Good Morning ladies,
I hope that you are all well and enjoying the glorious sunshine while it lasts, I believe we have
one more, even nicer day tomorrow and then we have quite a temperature drop for the weekend!
But we can't complain, it has been so lovely for the school holidays.
I was so thrilled to hear that the Scottish Sisters meeting went well, I had a lump in my throat and a proud tear in my eye when I read your posts yesterday, it so reminded me of when I first met up with Pat & Sue at the beginning of last August, I still find it so unbelievable that we have only known each other 8 months, it feels as though we have been friends for years, that's as honest as I can be, I feel that we all play a huge part in each others lives, going a week without seeing them is just unthinkable, they are mostly the highlight of my week and I now get to leave the house 100% more than I ever did before that first meeting.
So I have full confidence that it will be the start of a fantastic 'actual' friendship as well as your continued 'virtual' friendship! I am sure it will be the same for all of us that are meeting up in October, my biggest wish is that all of you could make it, that would make the perfect retreat, it is shaping up to be a great event!
Today's cards: First up is Janet's gorgeous birthday card, those Gemini dies make such a pretty and interesting front to the card, I love the sentiment too Janet, is it a stamp or die? I am looking for some pretty 'Happy Birthday' stamps or dies to add to my collection. The flowers and that pretty paper all work so well together Janet to make a totally stunning card, thank you so very much for sending me some cards etc for me to have as back up for these tougher painful days.
This pretty birthday card is one of Pat's creations, it is so pretty, I am sure the colouring medium
used for this card had some iridescence, like the Twinkling H20's, It is so pretty in the 'flesh'. I think Pat's granddaughter will have loved it. Those star borders set the stamped element a treat too!
Thank you Pat for sending me the photos to share with everyone, I have really needed your support this week, haven't I ?
Well I missed my two crafty chums today, I spent the day not doing very much, sulking like a spoilt child because I was missing out on seeing both of them! I am struggling to get control of the pain this week, this has been the worst it has been for a while, which worries me, so I just want to personally thank you for the cards you have all sent in, please don't abandon me, normal services will resume as soon as I can possibly make them!
I have another thank you to make too, I had the most beautiful card delivered today with a lovely surprise hidden with in, I have never received such an exquisitely wrapped card Cheryl, I cried like a baby when I read the inside, thank you from the very bottom of my heart, I was so touched, even Paul had a lump in his throat, you are very kind, although I am at a loss as to why I deserved such kindness!
Well all have my wee chicks have the day off from work/school today and Paul is home too so we are (all being well) having a family day out, we are planning to go to the West Midlands Safari Park, Matt is driving us and Becca is following behind, we are only doing it this way as Matt had taken the girls for their birthday treat some weeks ago and has a return ticket for the three of them. The picnic is all planned, the only fly in the ointment is that Matt has developed a swelling under his right eye, there is nothing in his eye or any soreness, just looks like a build up of fluid underneath, he had this a couple of years back but it spread to the whole side of his face, so we are all waiting with fingers crossed to see what a good nights sleep can do to relieve his symptoms!
I hope that you all have a lovely day in the sunshine,
I will catch up with you all later,
Love and Hugs