Friday, 24 April 2009

Finally some Cards and A short post

I can't believe im finally getting round to a proper post!! It seems a while again, but things are still so busy here. As you all know my dad had an operation the other week, he is recovering, but on Monday when i spoke to him he sounded very weak and shaken. So tomorrow we are going to Lydd to collect him and bring him back here to Aldham for a week or too until he is stronger in himself. It has meant re-arranging the bedrooms a bit, but we are now ready for his stay.

Then when we thought things couldn't get any worse, we had two car break downs this week. My sons car and the clio which belongs to my younger son!! Which means i have now become the family taxi service!!! im fed up with being in and out of the car!

Ally Pally seems ages ago now, but i want to say hi to the lovely bloggers who stopped by to say hi, hello Joey, Sue, Louise, Maria, Tracey and Zoe. It was so lovely to meet you all!! I am still recovering from the weekend, what a whimp that makes me, can you tell im not used to hard work??!?!?!?!

I would like to thank everyone who has left comments on my blog with their kind words, they really do keep me going, when im feeling on a low.

Some of you will know that we thought my son had finally found a job at Comet, unfortunately the job wasn't what he had thought, it was only 12 hours a week and little/no chance of overtime. He also wasn't eligible for the commission so after travelling expenses he would have been left with very little. So its back to the drawing board, i pray he finds a full time job soon.

This morning i did the housework, yes, you all know how much i hate it, but needs must!!!! i always feel very pleased with myself after i've done it, but with 6 children/young adults in the house it doesn't stay like it for long.

I even got to make some cards.

This is an Easter card i made a while back but hadn't got round to posting, i love the papers from pink petticoat, so clean and fresh looking. This stamp i brought from ebay not sure what make it is does anyone know?

It was my friend Ruths birthday on Tuesday, this is the card i made for her.The papers i believe are Imaginese and of course its one of those gorgeous soft centre cuties!
Finally a whiff of joy card, following a sketch from someones blog, but im sorry it escapes me who's it was.

I love this cute whiff of joy image, and im becoming more and more fond of yellow!

Well thats it from me for now. Hope you are all enjoying some gorgeous sunshine and i hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.
Hugs for now Linda x


Deb said...

Your cards are so beautiful Linda! Hope your car trouble are soon over and your son finds the right job!
Have a fab weekend! Debx

Macpurp said...

beautiful cards, hope son finds job and cars are all fixed soon.
love tina xxx

Moni said...

Gorgeous cards, love them! Hugs, Moni

Rosemary said...

They say bad things happen in 3's so I would say everything will be on the upswing for you now.
Love your cards as usual.

joey said...

Hi Hun, love love love yellow on cards, my fave is the bottom one, the easter card is so cute!. Was lovely to meet you hunny :O) hopefully we can get a proper chat in next time!. sorry about your sons job, I hope something turns up for him soon. Hope your dad recovers

Kim Piggott said...

Linda such beautiful cards!
Hope your Dad recovers quickly now he has you to look after him!

Fingers crossed that those cars get fixed soon. Also that you Son finds work soon.

Take care and have a great weekend.
kim x

Risa said...

All three of your cards are very pretty! I love the bunnies and the WOJ card is awesome...I love that shade of yellow.
Sorry to hear that you had a crummy week, hang in there...things will get better!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, your cards are fabulous. I dont know how you have found the engery to make them with all thats going on. Hope your dad recovers well Im sure he will especaily now your going to look after him. Try not to worry too much about your son im sure he will find a job soon.
Lyndsey xx

Jill said...

beautiful cards Linda, I love the bunny images very cute, hope you get the kids cars fixed soon, so you don't have to drive everyone around hugs Jill xx

Emma said...

Hi Linda
Gorgeous cards and fab to see your creations again.
Hope everything settles soon.
Hugs Emma x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous cards Linda, Sorry to hear about the car problems and hope your son finds work too. Keeping your Dad in my thoughts and hope he is stronger soon, Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun what a week you have had, Hope you Dad improves sweetie and also hope you son soon finds a job, it isn;t easy is it. These are lovely cards sweetie, so pleased you got a little bit of me time
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Dawn said...

Hiya Linda
Wow you sound like you have had quite a week!
Love the cards though so cute!!
Linda hope your dad gets stronger and feels better soon - I'm sure lots of your TLC will help!


angeljakki said...

I think they need to take mum out to thank her for the taxi service.
I am sure you will agree.
Some lovely card I really like the yellow one.
Hope things pick up for you and your dad feels better soon x

Jodi said...

So glad that your dad is doing better, and I'm happy that you got a chance to make all those pretty cards! With housework, family and now your dad, I don't know how you do it all. =)
Take care and have a great weekend!

Bev said...

Ihave been MIA for ages sweetie, it's great to catch up with you again. You have made some stunning cards, so pretty. Keeping everything crossed that your son finds a job soon, so many families have been affected and it's so hard to see them battling x

Simone P. said...

Love the cards Linda...I miss you! Hang in there.
Big hugs,

Donna said...

Welcome back hun! Your cards are wonderful! You've been a busy wee bee! I'm sure your dad is looking forward to being with you all and you with him too. I'll mail you tomorrow between drama and horses lol don't ya just love relaxing Saturday's? Can't wait to get one. Just heard Gary's home on Wednesday!! YAY!!! freetime here I come!!!x

The twins mum said...

Hi Linda, so good to hear from you and I'm happy to hear your father is on the mend. Give him heaps of cuddles always makes you feel better.
I have my fingers crossed for your son and I'm sure he will find a job soon.

Denise said...

Glad to have you back! Love all your creations Linda. Have a nice weekend.

Shary said...

