Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Brighter Days Ahead

Morning  fellow bloggers and welcome

Well yesterday went progressively down hill from the morning....
so much for waiting for the 3rd thing to go wrong.... 

Something I sold via a well know auction site has not arrived.  
However to try and chase via Royal Mail 
I have to wait 15 working days for time of posting that now makes it the 26th May before I can make a claim. Then it will take a further 30 days !!!..and this is for 1st Class post.

Wish I had paid out the 
extra for signed for delivery but the "customer" did not want to pay it. 

Think there may be a moral to this story....just got to think about it. 

Then there were several other things going wrong - my raspberry canes have died!!!

But on a good note here is my card for today which I made yesterday 
in between all the problems.....

 I used a large embossing folder by Sheena Douglas on white card stock,
inked up with yellow, orange, and a hint of pink.

Then stamped using Clarity Stamps the foreground in black 
ink. Adding birds across the "sun"

Cut the "sun" down and mounted onto to a card blank
having used raspberry ink to colour it first.

Final step add a thank you  Sentiment.

I would like to enter it for the following 

Thank you for popping over and I would like to say 
a big thank you to everyone who commented yesterday 
about Mum and her fall. 

It is such a worry when I live 250 miles away, and she is 
recovering from a stroke. Her memory is "shot" but I am 
thankful that she is "doing" ok. And she has some lovely 
full time carers who live in. 

Takes a lot of worry off my shoulders. 

And a warm welcome to Erika 
thank you for becoming my latest follower on my 

Its raining now and glad I popped out into the garden and check on those runner beans - 
coming up now, and planted a couple of marrow plants out in the ground
so the rain will do them good. 

Time for a cuppa now.

So bye and see you again soon

Crafty hugs 


  1. Sorry to hear you had a bad day yesterday Pen and hope today is better for you.

    However, you made a beautiful card. I love the design and colours. Barbxx

  2. Oh dear, always a risk posting, it's a pity that the Post office is now privatised.
    Fabulous card, what amazing colours and images, I love it, you take care, Kate x

  3. Oh gosh, what a day. In the bright side your card turned out brilliantly! Cara x

  4. Beautiful colours and so much dimension from the embossing folder, great card. Hope today is a lot better than yesterday

  5. Wow wonderful design and colouring Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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  6. Oh, what a nasty day to have and such a shame about your parcel - I hate it when things go wrong :-(
    Really love your card. That is an amazing embossing folder and your colour on there is fabulous. A superb card :-)
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  7. This is a gorgeous card Pen, I love the colours and embossing and especially love the silhouette stamping. I bought a few silhouette stamps recently from Lavinia and Inkylicious but havent had time to have a play yet lol I love the look though
    Hugs, Kaz x

  8. Wow Ilove this make!! Really beutiful and cool!! GREAT
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs! Cicci
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  9. Beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  10. Beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  11. great card...looks heavenly!

  12. Sorry to read of all your woes...
    but your card is gorgeous!
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  13. Sweetheart it's a gorgeous card and with every bad day comes the opportunity to craft and ease our souls with what ever we make. Shame about your raspberries, hopefully the next lot will last longer. Thanks for joining us at Ike's world Challenges. Sall

  14. Wow!!! This card is amazing, love your step by steps. Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  15. A lovely bright card that will cheer somebody's day.


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Crafty hugs Pen