Sunday, 29 March 2020

Crafty Hugs to you all xx

Good Morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....I think its fair to say that since my last blog post, the world has completely changed - hasn't it! I hope and pray that you are all keeping safe and well during these difficult times. We received notification this week that Alistair is being regarded as "extremely vulnerable" (due to medical conditions) so he is now isolating at home for at least 3 months, this didn't go down too well at first, but he is getting his head around the idea that this is to shield him. I have also taken the decision to stop working for the time being too. The company I work for are classed as Hardware, so are still trading at the moment. Fortunately, I had accrued some lieu time and I will be using a bit of annual leave too, but beyond that I don't really know how I stand with all this, but I do know that I just don't want to take the risk of bringing something home from work with me. Our daughter has moved herself in with her boyfriend and his family to free up her bed, for me, and whilst I miss her terribly, it has been a massive help. So, like many, many families now, we are spending a lot of time Video Calling each other, I sat for ages the other day just watching my twin grandson's running around their kitchen!! We have even got my Mum doing this too, and have about 3/4 chats with her a day....we decided to watch "Tenable" together next week, so we can shout answers at the TV together! All of this is wonderful, and is getting us through this time BUT you can't hug an I-pad (believe me, I've tried!!) and one thing that I will take from this experience is to not, not ever, take spending time with people, for granted,.....I am an awful one for saying, "Oh, I'm really busy, we'll take Mum shopping next week", or "Its too cold out, I can't be bothered to go out"............ There is an awful lot that we can learn about ourselves and the way we view the World, and for how we live, going forward, for me: I AM GOING TO PUT OFF, PUTTING THINGS OFF!!!

Wow, get me being all profound! Anyway, in the midst of all the madness, I feel so blessed that I am able to escape to my craft desk and loose myself, at least for a little while.

With other stuff on my mind I also forgot to add my DT card for the current 

our theme is WHITE CHRISTMAS

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our friends at
they have the most amazing online store - stuffed with adorable digi stamps, and will offer a gift voucher for our lucky winner

  • Winter Winnie from generously provided by Polkadoodles
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • snowflake die
  • snowflake border die
  • holly die
  • enamel dots from Your Next Stamp
  • liquid pearls
I would like to enter these challenges please
POLKADOODLES #13 AG Craft and card making

Before I go, I just wanted to add that we are running an extra little challenge, over at
this is especially for our youngsters, who are home and not able to be at school right now - we would love to see their "makes"


  1. Beautiful card Stay safe Ginny ♥
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. Beautiful card, Lisa love those muted colours!
    Fingers crossed that this nightmare will be over soon. You and your family take care xx

  3. A beautiful card Lisa, such a sweet image and pretty design.
    It sounds like you have everything all worked out for keeping in touch with your loved ones, take care and look after yourself and Alistair.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Thinking of you all Lisa, it is certainly a worrying time. Love this gorgeous card xx

  5. A Beautiful and elegant card Lisa. Love how you have been able to contact your family and friends how marvellous is technology theses days.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

  6. Hello ,
    What a wonderful card you made I love it
    Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
    Hugs and Creativity
    Cinderella (

  7. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 13 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!


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