Saturday, 4 April 2009


Can you possibly believe another week has passed already and April is upon us??? i don't know where the time is going, and im feeling a little like i have no control over things right now. Its been a hectic week, ive encountered several things this week where i have stopped and again re-evaluated my life. I have already cut down on the time ive spent blogging as you know, but unfortunately after finding out my father is poorly combined with the upcoming Alexander Palace show and the children being on Easter holidays i have decided to take a break from blogging for at least a week.

Its not been an easy decision, but with arranging a visit to my fathers this weekend and a hectic week planned ahead i just don't think i have a choice. I received so many lovely comments on my previous post where i had to cut down blogging and i would like to thank you all for being so understanding.

I apologise for not getting round to visit your blogs this week, but i promise when things settle i will be back to visiting you all regularly.

The beginning of the week started well with lots of cards, im posting them all below on this post. I have easter cards to post too but will do that on my return. I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

My favourite home grown stamps by sugar Nellie and a very simple card. Happy Birthday to da dear friend!

Leanne Ellis are adorable aren't they? I love this image and i seem to have favoured blue again for a while!

Black and red another favourite combination, add a gorjuss girl and you can't go wrong!

A special birthday card for a Special 18th birthday. Laura happy birthday hunny.

This is one of my favourite sugar nellie home grown stamps and my favourite retro flower punch too!!
Pink and this beige colour look stunning in my opinion, but then i am a pink girl as you know!
Happy birthday to Grace, she is 7 this week, loving this tea party image , oh they were the days, tea partying with my favourite toys!! i've continued the tea parties, but now with my friends!! i don't think ill ever grow out of that!

These gorgeous angel stamps my TAC have become my favourite images at the moment!!

These cards were made using free papers from one of the card making magazines, aren't they scrummy????
These gorjuss girls really are gorgeous!!
We managed to book a hotel last night at the last minute, so we will be travelling up to Hythe later this morning. I havn't done any packing, so must go and do that now, and make sure there are things left for the boys to eat while we are away. Best empty the washing machine and tumble dryer too as they will not think of that!
Will look forward to catching up with you all again in a week or so.
Hugs Linda x


Moni said...

Waw these are gorgeous cards, take time and ejoy! Hugs, Moni

Jilli said...

Stunning cards hun! I hope everything sorts itself out for you. Enjoy your time away if you can under the circumstances. I think we all need a break from time to time. We'll be here when you get back! Jillix

ella bella said...

WOW gorgeous cards as always :)
we all need a break bloging, hope things calm down for you soon. take care
Tracy x

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Linda,what a beautiful cards,l love the stamps.
so beautiful papers and colours.


Anesha said...

Really sorry to hear about your Dad, do hope your visit goes well for you. Sounds like you do need a bit of a break. Your cards are great.
Look forward to seeing you soon.

clare said...

hi hun
firstly i do hope your dad,get better,and no worries about the others have said we all need time enjoy hun..and we'll be here for you when you come back.
thinking of you hugs clare xx

and all your cards are gorgeous hun..well done xx my fav has got to be the gorgjuss girls cardx

Kim Piggott said...

Linda I am so sorry to hear your Father is unwell. I wish him better. You have so much on your plate at the moment and of course your family come first!
Your cards are absolutely fantastic!
I LOVE each and every one of them!
Such gorgeous images and wonderful papers and colours!
Beautiful designs and detail!
I will be thinking of you and hope your week goes well!
kim xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Hun, hope that all goes well with your father, and that things sort themselves out.
You have made some gorgeous cards, all of them are beautifully made.
we will all still be here when you decide is the right time to come back. have a safe journey. hugs rachxx

Crafting Joanne said...

All gorgeous cards Linda!!

There is life outside of blogging and sometimes we all need to realise that and take a break. We make so many friends in blogland which continually builds and in turn gets harder to regularly keep up with everyone's blogs. I've realised this recently myself. I am thankfull for all the wonderful friends I've made and I like to think these friends understand when you can't always visit and comment everyday and that sometimes we all need to take a break. Friend's aren't about comments and emails they are about being there to enjoy your highs with you and being there for you when times a low.
Try to enjoy your break hun, and best wishes to your father. Take Care and your friends will be here when you come back.

