Thursday, 16 April 2009

Some Card Samples and Off to Ally Pally

Its good to be back, even if only for a short while. I would like to say thank you to those who have left such sweet comments on my blog and who have emailed me privately. Your support and friendship means so very much, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am off to Alexander Palace tomorrow to set up the stall. I have been busy working on samples using Anna's fabulous templates. Hope you will enjoy looking at them on this post.

I already know some of you are going to Ally Pally over the weekend, and are going to pop by and say hello, for any others of you going, i will be on the Anna-Marie stall and it would be good to see a friendly face. So please pop by and say hi.

Well apart from the samples for the show, i have been busy with life in general. Many of you know the problems ive been having with my eldest son, they are still on going, although we are making progress. He has managed to find himself a part time job working Saturdays and Sundays which im hoping will be the making of him, only time will tell.

Then at the weekend i found out my dad had been admitted into hospital with suspected minor strokes. This was confirmed on the Tuesday and they operated on a artery that was carrying a blood clot on the Wednesday. Thankfully he is on the mend and making a full recovery. I can't tell you what a relief that is, especially with the craft show looming.

On top of that i have a sore mouth, due to my wisdom tooth! anyway things are on the way up, and i hope things will be back to normal after this weekend. I promise to get round to visit all your blogs over the forthcoming week.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had lots of lovely chocolate!! one can never have too much chocolate or crafting stash, isn't that right?



















All these cards have been made using the Anna-Marie templates. They are available here.
Hugs for now Linda x

49 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello hun, i do hope your well, have missed you! I just love all of these cards, so fresh and colourful! Have a great time at Ally Pally, you lucky devil! Speak soon, love Heidi xxxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww lovely set of cards you have done, will come say hello on sat with joey. Hope your dad soon feeling better, and your sore soon gone, sue.x

Moni said...

Waw these cards are gorgeous! Have great time at Ally Pally! Hugs Moni

Riet said...

ohhhh wowwww Linda,what a beautiful cards,l love the image and colours.


zo mooi.....
hugs Riet.x

Jill said...

Hi Linda, aww it's great to hear from you and your samples are wonderful, I'm sure you'll have a sell out hugs JIll xx

Suzanne said...

Wow you have been a busy bee great cards you have made with the templates I am sure they will be a great hit at Ally Pally. I have been missing in action too hope to get back to normal next week. Sue :o)

Tracey said...

Hi Linda,
gorgeous cards as always. Glad your Dad is on the way to making a full recovery. Hope your mouth feels better very soon.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Ally Pally :o)

Hugs
Tracey
x

ella bella said...

WOW Linda these are all so fabulous, you have been busy. I love all the designs.
Pleased your dad is feeling much better and i hope your sore throat is better soon
have a great time at Ally Pally, cant wait to hear all about it
Tracy x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow hun!
no wonder you have been away from blog land with all that to contend with!!!

Have a fantastic time at Alexandra Palace cant wait to hear all about it....

Emma xxx

Donna said...

Hi Linda, it sounds like you have been having a rotten time lately and I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope things improve for you all soon and that your mouth settles down soon too :) have a lovely time at Ally Pally and the cards you have made are wonderful :) Donna x

scotspanda said...

fabulous cards hunni, have a great time at the craft show :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Linda I'm sorry to hear that you have been going through a stressfull time lately. Take care of yourself. Your cards are lovely by the way, you have been busy!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Linnie said...

ahh linda hope things are soon much better for you i love your cards and i hope you have a great time at the pally
luv and hugs
linniexxx

Vicki said...

oh Linda life seems to have dealt you a pretty awful time of it lately, I'm sorry to hear of your dads illness, but great that he's now on the mend. You take care luvly. I'm sure you'll have a brill time at Ally Pally, I've promised myself that one day I'll go there...mmmmm.

Gosh you have been a busy lil crafter, such wonderful creations Linda, how talented are you. (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Kim Piggott said...

Linda it is so good to see you posting today!
So sorry for all you worries. Hope your Dad recovers soon and that your mouth feels better soon.
Sounds like you have been so busy. Your cards are adorable. It is going to be a great show and you will be a great success!
hugs
kim xxx

Rleen said...

Linda, your cards are stunning as always. You did a fabulous job. Have fun at the craft show!

I'm glad to hear your dad is on the way of full recovery. And I hope your mouth feels better soon. Always take care.
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Arlene

Macpurp said...

these cards are all beautiful!
Have fun at Ally Pally!
Hope your dad is on the mend and things have turned the corner for your son.
take care of yourself too my lovely.

hugs and love Tina xxx

Tab said...

Wowe hun, what a stunning set of cards, they are just too fab for words!

Sorry to hear about your Dad, and I'm so glad your making headway with your eldest. You sound like you need your trip to Ally Pally, enjoy yourself......and treat yourself hee hee!
Hugs Tab xxx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Linda.
You have been very busy, I love them all!!
Hope you feel better soon. Have fun at the craft show.

Karen x

Jodi said...

Linda, these are just terrific cards!! You were very busy! So glad that you are back, would love to hear from you soon!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Andrea, said...

