Sunday, 12 May 2019

Tool Box Birthday!

Hello friends!

Another week gone!,and a mixed one here.
Thank you so much for the good wishes lots of you left me on my last post. Glad to say the chest infection is behind me BUT I am now nursing a very painful shoulder.....and YES it has stopped that promising crafting along with the feeling that I need a good kick up the derriere to get me going again!.... I don't reckon much to this getting older lark one bit!

Before you rush off...(it is a crafty blog after all and you didn't come to hear my tales of woe) I sadly have one other snippet of news. I received an email from my son in Australia yesterday to say that Chloe (the granddaughter that the card on my last post was for) is very poorly in hospital with sepsis.
Not the sort of news one wants at any time but it is so difficult when one is all those miles away and I can't give anyone a hug.Please keep your fingers crossed for her full recovery...everything I can think of is crossed here!

Ok ...thanks for to the main event as it were....the one you called to see me for!

I made this a while back for my eldest son who who recently had a birthday.

 I used a freebie die from Die Cut Essentials magazine and took two of the card designs from the magazine and incorporated them in to one for my creation.The papers were part of an accompanying free download which I found a faff to get to the right scale. I am not very good at this digi!!

I have to say I was glad how it turned out in the end as it was fiddly and time consuming, and I even enlisted hubby's help in putting all the coloured handles on the tools which saved me quite a bit of time. One has to keep these retirees busy you know!!

Well the sun has shone today for a change, I hope it has where you are.

The kitchen fitters have moved in here this last week so you can imagine the mess....and the microwave I hate having workmen in the house as I always feel I can't settle to do anything...are you the same?. hubby knows what I mean about that now too!!!

Well friends, I can smell that microwave dinner. It has been good to chat with you,,,thanks for go eat it!

I hope you have had a good weekend and have a good and crafty week ahead.
Stay well and happy and we will catch up again soon I hope.Forgive me if my blogging is a bit sporadic.

Crafty hugs
Carole xx


  1. Sending big hugs that your granddaughter makes a speedy recovery and is bouncing around soon enough. If I could avoid having any workmen in my house, I would... I honestly hate the intrusion and the fact they care very little for how long a house takes to look spotless when they put a coffee cup down without a coaster, grrr. I love your handyman card, the little tools with colourful handles are just darling. It's very clever and patient of you because it looks like a proper man cave, only tidier ;) x

  2. Carole, what a shock for you, for your poorly little granddaughter. I pray that she will get better soon. Please keep us updated.
    Your box card is brilliant and love all those fiddly little tools. Don't know that I would have the patience. We are in the Dales next week. Hope the weather is kind to us. Big hugs Carole, Carol S.xxxxx

  3. Carole, what awful news about Chloe and I do hope she makes a very speedy recovery.
    It's a fabulous box card and great that Hubby was able to help xx

  4. Goodness me Carole that is dreadful news for you to receive, I do hope you will receive a positive update very soon.

    Your card is super and perfect for a guy who are always so difficult to craft for.

    I also hope your shoulder improves, I can identify with that one as I have the same and as hubby always reminds me I don't help myself by spending far too long sitting at my desk on the computer.

    B x

  5. Dreadful news about Chloe, my friend. sending you and all the family a big hug and best wishes for a speedy recovery.xx
    Brill box card - and there's likely lots of them there tools being used in the kitchen makeover... forget microwaves - EAT OUT!!! LOL (worked for me if not for the waistline....)
    Will mail you when I get chance to draw breath. xx

  6. Oh dear Carole .. .. I am so sorry to ready about Chloe. What an awful worrying time for all of you. I hope you get another up-date soon that contains some positive news.

    Great card .. .. just perfect for any chap .. .. especially one who enjoys a touch of DIY (which isn't my hubby!!).

    Take care.

    Love and hugs
    Jules xoxo

  7. Oh Carole... I am so sorry to hear about your little granddaughter...I can't imagine how hard this must be for you living so far away from each other. I will say a prayer for you all.
    You card is fantastic!! What a clever design and it looks terrific! You've got a lot on you plate right now... Not talking about the microwave meal... Thinking of you and hoping everything turns out well.

  8. Hi Carole,

    I'm so sorry to hear the news about Chloe and I hope the news is better by now.The distance must be hard to cope with at the best of times but when something like this happens it is so much harder.
    I agree with you about workmen in the house - we are having our sitting room plastered and decorated next month and I'm not looking forward to it one bit!
    On a better note, your masculine card is just fabulous and was definitely worth all the effort with the tiny tools.
    Take care of yourself and I hope your shoulder is better soon.
    Carol x

  9. This card is spectacular! I love the tiny tools. I hope you and your granddaughter are feeling much better each day!

  10. Sorry that I haven't been around as much lately Carole but life is quite hectic at the moment. Before I comment on your card, I just want to say that I hope that Chloe is on the mend. It must be awful for you being so far away from your family in Australia. Sepsis is a terrible thing and I wish her all the best with her recovery. Your card is terrific and he inside of it is a wonderful surprise. What did we do before die cuts? My thoughts are with you all Carole. Crafty hugs, Sandra x