Joanne xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Linda, Ive certainly missed you but fully understand how difficult it must be for you to juggle having a family and creating such stunning cards, and I mean that the cards youve posted are really gorgeous and worth the wait. Well done my love, enjoy your weekend away hope it all goes well for you. Take care of yourself we are thinking of you. love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jilly said...

Beautiful cards Linda. Hugs to you and your family and hope your dad ges well soon will be thinking of you all.
Family comes first and th blogging can wait.
Take care

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Stunning cards as always Linda. Sorry to hear the news about your Dad, sending you lots of love. Hope he recovers soon. We'll be right here ready and waiting when you return. Lots of hugs, Lainy xxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Linda,
Gorgeous cards as always.
I hope your father makes a speedy recovery.
Don't feel bad about blogland, it will still be here when you get back.
Jen x

scotspanda said...

WOW girl you've been busy eh? All your cards are gorgeous, love all the sugar nellies they are by far my fave stamps :o)

sorry to hear about your dad, I hope you enjoy your visit wuth him, and I hope he will be better soon

have a great weekend hun


Amanda xxx

Denise said...

Linda, I hope things start looking up for you. Take care & keep up the great card making. Love them all.

Donna said...

Hi Linda, you may not have been blogging but you have made some beautiful cards, I hope you enjoy a well earned break and I will be looking forward to your return, take care hun :) Donna x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards Linda - you've been busy with these. Hope you enjoy taking a break and do look after your Dad! Hope you'll be back to join us all soon hunny.
Sharon xx

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Linda as always. x

Lesley said...

hi huni!!! sorry its all a bit hectic for u right now!!! Take care huni!!! and all ur cards are as stunning as always!!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Maria Matter said...

Sorry to hear about your father's health!

Take care Linda and we'll be here patiently waiting!!!

Every once in awhile my husband needs to say to me....

It's Ok, just step away from the computer!
hehe, good advice!
Blessings, Maria

All Pink girl said...

Stunnning cards as always xxx
very beautiful and inspiring ,love them all hugs Dawnxxxx
hope you are all ok xxx

Donalda said...

Your cards are just gorgeous dear but please take care and so hope your father gets well soon dear. You and your family are in my prayers

nessy said...

more gorgeous cards linda ~ beautifully made
hope the weeks break helps you get things together
sending you hugs
vanessa xx

gina said...

Blimey Linda, no wonder you have no time with all the cards you are making :) they are all gorgeous
Don't worry we will all be here when you return, just do what you have to do, I hope all goes well
Take care
Hugs Gina xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards as always Linda, hope your dad is soon feeling better hun. Hope to meet you at AP in a couple of weeks. See you when you get back to blogland, take care hun, sue.x

bumblebee creations said...

Hi Honey- I hope everything is ok with your father!!! Don't let yourself get worn down-make sure to get lots of rest! I love all of your card-they are spectacular!!!!

Carol said...

All these cards are gorgeous Linda!
I hope things sort out for you really soon....i look forward to your return....i'm hoping to go to Ally Pally this time, so i'll stop by and say Hello :)

carol x

angeljakki said...

You have been so busy, no wonder you need a break. I hope things settle down for you soon. Take care x x x

The twins mum said...

No wonder you need a break. I'm so sorry to hear you father is not well I will keep him in my thoughts and prays. Your cards are absolutly fab and the images lovely. Plaese take it easy and look after yourself.

Cazzy said...

Great cards Linda, sorry about your father and a week really doesn't matter, I often have gaps in between blogging.

Hope your father is better soon.

Cazzy xx

Tab said...

A stunning set of cards, sweetie! Really love the home grown one too, fab colours! Hope thing get better for you soon and I'm sorry to hear that you father is unwell.
Hugs Tab xxx

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear your father is ill Linda hope he gets better very soon. These cards are all gorgeous. Have a good week.

