Thursday, 14 November 2013

It's a Blue Christmas

Hello Dear all

There are butterflies in my tummy I am waiting to hear if I have got on to the Design Team for Crafting for All Season's I do hope so but not heard anything yet.

Our surprise tea party for our granddaughter Nicole was a bit of a flop really, our daughter Pauline told us to get there at around 6pm which was great as Alan does not get home until 5pm by the time he had a shower and got changed it was about 20 past 5 plenty of time to drive without taking risks but then we got a phone call from Nicole asking what time we were going to her mum's said we were just leaving and should be with them by about 5.50.

When we got there the food had almost gone as they started at 5pm and didn't wait for us so I managed to get a bit of birthday cake which Nicole had saved for me. Nicole then had to leave around 6.30 as they had a coach to catch early hours of the morning.  So gave me a big hug and off she went made up with her card and present.

Pauline then proceeded to play games on her phone rather than talking to us, her hubby Brad was ok really chatty it got to around 7pm and I said I was sorry but we had to go as my back was beginning to hurt with standing up - not offered a seat, or a drink.  So there we have it got my hopes up that my daughter was beginning to come round (she stopped speaking to me in 2003) and our relationship to say the least is not good it seems to be a bit hit and miss.   Ahhhh well you can choose your friends but not your family or so they say.   She'll miss me when I am no longer around.

My card today is for the Crafty Sentiments Blogspot, and the theme is BLUE.   I had to use my Mo Manning Digi Stamp for this and then decided to make it into an easel card.  Coloured in with a combination of fleximarkers and prismacolor pencils.

Well am off to do a bit of blog hopping 

Catch you all later

Love Alison xxxxx


  1. gorgeous card love Mos digital images love how you framed the image and all the pearls -good luck with the DT call and sorry to hear about your relationship with your daughter as you say she will miss you when you are no longer there
    Carol x

  2. Simply stunning hun and i so love Mo's images, am loving the frame too.

    Sorry to hear about your daughter, but like you say you can pick and choose your friends, but not your family - i haven't spoken to mine for 20 years !!, Luv Sam x

  3. This is stunning Alison, I love the cute image and such a beautiful design.
    Sorry to hear that things didn't go so well with your daughter yesterday. It's such a shame when family fall out.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Alison, so sweet.
    Good luck for the DT call and sorry to hear about your relationship with your daughter.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is just gorgeous ,fab image and details Hope you hear about the DT

  6. Gorgeous card Alison, I like the image, and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  7. Oh! Alison...what a shame the party was such a least you got to see Nicole and have a hug..gorgeous card you have here..I love the design and fabulous image and gorgeous...chin got us!!!

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. so gorgeous alison.i love those pretty frames around the sweet image and your colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Such a beautiful card Ali, love the concertina frame and all of the stunning detail!

    Love, Rach

  10. This is a fabulous easel card Alison, pretty blue land I love your rosette.

  11. Hi Alison, what a lovely card - the colours are just gorgeous and that rosette is stunning.

    I'm sorry the party was not very good, I don't get on with my parents (think I've said that before?) so I know the sort of problems you are having - but from the other side!! You are quite right we cannot pick your family. Wish we could, eh!


  12. How beautiful! That rosette is stunning and makes such a beautiful background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon!

  13. This is beautiful. A gorgeous layout
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly


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