Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Hi Everyone

Well I can only say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has left such lovely comments and so many heartfelt thoughts throughout this very sad and difficult year we have had as a family, but would also like to add one of the happiest with Claire and Toby's  wedding in April and their  blessing in May.  I hope that 2015 is going to be a good one for us all.

If it wasn't for coming across Sue's blog by accident I would never have come in contact with you all you lovely ladies, so a really big thank you to Sue

If you are out tonight celebrating the new year in, stay safe and warm. I will raise a glass to you all at Midnight. Good Health & Happy Crafting to everyone  CHEERS!!

Love and hugs

Tina XX


  1. Good afternoon Tina,
    Just popped in to wish you and yours A Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
    Hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for.
    Top of the "wish list" I know is that they will get to the bottom of Claire's problem.
    Thank you for your visits and all your kind words.
    Keep up with all those stunning creations you share with us.

    Patricia xxx

  2. Good afternoon Tina. Wishing you all a good New Year and hope that 2015 brings better times than 2014. So glad Anthea is doing so well, and she is so right about her little limp, it is a small price to pay, with any luck she might just recover the feeling in time. Here's hoping Claire gets her pain sorted out soon. Look forward to seeing all your wonderful cards next year. Have an enjoyable time. Hazel xx

  3. Hi Tina. Just popping in to wish you and your lovely family a happier 2015. Its been such a dreadful year for you all (Apart from the wonderful wedding) although that was tinged with sorrow) all I pray for is that the year ahead brings much more happiness for you all. I was SO proud of you when you called to say you were now in the CEDT and you have done so well. Anyway, im so lucky to have found you and its all down to Sue, I may not have financially won the lotto, but friendship makes you so much happier than money, thank you for sharing your life and outstanding work with us.
    Happy New Year's Eve, have a wonderful night, you deserve it and hope the head isnt too bad in the morning LOL.
    Steph xx

  4. Sheila
    If you pop in, I miss you. What ever you are going through,I hope you feel in time you can come back and allow us to be there for you.If you are going through sad times, I am thinking of you, and just come back when you are ready. Big gentle hugs Sheila XX

  5. Good evening Tina
    Wishing you and your lovely family a magical and peaceful New Year. You have had a very eventful 2014 and not all of it wonderful but you will always have your happy memories. I know the health and happiness of those you love the most are paramount to you and I hope all their problems are solved quickly in the coming new year.
    Wishing you further successes with your crafting, you have the most amazing inspirational talent may it bloom and fly to higher levels there is only one way and that is up!
    With love to you all
    Margaret corgi owner

    1. My Goodness Margaret, you make me feel I can achieve anything. Bless you XX

  6. Good morning Tina,
    I hope that you have a much better year this year than you did last with the exception of your lovely daughters big day. I hope that your "other" wee girl is doing well with her treatment and that it is making her whole once more. But you forgot the other big excitement of last year and that is you making the design team of Creative Expressions of which all us Wilsonettes are so proud of you for.. so here is to you having a fabulous year and bringing out some more stunning works of art of Tina.
    And one last thing before i go and you start nodding of at me, Thank You for being so kind and your thoughts and wishes for me. I don't know what i would do without Sue's site and all the wonderful people on it. Take care flower,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)


      How lovely to hear from you, I've really missed you and them there hills of yours. You have a lovely way with words to describe them. I would never nod off reading anything you have to say. We have both had a happy/sad 2014, but lets both think positive in 2015. I hope you had a good Christmas and you all have a happy and healthy new year. I hope you come back soon. Take Care Norah.

      We saw Anthea over the Christmas period and she looked fantastic, she'll have scans in the new year, but it looks really good. Regarding Claire we are waiting for some results to come through hopefully they won't take too much longer and we can get my Claire Bear sorted too.

      Tina XX

  7. Hi Tina

    Happy 2015! I hope the year is a great success for you crafting wise and I hope your daughter and husband find relief from their health problems. If you have pain but no answers it is one of the hardest things to deal with on so many levels. I will think of your daughter every dayand wish for her to get relief and answers as soon as possible.

    I was so pleased a Wilsonette got picked for the CEDT too. It was a a real highlight of being part of the blog that "one of our own" got picked!

    I am a night owl, always have been. I concentrate better at night (less distraction) and oh yes, Mr W can snore for England. Pneumatic drill hve nothing on him- I can hear him over the telly with the door shut when he's across the hall in the bedroom! I have to try get him on his side if I'm in here as it drives me nuts. Failing that, ear plugs! No wonder I get lost on craft blogs!

    Looking forward to your next card,


    T x

    1. Hi T

      Happy 2015 to you too. Paul's eye is fine now, just a tiny little scar that they said in time will heal. We have to wait for some results of tests Claire had before Christmas, fingers crossed we get her sorted this year.Regarding CEDT, it was Lanc Steph that really encouraged me to go for it. I was so shocked when I got the email to say I had been successful, and then thought what the hell have I done but I am enjoying it even though some of the stamps I wouldn't but myself, but that is the challenge.

      I never used to be a night owl, it was 3 Christmas's ago when Craig was playing a racing game with people all over the country and in America, Craig told them I was watching and they insisted I played along too. I think the last race ended about 5.30 am. My body clock was so messed up after that, I couldn't and still can't get back into a routine, and when I do go to bed it's like laying next to another racing car revving it's engine. Thank goodness for craft blogs. Hope you come back soon T.
      Tina XX

  8. Happy New Year Tina, and hopefully this will be a better one for us all. Life seems to keep throwing things at us, and through blogs like Sue's and yours we can realise that we are not alone with our problems, and can share them, and our triumphs, with others. A different kind of family.
    Janice W

    1. Happy new year too Janice

      I don't know what I would have done over the past year without all the lovely people on Sue's blog, and so chuffed they visit my blog and share feelings here too, and long may it continue. Not that I am complaining in any way shape or form but I think tomorrow might be my first day on my own since Christmas Eve, and my workroom has been calling me so I am going to give in and make a card tomorrow. No housework, another layer of dust is not going to show on the Christmas Dec's. Tomorrow's my day.

      Tina XX

  9. Hi Tina,
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope and pray 2015 will be a year of less worry and stress for you.
    Looking forward to seeing all your cards this new year!
    Sorry this is a bit late but I am away from home just now.
    Lots of love,
    Myra xx

    1. Hi Myra

      It's lovely of you to visit my blog while you are away from home and at any time, Thank you.

      January's cards for the DT are cutesie ones it's cats and dog's, so I've managed to use some of Sue's dies with them. Now all I've got to do is add some flowers and I feel I will be well and truly in my comfort zone, but it is always good to be taken out of that zone sometimes.

      I too hope 2015 will be less of a challenge. hopefully see you again soon.

      Tina XX

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