Monday, 10 June 2013

Been Playing Again!!

Hello Friends

Sorry I have not been around much this last few days, but between you and me I have a bit of a topsy turvy few days!!

My weekend started with my friend cancelling our scrappy day on Saturday. I had a nice day weeding and felt pretty darned chuffed with my efforts (three large green bags to go to the tip).  I was happily making my latest quilting project only to receive a phone call from my Dad telling me that my Mum had been rushed in to hospital with a suspected heart attack!  

I don't mind telling you that sent me all of a quiver!!  Before you fret, Mum is a little better!  Still in hospital with a kidney infection and undergoing more tests to find out why her chest is painful.  It might just be something to do with the moving of heavy sewing machines last week that my Dad told me about this morning!  Tut Tut!  Not that I would do such a thing at 82!!!  Dad also told me that Mum was a little more perky this morning and he managed to speak to her which settled my mind a little.

So today I thought I would share a couple of cards I made recently when I took delivery of some Spellbinders dies that were going on Ebay very cheap (£10 inc post and brand new never-been-out-of-the-box).  I rummaged in both my Snippets tin for stampings and my Snippets boxes and managed to pull these papers together.  Just love House Mouse Stamps!

I love the way you can alternate and layer these dies to get different effects with the points, and the strip dies are the ones I showed you the other week.
One of these cards is a Thank You card and the other is a Get Well card, which I made just to go in my collection when I had need of it.  Looks like I will be using the Get Well card a little quicker I had planned.

I have also spied a new follower, Lucy and thank you for following me!  

Just going to rush off to the Playground with these little cards, but better throw my hat in first as I have not been in there for a few days! 




Di said...

Fabulous Sam! Love those House Meece and such lovely designs with your snippets.

And, Sandra H sent me some lovely HM decoupage for a future prize - gotta have a lorra patience but even the back part only would be lovely if you're in a hurry and don't wanna colour in. And I'll be adding some of my own too the prize, grin.

Sorry, the goat just ate your hat :) Your fault for bringing the goat in the first place!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

That bloody goat! Eats EVRYFING!

Me love House Mouse stampies too! And I LOVE these 2 cards Sam.

Hope your Mum likes her GW card! Also hope she makes a good recovery.

Sarn xxx

Kate said...

Such a cute little card. Love the mouse. Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she feels better soon!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, it makes your blood run cold when something like that happens in the glad she's improving.
Sending bug hugs to you, Mrs!
LLJ xxxx

Di said...

Oh crumbs Sam, tootling along in me car this afternoon I suddenly realised what you'd said about your Mum.

Hope she makes a super fast recovery hun!

Hugs, Di xx

butterfly said...

What a rollercoaster weekend - so glad to hear your Mum is doing better; sounds as though they're taking good care of her. Can well imagine it gave you the wobbles though...

Love your Spellbinders makes - what a bargain, and what cute cards!
Alison x
(Oh, and thank you for your LOVELY comment today!)

Alison Scott said...

Such a sweet pair of cards. They are lovely.
Hope your Mum is feeling better today, you must be so worried.

Jo said...

Lovely cards Sam, fab dies and a real bargain! Hope your Mum feels better soon!
Hugs Jo x

MaryH said...

Do hope your Mom is feeling much better by now, and so understand your worry. She will love her get well card, and it's bound to cheer her up. These little Meeces are so cute, and you've colored this one so pretty. Liked the papers & dies you picked for him. Set him off so well. Thanks for sharing, and best to your Mom as well. Hugs

Cathy said...

Such a cute image Sam, beautiful card. I hope your Mum is fully mended soon :) Cathy x

Mrs F said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum Sam, l wish her a speedy recovery and that'll she be home quickly.

Lovely House Mouse cards and well done on the eBay bargain.

Have a great Tuesday xx

scrappymo! said...

Hope your Mum is back on track for a speedy recovery...I know the joy of opening a little House Mouse card will help!

Just have to add what a great bargain you got on ebay! Good for you...and I agree that they are sure versatile...I like that you can twist and turn them to form the different shapes.

scrappymo! said...

Hope your Mum is back on track for a speedy recovery...I know the joy of opening a little House Mouse card will help!

Just have to add what a great bargain you got on ebay! Good for you...and I agree that they are sure versatile...I like that you can twist and turn them to form the different shapes.

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Sam. I too have paper snippets, stamped/digi snippets and loads of other snippets lol! You've coloured that meece beautifully, wonderful layout and the dies are so different too. Hope your mum is okay, sending you and your family healing vibes Karen x

Debrak said...

Love the cards Sam. Hope your mum is better soon! Love the blog too - mine is nowhere near as good - about 8 posts I think!

Deb x

Kim Dellow said...

Do hope that your mum is ok. Fab cards btw!

Di said...

Re. the night wanderings - 'naked as a jay bird' my dear. Wonder if that's why Spike keeps screaming and running away.

Hugs, Di

Darnell J Knauss said...

Come in and welcome, Sam! I'm always glad to see you and get up to mischief with you!

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Mum being in the hospital for wonky kidneys and possibly wonky heart. I shall pray that it was only caused by her wonky-headedness moving around heavy machinery. Egads, woman! You can tell I said that, too!!

Seriously, I hope she gets fixed up in short order and the worry doesn't make your Pops ill. You take good care, too. Stress is so hard on us.

Oh, and holdup, want to tell you that I adore your HM card with all the die cuts! Excellent job with that purchase and using up snippets!!

Mwah! Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sam sorry to hear about mum and do pray for the healing to be swift and effective and yes picking up heavy things isn't a good idea at 82.. the very strong contrasts in this card fab!! Shaz in oz.x

Amanda said...

Oh no, I hope you mum is on the mend and home soon. Love those nesties too such fab shapes and of course lovely mices to fill them. Hugs, Amanda x

Debs Willis said...

Hi Sam, sorry to hear about your Mum, hope she is on the mend soon.
Pretty cards, live the house mouse image :)
Debs xx