Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Hello, Wednesday again. The time is flashing by. Thanks again for all the kind thoughts, good wishes etc re my mum. The hospital she was sent to closes tomorrow, she was transferred to another one today :-( She was in reasonably good spirits, though her leg still very painful and causing problems'

 I finally got everything ready for my class, had nine lovely ladies attend. The ideas I used were from a training day I should have been on- couldn't attend as it was day after mum's op. My lovely SU Upline made them up for me and I used three of then for my class - it was so kind of her and I'm not sure I would have made it with her. The fourth card ( the one with NOEL on it) was based on one that the lovely Linda Parker of http://www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk/ I changed a couple of elements. Linda makes some beautiful items.

My work space is reasonably tidy, waiting for me to come up with some ideas for my all day Christmas class.

 Above - ready for action!!!!

Below my new alchohol markers from Stampin' Up! I've not had time to play with them yet but am looking forward to having a go.

I also decorated a cake for my granddaughter Phoebe. She had her eighth birthday party on Friday. She loves her Uncle Matthew's dog Ralph, and would dearly love one. Daddy is allergic though so she can't. So she wanted a cake with a model of Ralph on for her birthday. So grandma obliged. She loved it, not sure it was pretty enough for her friends lol

Well I think that's all for now folks :-) I will visit all who visit me, those ending in the same number and as many more as I can. Why not pop along to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ and join in the fun.


  1. Your poor mummy...I really hope she recovers enough to get out of hospital soon so she can settle, rest and recover fully. Sending you and her big hugs.
    I love the birthday cake you’ve made...my daughter in law made mine and I hope to share a pic on my Friday post if you’d like to see it.
    Annie x #9

  2. Wow Anne, that cake is wonderful. I am sure she loved it and her friends did too.
    Lovely cards, good luck with the workshops that are coming up.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  3. I love the doggy cake a lot and bet your GD did too, well done you! Lovely cards there, especially the NOEL one...hope your ladies had a good time :-D
    I'm glad your mum has been transferred without any hitches, let's hope she continues to mend.
    Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

  4. Oh dear shifting around for mum must be hard Anne, praying for you, and for her, it is hard.
    I love your cards especially that NOEL one is really beautiful isn’t it, love gatefold cards too. Glad your friend was able to help you out too. Happy WOYWW!
    Hugs and prayers Shaz in Oz.x #8

  5. Ps Meant to say gorgeous cake too ...and think your GD was leased that’s all that matters :-) xxx

  6. Happy WOYWW. Fantastic cards - and that cake is genius. Sorry to hear your mum is getting moved about. It does worry me that I live so far away from family (and planning to be even further away when we go to Spain!). Ali x #20

  7. Love the birthday cake and I'm sure your granddaughter did too. I hope your mum settles down quickly at the new hospital and that her foot improves soon. Glad the class went well. Sometimes we just have to lean on our friends. That's what we are there for. Hugs. Sarah #19 xx

  8. I do love the birthday cake, the dog on top looks so cute The cards are lovely too! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #17

  9. Great post, Anne. I'm glad your mum got transferred without incident, but I'm sorry she is still in so much pain. I love the card designs you posted and I'm anxious to hear what you think of the markers! And that cake - a giant WOW from me! I'm very impressed!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Hi Anne, good to hear your Mom is in good spirits, at least. Love all the cards, and yes the NOEL one is gorgeous.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxXx

  11. Your poor mum being moved about so much.. I hope this new place will treat her well. Your cake is fantastic.. she's a lucky granddaughter. Take care of yourself, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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