Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Michele's Front Door Card

Xx Happy Birthday Sonia & Angela xx

Good Morning Ladies,

Firstly I would like to wish our lovely Sonia and Angela a very Happy Birthday!!!!
I hope you both have an amazing​ xxxx

Michele shared this fantastic card with me before she went away last week and I have waited for her to return before I shared it so that she could see your lovely comments.
It is a 50th Birthday card for a 'Cat Lover' friend.
I love how you have created depth and dimension to the card by using a 'Stepper card', it works brilliantly Michele.
The die set that Michele used for her card is......
Xcut Georgian Door

Michele used Cats from a set from China and a Freebie magazine die. Being the GENIUS that she is Michele used an 'Icicle' die for the grass! Bloomin Brilliant thinking there !!
Thank you so much for sharing you card with us Michele XXX

Now any of you struggling for sketch card idea, you can research
'Freshly Made Sketches 90' in Pinterest or Google it comes up with some ideas for you !

Pat, have a lovely few days in London, you deserve a break XXX

Sue, I hope that Chris is doing OK XXX

Lynda, I hope you have recovered from being treated to meeting Queen DB herself, were you allowed to touch her?? We saw her years ago at NEC and she was in a roped off area, while her fans all queued around her!!! Haha

I hope that you all have a fun and creative day,

Love and hugs



  1. Morning I love your card MICHELE (I don't mean this rudely) such a simple concept but it's so so effective The icicle die is as SANDRA says a genius idea
    I giggled at your thoughts on the "mighty" DB She is one of the very few people in the craft world that I don't like as is SW of TL
    This is going to sound crazy to you all but at least I got a bit of a fix I found a comfy chair and watched a ScanNCut show on my iPhone πŸ“±
    Today is OH's birthday So we may have a glass or two of lemonade We'll at an All Inclusive hotel it'd be rude not to
    Take care all xx

    1. Hi Karen
      Wish OH a Happy Birthday from us. As you said you might as well have a toast in Lemonade. It would be rude not to.

    2. Happy Birthday to your hubby Karen. Glad you got a bit of a fix Lol Did you bring your knitting needles ? Enjoy the sunshine, hugs xx

    3. Hi Karen. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby. Of course you can't be so rude as to not raise a glass, or three, of bubbly to celebrate. It will taste even better as it is already paid for 😊 I'm glad you got a crafty fix. Enjoy the rest of your holiday x

  2. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-thank you for showing my card. I was just playing with Dies that I haven't used for a while & this card just "happened "! I really bought the Dies just for the tiny Scottie dog but as Sandra says-my colleague is a cat lover so I substituted two cat dies.

    Well-yesterday was truly horrendous at work. We had 2 computers on a temporary system in the dispensary & we had no working computers! We are classed as working in a Major Incident. All out patients and most surgery has been cancelled for today (same yesterday)-I truly hope we get the computers back on some time today to save any more disruption.

    On a much nicer note-I was presented with a Kipling handbag & purse from my colleagues as my 50th birthday present. How lovely was that?


    1. Hi Michele
      I hope you have a better day at work today than yesterday and your computers are working. Because as I said the Hemoglobins machine broke down all the treatments were behind. One gentleman was on a cycle of treatment that after his infusion they had to wait 5 hrs before they did the last lot of bloods. When we left at 2.45 ish he still hadn't had his infusion. Pete has to do that as well but not for another 2 or 3 weeks.

    2. Hi Michele, hope your day goes better then yesterday. Are you interrupted because of the hacking ? take care xx

    3. Morning Michele, I hope today is a better one for you and they soon get this hacking situation sorted out. I would have thought that the NHS should have anti hacking protection in place.

    4. Hi Michele. Your card is gorgeous, I bet your friend was delighted with it. And what a brilliant idea to use an icicle die as grass, thank you for sharing g that great tip with us.
      Do you like Kipling bags, I do but only have two small ones and both were gifts but what a lovely group of work mates you have to buy you one and a purse too. They will last for years, they are so well made from "bomb proof" material that takes so much abuse without any damage at all (I know as one of mine has been used just about every day for the last 5 years and it is still like new and I am not gentle with it, to say the least.
      I hope work is easier for you today, it's at times like this that we realise just how computers are now crucial in everyday life, especially at work.
      If you did have a bad day at work I hope you can relax and maybe craft this evening x

  3. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Sorry I wasn't able to get in yesterday. But we had a horrendous day at the hospital. The machine that measures the hemoglobins was down so Pete couldn't have his infusion until those results came back. We went in at 8.00 o'clock and left about a quarter to three.
    Loved all yesterday's cards but I'll go back in later when I can to study them in more detail.
    I understand from Sandra that Sue won't be meeting up today as Chris is going in to have a operation on a Hernia. Or perhaps he has more than one to be operated on. Pete has 4 massive ones after his operations which he hates. He's asked a couple of times if these can be done but as it's not essential they won't do them. He might mention it again he says when he goes up again if there doing them again. Although thinking about it Sue I assume that Chris will be going into Swindon Hospital not Oxford.
    Michele I love the card you've made for your friend. The grass especially is a genius idea. Hopefully it's not going to rain today. If it does it will be the Bus Museum and the Aquarium.
    Los of hugs to all who need one today. Hope that Lynda, Terry and Maria aren't in to much pain today.

