Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Creative Card Crew Challenge Week 42 Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Its back to normal, whatever normal means in your household! its another week at the Creative Card Crew Challenge, this is the first card ive made in weeks, and i have to admit im not completely happy with it, but im finding it very hard to motivate myself at the moment even with my crafting.
We have a lovely doodlebug stamp up for grabs this week as a prize so please come and join us.


I can barely believe another year is upon us , i dont know where 2009 and went, and i have to say i felt last year was very much a testing time for me. I had lots of family issues, which have been very hard, and some are infact still ongoing. However on the positive side i have met so many lovely friends in the last year, and i have my blogging to thank for that.

November and December was very much a haze for me, and i didn't craft or blog , it took all my energy just to get through the days. I love christmas, but this year was a bit of a lost hope for me. I didn't get my cards out on time, i was late with my christmas shopping and decorations and basically i felt i just wasn't prepared.

I have promised myself that this year im going to get myself organized, i am also determined to make several changes in my life. I am going to be more positive and i hope that within a week or two i will be back on top of my crafting and blogging.

I trust you all have a wonderful christmas and new year, and i hope santa brought you all a heap of new crafting stash to play with.

My highlight this year was a visit to a nearby garden centre, where they had no other than santas reindeer lodging!!!!!!

They are just the most gorgeous creatures ever, and these were the friendliest reindeer ever, they even took time out to pose for some photos!

Well my lovelies, i hope you have a good week and that you are not being too bothered by the snow! we are expecting some more later this evening.
Love and hugs to you all Linda x


Clare said...

I think your card is beautiful!
I hope 2010 is a better year for you.
Clare x

sugar n spice said...

Card is adorable hun, I am sure you'll have a better year this time round. The old one has gone and you can look forward to a brand new one.

Suzi x

Jill said...

ohh Linda its lovely to see you blogging again I love your gorgeous card, I really hope 2010 is your year and things start to improve hugS Jill xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Linda,what a beautiful card and photos.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bubbles said...

Hiya Linda, great to have you back! Don't know what you are worrying about with your card, it is gorgeous, love the colours you've used and such a sweet image.
Fingers crossed this year will go well for you Linda and for your family.
Take care, bestest wishes,
Joanne and family x

P.S. no crafty goodies in my christmas stocking (well sack) this year, but did get some in the sales ;0) Hubby and the girls did buy me a new printer, which is still in the box as I fixed my old one lol! At least I now have one on standby!

Zoe said...

Hello Linda, I love the distressing on your card and I love the flowers.

Frazzled Crafts said...

Hi Linda, a great little card, don't get stressed just distress and do love the backing - the colours are really warm - Wishing you a Happy 2010! Liz x

Maria Matter said...

brilliant distressing Linda, your card is beautiful!

awww, thank you for sharing the reindeer picture, they're so pretty

take care hun
Blessings, Maria

Chrissy said...

Good to see you back blogging Linda and I love the card :D Happy New Year ~ Chrissy

Cazzy said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the owl stamp. The reindeer are gorgeous, which two were they? I am allergic to reindeer though.

Cazzy xx

Kazabing said...

Happy New Year to you hunni, hope 2010 is a better year for you. Your card is fabby, love the colours.


joey said...

Hiya Linda,

I love your card, this is one of my fave imagges ever!

I hope things get better for you hun and that 2010 is a great year.


Lilacanglia said...

Happy New Year Linda,
I hope you got my email saying thank you for the lovely christmas card,
I hope you are ok ,

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card, love all the patterns.

Beautiful reindeer, thanks for popping the pic on


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Linda I think your card is beautiful and very inspirational I am not very good at distressing I have had a couple of goes but when I look at beauties like this I know I have tons still to learn.

Lorraine x

Andrea, said...

It's so good to see you back blogging Linda, I have missed seeing your cards. This card is fab, i love the colours and image.
I hope 2010 is a better year for you and your family.

jackiescrafts said...

It's good to see you back blogging Linda
I love your card those owls are sooooooo cute

I hope 2010 is a much better year for you

Hugs Jackie x

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Linda good to see you back in blog land and I think your card is beautiful and love the colour.

Wow those pics are lovely, I have never see a reindeer, you lucky thing you.

Keep well.
Big Hugs Linda x

Pinkllilac said...

Oh forgot to say Happy New Year to you and all your family, thinking of you.

Hugs Linda

Tracy said...

Hi Linda,
I do hope things begin to pick up for you, and I'm glad you'll be coming back to some regular blogging. Fab card and lovely image. Onwards and upwards love.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rosemary said...

So glad you are back posting. Your card is gorgeous... Hopefully 2010 will be much better than the ending of 2009, that is my hope for you. Seeing all the snow Britain is getting all I can say is warm wishes from Canada , the home of snow.......nope don't like it either LOL.

Mette said...

Dearest Linda

Your card is lovely and the colours are just gorgeous.

