Friday 5 August 2011


Oh how I would love to say that's how my days been but sadly no. I'm not one for spilling my emotions on my blog but today somehow feels different. In actual fact this morning was great, the children and I made chicken and noodle soup then pancakes for a mid morning snack, all was well we are just savoring the last of our pancakes when I could hear a chainsaw, yes you read that correct a chain saw. I knew instantly what was happening, I been waiting for the moment for almost a year now and it wasn't good. Our trees at the other side of our old farm stone wall which were supposidly protected were now being butchered. I swear it felt like someone was ripping my heart apart and all I could do was watch and listen to the blades hacking away one tree at a time. I could feel anger and hate running through every part of my body followed by tears. Why is it that caring so much can hurt?

Recently a friend of mine had recommended writing a journal to help another friend of ours out with a few personal issues. It's something that hasn't really appealed to me til now and I'm not really sure how to go about it but it's something I'm def going to do. I may only ever write one page or perhaps it's the start of something new but I'm pretty certain I manged a smile just thinking about it, that's a good thing right!!

phew feel better after that rant lol Right better get on with my dt card. There's a new challenge over at Stampin for the weekend and

our theme this week is

spots and dots.

I'm still in a sugar rush so out popped this super cute gorjuss girl.

The pictures a bit naff so might have another attempt over the weekend

We are sponsored by the fabulous simon says stamp and the dt have some amazing samples so please check out our blog here.

Early bed for me got strawberry picking in the morning.

ta ta for now
Clare x


  1. I love this Clare the card is adorable, the pinks are fab and the gorjuss girl is so sweet. Sorry to hear about the lovely trees, I think a journal is probably an excellent idea for releasing emotions, hugs Rebekah xx

  2. Hi hunni,
    So sorry to hear about your lovely trees. There should be something we mere mortals can do about such things but sadly it seems not. Anyway, on to cheerier things - this is such a Gorjuss card, such beautiful colours and that little bit of added sparkle. Beautiful.
    Keep smiling!
    Dawn x

  3. Gorgeous card - I love the image and the colours.

    Sorry to hear about your trees :-( Big hugs xxx

    Hope the strawberry picking cheers you up.

    Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  4. oh i am so sorry to hear about the trees .. its sad.
    love the card - gorgeous colour combo
    Lisa x

  5. Gorgeous card, shame about the trees. Susie x

  6. Aww Clare-bear
    I adore this! the image is so cute and the colours are perfect together!

    Sending you lots of hugs and virtual cupcakes! Hope this week is better for you! Need me just call
    HUgs m xxx

  7. This is adorable, so pretty in pink! Love your colouring, and the swirls , flowers, pretty papers and glitter are gorgeous, a beautiful card.