Hi Linda, gosh sorry to hear about all your troubles. Things aren't that brilliant in our house either so you are not alone. xx
You've made some gorgeous cards just lately , it helps to keep busy with your crafting, keeps you sane. ;0)
Hope your son finds a job soon and your Dad recovers quickly. xx

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
oh your cards are just soooo stunning, i hope dad gets better soon, i'm sure he will with you to look after him.:) .
big huggs jo x

Christine said...

Your cards are lovely inside and out!!! It's nice to get back to your blog too. I haven't had much time for blog hopping lately. I just mostly get to the people who leave me messages. It's nice to catch up on what you've been doing.

I hope your Dad starts feeling better soon.

Did you see that I was having a giveaway. Just wanted to make sure you knew so you could enter.


Riet said...

Ohh wowwww Linda.what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.

Zo mooi....

Allison said...

gorgeous cards and I hop your Dad gets well soon and your son finds a job- its very difficult just now all you hear about is people getting paid off
Hope you have a nice weekend

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Linda, love them all. x

Donna said...

Beautiful cards you have made Linda and each one so different, hope you are keeping OK and that your car is soon fixed :) Donna x

Marcea said...

Hi hunny, nice to see you :o)
Glad you have managed to egt your dad to stay for a couple of weeks - I am sure it will do him the world of good and he will be much more able to go home after his stay.
Hope things get better soon for you sweetie .... glad you are still managing to make your gorgeous cards
Take care and big hugs to you

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards Linda, hugs rachxx

Donalda said...

Your cards are just beautiful dear friend. It seems when it rains it pours doesn't it?? I will keep you and your family in my prayers dear

Tasha said...

LOL hunny well done for tackling the house work! Did you move the rooms about? Hope Ben is o with it all lol

I will reply to your email this afternoon.

Oh you are back on form these cards are beautiful Linda - I love the colours and papers and cute images
love tasha xx

nessy said...

wow you have been a busy bee since you last blogged ~ love your cards linda ~very special.
hope your dad has a rest and a peaceful stay with you and the family
vanessa xx

Aija said...

Oh Linda, sorry to hear about so many problems. Hopefully thigs are getting better now.
And how beautiful cards you still managed to do. Love them all but ofcourse pink is my favvo!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Linanna your cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love the images youve chosen, those Sugar Nellie stamps are so lovely arnt they? love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

great cards girl!
thank you SO much for visitin my blog & your kind words :) wow that makes me feel great! come back you in my favs

Sharon said...

Hi Linda, Great to have you back with us. Hope everything is going okay with your Dad.
Love your cards, they are so adorable!
Have a great weekend.
Sharon xx

jackiescrafts said...

Love your cards Linda, pleased you have had time to do some crafting.
Hope your son soon finds a job and that your Dad gets better quickly

Steph said...

I'm sorry things aren't too good for you & your family at the moment Linanna - I hope it changes really soon :)

It's nice to see that you are making such lovely cards despite your worries - it's great to loose yourself in crafting isn't it?

My daughter is called Jasmine too!!

Take care, hugs, Steph xxx

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards Linda. have a good weekend

Love to Doodle! said...

Oooh no Linda.....I've missed so much and I'm really, really sorry. Hope your Dad is feeling a bit better now...and that the kids rally round to help you with things...

...and you still found time to make some fabulous cards.....

Will email you tomorrow - promise! xx

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW what wonderful and beautiful cards Linda.
Hope all the car troubles are soon sorted.
Best of luck to your son in his search for a job, I'm sure something will come along soon.
It will be lovely for your dad to come stay with you for a week or two, I'm sure it will help his recovery much more. Best wishes to him.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Joanne x

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, love your coloring, and your fab color choices. They are all gorgeous. Hope your son finds a full time job soon, and that your taxi duties end soon. You certainly deserve a break.

LOUISE said...

Awesome card Linda, love them all! It was really lovely to meet you at Ally Pally! Hope you are keeping well, and hope you have a great day! Lou x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card I love the bunny!! x x

ella bella said...

WOW Linda stunning cards love them all.
sorry to hear about your sons job hopefully the right one will come along to. Also sorry to hear about your car, they can be such a pain at times :( hopefully you will get it sorted soon :)
Tracy x

Sarita said...

Totally gorgeous cards as ever Linda,
So sorry you have had such a rough time of late, I really hope things pick you for you soon,
Am thinking of you,
Love Sarita xx

TaraG said...

Your cards are just beautiful, Linda! Hope eveything turns around for you and your fam real soon!!! Big Hugs,t

Gill said...

Beautiful cards Linda, love all the pretty papers and the fabulous images, hope life is on the up real soon
hugs Gill x

Anna said...

Linda, I'm sorry to read about the troubles your Dad has been having. Hope the cars are fixed! Hope your son finds a great job soon! Talk to you later, Anna

Mel said...

Linda, sorry to read about your run of bad luck. Your cards are so lovely as always ~ Mel x

bubblegum said...

Hi Linda glad you are all sorted for your dad. :) What a nightmare about the cars and your son's job - they say it comes in 3's!!
Your cards are scrummy and I recognise the last one - my birthday card - it is even lovelier in real life - thank you so much Linda - you are a sweetie. :) :)
Hope life picks up and goes well for you and yours. :)
Take care


Lynsey said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well and things are going a bit better for you now. Your cards are beautiful!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Linda cards as always and so much insperation you always give me, I love the colours on the whiff of joy card superb.
Hugs Linda

Erin... said...

Those are gorgeous creations Linda!! Hope everything gets better with the cars!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Linda! First I wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave your sweet comments! Happy to have found someone new to blog with! :)

Your cards are stunning! Love the cheerful color combos and the sweet images. Hope your housework wasn't too boring! I had that task today myself, yuck!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday! :)

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