Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's all about friends...

Hello there my favourite crafty peeps; yes tis I the MIA author of this blog.
I think it would be safe to say that I am somewhat back on track with my desire to craft again, however I will be taking more time away from “my” version of regular posting.
My husband and I have recently returned from a much needed vacation to England and Holland.
We stayed with friends in Nottingham, England and were treated like royalty, no pun intended, LOL. Our amazing hosts and tour guides made sure we took in as much of this beautiful area as possible whilst there.
We also spent time in Amsterdam where I was able to meet in person a beautiful lady named Sandra Van Blaricum and her awesome son Robin.
Most of you will know Sandra from various blogs, such as TTCRD Magazine, The Outlawz Challenges and of course her personal blog;
We spent the most enjoyable day in Amsterdam sightseeing together, and I am pretty certain our friendship has moved beyond the realm and limitations of cyberspace.
I will stop there though, not because that is all I want to say about our trip, but I will leave the trip details/photos to my hubby’s travel blog. I will give you all the heads up when he has a post for you, and as we know most men and their vision of timing it could be a while!

Today, I would like to share a card that I made before I took off on our adventure, which just so happens to be about friendship as well.

 I made this card for my lifelong friend who just so happens to complain regularly to me about why I haven’t made her a “Copic card” yet. Little did she know that shortly after her birthday last year I purchased this Bugaboo image because it is a true reflection of our particular friendship, or so it sometimes seems. I didn't post it until now because her birthday came while I was away, and I didn't want her to see it here on my blog before she personally received it.

But, it’s not just the image that we relate to; it is also the sentiment inside…
I am sure the sentiment needs no further explanation other than where I found it of course. You can find this WordArt and tons more over at Ginger’s House. 
My friend and I have laughed, cried, and shared many trials and tribulations over our life time. I couldn't help but LMBO when I came upon Bugaboo's Friends don't let friends wine alone.
 I will leave you here as I have taken enough of your time. I will be away from my blog for a wee while longer as our home is undergoing a beauty treatment of sorts, and I will be spending time with another dear friend during the remainder of July.
So it might be a while before I get the chance to get my Copics out and start creating again, but until then take good care and thanks for stopping by.
Cheers JS


  1. What a fab card for your friend, Sandra! I know several of mine for whom it would be more than fitting! Great coloring of the fun image! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your e-mail and kind comments on my blog. They really lifted my spirits. Big hugs!

  2. So happy that you two Sandras got together in the Netherlands! How fun to meet! And glad to hear that you had such a wonderful trip! :^)
    Your card is beautifully colored! Love the CAS design! And both the image and the sentiment are too funny! Perfect together! :^)
    Looking forward to new creations by you! Welcome back to North America! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. This is a lovely card for your friend. I'm sure she will treasure it. Glad you have a restful vacation. Looking forward to seeing your projects again... when you are ready.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. It is such a great image, isn't it and I do love the way you coloured your version! Fab sentiment too and I bet your drinking partner (sorry, friend!) will love it!
    So pleased to hear that you had a great holiday - it was lovely to see the photos of you and the other Sandra :) You hit the jackpot with the weather too. A British summer is fantastic when it does happen. Much easier to live with than the heat and humidity of NJ at the moment!!!

  5. Such a great cand GF!! Love the sentiment :-D
    I'm sure your friend will treasure it!
    Can't wait to read and see the rest of your trip on Rick's blog!
    BIG Cyberhugs,Sandra

  6. Hi Sandra! I LOVE your card and the wonderful sentiment!!! They are perfect together as is your marvelous colouring!!!!! I hope you had a great time on vacation! Big hugs, Brigitte

  7. So glad you had a nice vacation and spend some time with a friend. Your card is adorable and the sentiment is perfect.
    Hugs, Pat

  8. What a fabulous card for your girlfriend! I have this image too because I just had to get it! hugs, Charlene

  9. A great card for your friend, Sandra. You did a fantastic job of colouring this image, especially the hair - wow.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation.
    Blessings on your day,