    1. Hope your day in London is fine and you enjoy the museum and aquarium, thinking of you both. hugs xx

    2. Hi Pat. I'm sorry to hear you had such a long visit to the hospital yesterday, and just when you were itching to get on the coach to start your much needed break.
      Yes Chris did have his hernia op I. GWH, Swindon. We always get the choice of either Swindon or Oxford hospitals and as GWH is only a few mins from Mum and Pops, has less of a parking problem and had the shortest waiting list he chosebto go there. He had someone elses cancelled appointment so it was much quicker than expected. He is in a lot of pain at the moment but that is to be expected for a few days.
      I hope you are able to put all of the hospital visits to the back of your mind as much as possible dear friend while you are away so that you can enjoy enjoy yourself. Sending big hugs x

  4. Hello All, very wet here.

    Michele sorry you had such an horrendous day yesterday, hope they get the computers fixed soon. Your card is great, would be so useful for Christmas too.

    Sue hope Chris's op goes well, and that he is on the road to recovery soon.

    Was going to start the c card last night , but after finishing work and doing the ironing I'm afraid I was too tired, hopefully tonight.

    Have a good day all, hope it's drier were you are, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian, sorry to see you got another wet day. We might get the same as the clouds do look very dark around. Sending you many hugs (hope one day to give you a real one) :) take care xx

    2. Hi Lilian. We have had a lot of rain today too, but the temperature has been in the mid to high teens so felt rather stormy.
      Let's hope it is back to blue skies and sunshine tomorrow for us all.
      I hope you have managed to craft after your busy day x

  5. Morning Everyone
    We are still in the rainy/windy and cold zone this morning.

    MICHELE- love your Stepper Card and the subject. It really lends itself to all ages/gender.
    Hope today is better and that things get sorted quickly. I know what I'd like to do with whoever started the horrible hacking.

    The CAFE is open and waiting for you all. Hugs on their way with a few extra for Dear Friends in need. xxxx

    1. Morning Janet, thank you for opening the cafe for us every morning, you always make it look so nice so hopefully it will bring more people in to give a comment :) have a nice day even with the rain and stormy winds, hugs xx

    2. Have Janet. I second Maria's words on how you look after the CafΓ© so well and it is always such a pleasure to pop in at any time of the day, thank you x

    3. Sorry, that should read Hi not have Janet x

  6. Morning ladies,

    I think we must be in the doldrums, it has been colder inside my house than outside lately and we have had the most tremendous heavy rain deluges interspersed with hailstones.
    Fantastic quirky card Michele, just love the icicle grass.
    Tonight is our Sewing/Craft Club for which I will be mainly mending the hem of a jumper and re hemming a T-shirt. One of the jobs I keep putting off and have now decided to start and finish.
    Gentle for all our ladiesa nd hubbies not feeling too good today

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Hi Cheryl. I hope your sewing session well well and you managed to repair the hems. Do you find that tshirt hems more often than not start to undo after a short amount of time after buying them? I seem to have to resew most of ours, and it doesn't matter where they are bought from either. Anyway,I hope you had a good natter with your friends at the sewing/craft club and that the weather settles into the warm weather we should be having at this time of year.
      Have you been walking with your friend since leaving the walking group with the rude lady in it? I do miss your wonderful descriptions of your wanderings around our lovely countertop side x

  7. Morning Sandra and to all visiting this blog.
    Thank you for showing us the card from Michele. Cleaver to use the icicles as the grass. A great stepper card.
    Aching a bit after a late walk with friends from ww last night but need to go shopping so that's the morning gone and then hope to play this afternoon. I wish you all have a good day with whatever you do. I pop in later to see what you been doing. Love and many hugs to you all. Maria Xxxx

    1. Hi Maria. I'm sorry to hea that you are in more pain after your walk with friends. Did you manage to get to craft this afternoon? Sending hugs x

  8. Hi Sandra and ladies.

    Lovely card Michelle. I bet ur friend was tickled pink with it!!

    Weather a bit crappy today but hey ho. Yesterday I managed to persuade hubby to let me get the arbour wooden swinging bench. I just fell in love with it and it'll be a great addition to our garden just need the nicer weather to enjoy it. Being delivered by the end of the week hopefully.

