Sunday, 15 February 2015

Hopefully I am back!!!



I cant believe that its been nearly three months since I posted a card, a lot has happened over those months but hopefully I am back!!

I had been suffering a bad back and neck for about four months last year  and for a while  I was not able to craft at all but after some fantastic sessions of Shiatsu massage I seem to be on the mend!!

I have also decided to take early retirement from my job in the office of a local school, I have been there twenty years and it has been a hard decision to make but I am really looking forward to retirement and having more time for all my hobbies.  We have also decided now is the right time to move to Bridport in Dorset, its something we have always dreamed about a house in the country away from all the commuter traffic and hectic life style in Surrey, we had found a beautiful house and were set to move this month but unfortunately it all went wrong and the house we were buying was taken off the market at the last minute.  I have spent months decluttering and packing and now we have to start looking all over again.  Hopefully we will find another place soon!!

My first card in three months and my mojo has been a little slow to kick start but with the help of some fabulous new Hero Arts stamps and dies I have made this card with the perfect sentiment to all my blogging friends.

I have used the new Tropical Background cling with some Orange Soda and Cup o Joe Hero Arts inks, also my new Stamp and Cut Hello set. The die is cut using a lovely dark brown card.

Sorry for the long post and its good to be back!!!.




13 comments:

joy said...

Hi, Sally! Welcome back! I am so glad to hear that your back is on the mend. And, how exciting that you are retiring and will be moving to the "country"! That alone would be enough to make one feel better I would think. :)

Love your card. The new HA background is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

Josie said...

So pleased to see you again! Sending you lots of love as you enter a new and very exciting stage of life x

Sarah Gray said...

Wow - sounds like you have been really busy and made some major changes too! Glad to hear that your back and neck problems are on the mend and hope that your move goes smoothly. Your card is lovely - the tropical background looks great in the warm colours :)

Ruby Craft said...

Glad you are on the mend. Love your card. Interesting color combo. The greeting really pop with the brighter color in the center. Congrats on retiring and Good Luck on finding that dream home. Welcome back!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely, bright, cheerful card, Sally. I was just thinking of you today, it has been a long time! I so hope you find the house of your dreams!

Betty Keefe said...

it's so good to see you back Sally and so pleased the massage is working. beautiful card - missed you too - love those new stamp & cut sets!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card, Sally - just love what you did with that new background and stamp & cut! So glad to hear your back is better and good luck finding a new retirement spot!

Kara Lynne said...

Very beautiful card! So many life changes right now for you! Sorry to hear about the house falling through. I pray something even better comes along!

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Sally. Glad your back is better... Sorry to hear about the house... hopefully something will come up soon for you. Hugs

Gilda said...

Lovely card, Sally and Happy Retirement! Good luck with the house hunting.

Dotty Jo x said...

Hi Sally, so good to see you in cardland again! So many things happening - wow! Glad to hear about your back feeling better and your retirement plans but boo hoo about the house. It took a few false starts before I managed to move to my current house and I have to say that it all worked out for the best. I am a great believer that some things are just meant to be and hopefully the next property you spot will be even better and truly the one for you. Love your card, its so pretty, Jo x

Jessi Fogan said...

Well no wonder you've had a bloggy break! I'm glad your back is improving, and how exciting the other changes are! Sending you big hugs - and you will find an even more perfect house :)

surfcityginny said...

Hi Sally,
Just ventured over to your blog. So happy you are feeling better. I missed you and all your posts. Love the leaf card.
Stay well.
Ginny