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Monday 8 August 2011

Did Ya Miss Me??

Whaddya mean NO!!

I would love to tell you that the reason for my MIA status is because I've been off travelling to foreign climes, drinking cocktails on the beach at sunset, having romantic meals for 2 by candle light, enjoying massages, facials  and pedicures in between sight seeing trips and I returned relaxed, bronzed and ready to take on the world.
But alas no. I have been to work, work, work and then work.
Darn it..I so need to win the lottery and retire so I can play all day and be a happy bunny :)
Work just eats too much into my crafting/blogging/emailing time!

I have had little crafting time and the only card I've made is for the next Sugar Bowl challenge on Thursday.
So having nothing new to show I thought I'd post this one instead.

Made way back in June, one of our customers at work asked me to make a card as his best friend was getting married. I hate making cards for other people! And of course him doing the asking was a bloke so had no idea as to what he wanted! This LOTV stamp is the one and only wedding image I possess so he had no choice! Coloured with the usual DI's, and papers are Tilda Frosted Bluegreen.

As you can see, I made an easel card which I often make but can't take a decent photo of so rarely bother to show the inside. I never know what price to charge, most men faint if they have to pay more than £1 for a card so I never ask for a fee.

Whilst I'm here...have you read the news at the Sugar Nellie blog?

The newly appointed DT coordinator Gayle is looking for some new faces to join the Sugar Nellie DT.
If you want to be part of the fabulous Sugar Nellie team please email Gayle.

Finally, many many thanks for all your get well wishes for Poppy.
She is doing fine and back to her usual happy, bouncy self, and just needs to go back for a scan in another 3 months to check everything is still fine.

Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xxx


  1. of course we miss you!! fab card as always..that little stamp is so pretty. I like easel cards but as you say they are rubbish to photograph and I don't like when I have a photo that is not looking the same as the others on my blog...a bit like having all the tins in my cupboard facing the same way!!

    glad Poppy is on the mend!!


  2. A warning for me would be nice too! An LOTV image? I thought you only bought them to give away! Well, you did an absolutely splendid job on it and it says a lot that a guy was willing to ask you to even make a card. I hate to ask for a fee too so probably ask way too little but I am just happy to be asked usually! Just lovely but of course I would expect nothing less.

  3. Yeah!! Of course you've been missed Hun! Who wouldn't miss you and your sense of humour and gorgeous creations?! Glad to hear you're well and just been busy. Stunning card as always, how silly you are not to charge. Saw the fabby news too. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  4. Gorgeous card Elaine, I really love the papers and the image looks beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Hi Elaine
    I know how you feel work just gets in the way and your card is gorgeous
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. Beautiful!!! I wish I could make easel cards look this good!!
    I love the glittery bits on her dress and the pearl earring!! gorgeous touches!!

    Glad Poppy is doing well...

    Paula x

  7. Oh this is cute. I have to make a wedding card for Sept. I better get busy. It looks beautiful.

  8. Gorgeous card Elaine,and glad Poppy is fine!
    Hugs heidy

  9. So glad to hear Poppy is doing well - it always amazes me how resilient kids are. The same operation would floor an adult but kids just seem to bounce straight back.
    Beautiful card, the colouring is just out of this world Elaine

  10. Your card is GORGEOUS ♥♥♥
    And your a madwoman making cards for free!!
    I so love your coloring on this card! So perfect with the blue!And the papers, so yummi ♥
    Have a fabby day at work sweetie!

  11. of course i missed you lol.. love this pretty little card ... what a cute couple and gorgeous papers

    Lisa x

  12. OMGosh Elaine, that is one stunning wedding card! I love your color combo, papers and your gorgeous coloring, so very beautiful! and yes, you were missed! :)

  13. Good to have you back Elaine, and with a gorgeous card...fabulous colouring and details, I'm sure the 'bloke' [lol]that asked you to make it will be happy.It's gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. fantastic card elaine.the image and colours are beautiful and i love your stunning colouring ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Love your fabulous card Elaine, adorable image.

