Tuesday 13 December 2011

Still living!

Just in case anyone thought I might have disappeared of the face of the earth - I am still here. Last week was a total wipeout because I was ill and so it really throws you this time of year. Now I am in full panic mode lol! I have done some crafting but nothing really to blog about. Yesterday I made eight cards the same for posting oversees, they took less than an hour which you can probably guess by looking at them:

I just wanted a quick card that would be light to post so not much matting and layering.  They still cost £1.10 each to post!!

Then I have made two more very quick cards this morning:

Both cards were very simple and quick to make and I have just about finished a third just need to glue the pinecones on, hopefully will share that with you all tomorrow. 

Sorry I have been a bad blogger but I guess, like everyone, you just get so busy this time of year.  I have posted all my overseas cards now just need to write and post/deliver my English ones.  Got all my presents (apart from 3 but that is in hand) so I just need to make the tags and then I can wrap them.  I want to make my two mini poundland Christmas tress with the help of the Crafty Elf which I am hoping to start this afternoon when I have rested my back a bit as it is aching now.  I always craft standing up so after a few hours my back starts playing up and then I need to sit down for a while.  We have bought our Christmas tree and that went up on Saturday and I am quite pleased with it, looks lovely me thinks!!  Tidied up my craft room this morning so I am pleased with that but I don't know for how long I can keep it tidy.  I ordered another storage unit from  Storage 4 Crafts yesterday and they promise delivery before Christmas so I am looking forward to getting that, I'm hoping it will save my back as I have a lot of storage under my worktops so I have to bend down a lot and reach under to get stuff.  Hope you are all ok and not too stressed with your Christmas preps!! Take care xx


Craftychris said...

I am an even worse blogger - haven't blogged for a week - must improve!!!! Your cards are fab. I have been trying to decide whether to buy the Little Claire tree. Seeing your card has made me decide definitely yes!! thank you x

chrissy xx said...

It's that time of the year lol....Things will work out okay...They always seem to do!!
LOve your cards Susan...

Sue B said...

Glad you are feeling better Susan! I have come down with flu-type bug now!! the weakness is the worst!!! Just snuggling under my cosy blanket and drinking lots of tea!!
Wow all these cards are gorgeous!! they don't look like 'quick' cards. They look very classy and elegant - you have done so well !! I know what you mean about the postage, so yes all mine are fairly flat! LOL.
I really hope your new storage unit will help with your back pain!!
Take care
Hugs Sue xx

coops said...

fantastic selection of cards susan.love the fab designs :D
so pleased you are feeling better.

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

I am so sorry you have been ill,nothing worse at this time of the year. Glad you are feeling better now though Sue. I love all of these cards that you have made,stunning.xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better Susan, don't worry about blogging we are all busy this time of year! Love your cards!
Helen x

valen said...

Love your work! Looking forward to work with you at Lexi´s creations! Greetings from Spain,

Sandy said...

All of your Christmas cards are very nice- I really like them all!