Friday, 14 September 2012

Forget 'bumps in the night'

Good morning to all, hope you are all well.
 The weather has sure turned to Autumn here overnight. Cold, wet and very very windy. Won't need the car this morning, just stand at the top of the hill and I'll get blown into town!
Well another eventful week for me. I was on my way to work on Wednesday and it was throwing it down and I mean bouncing. I had pulled in behind traffic waiting to join the main road when BANG, I was hit from behind. I shot forward and my head shot backwards,  Oh no!
I got  out of the car to see the damage. It was a young girl. She wound down her window, stuck her head out and was shouting 'there's no damage, I can see from here'  By this time my back and neck were starting to hurt (I have a back problem to start with) and there was no way I could get down to check underneath the car so as my hubby works just around the corner I gave him a call.
He came and checked and luckily there didn't seem to be any damage although I needed to check the electrics on the roof later(cabriolet) inside as it was still bucketing down.
But it was her parting comment which really made me shake my head
I didn't do it on purpose,It's not my fault, it's raining and my feet are slippy and slipped off the pedal!!!
must be my fault then for being in front of you and making you drive too fast in rain with wet feet in unsuitable shoes ...mmm
(me thinks I've been watching too much Judge Judy)
Since then the pain in my neck and back aint good and I've struggled at work cos I'm on my feet all day, so I'm hoping today it get's a little easier.
There was some slight damage to the bumper but my hubby has a garage so he's gonna do it for me.
How lucky was she (driving too fast to stop in awful rain) and how stupid!
It's time for another challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and it's the turn of the lovely Cathy to host and the theme this week is to
'Use your favourite stamp'
Our fab sponsor this week is

Here is mine, I have so many favourites but I so love whimsy stamps, they are just so cute.

Whimsy stamp- Sylvia Zet, Hope, coloured with promarkers and pencils and cut out using Spellbinders labels 14
Memory box- Honey blossom sprig, tiny tendril leaf, Kaleidoscope butterfly, vintage bird cage, whimsical flourish
Cheery Lynn-Exotic butterfly
Martha stewart-butterfly and bird punch,
Whimsy-stamp die and sentiment
Doilies, cheesecloth and ribbon from stash
Be good peeps and have a good day whatever your doing. I'll be back later to catch up on all you lovely crafters.
Hugs Sue X


  1. stunning card Sue, love the image and your card layout! sorry to hear about your car bump - same thing happened to me about 2 weeks ago. sigh! Hope you're feeling a bit better soon!
    Kim x

  2. You may need to get it checked out Sue..hope you got her license plate number.
    Gorgeous card,such a beautiful image and love her sparkly wings, so pretty.
    Take care...

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. She's lovely Sue.

    Sorry to read about your awful week. Hope your neck getting better now.

    Susan x

  4. Wow Sue, Glad you're ok hun, but be careful, I had whiplash from an accident and it took a few days to truly hit me!
    Gorgeous card hun, such a sweet image! and stunning design and embellies!
    Jacqui x

  5. OMG Sue I hope you are okay. Typical youngster, they think the world owes them and nothing is their fault. Hope the pains subside soon.
    Gorgeous card sweetie, love your colouring and the layout and embellies is awesome.


  6. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the image and the colours and details are all beautiful.
    sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you are feeling better soon


  7. oh i hope you are ok.. and that your neck and back feels better soon.
    LOve this card .. its so pretty and the little die cuts really set it off
    Lisa x

  8. Oh Sue, you are having a time of it, aren't you. Hope your neck and back are better. I must admit, I would probably have given her a bit of a tongue-lashing.
    Glad to see it hasn't interfered with your card making skills though, this is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured and a fab layout.
    Take care
    Caz x

  9. This card is gorgeous Sue , love the beautiful image, colour combo and fab layout.
    I hope your neck is ok and I can't believe the girls excuse for driving into the back of you ( some people):(.
    Hope you have a fab weekend and take care.
    Hugs Emma xx

  10. Gorgeous card!!!!
    She is just so sweet!
    Love all your beautiful embellishments!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  11. Gosh Sue, What is happening? You have had a run of it and I hope your feel better soon. Wonderful card, such a sweet image and I love the colours.

  12. So sorry to hear about your ride to work the other morning. Ouch!
    Your card is so pretty! I love the brown and pink colors. Such a cute stamp, too!
    Have a wonderful & relaxing weekend!

  13. Oh my Sue - how bloomin awful - did you get her registration details and her name etc?

    I hope you feel better soon.

    I love your card - such beautiful colours - perfect.