    Enjoy ur week everyone xx

    1. Hi Tracy. I hope the weather changes to dry and sunny so that you get to relax in your new garden swing every day once it arrives 😊 x

  9. I meant to say Happy Birthday SONIA and ANGELA earlier I hope they manage to sort the computers out MICHELE We knew we'd been "hit" with something before it was announced as a national issue

  10. A Very Big Happy Birthday to our Sonia, have a wonderful day !
    also a Happy Birthday to Angela, have a lovely day !
    many hugs to you both, Maria xx

  11. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Happy birthday to Sonia & Angela hope you both have a lovely day.xxx
    Sandra thank you for showing us Michele's card it is lovely.xxx
    Michele hope today goes better for you, we were lucky here it did not hit us. Card is great.xxx
    Played Petanque this morning but is pouring now & looks as if it is in for the rest of day.
    Have to go & help Alan now so will send hugs to all who need them love Margaret.xxx

    1. Hi Mum. I'm glad you were lucky enough to get through Petanque without getting wet as it was raining heavily here for most of the morning. Love to you both xxx

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  13. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Thank you all so much for my Happy Birthday wishes and the beautiful cards I have received. I am so blessed to be a part of this wonderful blog and all of your kindness 😘 xx
    Happy Birthday to Angela and Karen's other half too. I shall be opening a bottle of something sparkling very soon πŸ˜‰
    Have been on a course for work today and not been home long, hence my late arrival. Day off tomorrow, so will have a relaxing one maybe with a little retail therapy!
    Lovely card by Michele today, great use of the die set.
    Hope everyone has had a good day. Sending love and hugs to you all xxx

    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sonia. I hope you are enjoying a glass or two of something bubbly tonight and that you find some lovely, crafting, goodies tomorrow 😊 x

  14. Afternoon Ladies

    Happy Birthday to Sonia & Angela. Sorry to be late sending you birthday wishes.

    Another awful day with no computers etc. The hospital is "hoping " to have most systems back up & running tomorrow so fingers crossed!


  15. Happy Birthday Sonia and Angela.
    Hope Chris's operation went ok Sue.

  16. Hi, birthday wishes for Sonia and Angela, sorry to be late.

  17. Hi Sandra and all in the CafΓ© today.

    Happy Birthday Angela,
    I hope you are having a lovely birthday 😊 x

    I have been busy all day but its one of those times when I don't seem to have much to show for it! I'm off to have a look at Freshly made sketches​ 90 for some inspiration, thank you my lovely.
    Lynda, what a lovely picture of you and Leonie. Would you go to that show again? How is Terry's leg today? Not as bad I hope. Sending hugs to you both x
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Pat and all in need. Take care xx

    1. Hi SUE Margaret's cousin got her the VIP ticket £20 including snacks & tea coffee & VIP parking the ticket was a two day ticket so as so she gave me her ticket for Sunday Terry had to pay £6. There was Tea & coffee water or orange. But wasn't any snacks. Oh & the goodie bag was pants, I will send picture to Sandra. It had lots of sellers & quite big.
      Hug's xx

    2. Hi Sue, hope Chris's op went ok. Typical isn't when you enjoy something and then have to pay for it so no crafting other then put a card together I cut the pieces out for earlier. Hope you doing alright, hugs xx

  18. Hi Sandra & Everyone
    Sorry late again no excuses just time sorting out emails & tidying craft room didn't get far as while on email sorting Pinterest came up with some new pins & that takes over I'm hooked πŸ€“
    SONIA hope you've had a wonderful birthday enjoy your eveningπŸ€—πŸ€—
    MICHELE I love your card & how clever useing icicle Die for grass your so clever. Hope work wasn't stressful for you today.xx
    SUE hope Chris isn't suffering to much Sending you both some πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
    MARIA sorry you have been in pain today hope you get a good night's sleep.πŸ€—πŸ€— on there way.
    PAT sorry you & Pete had another long wait at hospital yesterday. Hope you both have a lovely time in London. Sending you both πŸ€—πŸ€—'s xx
    Yes Sandra My new best friend DAWN BIBBY I didn't have a picture with her but got her autograph HAHAHA.
    Just got my cupper so see you Tomorrow Love Lyndaxx

    1. Hi Lynda, will you make that Autograph into one of your grunge art or would it not stick Lol
      Sleep, what is that ? I heard people talking about it but it never comes when you want it, only catching up in the end which is a sh--e. Oh it got me thinking, how is Sh-t leg doing ? and your little woffie ,is she alright ? Look after yourself, hugs to you and Terry xx

  19. Hello Sandra and everyone,

    SONIA and ANGELA .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY I'm sorry I didn't realise it is your birthday. I hope you have both had a lovely day.

    Michele love your fun cat card - great for all our cat loving friends.

    Sue hope Chris is fine. xx

    Started this message just after lunch, then went up to the greenhouse for a quick visit .......... next time I looked at the clock it was after 5.30. I had been outside for four hours! Doing jobs and planting all that time. I should sleep well tonight.
    Hope everyone has had a good day, Good night, Love Brenda xxx

  20. Sandra, thank you for the amazing, beautiful, sculptured birthday card.
    I would love some insight/instructions on the composition, PLEASE xx
    Thank you all for birthday wishes, seventythree years and feeling grateful.