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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Wednesday 8 January 2014


I think this is such a pretty image, simple and very cute. I am going to make several of these to keep handy when I want to just send a short letter to someone. The image is by Rick and is called mailboxes, you can find the image here at Rick's Zibbet shop. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Cardstock by Hunkydory.
Onto family news, we are still waiting for a date for Colin's operation. The chemo has shrunk the tumour on his lung so now we have to get Colin as fit as possible to allow the operation to go ahead. It is a strange time for us knowing that this will be a major operation, a two week stay in hospital then about six weeks recovery at home. It is the biggest challenge we as a couple have ever had to face and I thought we had been through some tough times before. Previous painful experiences have faded into dull memories. The dreadful pain my daughter has caused me, the fact that I have never met my grand daughter, the shame I feel about lies that have been told about me...I will concentrate on what I do have. My dear husband, the relationship I have with his daughter Lisa and her husband Manwai. My beautiful step-grandchildren Jaydn, Jasmine and Poppy and the crafters whose blogs I visit as often as I can. And the amazing friendships that are forming in the Rick St Dennis design team, fledgling  friendships but so important to me. Thank you my new friends, you are funny, witty, incredibly talented and always surprising.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges      Say it with flowers                Anything goes    All things bright and beautiful


  1. Gorgeous card and you are right the image is so cute. Keep your Chin up Sue and am keeping my fingers crossed for an early date for Colin's op. I know how you feel about what your daughter has put you through and still is, mine stopped speaking to me for about 4 years and only now and then when she wants something does she contact us. You do your best and there are no rule books that come with children but sometimes you just have to let go and get on with your own life otherwise it is too painful. Love Alison xxx

  2. Such a beautiful card - lilac is my favourite colour!

    At Least you know what you are facing and can prepare for it, best wishes for the future Dawn

  3. This is lovely, Hunkydory have such a distinctive look, and ever so pretty

  4. What a lovely card, I love the colours on it.
    I have my fingers crossed for Colins op and hope that everything goes well and he has a successful recovery afterwards. Sounds like you are having a right hard time of it at the moment.
    I have come from Tracey's link party.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly x x

  5. I love that stamp its really lovely, as you said very versatile. Hope all goes well for you. Sharon x

  6. Beautiful image and lovely papers used Sue, Lovely colour combo and many thanks for taking time to join us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see your creations in the future...luv aNNie [DT]

    off the DT hat, I have joined your blog as a new member..

  7. Oh this is gorgeous. Love your take on the flower theme and the butterfly and colours are just lovely. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Digi Sketch Challenge My candy if you wanna play along xx