Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Hello All
Thank you for popping in. It appears things are getting back to normal (fingers crossed!). My friend's funeral is on Friday which obviously is going to be very upsetting and I will put a dedication to her memory on here at some point. 
Yesterday I had a minor op on both wrists! I wasn't expecting both to be hacked. They are small punch biopsies but I do look like I've had a very nasty accident. I wasn't expecting to have them sutured either. Anyway, I'm fine and will be back to work tomorrow.
Later this week I hope to go to a new Salsa venue, I don't think I'll be dancing - too scared to get my arms knocked. A very good friend is teaching and his partner has just given birth to a beautiful daughter and I'd like to pass on my gift onto them. If I don't go OH will do the honours. if I don't go I will go to our little craft group and get this infamous dress I need to make cut out. I'll be able to lay all of the fabric out on long tables instead of crawling about on my living room floor! I hope you are able to enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky enough to have some.
Maureen, if only I looked as glamorous as the image on my last post. You'd have to squint very hard and through one eye for me to look half as good!
Jenny L I remember how glamorous my mum looked in her clothes. Whenever we went out to visit relatives etc she always wore beautiful fitted suits with a peplum on the jacket and everyday she wore her hair in a French pleat

On to today's card I have entered this week's MAWTT challenge See here . The theme is stitching. I coloured various "materials" from Serif and used an Ali reeve mask to place the squares and rectangles. The text was printed on my pc and cut out using an EK Success circle cutter. All of the components were then faux stitched 

See you Thursday with photos of the card and gift for the baby. Take care everyone xxxx


  1. Love the design and the colors! Lovely!

  2. It looks great Karen, thanks for joining at MAWTT too, xxx

  3. Hi Karen I do hope you are feeling better and enjoying the rest, Wow your card today is wonderful the shades of blue are just so lovely and the design is great.
    Margaret corgi owner

  4. Like this design Karen, but watch those wrists. Don't take any chances with them. Sounds like you are going to be busy.

  5. Great card Karen, please be careful with those wrists.
    Patricia x

  6. Karen, take care of your wrists. Your card is lovely. Hazel x

  7. Brilliant card-love the design & colour. Please take good care & don't damage the surgery sites.


  8. Hi Karen
    Eeeeek, that sounds painful. Hope whatever you had that done for, isn't serious.
    Love the geometricness (is that a real word lol?) and thank you for joining in at MAWTT.
    You take care.
    Ang x

  9. Hi Karen what a wonderful card I the design and the colours are wonderful.
    You take of your self.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  10. Hi Karen sounds as though you have had quite a trauma but I hope your wrists won't be painful too long. Doesn't seem to be affecting your crafting though and your card is so effective. Best wishes Jackie x

  11. Hi Jacquie,
    I hope your wrists soon heal and that the biopsy results are good. The card has given me a brilliant idea for a cross stitch/patchwork doing friend!!! Thanks!
    Maureen xx

  12. Oh Karen it sounds like you have been through the wars, I hope your wrists heal very soon so you can enjoy your dancing. Sorry to hear about your friend also, so sad for you tomorrow, I shall be thinking of you. x

    A super card, I love your shades of blue and the personal sentiment.
    Take care and recuperate in the sunshine!

    Hugs Erika. x

  13. Fab card Karen and could easily be used for the male species xx hope you are not feeling too sore after your biopsies - they don't sound very nice!!! Take care xx GailT xx