  16. Hi Elaine
    yes you were missed very much. Sorry to hear that you have been working so hard & not off galavanting/travelling/on your holidays.
    Your card is beautiful, love the D.P.'s stamped image is fab.
    As for you not knowing what to charge for your card's, I know how you feel it is sometime's difficult, BUT a word of warning (from one who's been there & got the tee shirt) if you make a one off card as a favour & don't charge, then that same person (because they liked the card so much) ask's you to make another, it then become's more difficult the next time round to charge them for the card.
    So pleased to hear that Poppy is better & back to her usual happy self.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  17. Woww this is absolutely gorgeous Elaine!!
    Hugs Kristel

  18. this one is stunning hun and of course i have missed you x

  19. Take care of yourself Elaine - I love your SN blog posts & you're very much part of the SN team. I'm thrilled about Gayle too.
    Good news about Poppy.
    Paula (PEP)

  20. Oh my this is a stunner!!!


    Ali x

  21. This card is so georgeus. Adorable image and great colors, so lovely papers. :)

  22. Hi Elaine

    So lovely to "see" you again and with such a beautiful offering! Love the beautifully coloured image and the papers. Glad I'm not the only one who is challenged with card photography!!

    Susie x

  23. Hi Hun,
    I love this card, the papers and flowers are gorgeous. Just love the colours, really nice hun!

  24. Hi Elaine, I can imagine how you must be feeling, and i only work 2 days in a week. Wouldn't it be great to win the lottery, wow, i know just what to do. Move to a beautiful and warm country and just enjoy live.... sight. Keep on dreaming. By the way, your card is beautiful. So good to hear Poppy is doing fine.
    Hugs, Yvon x

  25. Hi Elaine,
    I know all about work! But just one more day and then my Holiday begins!
    O almost forgot to mention that your easel card is awesome!
    hugs Yvonne

  26. Gorgeous card Elaine - even if it was made months ago and you kept it hidden from us all! Love the blues and the image is so sweet!

    Hope your having a good week!


    Kimmi x

  27. Oh my, this was a long blog reading hihihi, you made a fabulous card Elaine, love the coloring !!

    hugs Astrid

  28. Oh my Elaine you and me also wish it was foreign travel, but weve been busy clearing ivy out of two lilac trees and keeping an eye on the pup, oh well perhaps we will eventually get our lives back.
    Stunning card love the colouring and the shape. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  29. Yes we definitely missed you Elaine! How could we not? You're soooooooo noisy normally..... (LOL!)
    FAB car hon.. love the colours you've used for the couple... and the blue DP's are just right!
    Christine x

  30. Hiya Elaine,

    How are you hunny? Oh dear hunny too much work, I will keep my fingers crossed that you win the lottery!

    So glad little Poppy is doing well!


    Great card hunny and very generous of you not to charge - it would have been more hassel picking a grown man off the floor!

    Hee hee so true if it is more than a £1 men do go a funny colour hee hee!

    Glad you have managed to pop back on for an update - so glad to hear from you!

    So enjoy your chat and update on your blog.

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  31. Hi Hun, wow wow wow, love it, why would you use anything else it's gorgeous, I bet they love it!!!

    hope your ok hunny, what no holiday due to lay about in your gammies??lol,

    hugs Liz xx

  32. of course you were missed, but what fun to go to work lol........ stunning card and I would have asked a mint for it as fella's can't refuse lol

  33. Hi Elaine,
    Firstly, so glad Poppy is doing well.
    Lovely wedding card and fab colouring. Weather here today is miserable.

  34. wow this is stunning Elaine!!!!

  35. Oh, I think this is just gorgeous. Lovelovelove the blues ... And know exactly what you mean by work eating the crafting time. It's just so wrong! :) hugs, Tiiti


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