Thursday 21 February 2013


This week on Cute Card Thursday we are asking you to simplify your project, however and whatever that means to you!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Whimsy Stamps.

I have used the Twins stamp from Lili of the Valley, I treated myself to it a while back but have only just got around to inking it up and making a card.  I've coloured the image with my Copic pens to match in with the Spring Chic papers.

And here is my card, with no embellishments which for me is definitely simplifying things!  I've used just the one piece of paper then cut the mats with Marianne die LR0242 - and that's it!

I will be taking a bit of a blog break for a little while, hopefully not for long and I'm aiming to be able to complete my DT commitments for next week.  The family problems I mentioned are rather serious and for me totally confusing, please feel free to ignore the rest of my post.

For my dear friends who may have an idea of my situation, my DH walked out last Saturday just as we were about to sit down to dinner.  I have been talking to him on the telephone and was hopeful that there was something troubling him that I could help with.  What has confused the hell out of me is that I thought things were getting better and a fortnight ago we seemed to have turned a corner and were enjoying each others company once more. We have had our ups and downs over the past couple of years and with me living here looking after Mum and him away most of the time for work and only here at weekends, it has put a strain on our relationship, so much so that we have been in this situation a couple of times before, but in the end we have worked things out after a few days.  On Monday he was chatting as if nothing had happened - confusing me even more.  However, it seems that after he spent some time with his mother on Tuesday things have become decidedly worse and last night it was impossible to get him to talk about the situation, or anything much else.  I can only presume that his negative tone is because of what she has said to him - whatever that may be. On Monday he had said he would be here Wednesday evening so we could go out and have a talk, but he obviously had no intention of keeping that promise.  Having been in this situation several times since I moved here I am now totally emotionally drained, tired from crying and lack of sleep and just trying to keep busy with decorating tasks that are physically exhausting so I can be tired enough to sleep at night.  Even though I love him to bits, I am not sure if my own sanity and health can go through it all again, especially as this time it happened totally out of the blue and I don't know why.  I am left wondering what is going on in his mind, and I am trying to think what is best for me, but until I know what is happening it is difficult to make any decisions, even though in my heart I just want us to be together.


  1. Oh Annie, this makes me so sad that you have to deal with a personal crisis like this. I do hope this ends the way you want it, but remember... don't ever compromise yourself. It sounds like he needs to sort out some outside influences and until that happens, the turmoil will continue. Chin up, shoulders back, chest out... you will come out of this.
    To your card.. it is absolutely gorgeous and that fab die showcases the cute image perfectly.

  2. Oh Annie - what a turmoil all this must be for - no wonder you are emotionally drained :o(
    I really hope that things do sort themselves out for the best for both of you - and soon.
    Try to stay positive hun - keep your chin up :o)
    As always your card is adorable.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  3. What can I say - just sending you a virtual hug & keeping you in my thoughts.
    Much love from me
    Paula (PEP)

  4. I so feel for you hun, take care of yourself and I really hope things work out well.
    YOur card is so beautiful btw, love that sweet image!
    hugs Debxx

  5. Oh dear, poor you Annie. I'm so sorry to hear things are difficult for you. You need to take care of yourself Sweetie, you've gone through so much in the past couple of years. If you want to talk, feel free to call me, although I'm away from home til early next week.

    Your card is so pretty, what a gorgeous image and I just love those Marianne's diecuts.

    Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs. Hope things get sorted.


  6. Gorgeous card Annie. Love that sweet image and the lovely DP and colour combo.

    But I'm so sad to hear what at terrible time you're going through at the moment. I really hope things improve soon and things work out for you. You've had such a lot of stress over the last couple of years without this. Hope you can talk it through with hubby without any outside influence.

    Keeping you in my thoughts Annie.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  7. I'm so very sorry to hear about your marriage situation, Annie. It's just heartbreaking & I wish you all the very best. I pray that God heals your relationship with your husband.
    Your card is adorable. Twins ARE Twice as Nice! (I'm a twin so I can say
    That diecut is beautiful & your card really doesn't need any further embellies. It's beautiful!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

  8. I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through at the moment Annie. All I can do is send you hugs & say that I hope things work out for you,whatever the outcome.
    Gorgeous card as always hun.

    Sarah xxx

  9. Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry, I can't imagine how awful you must feel. I'm sending you good thoughts and prayers, I hope things improve for you soon.

    with loads of love and hugs

    Mags B xxxx

  10. Poor you, Annie. What a terrible time you are having. I sincerely hope that you are both able to work things out.
    I think keeping yourself busy is a good thing and keep crafting too even if you are not posting your cards. Your work is too pretty to stop and finding time to do something you clearly love to do and are so good at is important for your mental health. Your card today is lovely! Beautiful colouring and beautiful framing. Hugs, Lesley

  11. Oh Annie, so sorry to hear you are going through such difficult times. I hope that you able to sort it all out and wish you well. Huge hugs. x


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