4 Sep 2016


Good morning all I hope that you are enjoying the weekend.

I omitted to tell you in my last post that one of the reasons I am not about or doing much crafting is that my mum's health has not been too good, she was taken into hospital last Wednesday and seems to be improving, I am off to visit with her this afternoon, hopefully she will be home with us again soon.

I have finally decided to post this card that I made sometime ago but never blogged, the image is a digi by Elisabeth Bell, the papers are from my stash, I have used both die cuts and punches, pearls and a stamped gold embossed sentiment.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

My second piece of news is that my son James and his girlfriend are having a baby, it is due in Feb 2017, I will be a Nan, how wonderful is that.  Once I heard the news I felt that I needed to resurrect my crochet tools and have ago at making some baby stuff, so far I have made several hats, including one with bunny ears, baby jackets, pants and mittens, apart from the hats I have never done anything like this before but I am more than pleased with the outcome.

Many, many thanks for taking time out to visit one very hit and miss blogger, I am hoping that maybe one day soon I will find my creativity and love of crafting again, I am very much enjoying seeing all your beautiful creations, you are all such a big inspiration to me and have influenced my crafting over the years, you are all so kind and supportive, thank you so much.


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the cute image and fab design. Huge congratulations on your good news too. Love all your baby makes.

Donna x

Diane said...

Best wishes on your moms speedy recovery Lorraine. What an adorable colored image and love the glittery wings. Congratulations and how exciting you will be a grandparent. Love the crocheted items.

Hugs diane

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to hear your Mum is poorly sweetie. She is in my thoughts and prayers, I hope she is back home soon.

Fantastic news about the coming baby, you will be a good Nan.

A gorgeous card creation and beautiful crochet work.

I am sorry I am not about much either. Most of my cards have been scheduled right up to November. So they will pop up without it really being me here.

Cathy xxx


Gorgeous card Lorraine love the image and sentiment and sorry to hear about your Mum hope she is feeling better soon and Congratulation's to you becoming a Nan and love the love the items you have made
Dianne xx :)

Veerle said...

Such a lovely card Lorraine. I hope your mum get better very soon. Take care my dear, hugs Veerle x

Margreet said...

Hi Lorraine, your card is wonderful...love the way you made the wings!
Hope your mum is at home in the meantime and that she's doing well.
Congrats on becoming a grandmother. What a wonderful babyclothes....I adore the hat with the bunny ears!
xxx Margreet

brenda said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum Lorraine and hope she is home again soon. But what fabulous news that you are going to be a granny, you must be so excited, there is something about the first one that is always that little bit special.

Lovely crochet clothes for the baby and nearly forgot, lovely card as well, it's a beautiful sentiment.

B x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, the image is just so sweet and I love the fabulous sentiment. I do hope your Mum is much better when you visited today and that she is soon well enough to come home. The crocheted baby clothes are gorgeous, I love crocheting baby things. Many congratulations to your son and his girlfriend, you will absolutely love having a grandchild they are great. Hope you all have a good week.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

First off..congratulations Nan to be..how exciting and love all the sweet knit wear you have made..such a happy time and all the best to you Mum and hope she gets better soon..your card is just adorable, what a lovely cute image and love her sparkly wings..your sentiment on your card says it all Lorraine...


pinky said...

Hope you found your Mum had improved today Lorraine. I am loving your cute little card, she is coloured so beautifully. Congratulations on your great news. Aren't they so lucky to have such a cleaver Nan in the making! These little items are adorable, I wish I could crochet like that.

Chris said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, lovely design and the image is delightful.
Sorry to read that your Mum is poorly and in hospital, hope she soon improves enough to come home!
Fantastic news about the baby, you must be so excited.Those little crocheted garments are so cute.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Firstly, congratulations to your son and partner on their forthcoming baby and to you too.
A lovely card, super, sparkly wings and sweet fairy image.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Lorraine, I'm so sorry to hear about the health-problems from your mother. I hope she will be home with you soon. On the other hand there is good news about you becoming a Nan, congratulations.
Your card is looking very lovely, beautiful colored and what a sweet clothes did you crochet, so tiny...:)
Take care and hope to see you around on Blogger.
Greetings Miranda xx

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, Lorraine. I'm glad she's doing better. Keeping her and you in my prayers. Your card is so sweet and beautiful!! I love the image and the sparkle on the wings!! The sentiment is fabulous!! Congratulations to your son and his girlfriend!! And you, too!! The items you have made are spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, fab image and I love her sparkly wings,
Congratulations on your news...gorgeous baby makes.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Lorraine, such a sweet image and great sentiment.
Sorry to hear about you Mum, I hope she is on the mend and will be allowed home soon.
Huge congratulations on your wonderful news, your baby clothes are fabulous.

Marlies said...