    I'm so sorry I haven't been to see you for a while - my internet has been poorly.

    Thank you for leaving me some lovely comments.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Sue, adorable image.
    Sorry to hear your news, hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  15. I hope there's no soft tissue damage and you start feeling better soon. Gotta love when someone can't even take responsibility for their actions...I'm sure it was the first time in her life she's experienced rain and a hill as well!
    Love how you've colored up this gorgeous Sylvia Zet image and she looks amazing in pink and brown. Love how you've finished off the inside as well. Great card


  16. Aww Sue how awful for you, hope you are feeling better.
    Gorgeous card, love that image.
    Cathy xx

    1. What a gorgeous card Sue love the cute little Whimsy image. Hope your neck and back are ok today xx

  17. What a beautiful card this is ... I love all the little details ... so sorry about your injury ... maybe you need to get checked out ... Many thanks for playing along at Papercraft Star hope you feel better soon

  18. Stunning card Sue, really pretty.
    I would definitely get your neck checked out I had a similar thing happen to me a few years back and gosh my neck was painful, a car came from a side road and didn't stop just hurtled straight at me, scared me to death and my poor Mum who was in the passenger seat. For today though I should get plenty of rest if I were you and get those nibbles ready for Downton Abbey :o)
    Take care, hugs (Doctor) Teresa lol xx

  19. What a fabulous card! really love the image you have used and all of the embellishments on there fab job!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    Shell x

  20. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your accident and I do hope you are feeling better, how rude people can be, she should have given you her insurance details even if there wasn't damage and of course it was her fault,I get very angry about people like that if they can't drive safely they shouldn't be on the road and it sounds like she could do with a lesson in good manners too. Sorry rant over, I really hope your back and neck get better soon, it sounds like a bit of whiplash. Your card is stunning, I love the sweet image and the ribbon and die cuts are absolutely beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  21. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Sue!! I love all the pink and brown and the image is just to cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    Hugs and smiles


    Love your blog too - just had to become your newest follower.

  22. I see why you love your Whimsy Stamps!! She's so beautiful and you have done her justice by making a lovely card to "show her off"!! So sorry for your accident..hope if pain keeps up you have some recourse!! Thanks for playing with us over at The Poodles Parlour!!


  23. Gorgeous card, Sue, I am not a pink fan, but this is the most beautiful pink card I have ever see, your coloring is fabulous! thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the "birdcage" card. So sorry about your accident and hope you are okay!

  24. Awesomely fabulous sweetie!! :0) A truly delightful card.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week in our pink & brown challenge.

    Karen - DT.xx

  25. gorgeous love all your embellishments, such a detailed card
    Hugs Kate xx

  26. Stunning card. Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  27. This is so beautiful card. So cute design. I have worked for the Scratch Cards Printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.

  28. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny's Papercrafty, and good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  29. Oh Sue I am so sorry to hear about the bump in your car I hope that the aches and pains do not get too bad. This is one awesome creation it is full of so much beauty, the colours, the embellishments and that image are top notch.
    lorraine x

  30. Morning Sue, Oh WOw you have been busy since I last stopped by! I just love your work, each and every one made with such love (and it shows!) This card is gorgeous, I love all Sylviz Zet images! Have alovely day, Judy x

  31. Gorgeous creation! It was just lovely to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy - I hope to see you again for our newest challenge!

    Also, I welcome you to share with me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  32. Beautiful creation sue! I love your colours and use of dies! I do hoPe you are feeling a little better after your bump. Thanks for joining us at the cupboard trilogy this time!
    Hugs xx Cara x DT

  33. Gorgeous card . Get well soon! x
    Thanks for joining the CT challenge x

  34. This is such a pretty card! I love the delicious Sylvia Zet image! Gorgeous card!

    I hope you're recovering from your prang. What a nasty shock!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  35. Very pretty card, such a cute image! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge xx

    Lesley (DT)

  36. Wow, what a stunning card! Fab colouring too x

  37. So sorry to read about your crash , how awful for you, hope you are a bit better now but take care I am still suffering after 10 years , we were shunted from the front a stupid woman put her car into reverse at speed and hit us. Your card is just amazing and I will pop back later to join in with your candy I am commenting from IPad will log on later when I get home, Sorry haven't been around much am looking after Mum and Dad again so all my free time is for making cards , I so miss visiting everyone. hopefully back to normal soon . Big hugs Elaine

  38. I am just reading through your blog and looking at your beautiful cards. They are all so beautiful and you're so talented. Today is the first day I'm seen about your accident and hope you're all better by now. Isn't that just like the kids nowadays...they don't take responsibility for their actions.