Wednesday 16 September 2020

My Beautiful Birthday Card from Sue


Good Morning Ladies, 

Today will be a very long and emotional day for us, we are making the 360 round trip to Essex to go to Mum's to choose her 'outfit' for her final journey,  we are going to sort through some of the vast amount of poorly filed paperwork,  we used to laugh at Dad as he hardly ever opened mail, Mum laughed too,  it appears that she decided to follow his thinking.  So goodness knows what we will discover,  I know that she was almost paranoid about paying bills so I know for sure that the Gas & Electric are very much in credit. There are very few other bills to sort out apart from TV Licence,  Council tax etc. 
I love seeing the important nostalgic pieces of paper, Birth certificate,  their Marriage Certificate too showing that they were just 17 & 18 when they were married, so young!  I'm not convinced that 17 & 18 year olds today could run a home and raise a family. 
We have to go to the Funeral Directors to set a date for Mum's funeral and organise the arrangements,  fortunately she left details of her wishes with her solicitor which makes some of the tougher choices easier.  
Hopefully all will go straightforward! 

Today's card is perfect for this weeks challenge as it is totally flat/1 layer.
Sue used her Groovi plates to create this stunning card, the design was by Ronk Langton at the Groovi class that Sue Pat and I used to go to. 
Sue made the brilliant decision to mount hers on an Octagonal card base, using layers of Green card, that works beautifully. 
I absolutely love my card Sue, thank you so much for the beautiful gift, I will treasure your work always XXX 

I believe that today is the last day of this unseasonably good weather,  so enjoy it ladies.

Love and hugs to all,

Sandra                                                                              xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-what a stunning birthday card from Sue, it’s absolutely beautiful.

    Good luck today with the day ahead-hopefully once you’ve agreed a date and finalised all the details you might be able to relax a bit.
    Hope you’ve both just got a day pottering about tomorrow as you’ll be exhausted.

    We have most + fog here this morning-looks quite miserable.


    1. Oh what a shame the weather isn’t very nice for you. Hopefully it’ll brighten up during the day. Take care.

  2. Morning Everyone
    SUE what a fab card you created for SANDRA.It's so beautiful.

    I'll be thinking of you today. I'm sure that all will go smoothly.Take care.

    The CAFE will he OPEN as usual.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all through the horrible misty/damp morning we have here.

    1. Hope your day brightens up as well Janet. We have lovely sunshine here today.

  3. A beautiful card SUE I do admire you ladies and your Groovi work
    Today will be difficult for you all but maybe once today is over you will be able to relax a little Did mum have a favourite dress/outfit?
    OH is out later and my neighbours and I are having Tea on the Lawn while we can (lockdown?!?) and the weather is good
    Take care all I will be thinking of you SANDRA xxx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A lovely card from Sue for your birthday Sandra. Ronk designed us some lovely cards to do didn’t she.
    I hope all goes well today Sandra. A long journey for you.
    Take care everyone and stay safe.

  5. Hello Sandra & ladies
    Wow a gorgeous card Sue for Sandra's birthday.
    Sandra I hope your day all goes well for you. Take care on your long journey Sandra my thoughts are with you all.🙏🏻
    Love & Hugs Lyndaxxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I just knew from the start that this card was meant for you my lovely s mounti g on green was a given 😘 Mum and I are both thinking of you today. I expect lots of tissues will be used by you and your sisters. I hope it all goes as well as possible. Gentle hugs are lon their way to you xx
    We are out and about today so commenting while I am pretty sure it wi publish! Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

  7. Hi Sandra and everyone in the cafe' today.
    Thinking of you today. Hope you can get everything done today. The journey will be hard so make sure you can rest tomorrow. Hugs x
    Gorgeous groovi card from our Sue for your birthday.
    It's another craft I'd like to do one day.
    Beautiful day here so sorry to hear it is not so nice up North but hope you will have some nice autumn days ahead.
    have not started cc yet so hope it will be done later but first I will have to do some tiding up. Can't find anything at the moment and I hate it being so messy, especially when it is in the kitchen too.
    Sending hugs to you all xx

  8. Hi everyone
    Love your beautiful card from Sue 😊
    Thinking of you today and I hope you get everything sorted xx
    We too are enjoying some lovely weather here, although it was a bit grey first thing, but it’s turned out hot again!
    Hope everyone is well and having a good day. Hugs to all xxx

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Sue what a beautiful card you made for Sandra’s birthday, I know the colours are spot on and definitely Sandra colours.

    Our day started quite dull, But it didn’t deter me from putting the washing in the machine. By mid morning the sun was shining and it’s so lovely and warm outside Also the washing is all dry, a real bonus. Hope it’s lovely where you are ladies.

    Take care everyone and stay safe.
    Love Brenda xxx

  10. Hello All, VERY VERY hot here, too hot to be outside.

    Sue what a work of art you groovi card is, I only tried mine once, hopeless.

    Sandra hope you’re journey went well, and you have managed to do what you needed to get done at you’re Mums. You will be shattered for a few days, so try and get some rest tomorrow.

    Kitchen fitters didn’t show up today, held up on another job!!!, so still working in chaos. Ready meal tonight, Sainsbury’s extra special fish pie, so should be easy.

    Hope you have all had a good day, hugs to all Lilian