Oh these are fab Linda. Have a great time at the Ally Pally and I hope your dad will be on the mend soon

nessy said...

wow linda you have been so busy and so creative ~wonderful cards.
enjoy your day at ally pally ~and do hope you mouth s better and your dad is recovering well
vanessa xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Lianna, its so lovely to have you back, youve certainly been a very busy lady while youve been away, wow I wish I could make them as quickly as that, it takes me a day to make one, if you are lucky. They are certainly a beautiful set of cards. Good luck with the Ally Pally wish I was coming as well, I love those sort of things. Take care love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Linanna, I am so sorry to hear about all your problems, I do hope your dad is now on the mend, and that the job helps your son, I know from experience that it helps them to become more independant. Anyway my love I do hope that things soon improve, you are right to give the family your whole attention. Considering the amount of work you have done, I dont know where youve managed to find the time. I will be thinking of you, good luck love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Angel's Delight's said...

HI there...
sorry not been over lately, i see you are doing the HECTIC thing too...lol....
Everything is so fabbie you have done, good luck with the stall...
Take care,
Hugs Angel

Jamee said...

cute! i like the princess one!

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
ogh wow you have been very busy hun, there all amazing , but have to say my fav is pink fairy :) .
i'm glad to hear you dad is doing alot better hun, take care big huggs jo xxxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

you have made some fabulous cards Linda,
i hope that you have a wonderful time at the ally pally, sounds like you have had a lot of work to do. take care. hugs rachxx

Rosemary said...

Glad you Dad is on the mend.
Love your cards and great to have your talent back on line.

Tasha said...

Hello hunny, im so glad you are back - i did indeed receive your last email, im in the middle of replying (its a long one) lol! I hope you have a great time at Ally Pally, i wish i was coming - sounds awesome fun. Catch up when you are back and rested!
Love all these samples might have to nab myself some templates
love tasha xx

Donna said...

These are fabulous Linda, I now wish I bought that teddy bear template lol, I will have to put in another order. Have fun this weekend and don't work too hard, can't wait to hear how it goes. Donna x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards Linda. I hope you have a fab time at Ally Pally and get loads of new goodies. x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun I will be keeping my fingers crossed that the job will do the trick it dosn't get any easier as they get older does it sweetie. Hop eyou dad will soon be fully recivered.
Have a great time at Ally Pally sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Donalda said...

Glad to see you back dear I know how busy life can get work keeps me from blogging through the week. You have really been busy making some gorgeous cards dear I just love them

JoanOttevanger said...

Hi Linda,
Great set of cards you made for the show on Alexandre palace I being there 2 times and I love it.

Marcea said...

Hi there gorgeous lady, so wonderful to see you back. Hope life is starting to take a more peaceful path for you now hun.
Loving your new creations - sure looks like you have been busy! Hope your stall goes well, I am sur eit will be a roaring success!!!!! Catch up soon
-x-

The twins mum said...

Hi there Linda It's been so good to hear from you. I was really happy to hear your doing better. Hope things work out well for your dad and he makes a full recovery. Your cards are fab love the templates. Thank you for all those lovely comments you left me Take care hunny
Maree

Denise said...

WELCOME BACK!! I sure missed your postings!!

Sonia said...

Linda have just read your blog , sorry to hear things have not been going to good for you :(
I hope you feel a little better and have a great time at Ally Pally.
Hugs Sonia x

Steph said...

Oh wow, no wonder you've been so busy! They all look great, Linda. I'm so glad your Dad is on the mend, what a relief for you. Enjoy Ally Pally and I hope to see some stash you've bought too if you get the time to shop!! x

CraftyC said...

You've been busy again Linda, great bunch of cards. So sorry to hear about your dad, hope he's on the mend & glad to hear your son's got a job, keep him out of mischief. Good luck at the show this weekend and chat soon
Clairex

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW fabulous cards Linda, you have been busy.
Lovely to see you back hun.
Best wishes to your dad for a speedy recovery, what a worry it must have been for you.

Take Care

Joanne x

Karin said...

Wow Linda,
you made some awesome cards. Love them.

Have fun at the Ally Pally this weekend.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

LOUISE said...

Fab cards Linda, they are all beautiful. It was really lovely meeting you at Ally Pally, nice to meet you in person. Hope everything goes well for you. Lou x

Emma said...

Mornig hun
Wow, wow, wow all gorgeous cards...super fantastic.
Hope the show went well and you had fun.
Hugs Emma x

Maria Matter said...

Hi Linda! It was lovely to see you again! These cards are so incredible!!!
I'm glad to hear your dad is on the mend and you're sorting out things at home! Hope you will feel better with that tooth soon!
I so enjoyed my visit today and see all these gorgeous cards! You take care and stop by whenever you're in blogland again!
Many blessings sent your way, Maria

tiggertastic said...

gosh you have been sooooo busy, all the makes are fantastic but the crown one really stood out for me.

Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the good weather of spring, hugs Sarah x

Sue said...

Hi linda,hope you're keeping well and that your sore mouth is soon better.Pleased to hear your dad is on the mend what a worry it has been for you and i hope all goes well with your son.Great to see some fabby cards and lovely to see you posting again:)

love and hugs

sue
xx

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wow....All of these cards are simply stunning!

Cheers,

Dorothy

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