Monday 2 June 2014

Hold On Tight!

Good morning I certainly hope you had a lovely weekend and are all refreshed for the week ahead! A big welcome to my newest follower Kitten Kraftz what a gorgeous picture of a kitten!

 When I took my Aunt and her friend to the hospital their friend was worse than we expected and so we didn't stay too long as she didn't recognise them.  Its such a shame as she is 5 days older than my Aunt (92) and was living independently, going on holiday and meeting up with my Aunt and another lady each week for whist. She has no children either so I don't know what will happen to her.  I think that living to a ripe old age is not so good if you don't have your health.  My Aunt is quite fit but crippled with Arthritis so I have to take her out in a chair and I do her cleaning each week, her son does her shopping. My Aunt's other friend that I took to the hospital is 89 and very mobile, she goes out every day on the bus and goes to WI and managed really well to climb into the back of my two seater car.  If I could be like that I'd be happy!

Well enough of my waffling and the reason I am here is to tell you about a new challenge at Hobbycutz.  This week the challenge is NOT to use any Design Paper - eeeek!  Here is my card:

Our Sponsor this week The Stamping Chef very kindly gave the team images to use - thank you! I have this little cutie called Barn Brat which I coloured with my Copics.  I trimmed the edge of my Burlap with Spellbinders Edgeabilities.  I put the Kraft card through an embossing folder that had been swiped with Brushed Corduroy DI.  The cattail die is Spellbinders I thought it looked like the hay in her mouth!  The little tag is Docrafts which I stamped and added some twine and a horseshoe charm from my stash.  The lasercut is available from Hobbycutz and I stamped it using Versafine ink.

Here is another view:

Kobie is getting some more designs into the shop here is a sneak peek:

This is just some of the new designs there are plenty more!  For more inspiration on this week's challenge please go over to the Challenge and have a look at the rest of the DT's work and then join in the fun to be in with a chance of winning this week's prize from The Stamping Chef.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I am off to spend the day with my Daughter and Rowan today, I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are and whatever you do. Take care xx


susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan. adorable image. Have a good day x Susan x

Unknown said...

Lovely card Susanne, sorry to hear of your aunt's friend. Enjoy your day today.xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous


Gorgeous card Susan love the image fabulous back ground and love the die
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

Love your card Suzie, and love how you used the hessian.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Such a shame for your aunts friend Susan.

Your card is beautiful, brilliant layout
Hugs Kelly

Anonymous said...

Susan this is gorgeous , love all the little touches. Have a great day with the family xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the no DP as the embossing and burlap look fantastic.Love the cattail die it's terrific.. but.. mine isn't.. it wont cut through and have tried everything..gorgeous image snd colouring.
So sad for the elderly with no family...hope I'm as fit as a buck rat when I reach a ripe age.


Jo said...

Love this Susan, the burlap looks fab! Have a lovely day.....lots of cuddles!
hugs Jo x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and such fabulous detailing.
I am sorry to hear that your Aunt's friend isn't too good, it's such a shame.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. A fab image and the die cut is a perfect finishing touch.
Lorraine x

vic said...

This is gorgeous :) lovely colouring and the image is so sweet, I think it's lovely how you help your aunt each week

Vic x

Viv said...

This is just fab Susan! Great job. What a shame about your Aunt's friend. Hope you have a lovely day today.

Claire said...

Fabulous card hun, love the image and that wood effect paper. Hugs, Claire x

rachel said...

Hiya Susan - you do sound like you're doing a lot of rushing around after others Susan - don't forget about you! Love your card and the new shapes look fab xx

cuilliesocks said...

Yeeha!, brilliant card Susan, great image and I love your background, and so rusticly apt for the cowgirl.

I hope your Aunt and her friend were not too distressed by their friends condition, just so awful, and all the more so when she has no family, poor lady. Hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Love your fabulous card Susan.
Hugs xx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

Gorgeous card, love the image and design.

Sorry to hear about your Aunts friend, my they both do well for their ages I hope/wish I could be like that if I get to that age lol!

Enjoy your day with your Daughter & Grandson.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Yes, we all would love to become older, but being really old looks less promising, of course it depends on how lucky you are! Your card has the wow-factor Susan, you couldn't have made a better match between image, papers and embellies! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific western style card,love the burlap, the wooden panel background and the lovely die. Wonderful colouring!

Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific western style card,love the burlap, the wooden panel background and the lovely die. Wonderful colouring!

Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific western style card,love the burlap, the wooden panel background and the lovely die. Wonderful colouring!

Debbie said...

Great card Susan. Love the image and the burlap looks fabulous. x

Sue B said...

Ooh I really love this card Susan!! what a fab image and your colouring is really beautiful !! I love the Burlap and the Cattail die is just perfect!
I'm sorry about your Aunt's friend… you are right… it's ok living to a good old age as long as you are relatively fit… the worst thing is if they don't recognise you… so heartbreaking and hard to deal with. It sounds as if your Aunt is doing really well for her age! it's lovely that you take her out so often.. she must really appreciate it!
Hope you had a lovely day with your Daughter and Rowan! :-)
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

Such FABulous colours Susan and the sweetest of images. LOve how you have done this will the Burlap.
So sad to hear about your Aunts friend..
My MIL is 89 next month and still insists on doing everything hereself

scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning Western themed card. Your image is great and I just love that scalloped hessian!

Deborah said...

Fab card with a great image Susan.

Deborah A

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan, I love that cute image and wow your background is stunning. Well done.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love what you have done with 'Barn Brat' hun she looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and love the rustic look.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Susan love the image and colours combo, love the hessian and the die sit really sets it off.
I am sorry to hear your Aunts friend isn't so good, hopefully she starts to improve soon.
Hugs Julie xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, I love your image and fabulous rustic details - perfect design.

scrappymo! said...

Hi again...just back to say yes, I finished 50 cards, went to the garage sale and bought some bargains and now I am back frozen till I make another 50 cards from my stash. For a total of 100.
I think I am at card 21 in my post...22 is I jumped ahead to show you the 50th card and now I am b ack showing them in order I made them again!
Confusing I know! Sorry!!!

Vicky said...

Awesome card my sweetie love the image & the textures of this card, its fab hun!!!!!

Thank you so so much for your donation for Race For Life it really does mean the world to me. I really am soooooo sooooooo sorry you are going through this awful thing, I cried when I read your message, it really is heartbreaking isn't it. If ever you want chat or anything email me anytime shug. Take care & get lots of cuddles of your grandchildren......they are a really good tonic especially on bad days. You are all in my thoughts hun & I really do have everything crossed for you.

Lotsa big hugs to you all, Vicky xxx