Take care hun,


Annie said...

sorry to hear your Dad is unwell and I hope you get things sorted out and he is on the mend very soon. Fabulous cards you have made, and I totally understand about the blogging - I've had to do the same myself as you know. Take care. hugs, annie x

Jo said...

So many wonderful cards with gorgeous images! You have to get your priorities right and put family first....we'll still be here when you get back!

Chrissy said...

Hi Linda, hey I take much longer breaks...Lots of things are important but health of family is the biggest priority, hugs from me and some lovely cards btw! XXX

Angelo said...

Real life will always be the most important life we have. I love blogging but if I have to choose between real life and blog life I am certainly going to choose the first. I love my blog friends, but my real life friends are just a notch more important :) I think we all understand that you take a break from blogging. Enjoy your real life, and relax, we out in blogland will be here when you come back!!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Kristin :)

Donna said...

Oh Linda, I'm so sorry to hear your father is unwell, I haven't been about much lately myself so I'm only catching up with everyone now, I'm off now to read your other posts. Thinking of you hun.
Your cards are all gorgeous, you've been so busy, take care of yourself and your family and I'll chat with you soon. Donna x

Steph said...

Beautiful cards as usual, Linda. Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope everything is OK x

Cheryl Walker said...

Hi hun, I know time is going by sooo fast. I do hope things get better for you. Take your time and enjoy life its tooo short to stress hun. Maybe try to make some days your craft day and others your family or however. Dont worry about blogging spend time with your family :)

will be thinking of you and hoping your are well: )

Love the bunny cards they are my favorite!!!! Tooo sweet!!

all your cards turned out darling :)

Hugs to you :)


Rosemary said...

Take care of your self , sorry about your Father...... love your creativity and will look forward to your return to blogging when you are able...........

Debbie said...

Fabulous cards as always Linda.
So sorry to hear about your Dad and I hope he is feeling better really soon.
I hope you take some 'Me Time'during your break as I really think you need to with all that has been happening recently. Debbie x

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
you take care hun, i love your cards hun, huggs jo x

Deb said...

Your cards are stunning! Love them all! Hope all goes well, have a safe trip and take care of yourself!
We all need to take a break at times, we will all be here when you get back! Happy Easter! Debx

Allison said...

my, you have been busy love them all great stuff- enjoy Easter and speak soon

Helena said...

WOW, oh wow, those cards are just soooo stunning, wow!


LOUISE said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well. Have missed you lately, but totally understand how you feel. Hope to see you again soon, and all your cards you have made here are lovely, I just love them all, cannot pick a favourite! Will definately see you at Ally Pally. Have agreat Easter. Lou XX

Aija said...

I have allways wondered how an earth you manage to do all this. Doing so many great cards and visit on so many blogs. I struggle with limited time all the time and you just have to make some heard decisions some time. I had to choose weather I will visit on every blog or do the cards on that time. It feels sad but I choose making cards...
Hopefully things will clear there and you have good time.

Jeanette said...

Awesome cards my dear! Love them all. Beautiful composition. Hope your break does you good and that life will settle down for you! Happy Easter! Hugs Jeanette

Pinklilac said...

Beautiful cards Linda,take care and hope everything is ok, see you soon.
Hugs Linda

torpenhow07 said...

Great cards.
Happy Easter and hope you are enjoying your time out

Jules said...

Hi Linda

I don't know how you fit everything in that you do.

Slow down!!! Don't make yourself ill by trying to do too much.

I think no matter how long a break you take we will all be here waiting for you.

Your creations are lovely and an inspiration to us all.

I do hope all is well with your Dad. Love Jules xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So many beautiful cards Linda, Sorry to hear your Dad is poorly... we all need a break now and again. I hope you and you family are having a great Easer break. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Linda! Sorry to hear about your dad, hope things are okay. Take care of yourself.
xx :0)

Jill said...

Hi Linda there's an award for you over at my blog hugs Jill xx

Kristine B. said...

Wow, Wow, WOW!! LOVE those pink/white flowers on the bunny card...they are ALL just remarkable though. I've sure missed a lot here--so sorry I haven't had the time to visit much let alone leave comments on all my FAVES!! Hugs

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