Wishing you all the best for 2010 and we are all here to make you happy.

Hugs, Mette

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,your card is beautiful,I love the vintage feel to it and your fabulous distressing!!! Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!!
Hugs xx

Crystal said...

What a GREAT card....its a beauty!!!! I wish you nothing but the BEST in 2010!!!

Rleen said...

Hello Linda,
Hope you and your beautiful family had a great holidays and happy new year!
I'm so glad you're back, I just got back last month too.
Linda your card is gorgeous as always. I love the cute image and the colors. Oh I love all your photos so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful day!

Ila said...

Your card is Beautiful!!...Wishing you all the Best in this New Year!!..and I love those reindeer photos!!...Hugs, Ila

Handmade with Love said...

Fantastic card Linda those owls looks so cute! Glad to have you back and hoping that 2010 is a better year for you. Tracey x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Darling lovely to see you back dear. Hope your Christmas was good for you all. Hope you leave allthe rotten luck from 2009 behind you and have the best year ever in 2010. Sending you big hugs
Jacqui x

JoanOttevanger said...

Hi Linda,
Good to see you back with your lovely cards.
Hope that you and your family get a great year.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Linda, wow what a fabulous card, the detail on it is stunning.
Do stop hitting yourself over not blogging, youve had so much to cope with and Im sure you will find a way around things and be back blogging with us again soon. Take care and a Happy New Year to you, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Linda,
What a lovely card I'm in love with the image its sweet!
I hope this year will be a good year for you. We have decided this is going to be our year, there have been too many bad ones we are going to make this one ours. You will too hun.
Loving the reindeer pics x

fairymadjo said...

wow very stunning hun, love image ,
happy new year huggs jo x

strawberry fields said...

Gorgeous card Linda! Love the Reindeer pics too :)
Fiona xx

Becky said...

Hi Linda!!
So glad to see you back blogging again! Sory to hear you've had problems, I hope they can resolve themself soon...
I am in exactly the same frame of mind as you, last year was quite a depressing year for me and I vowed that this year I would start enjoying life and that's given me a fresh outlook!
Looking forward to visiting you loads over the coming year!!
Love Becky xx

Becky said...

Oops... forgot to say that I love your card and I'm very jealous that you got to meet reindeers!!

POPPET said...

Happy New year Hun, hope its filled with lots of love and luck for you x

Your card is just gorgeous i love the image how sweet are they, big hugs pops x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a fabulous card Linda!
Such gorgeous colours and detail!
Happy new year sweetie!
kim x

Donna said...

Hi Linda, it was lovely to her from you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...I love your piccy's of the reindeer and a beautiful card you have posted too! Happy New Year to you to, hope all is OK with Rocky Bear :) Donna x

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Linda

Happy New Year to you and hope 2010 brings you many good things.

Gorgeous card, have so missed seeing your cards.

Take care

Joanne xx

Debbie said...

Hi Linda, I do love your card...great image.
sorry I haven't been to visit you for a while.

Hope you have a better 2010

Take care

wandykj said...

Beautiful card as always! Love the reindeer pictures too:) They are such cute animals. SNOW-All I can say is:"Is it Spring yet?" Today we are having yet another Winter Snow Storm & 40 mile/hr. winds causing a bunch of drifting of the highways. Guess I'm stranded for a few days-Crafting time here I come! Here's hoping that 2010 will be a good one for us all!
~Love & Hugs~

nessy said...

gorgeous card linda ~love the muted tones!!
well lets say goodbye 2009 (and blow a rasberry) and hello 2010!!
lets hope to a happy ,less heartbreaking year linda
biggest hugs to you dear friend ~thanks for your support through your bad times!!
vanessa xx

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Linda,Its good to see you back hun,why are you not pleased with your card it is absolutely gorgeous love the owls and distressing,lovin the backing too is it papers or have you stamped it.
I wish you all the best for this new year and hope everything is 1000 times better than the old one for you.
Big warm hugzz luv Val xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Linda your card is really gorgeous! I saw it on the CCC challenge, and it jumped off the page at me.
I do hope you have a much happier year and can really enjoy the break crafting gives you. Bless you!

Marcea said...

gorgeous card sweetie. Hope you are having a nice 2010 so far.

Deb said...

hi hun, great to see you back, I know exactly how you feel about not being prepared for xmas, I too am determined to be more organised next year, infact I have started shoppping for next year already! Happy New Year, hugs Debx

ARTful Wings said...

A Beautiful card as always Linda - so glad to see you back - A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family Polly xx

Emma said...

Stunning card Linda, hoping things get better for you. The pics are gorgeous, so cute!!
Hugs Emma x

Steph said...

Linda, it's so fab to see you back!!! Thanks SO much for your card, I absolutely loved it. I showed it to my hubbie and he was very impressed!! I loved the shimmer you gave to it, you'll have to share your secret to that with me. xx

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