they have helped you xxx you make wonderful cards Linda and your a very special person too . In fact you never cease to amaze me how much you actually think of others too xxxxxxxxxxx

love maddy x

Supermum said...

Oh Linda, what a very touching post. Craft bloggers are a very supportive and caring bunch of people. I'm glad you have found comfort from your blogging!
As you say....enough slush...
You have been busy with your cards and they are all gorgeous!
Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

Lots of lovely cards! Thanks for sharing. :)

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Linda, wonderful cards and you have been so busy... reminds me I must get on too, lol ju x

Bev said...

Wowzers Linda, do you sleep?? So many fantastic creations and I spy the beautiful coffee and cream combo in there again - stunning
hugs Bevx

clare said...

aww..linda,such warm and loving words..a big hug to you from me.hope your having a better day today and things are looking up for you,its great to see/hear that us crafters and blogging pals all help each other when we know as soon as you log in to your blog...its brighten up your day straight away.

and your cards are all and hugs clarex

Emma said...

And theres more....totally stunning as always. Really love the Hanglar ones.
You are an amazing lady...enough to deal with but always thinking of others.
I feel so honoured to have you as a blogging/emailing/cyber friend.
Hugs Emma x

Sue said...

aww linda these are all beautiful cards and your friends are all so lucky to have you too,you 're one very special and kind lady..oh and a very talented card maker too:)


Marcea said...

hiya chicken, just how busy have you been!!!! So sorry to hear you have had some problems. I hope things rae getting better for you and your family
big hugs

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh Linda,
I hope its not something serious that your son has put you through, I am sending you all my love and positive thoughts! I too am having a lot of problems with my daughter will talk sometime! Take care my friend! Love and hugs always!

Helena said...

Oh wow, those cards are amazing!!!

And I am glad you have found people who you can speak to and help you through difficult times! I have met my "BESTEST FRIEND" through blogging!!!


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