Tuesday, 19 October 2010

What a week!!!

Hi Peeps,

Well, I have not done a good job of following through my pact to enter those challenges I talked about in my last post have I??? Last week was sooooooooo busy, I had some commitment or other every night and with working full time I had no time at all to craft!!!

To top it all off I had a phone call Friday morning from my mum telling me my eldest brother had suffered a heart attack!!! I think the whole office heard me scream and then burst into tears!! (I don't handle that kind of stuff to well!!).

Anyway, I am relieved to say, he is ok and back at home. They had to put a stent in as there was a problem with one of the valves to the heart. It was such a shock as my brother is a fit fella, lorry driver is his profession and he does not smoke or indulge in fatty fry ups etc, neither is he overweight - he is the last person you would put on the heart attack candidate list!!! His wife was with him when it happened, she thankfully went to see if he was ok and intervened just in time!!!! I gave her the biggest hug ever.

Anyway, I have a couple of days off work so I have made a card. This one was inspired by my friend Debbie at Stampeezee, whom aside from running her business more or less single handed, manages to make a few cards to sell in the shop.......well I hang around this section of the shop all the time as these cards are just fab, Debbie has a simple but elegant style and I love ALL of her cards and I often buy all the ingredients just to re-create one of her masterpieces. So the last time I was in there I found a wedding card on the shelf that used a Sizzix cake embossing folder and it to my basket it jumped!!! It came as a set of 4 and I made the cake card exactly as Deb did and using a very similar style (Same DP and Ribbon etc) I used one of the other embossing folders that came in the pack and produced this:

Apologies for the picture quality, I am having to take pics on my i-phone as my lap top won't read the memory cards from any of our cameras, I think it is on its way out, just like my American fridge that is 3 months out of warranty and requires a new Circuit board.......grrrrr BEWARE if you are buying an American fridge, the engineer that came out today said thay are very problematic, especially the make I have which is a market leader!!!! Anyway I have found the part on the internet for £70 and it is a relatively small job to do!!! It will be interesting to get the quote from todays visit to see how much they try and sting us for!!!

Anyway, back to the card, Sizzix embossing folder, smothered in glamour dust, Magnolia DSP from the wedding collection and you can't see in the photo but the ribbon has little diamonds on it, I love it!!! All items were available at Stampeezee but I think I had the last of everything...LOL

Anyway, I will try and stop by your blogs soon, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.




  1. Glad to hear your brother is okay...scary stuff!

    This card is stunning !

  2. Oh so sorry to hear about your Brother, glad he is ok. Gorgeous card.

  3. Hi Sarah,
    Glad to hear your brother is a bit better. I can imagine the state you would be in. Wish I'd been there to give you a hug.
    Fantatsic card - very classy.
    Love and Hugs,
    Mummy Scotland x

  4. Hi Sarah,
    OMG, what a week. Hope your brother is recovering OK & that you are managing to get some rest & relaxation yourself. Great card BTW, lovely & simple, but oh so elegant. Love it!
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx