Thursday, 23 May 2019

Take It Easy

Good morning and happy Thursday. We've recently had a few days away visiting my sister for our annual Christmas trip into London - we were late with last years, not mega early with this one, but Christmas is coming lol. It also coincinded with her last day at work. She's still my little (ok much taller than me) sister, but she's also done her 30 years and so she's retired, at least for the Summer.

I love this Carabelle stamp set, but as she's not going on holiday I changed the sentiment a little. Day 1 of her retirement and we helped to chop down a tree. They have a huge garden and it will now be given lots of TLC.
I'm entering this into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Use Stencils (my background is made with Clarity Stencils)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Bright Colours - have you seen his shirt! 
Stamping Sensations - In an English Country Garden - every English garden needs a tortoise! and
Ink Art Designs mine's a Carabelle stamp.
The sun is shining here today, and it really feels like Summer is on the way, so have a lovely day, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. PLEASE don't say things like 'christma's is coming aaaargh! ovely piece, hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations challenge.

  3. Great card and the image works really well for your sisters card.
    Amanda x

  4. Oh wow Sue, how cute is this. Love it. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  5. Of course every garden needs a tortoise, Sue, and yours is fab! Great take on our theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. Oh My that tortoise is so cute is that a stamp you have , where you buy it ?? Thank you for sharing...


  7. A great background for this cute tortoise! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  8. A real fun creation. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'English Country Garden' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Oh my Sue how prepared are you..?? Christmas!! I have no room for craft stuff let alone C Pressies. How lovely that your Sister can now spend extra time in her garden no retired. Fab card I love that large Carabelle stamp a great depiction of taking it easy whilst wearing your Summer Hat.
    Wishing you a super bank holiday weekend Hugs Tracey xx

  10. What a great stamp - it did make me smile. Hope you had a great time with your sister (though I'm ignoring the C-word!). Sorry I’ve been so absent – there’s a quieter period on the horizon (at least until the next last-minute gig bobs up to spoil it).
    Alison x

  11. I couldn't believe you mentioned Christmas!!!
    Love the card.

    All the best Jan

  12. What a great image for a retirement card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. A fabulous card, with a fun and fabulous stamp!!
    Well done Sue, I LOVE this one!!! :) xx


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