Thursday, 17 October 2013

MAWTT - Christmas Cuties

(This is a scheduled post that I drafted up a while back. I am taking a short break from blogging - please see end of post)

Good morning! it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 

and our lovely boss Hazel has chosen a theme of

'Christmas Cuties'

it doesn't have to be a card... as long as your creation follows our theme of being Cute and Christmassy!!

Image: Doodle Pantry - 'Winter Song Birdies'
Die: Memory Box - 'Virtuoso Music'
Paper: Freebie in Magazine
Sentiment: The Crafty Pad
Flower: WOC
Ribbons, Jingle Bell from stash

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's very cute creations this week... lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!!

As I said earlier in my post - I am taking a little break from blogging.  I'm very sad to say that my dad passed away last week. We were expecting it - but it has still hit us all very hard. I live with my mum, and my daughter is also here a lot of the time and so we are all supporting each other through. Family and friends have been great and very supportive. We are doing ok but feel very tired. We still have quite a lot of paperwork to sort out and the funeral to plan. This last week has seemed like a total blur but think I am starting to come around a little now. So I am just gonna give myself some time to adjust and see how I feel in a couple of weeks. Thank you for all your lovely comments - I really do appreciate them! 

Meanwhile ...Take Care and I will be back with you all as soon as I feel able!
Love and hugs


Hazel said...

A beautiful card and that image is so sweet. Thinking of you. Hazel x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so cheerful and I am loving the beautiful traditional colouring.
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Sue said...

Oh Sue, so sorry to hear about your dear dad. My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. It is good to know that you have had great support from your family and friends to help you through.
Your card is gorgeous, adorable image and beautiful detailing.
Take care of yourself Sue, thinking of you and sending you hugs
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Sue I am so sad to be reading this my heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts are with you and your family at such a sad time I am sure you will get strength from each other.

Your card is lovely as always Sue, beautifully finished off. Thinking of you and sending you hugs, Susan xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sue, I am so sorry to hear your sad News I am sending you big hugs and I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers, Beautiful card I like the image and the paper.
Kevin xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Sue this is so sweet, what an adorable card, Love the colours and I have those papers too, Love em. Sending You and the Family Huge Hugs, Thinking of ya, Love Hazelxox

meg said...

Sue I am so sorry to read that Dad passed away, you have all had such a difficult time over the past few months especially.
I know that at the moment very little will bring you comfort, you are in my thoughts and prayers, people say time heals I dont really believe this, time allows you to adapt to not having your loved one there.

Take care Meg

Hammers said...

Love your card this week Sue, it is indeed a Christmas Cutie. Clairex

KraftyKoolKat said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to hear your very sad news sweetie. My heart goes out to you and have tears in my eyes for you. It brings it all back to me when my Dad died. Take things easy sweetheart and give yourself time to grieve.

On a happier note your card is so lovely, really cute and a gorgeous layout.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

cotnob said...

Sue, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, my heart goes out to you and your family, take good care of yourself and come back and join us when you are ready - you will be in my thoughts.

Janice said...

So love that image and your super cute card, I love the Christmas jacket on the bird on the right. Hope you're doing ok Sue and we all understand your need for a break. Will chat again over the weekend, Jx

Wendy said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to hear your very sad news, sending you a big hug.
Your card is adorable, so gorgeous.
Thinking of you and your family.
Take care
Hugs Wendy xx

Pat said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to read your sad news, no matter if you are expecting it it still hits you so hard I know. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I know you will help each other. Take card of yourself and I hope to see you posting more of your beautiful projects soon. Your card today is gorgeous.

Love and Hugs Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Such a stunning and gorgeous card Sue..I love it.
In my thoughts and prayers and so very sorry for your loss..take care.


Debs said...

Your card is beautiful Sue - as always.
Hope you are looking after yourself - thinking of you and yours.
Take care
Debs xx

Claire said...

Firstly Sue, your card ia sbsolutely adorable and love all the Christmassy elements and secondly I am so so sorry to hear your sad news. Take as long as you need, family comes first and time is a healer. Sending you all my love and my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Hugs, Claire xxx

Tammy said...

This is so sweet Sue! I love that image and your gorgeous papers!!
I hope you are doing ok. Thinking of you and sending you and your family big hugs. Tammy xx

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Sue, its beyond cute and totally gorgeous!
Hope you are doing OK Hun, as you already know - I'm here if you need me
Hugs Laurie xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, splendid card, love the image.
So very sorry to hear your news, will be thinking of you and your family, never easy at a time like this.

Kath x

coops said...

really gorgeous card sue.stunning sweet image and design.
i am so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.
hugs nic.xx

Karina Bunkenborg said...

These birds are realy cuties! And your card is beautiful!

SusanLotus said...

I am so sorry to hear that you dad passed away. I can´t do anything else than send you a big and warm hug!
My thoughts are with you and your mother.

Hope you will be back soon again!
Til then take care.

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, so cute.
My thoughts are with you and your family Sue, look after yourself.
Big Hugs
Carole xXx

Ira Huberts said...

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you sweet friend... you are all in my thoughts...
Your card is so pretty, love the adorable birdies. Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
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chrissy xx said...

Oh Sue! I'm so sorry to hear this sad news..My thoughts are with you and your family...

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry to read your news. I hope you and your mum and daughter are okay. Sending you lots of love.

PS Your card is gorgeous as always!

Pia S said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. It's always difficult to lose a loved one, even though you've been prepared for it...
Your Christmas card is so sweet! I really like how you placed the die cut music notes border over the image.

Anneke said...

dear Sue
what a lovely vintage card and so in christmas style.
i have changed my blog url , so it was and it is now from today on.

i hope you will follow me there aswell.
hugs to you.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How adorable!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Christmas card and terrific colouring!
Sorry for my belated comment on your fathers passing. My heart goes out to you and your family, especially your Mum! Take care all of you!