Sunday, 30 August 2015

Jamaica Rum

Hello... I hope you are all well today and having a nice weekend. Big hugs to those who are unwell or going through difficult times.

I haven't done very much crafting lately... but had an hour to spare last week and felt like getting inky.. so here's what I came up with...  I imagine this sailor is rowing ashore into the sunset... from his ship.. in some exotic place... maybe Jamaica? 

I created the background colour with my ink dusting brushes and distress inks. Then used Stampscape Stamps for the silhouette details. Finished off by colouring the huts and greenery with Copics.

I'm sorry that I'm not a very good blogger at the moment... my life is bit hectic as my chest keeps flaring up... and I'm having more trouble with my teeth. Hoping to get my teeth fixed very soon though :-D   and then I need some tests on my eyes!! Lol... oh the joys of getting old !!

I have hospital appointments every week through September ... so hope you will forgive me if I don't get around to commenting on some days. I can't seem to get motivated to make cards at the moment, so I'm just going with the flow and doing a bit of painting and colouring... might try some cross stitch.... and hopefully my creativity will return when things settle down a bit healthwise.

I'm having a very relaxed Bank Holiday Weekend though... have been enjoying reading my books and magazines... I still have some creations that I made a couple of months back and so I will pop back and show you them... :-)

Take Care and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Love and Hugs


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is amazing, what a stunning card, Love the colours you have used. I could just do with that row in the fresh cool air today!!Its been roasting here!! Hope that everything is fixed by the end of the month!! Love Hazelxx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Sue, Hugs to ya, I hate getting old. !!!!!

Chrissy said...

Fantastic scene Sue..what a gorgeous place to live or peaceful..hope all goes well with all your appointments and you feel better soon..hugz right back at sound like you need them more...take care.


Kathleen said...

This is fabulous Sue, fantastic scene and wonderful colouring.
Heard today that Downton is back soon and it will be the very last one... boo hoo.

Hope your health improves very very soon.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue. The scene is so beautiful and your colouring is wonderful.
Take care, sending you big hugs, Sue xx

Janice said...

I can't see a problem with your creativity here! What a stunning card Sue, oh so pretty and you have described it perfectly, I can smell the heat & the rum in the air from here! Glad you're having a good weekend - me too! Jx

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a stunning scene you have created here Sue, I love it, I hope all goes well with the appointments
Kevin xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue. Wow this card is amazing! A wonderful piece of art! I do hope you start to feel better soon. Fingers crossed for all your tests. X
I am doing a lot more cross stitch at the moment and I really enjoy it! I hope you share what you do! X

meg said...

Absolutely stunning Sue a work of art, love everything about your card the colouring is awesome. Hope your appointments go well and you feel alot better soon.Take care Hugs Meg xx

Doreen said...

Love the gorgeous scene you have created Sue.....Take care,hope the eye test and dentist go

cotnob said...

This is stunning Sue, you have created a wonderful scene.
I'm sorry to hear that your health issues are continuing to trouble you - I do hope you manage to get things sorted with all of your hospital appointments.
Take care.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such an awesome creation Sue. This is a fantastic little scene you have created.
So sorry you are still having all these health issues sweetie.

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is absolutely beautiful. Adore how your wonderful colouring brings the whole scene to life.
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Pia S said...

This looks different from your usual style, but I love how it looks! Simple beauty of colors and scene, it feels so peaceful...

Babs Watson said...

Absolutely stunning...x

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sue! I love beautiful scene you've created, fab background!! I hope everything goes well and you start to feel better!
Sending big hugs, Tammy

chrissy xx said...

Getting Inky! and what a FABulous scene you've created Sue..
LOve your colours and ideas..Sorry to hear that you've not got your teeth sorted out yet..and on top of that another flair up on your chest..Sending hugs that you soon get better..We could do with some warmer weather hope the sun shines for us all in September.

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue - your background is awesome and I love the scene you have created.
Sorry to hear about your health issues hun - hope things start to settle down soon.
Sooooo looking forward to the Autumn season of fabulous TV programmes starting with Strictly this weekend and Downton the week after :o)
Debs xx

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Sue this is stunning!! I can't believe you coloured it, its absolutely perfect. I like the idea of it being Jamaica, it looks like Jamaica to me :) I LOL at your getting old comments, I had my eyes tested on my recent trip home, told the optician all about what ails me and he said 'you are imagining it, there is nothing wrong with your eyes' So went somewhere else..same comment LOL. Cx

Rebecca said...

Hi Sue, I love the background and the scene looks great! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I hope you're having a good week!

Love From Rebecca xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love this card hun, the way you have put it all together is perfect
Sending you huge hugs & I hope you get your eyes/teeth & anything else sorted real soon
Hugs Shell xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous - wish I was there! Hope you get back to your old self soon, take care, Liz x

Little K Smith said...

A lovely card Sue with wonderful colouring!
Hope you're feeling better soon :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a wonderful scene, Sue, I can feel the warm breezes. Super use of the Stampscape stamps. I need to use mine more often too.

Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather, I hope you'll feel better soon sweetie.

Love and hugs

MagsB said...

What a fabulous scene, Sue! Oh to be in the sunny tropics, lazing by the waterside with a rum cocktail lol!!!

love Mags B x

cheryl said...

Oh wow this is stunning hun the scene is gorgeous hugs cheryl xxx

Wendy said...

Just popped over to say thanks for your lovely message about my Dad, means a lot at this very sad and difficult time.
Sounds like you need lots of hugs too! hope all your appointments are going well and you are soon feeling better.
Oh nearly forgot to say stunning card! love it.
Wendy xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sue :o)

Kathleen said...

Hey, it's good to have it back, really enjoyed it and I sure am going to miss it. I am certain now that it is going to be a happy ending but sorry that Tom has already gone, but think that he may make an appearance in the last episode.
Really love Sunday nights now.

Kath x