Monday, 1 February 2010

New Release at the Creative Cottage

Good morning to you all, and i hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. Why do the weekends always seem to fly by? no sooner is it Friday evening and im feeling relaxed about the weekend, then its sunday evening and im stressing out about the week ahead and the morning school run!

We did have a fairly relaxed weekend, hubby played golf on Saturday which meant i had time to have a play with my crafting goodies, without any guilt.

Then Sunday we went for two long walks with Rocky Bear, which was very enjoyable. It was cold but the sun was out and it was very refreshing! It was a very enjoyable weekend.

I was led into a false sent of security, thinking my bad run of luck had run out. Well, there you go, never take anything for granted. I was brought back to earth this morning with a big awakening bump!!!!

Now as you all know my poor son is very accident prone and attracts trouble!!! so why should this week be any different. Firstly we find out his money has not gone into the bank, now unfortunately my son is unemployed, and although he gets unemployment money we tend to support him too financially like you do. This morning his money has not gone into his account, so im again his personal banker. Now i should have known better, I let him take my car out to Sainsburys as he is going to get me a few bits of shopping. Now i am my own worst enemy, my hubby doesn't like my son using my car (he has his justified reasons), but i didn't think it could hurt, after all he was doing me a favour! Now when will i ever learn? i got a phone call 25 minutes ago telling me he had a puncture!!!!!! he is not good under stress and was stressing about changing the wheel. Generally i would phone hubby to ask him to come out and change my wheel, but i have a dilemma, hubby will go mad firstly because he has to go and change a tyre with a puncture and secondly because ive let him use my car!!!! Sooooooo, has my run of bad luck finished? i think not, although of course some is my own doing. I am still waiting for my son to return my phone call and tell me he is on his way home, wish me luck?????

On a good note, i did get some crafting done over the weekend!! and my lovely friend Tracy has launced her new Digi-download set this morning at the Creative Cottage Designs. Please go over to the blog and see the other DT members cards, they are truly inspirational.

I have to admit this is one of my favourite releases of all time. Pink and black papers, one of my favourite colour combinations, and handbags and shoes, what else could a girl ask for.

I apologise for the quality of the photos, the light in here wasn't good last night, hope you can see the beauty of the papers though, aren't they just luscious???

I would love a pair of shoes like this, mind you i doubt very much i would be able to walk it killer heels like this anymore. My high heel days are well and truly over, my balance has always been bad, but these days i trip up in my uggs!!!

The beaded flower embellishment was made by myself some time ago, couldn't believe i finally got round to using it!!!

Below another variation on that gorgeous shoe! and those lovely flowers which i just adore!

Finally a simpler card highlighting another one of those fabulous flowers, aren't they gorgeous?

Now my lovelies, im sure you are sick of my moaning. I am surprised i have any visitors left at all. I am not off for a bath, a bath always helps to de-stress me, then maybe this afternoon a bit of crafting.
I hope you all have a lovely day and that your week is an enjoyable one.
Big hugs Linda x


Clare said...

Hi Linda,

Your cards are stunning. The pink and black look fab together.

I am sorry to hear about your run of bad luck and I do hope it has now come to an end. I hope your hubby isn't too annoyed!

Clare x

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card .
Great colour combo.
Will check out Creative cottage.
Bad luck for your son, one of the hardest and toughest things to do is stand back and let ones children handle their own problems.Never easy. Good luck wished to you and your son.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Linda, wow what a day so far! It can only get better hun! Beautiful cards, the colours are so elegant together. I will go check out Creative Cottage. Have a lovely afternoon, PLEASE, lol! love and hugs as always Hxxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Linda, wow what a day so far! It can only get better hun! Beautiful cards, the colours are so elegant together. I will go check out Creative Cottage. Have a lovely afternoon, PLEASE, lol! love and hugs as always Hxxx

Crystal said...

Oh my word Linda this is totally FABULOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!! GORGEOUS!

Tracy said...

Wow what stunning creations, works of art, love the colours and papers.
Sorry to hear things are still not going your way, sounds a bit like my life as well.
Hope things pick up love.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. cheer up and come and join in on the blog hop, you'll find it on my blog

Anesha said...

Lovely card Linda! Anesha

Lilacanglia said...

Super cards,
Lovely papers and colours,
Hope your bath helped destress you,
and that your son got home safely,

Donnas Den said...

Lovely cards, Linda. Sorry to hear your bad luck continues.

Donna x

Jennifer said...

Hi Linda,
Absolutely stunning work, I love the colour combination with the shoes.
Sending lots of good luck vibes your way.
Jen x

Lesley said...

hi huni...aww ur cards are stunning as always huni...and i do hope that ur bad luck runs out really soon....i will keep my fingers and toes crossed for soon...luv n hugs Lesley xx

Biscuitlid said...

stunning cards - love all the beadwork on the first one

Kim Piggott said...

Oh sweet Linda you have so had your fair share of problems so far this year. I really hope that is the end of it sweetie!
Love your amazing card!
Fabulous design and such amazing colours!
kim x

Gry-Heidi said...

Wow, this is gorgeous ! I LOVE IT (and I love shopping shoes *lol*). Beautiful colors!

A big good luck and warm hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

wandykj said...

Gorgeous cards! Cheer up, Tuesday is another day & hopefully it'll be brighter:)

Here's a Big Hug of Sunshine:)


Cheryl said...

OMG these are gorgeous and so classy!!! I have been trying to avoid buying things,I have a few bills to pay.But now I have seen what you made,I WANT!! TFS
Hugs xx

scrappyjan said...

Linda, This is STUNNING!!!!! Love the pink and black...The feathers on the shoes are a FAB touch!!
hugs, Janiel

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