Friday, 26 March 2010

An easel Card and more

Happy Friday afternoon, i hope you are all well and that you've had a good week. I can not believe another weekend is before us, and that we are putting the clocks forward this week. It will be good to have lighter evenings, which in turn will hopefully make the days seem longer, and consequently give me more time to craft!!!
I am desperately trying to get myself organized. Ive spent the last year or so just muddling my way through life in general. As many of you know i have had a rough couple of years. Things are still up in the air but finally we are seeing some movement in the right direction. It is very hard at times to stay positive with so much rubbish being thrown your way. Just when you start to recover from one crisis another one is thrown in your direction. It has been very gloomy for me, but i finally feel as though there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I must be totally honest, its my blogging friends and my crafting that have kept me going. Least of all the recent DT posts i have held, as it has given me some purpose in my life, something i needed and still do. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been so supportive of me, and to thank you for all the lovely comments you leave, which mean much more than you will ever know. Also special thanks to two ladies who have been phoning me recently and really brightening my days , you know who you are.
I have decided to really try and get organised, which means getting my DT work done a month in advance, and im pleased with how well im doing so far. Not quite there yet, but over the weekend i should reach my goal!
I have a couple of cards to show you that ive made recently but not got chance to post. Firstly using one of those fabulous new Lili of the Valley die cut images, aren't they just fabulous?

Have done another easel card, sorry for those of you who are sick of seeing them! kept the colour plain and the layout simple. Silver and gold looks fresh and fit for a wedding celebration, dont you think?

I love these Martha Stewart heart punches, but havn't used them nearly as much as i should do!

Stickles on the flowers of the brides head dress and the martha stewart flower punch for the flowers and foilage.

Then secondly a christmas card that i made quite a while ago, but didn't post, and couldn't get it to fit in with any of the challenges id looked at! Papers are from HOTP.

Thought i would also share with you a couple of photos that were taken a couple of months ago, of two of th 5 special men in my life! as you can see they have their feet up relaxing!!! nothing new there then!

Do you think they're comfortable????
Well im off to start the tea, no putting my feet up just yet. Have a lovely evening, back with you over the weekend, with hopefully some more cards to share.
Hugs Linda x


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Your easel card is so gorgeous and so elegant!! I adore it!! Beautiful details and coloring sweetie! They look oh so comfy!! TEE!! :)

Kim Piggott said...

Such a totally beautiful card Linda!
Love that cute couple they are adorable and your punched border is perfect!
Such great photos thanks for sharing!
So good to know that you are getting some order in your life sweetie. Know I am here if you need me.
kim x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi, that wedding card is to die for, its absolutely beautiful. and that image is so cute makes you wanna get married again just to recieve a card lol have a fun weekend take care ju x

Squirrel x said...

Awh, such gorgeous cards hun, really beautiful indeed. The MS heart border works perfectly with the LOTV image, they could have been made for each other. Glad to know you are feeling a bit more positive about things hun, you know you are always welcome to email me if you need a shoulder. Warm hugs, Squirrel xx

Macpurp said...

oh i love the wedding card! so beautiful!
I hope life gets easier for you & yours xx

Beautiful Doggy too!

love tina x

Tasha said...

Wow Linda, this is abslutely stunning! Th details are beautiful!
Chin up you have a loving family and thats thebest thing in the world
love tasha xx

Clare said...

Hi Linda,
These cards are fabulous - the wedding easel card is a stunner.
Clare x

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Both of your cards are stunning! Love the little bride and groom too! TFS

Rosemary said...

Great fabulous cards as you always do.
Glad things are on the upswing. Happy for you.

Paula said...

Wow Linda what a fabulous Wedding card so stunning i love the colours and details. Awwww they look so cozy.

Paula xxxx

Rleen said...

WOW! Linda, your easel card is stunning! I love all the details. Thanks for the inspirations, I love easel cards. Beautiful dog too.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Arlene

Chrissy said...

Very elegant as ever, I do need to sort out this easel thingy! I need a tutorial. Very, very pretty and I love the image. Thanks for your comment the other day....good to see the two men relaxing lol.
As for the rest, I hope your worries begin to lessen. Have a great w/e hunny. Love and hugs ~ chrissyXX

Danielle said...

WOW Linda - stunning easel card! The image is totally adorable and your colours are just gorgeous! Such an elegant & sophisticated card!
Hugs, Danielle

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya it is wonderful to hear the positivity coming through Linda I do hope things continue to go in the right direction you are such a lovely person and a very good friend.

Onto the cards they are beautiful my favourite has to be the first one which is totally stunning.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

hi hun
wow what a totally gorgeous card, luv this image your papers & layout are beautiful, luv all the detail. Fabby fotos hun, xx

wandykj said...

Beautiful card!!! As always your card is perfection to the hilt! I love the image, so cute & with the MS punches it's perfect!

Hope everything is going well with you & the Spring time brings you much happiness!

Love & Hugs,

Leanne said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving me such a sweet comment!! I love getting comments to they always put some sunshine into a gloomy day and make me smile! OMG, I love your cards and your blog so I've signed up to follow and can't wait to see more!! Hugs, Leanne

The twins mum said...

WOW! These are totally amazing, just love your cards. Look at your puppy he is so adorable.
Take care, keep smiling

Deb said...

fabulous cards, so love your easel card, very beautiful! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Cami said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Linda! The silver and gold are very elegant and yes, I love the MS heart border punch...and other in her line of course! You surely have been quite busy! While you're crafting, your hubby and Rocky Bear surely look comfortable! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Miss chatting with you, dear! Hugs, Cami

angelwhispers said...

Love the card Linda the image is just adorable!!! Must check these out!! Love the photo's they are so sweet!!! I really relate to this post as I find crafting and blogging is therapy for me too!! a time to forget!!! and you are sounding so positive about things xx Hope you have a wonderful weekend and take care Love Chanelle xx

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful card Linda and so sweet. The image and details are gorgeous.
Fab pics of David and Rocky...they defo look comfortable.
Hope you have a lovely wk end.
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Linda, the wedding one is stunning.

nessy said...

wow linda what amazing cards linda ~your crafting mojo is back 100%
your two boys look very comfy!
sending you loads of hugs and best wishes, hope you enjoy your weekend ~ remember one day we have a date on a tropical island!!
vanessa xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful easel card Linda and the colours and image are just fab. So glad things are looking up for you and your getting back on track :-)
You spoil the guys to much Linda lol but they look so comfy lol.
Hugs Linda

Bubbles said...

Hiya Linda, 2 fabulous cards, just love the easel wedding card, the delicate punching and sweet image are just gorgeous.
Rocky Bear sure looks chilled out on the piccies,especially the 2nd one lol!!
Hope you are keeping well, keep you chin up even when you are feeling low.
Take care,
Joanne x

Suzie Q said...

super card love this white on white just tried one myself i like the freshness of them.
Suzie Qx

stampinfrog said...

Oh this easel card is gorgeous!I love this image and your coloring is brillant and fantastic punch border!

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