Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lots of Layers at LHOSM

Hi all.
It's been a while since I posted as I lost all interest in anything just lately.
My Daughter has been in a car accident. Thankfully she was not seriously hurt though god knows how, the car she was in was a right off. She was taken to hospital in an Ambulance but after XRays was allowed to come home, suffering whiplash and bruising.
(It was her birthday a few days later too, poor kid.)
Then the day after my Husband got a call from his partner. He'd just arrived at work to find they'd been broken into and had everything taken, not even a spanner left. Thirty years worth of equipment gone. They'd smashed through the roof, smashed the alarms and trashed the place.
I've never seen my Husband so crestfallen. For two pins I think he'd have walked away and not gone back.  Trying to make lists of things missing was a headache. It took a whole day just to sort out the invoices that had been thrown everywhere. Boy did I swear!!
What a shame they didn't fall off the roof .
2014 is turning out to be a c...p year so far.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
The theme for the next two weeks is
Lots Of Layers

Magnolia - For You Tilda, coloured with distress Inks
Jus Cutz - Nested Decorative Shapes 5, for card shape, and photo strip die
Papers - Papermania Madame Payrauds
Spellbinders -Ovals
Magnolia doohickey - Swirl and Butterfly
Shabby cream frontage
Flowers - WOC and others
Pearls and ribbon,  stash
Hope to get round to seeing what I've been missing.
Hugs Sue Xx.


  1. So sorry to hear that things have been a bit rough. Hopefully things will start to look up now. Love your card. Hugs, Tracey x

  2. Wow, what a spectacular card. Sure love all the details!

  3. I hope things soon improve for you, Sue! At least your daughter wasn't badly hurt although it's always a shock to be involved in an accident. Feel for you about the break in too. It makes you feel so angry and helpless that someone can just take what is yours...really hope they catch the perpetrator! It hasn't affected your creativity though..stunning card as always.

  4. Oh dear Sue, no wonder I haven't seen you in blogland. Sorry to hear of your issues, I hope that your Daughter is making a full recovery an I hope the insurance sorts out your Husband's business too, although so may years of irreplaceable items I'm sure. Love your stunning creation - another little beauty. Your mojo hasn't disappeared with all that has happened of late. Take care. Hugs, Claire x

  5. So glad to hear that you Daughter is ok after such an accident Sue, your card is stunning I like everything about it!!!!
    Kevin xx

  6. Fabulous card,love the design,and

  7. Hello Sue. So sorry to read of your troubles, I hope things get better soon & glad your Daughter is ok. Your card is beautiful, love the shaped card the colours & flower arrangement are stunning. Keep yourself lost in craft as much as you can.
    Hugs Karen x

  8. Very pretty card, gorgeous shape and details. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  9. What a beautiful card Sue, lovely design and embellishments.
    Oh you do seem to be having a bad time, good your daughter got off so lightly with injuries. Whata shock for your poor husband, I hope he can get through it, hard for you all, take care, hugs Kate x

  10. Wow Sue you are having a time of it sending you hugs. Glad your daughter was not seriously injured and your poor hubby why do people think they can take stuff they don't have the right too. Hope the insurance people come up trumps for you.

    Beautiful card love the image, layout, shape and colouring very pretty. Love Alison xxx

  11. so pretty, love the shape and embellies
    thanks for playing with at tilda's town

  12. It has been a bummer year for you so far Sue, I do hope things improve soon sweetie. Your creations have not been affected though as you are still producing awesome work.

  13. Blimey what a rotten time you've had!
    I'm so glad your daughter is ok, beautiful card lovely!
    I so love your designs and thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias, Mel. xxx

  14. OMGoodness, Sue, what a time your family is having! So sorry to hear that, but glad that your daughter wasn't more seriously hurt, and that your hubby didn't get hurt in the break-in either. At least they are OK, and everything else will sort itself out eventually. Things are bound to look up for you! :^)
    Your card is so gorgeous! The challenge was perfect for your talents--you have such a wonderful way with designing many bits to look like a million bucks! Love this--love your coloring and all the fab details! :^)
    Sending you biggest hugs and smiles, Penny :^)

  15. Love your beautiful card it´s stunning!
    Hugs Charlotte

  16. Oh sue hunny oh my gosh what an awful thing to have happened know what car accidents are like and brake ins. Someone broke into my sons and took all his fishing gear. Glad your daughter is okay, as foryour card hun its totally stunning as always you take care hun love massive hugs Cheryl xx

  17. Oh Sue, your family really are having a bad start to the year. I wish you all well and hope everything gets much, much better for you all.
    Love your gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and stunning detail.
    Caz x

  18. Oh Sue how awful for you all that such terrible things have happened I do hope that things will start looking up for your hubby. Sue this creation is simply out of this world breathtaking, all those wonderful layers and of course beautiful Tilda, awesome car.
    lorraine x

  19. Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, I am loving your colours big hugs love Pops x x x

  20. it's been a while since I stopped by, and I was shocked to read your post - such terrible things to have been happening to your family, I hope that somehow there's been an improvement all round. Anyway, your darling Magnolia card is just stunning, so many petty details to go back and look at!
    take care hugs, annie x

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