Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Its already wednesday afternoon and ive no idea where this week is going. Firstly I am having trouble with my emails. For some reason internet explorer has stopped working for me, and ive not received any emails from anyone since about 9.30am this morning, so please bear with me. I'm hoping my husband can sort something out for me when he gets home from work. How frustrating, im also having trouble with blogger loading pages!!!! all my followers keep disappearing and i have been erased from following some blogs! why is this happening? does anyone know?

Its been a week of deep thinking for me. As some of you will be aware i had considered doing a course in flower arranging, its something that has always interested me, but lack of confidence and generally lack of motivation has prevented me from doing anything about it. Until last week when a friend mentioned she had signed up and was i interested! It was the push i needed, i have spent the weekend making my mind up but Monday morning i did indeed enrol and pay my course fees, so at the end of September i will indeed be starting a floristry course. Lets hope i can do it!!

In the meantime, im struggling with my mojo still, but did get round to making up this card using one of my all time favourite penny black images! I adore this cute hedgehog. I have no idea what papers they are as i received them in a RAK and the sentiment was printed on my PC.

I stickled the nestabilitie matts and using diamantes to highlight. Coloured with my pro-markers with the flower on the hat glossy accented.

I have spent most of today stamping up images to send out for RAKs, my arms ache and my hands are black - completely covered in versafine!!! Its been raining on and off all day today, i did manage to walk Rocky Bear in between the downpours, but not sure if he'll get his evening walk!


Thank you to the wonderful Kath for passing this award onto me, i really appreciate it hunny. Thank you for thinking of me, im touched!

Well my loves have a wonderful evening and i look forward to catching up with you all again tomorrow. Hugs Linda x


Anonymous said...

So gorgeous!! I love the fun ribbons on the edge of your circle and that image is just darling!! TFS! ;) HUGS

Sue said...

Hi Linda,your card is gorgeous and so very cute too:)

so pleased you have enrolled in your new course,it's just what you need and i'm sure you will be a genious at it:)

With your emails why don't you download incredimail but remember once downloaded you then need to add your email addy to incredimal account then just click recieve,they should all come through,i love incredimail and so easy to open and use..hope this helps darl:)


Happy Crafter said...

Hi Linda,Gorgeous card love the adorable image and colours you've used :)
I have also left this award on my blog for you hoping it will bring your mojo back to full strength so congrats you got it twice and deserve it :)
Big hugzz Val xxx

Annie said...

Well done you on enrolling for the floristry course, I'm sure you will love it! and such a cute card you made with that PB hedgie - I always think that when the mojo goes missing a cute PB image is the best to find it again!
hugs, annie x

nessy said...

gorgeous card linda ~just love that cute image ~love the circles !!
been having trouble with blogger for ages now ~drives me mad!! windows keeps logging me out _or my blog just doesn`t appear in full
congrats on your course ~wish i lived near i would love to do a course on flower arranging
vanessa xx

Anna said...

Such a cute card, and image! Love the colors of it! Too cool taking a class! I hope you enjoy it! It sounds like it would be great fun learning how to arrange flowers!

Tracy said...

Hello Linda,
Good luck with the course, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The card is lovely and that image is so gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Angie said...

Have you been to my blog lately???
Angie xx

Maria Matter said...

Good for you Linda, signing up for that course! I think it might just be what you need! Mojo comes in many forms! You'll be so please when you have accomplished the whole course!

your card is just gorgeous...that image is adorable! well done!

Since I've switched to Mozilla/firefox I haven't had any problems, with anything!!!

Blessings, Maria

Kim Piggott said...

Linda your card is absolutely adorable!
I love your sweet image and colouring!
Fabulous paper and detail!
How exciting starting a new course! You will love it!
Congratulations on your award so deserved!
kim x

Tab said...

Your mojo looks good to me hun, loving the card! Ooooh flower aranging that sounds like fun, and I'm sure with your creative style you'll do absolutely fine, hun! Blogger has been a pain for the last few days, fingers crossed he sorts himself out soon!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Linda,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Linda, love the image and DP so pretty hugs Jill xx

Donna said...

Beautiful and sweet little card Linda, hope you are OK hun and you'll be a star on the floristry course :) Donna x

jackiescrafts said...

I love this card Linda, the Penny Black hedgehogs are so cute and I really like the way you have used the ribbons and stickles to embelish it

I hope you enjoy your floristry course I'm sure you will be great at it

Hugs Jackie x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, congratulations on deciding on a floristry course and also on your award. There's a third congratulations for you at:

Who is a very lucky girl??? As you know I had problems with blogger/IE for a long time until my son changed from IE and I haven't looked back along with numerous other people I know. I sometimes have to revert back to IE to rejig gadgets in my sidebar but I do what I need to do and go back elsewhere. Get in touch if you need to know what to do - my son who is doing an IT Diploma showed me what I had to do.

Enjoy your winnings.

Kym xxx

PS Give Rocky Bear a big cuddle from me

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Linda Beautiful card and I just love the image so adorable.
Glad you are enrolling you will enjoy it. I used to be a florist in my younger days, and you will get lots of enjoyment in your new found hobby.
Hugs Linda

Sandra said...