Your card is gorgeous, so sweet and adorable!
I'm glad your mum is getting a bit better and hope she will be soon home again. Congratulations on you becoming a Nan. Your baby things look great!
Take care, hugs, Marlies

Stampsnob. said...

Cute card Some days I want to fly away but my angel wings are not that strong yet/////////////////Lis

Michelle said...

Your a Woman with many talents. I love the card. The wings are adorable plus I love the sentiment. I'm glad to hear that your mom is doing better. Congratulations on becoming a grandma. It's the best thing in the world.


Lynne in NI said...

Gosh, sounds like life has been busy for you Lorraine! I hope your Mum feels better soon, and that's wonderful news that you're going to be a Nan, how exciting! Great card by the way, and your crochet work is lovely too :)

MaryH said...

So sorry to hear your Mom is having health issues again, but hope she is soon on the mend, and your life won't be one of hospital visits or caregiving. Congrats on becoming a new Grandma too. Loved all the sweet & colorful little knitted goodies. Lucky baby to have such a talented Grandmother! And one who is willing to make the effort for handmade. Loved the cute little fairy card too. I think many of us are at the same place with cardmaking and blogging. Sometimes you just need to step back, take a breather, do what Life is handing you just then, and come back renewed. Big hugs & TFS

Aileen Ryan said...

Well Lorraine what a fantastic card. That little digi image, is so cute I couldn't get over her ever so cute face. I'm so sad to hear your mums not well. Its so hard as we get older that means our parents do to and it seems to bring so much heartache with it. I just spent the last three days with mum and dad and as their alzehimers advances I see less and less of the parents who have been my guiding light and more and more of wilful children who constantly need to be reminded how to act. Luckily for me they enjoy my humour and that is what I use to get by through the days.
Now the good news - a grandmother - ahh you will so enjoy that and will probably find your crafty card making will come back when its time for cards to celebrate those special occasions. What amazing pieces you have already made, this is going to be one lucky little bundle. Ahh the smell and feel of a new born as they snuggle into you, nothing beats that. Enjoy every moment. Hugs aileen

cheryl said...

oh hun,i am sorry to hear about your mum not being well its,sad,when things like this hit us,and oh being a grandmother hun what can I say its the most beautiful gift in the world. I adore my little Lucie and on my bad days she pops round and gives me a hug and says nan nan,it gives,me the biggest boost and my heart just melts,so massive congratulations sweetie hun. As for your card its just gorgeous your colouring is brilliant as always my friend. I cant knit at all so well done on your creations sweetie so so clever. I did learn to sew so,that is handy hope to be able to understand patterns to make my little Lucie some clothes. love massive hugs cherylxxxxxx

Jane Savage said...

Hope your mum get's better soon, Lorraine, how worrying for you. Love your gorgeous card with that sweet image! HUGE congratulations on your impending Nan-hood! Fabulous news! All that fabulous crochet work will be put to very good use! xxx

Lau W said...

Hope your mum is better !
And thanks for the good news, super news !
So lovely card, and super work !

Patty Sue 2 said...

I have always loved this stamp and you have colored it beautifully! Next I am sorry to hear about your mom, I am praying for her and for you! It is so difficult to watch our parents when they are ill and there is little we can do for them. I have lost both my parents and it is a difficult time. But, I am so excited that your have a wonderful silver lining in your cloud. I can promise you there is nothing so wonderful as being a 'grammy' or in your case a "Nan". I am so happy for you and I love, love, love your beautiful crochet creations. (Especially the bunny ears!)You should be very pleased with the outcome they are darling. Have a great week!

Donna Ellis said...

Such wonderful news about becoming a Nan, Lorraine! Very exciting! Cute little outfits, too. Very sorry to hear about your mum and hope she was able to come home by now. Your little card is delightful, and the sentiment is one of my favorites! Very encouraging and offers hope. Hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend! :) A mix of emotional news in one post here! First, I'm very sorry to hear of your mum's illness and do hope she gets to feeling better and glad you are able to be with her. Secondly, congrats on your happy exciting news for a bundle of baby coming!! How fun!

I think your card is absolutely precious and I adore this image! :) I just love how you've glittered up her wings and your flowers look amazing here Lorraine!! Beautiful and thanks for sharing with us! HUGS

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats nana! LOL! Oh I can see that little bundle will be spoiled and how sweet to get ahead start on all your baby crocheting now. They look so pretty. YOu are so talented, I can imagine what the nursery will be like with all your crafting added on to it too. Love your pretty card as well!

Judy Corner said...

Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery Lorraine. A worrying time I know. Love your recent work, and oh WOW look at that lovely crotchet. That is so clever! Judy x

Victoria Rowson said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news of becoming a Nan soon. The card is beautiful!! The image is adorable and I love your layout! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

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