Hi Linda....gorgeous card,love the hedgie you've used and such a pretty colour scheme.
I like you have been having a lot of problems with blogger,my followers list keeps disappearing and then reappears,what a nightmare!.
Hope all goes well with your course in September...well done for taking the plunge!,
Take care
San x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Linda your card is just gorgeous your mojo doesn't seem to be very far away at all if you can create such an exquisite card the colours are fab and the image is perfect. It sounds like you are having a rough day and be assured it happens to us all more often than you think lol. Blogger is having quite a few off days lately I have had to shut my computer down because I couldn't load my pictures it kept coming up with error messages. I don't use Internet Explorer anymore because it kept shutting down and I could have screamed so a blogging buddy told me about another browser that is much better but hasn't cured the problems with blogger.
Keep your chin up love because you are doing just dandy.

Lorraine x

Crystal said...


Dena said...

What can I say? Another darling card. How clever of you to put that flower on the hat and I'm so loving that MS punch with the hearts. Great detail! Have a wonderful day, hope you get your computer issues fixed. That stinks when you have to deal with that stuff. Hugs, Dena

Karen said...

Hi Linda, lovely card, the colours are so pretty.
Thanks for linking my blog candy, good luck!


strawberry fields said...

Hello lovely Linda

I sent you an email earier but hopefully your hubby can get your PC frustrating for you. This is a gorgeous card!
Have a lovely day
Fiona xx

cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous love the colours, and your colouring. Congrat son teh well deserved award dear and I do hope you get your e-mails sorted
Hugs Jacqui x

Sarita said...

Wow Linda, love the colours you've used for this card.
Hope you enjoy your floristry course, something I would love to do one day,
Love Sarita xx

Marie Taylor said...

Hi Linda, I'm so glad to hear you've found the confidence you needed to sign up for the course...You'll be so great at it because you have such an eye for design. Love your card...hedgehogs are so cute. Have a wonderful day!

Marie xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, you want to get David to instal Mozilla Firefox, I think everyone is having problems with Internet Explorer, even I do, and Firefox is a lot more reliable.
I love your Penny Black image its gorgeous, and the details youve put around him is beautiful. WEll done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tammi said...

A beautiful card, I love those Penny Black hedgies too, this one is darling! Love how you did your ribbon. Sorry you've been having problems, I think a few people have, and the follower thing, I think maybe that's on bloggers side, I've been seeing it disappear and come back for the last few days. You'll do great arranging flowers, how fun! ~Hugs

Rach said...

gorgeous card sweetie, looks wonderful.. good for you going and enrolling in your course i am sure that you will love it and will be fine once you get there..
I have found that some of the blogs i was following have disappeared off of my list so am having to go round and add them again.. so frustrating. hope you get your emails sorted. hugs rachxxx

Wendy said...

So pretty I love the way you have added the stickles around the nesties
Wendy x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Hunni!

There is a little something for you on my blog....

Emma xxx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi linda, love your card and the image is so sweet like you say, good luck with your floristry course, I tried it once and didnt like the way the teacher dismantled my creation and did it her way lol, but that was many yrs ago, I guess we designers are very tempamental lol well I am, didnt go back to the course lol hope you have fun with it ju x

Claudia Rosa said...

Fabulous Linda, it's such a pretty card! Love what you have done with the ribbons


Jules said...

Hi Linda

Well done on enrolling on your course.

I think you will love it - especially as it is something you have wanted to do for a while.

You were perhaps anxious about starting on your own and now your friend is going to be with you that makes you feel more comfortable.

I am one of these people who believes that if you really want to do something then you should "give it a go" - you never know where it might lead.

I hope we get to see some of your arrangements on your blog .. .. alongside your craft creations.

Good luck with it all.

Have fun.

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Your never going to guess Ive also left you this award on my blog. with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda! Sorry I've not been in touch again I am having a bad week with my ME. My mojo has vanished too which doesn't help!!

Hope you get your 'puter fixed. I'm on Firefox so I don't really get any problems with anything, maybe try that?

Congratulations on winning Angie's blog candy. I have ordered som bits to do one!

Good luck with the floristry course I'm sure you'll be great at it x x

Anonymous said...

forgot to put how sweet your card is & your mojo is still looking good from here!!

Sheene said...

love your cards! thanks for joining in my birthday candy.. :)


Desire Fourie said...

Hi Linda. Can't wait to see your first flower arrangement ... I think its a fantastic idea to do this course. Love your card with such a cutie for an image.

Marcea said...

this is gorgeous hunny. Sounds like you are going to be busy in the autumn .... you will have so much fun!

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Linda,I have switched to mozilla firefox as i was having the same problem as you are and it works a dream i've not had one single problem with it and it is so much faster,its very easy to do well if i can do it anyone can lol. Hope you get all yours sorted and i wish you every success in your flower arranging i'm sure you will be brilliant at it :)
Big hugzz Val xxx

LOUISE said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well hun. Lovely card, the hedgie is so sweet. Hope your mojo comes back soon. Good luck with the flower arranging, maybe it will help you get your mojo back, and feel inspired. Congrats on the award. Hope you have a great weekend, and chat to you soon. Lou x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card Linda, I adore this PB hedgehog too!
I installed Firefox this morning and I have been able to get on your blog ok...and I am leaving this comment using Firefox. It seems much quicker than IE8...may be worth you installing it too.
Have a great day.
Carole x

Donalda said...

Oh hon this card is just gorgeous!!!!!! Such wonderful colors and your images is so beautiful colored. Sure hope you get your computer fixed. I know I am lost when mine is messed up. Hugs

Susie Sugar said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colours
Hugs Susie xx

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