Monday, 13 July 2015

A Neighbours Gift

Hi all you wonderful peeps! I would like to thank you all for all the well wishes for 'the hubster' he is now home finally!! I hope this time for a longer period than last time LOL so all my fingers and toes are crossed...I even might get in some crafty time with a bit of luck!!! This card I made for my lovely neighbour Ted he was 76 last week but he really doesn't look it. He asked me if he could take some photo's of Ollie and Woody (was a challenge getting the young un to sit still!) well I was overwhelmed when he called me over the garden fence and gave me this lovely painting of them both ..so thoughtful and kind and it now has pride of place in the living room :))) Paul and I absolutely love it and I had a few tears when Ted gave it to me...it was a lovely surprise

I've been trying to catch up with all your blogs..seems like I've been away for ages !! and thanks to you all I really truly appreciate your kind wishes lots of hugglessssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx


Karen Petitt said...

That is one beautiful painting Sue and your neighbour sounds lovely too. Happy to hear your DH is home where he belongs too Karen x

MaryH said...

Sue, thanks so much for your time to visit & leave a sweet comment. It's doubly precious, realizing just all that you're dealing with at the moment. Surely praying that DH will be home with you and no return hospital visits anytime soon. Also that he is feeling improved each day, back home with you & the boys! First, I love this sweet image and the way you've done the layout & colors. So darling, and the inspired use of the ivy draped over the stitched circle of the mat. Love the stripe dp, the shining son on this loving duo. TFS the wonderful painting of your sweet boys too. You have a truly gifted & so kind neighbor to do such a wonderful painting for you, and I can understand just exactly how you treasure it. Take care, and hope you can get some rested time as well as some crafty time! TFS & Hugs to all of you.What handsome lads you have in your household.

jimlynn said...

Sue, your card is absolutely wonderful! Cute image and I love the ivy around it. Loving that wonky looking fun sun too. Just precious and a wonderful birthday card.
Thank goodness your husband is home now! I'm sure he'll recover quick - home does that to a person. Hugs to both of y'all.
The paining is WOW! Yes, I'd have a few tears too. This will be something you'll treasure forever and not only to remember those sweet pups but also your wonderful neighbor!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! that painting is brilliant. What a lovely thing to receive and treasure
Your card is absolutely stunning, I think LOTV cover so many occasions and this card is just perfect.
Patricia x

Christine Harrop said...

Super card this morning Sue. But I know you won't take this the wrong way - the portrait of Ollie and Woody knocks it into a cocked hat!!! Just look at the way Woody is gazing up adoringly at his big bro? I would have had the tears too. So glad Paul is home and hope he continues to improve. Big big hugs to you all. Christine xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue, I love the image and beautiful colours.
The painting is stunning - such a kind and thoughtful gift to receive.
I am pleased your hubby is back home now, I hope he continues to feel better.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, so pleased to hear that Paul is home, and hopefully for a good while. He must be glad to get back to his own home with you and your gorgeous boys.
What a gift to receive, Ted's painting of Ollie and Woody is fabulous, I just love the way he has captured Woody looking up at Ollie in a sort of hero worship look. No wonder you shed a tear or two.

Your card is made with my favourite image of these stamps, and the little scene you've created is gorgeous, love it, hugs to you both Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous painting. Lovely to hear hubby is home and hope all goes well.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Chris said...

Good news that your husband is home now...hope all goes smoothly this time!
Your neighbour sounds like a lovely guy...and he's very talented too- such a beautiful gift.
Nearly forgot to mention your card Sue - it's beautiful, delightful image and lovely design.

Sammy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue! Glad your husband is home. I hope you'll both take it easy and look after yourselves! x

Irene said...

Brilliant news your husband is home and well. Keeping everything crossed for you.
Your neighbour sounds a lovely and soo talented., what a wonderful keepsake you have.

A beautiful card Sue, and perfect for Ted.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic card for your neighbour, beautiful die cuts. Also the Christmas design in previous post is beautiful, love the poinsettia flowers. Good news that your DH is back home again, I hope all is well. Take good care, Shirleyxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sue, such a wonderful design.
A wonderful painting of Ollie and Woody, what lovely gift from your neighbour.

Sarah said...

Lovely card Sue but the painting has stolen the limelight today. What a talented chap xx

Sue said...

Sue, your card is lovely - one of my favourite LOTV images - and the painting - what a wonderful present to receive.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and a brat image, love the colours.
What a fabulous painting, how sweet of him.
Glad to hear that your Hubby is home and fingers crossed that he is home for good.

Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sue glad to hear that your hubby is doing ok, love your card it is such a peaceful looking creation super make and that painting is awesome.
lorraine x

Brenda said...

Wow, love your beautiful card Sue! Great design, great papers, great embellishments and a great image! I am awed of the painting of the pups, your neighbor is very talented and very sweet! So glad the hubby is home once again, keeping my fingers crossed that he stays home this time. Hugs, Brenda

rachel said...

a gorgeous card Sue and that painting is amazing - love it xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue me wonderful little blogging matey.
oooooooooooooo! I am soooooooooooo! glad the hubster is home, and in his loving arms of his family.
Oh what a superb present from you neighbour, I am not surprised you had a few tears.
My Olliebobs, and his little brother Wood immortalised for ever.
A very beautiful keepsake.
Love your super card you created for his Birthday, and perfect colouring and designing as usual.
He is the same age as my DH.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours, and special ones for my pals Ollie, and Woody.
Lots of crafty love. Fairy Godmother Jenny L.

Pollard Carole said...

Sue your card is just a delight I love it so much. What about that painting its so good and something so personal to treasure What a very thoughtful and kind Man. Glad Paul is home hope he keeps improving love and hugs Carole x

Zoe Tant said...

oh what an adorable card with the boy cuddling his dog. Love all your embellies and layout. Hope you and hubby are feeling better and life is good. Zx

Craftychris said...

I am so glad hubby is home! Yay! Love your card, a darling image and the design with the die cuts is fab! What a wonderful painting too - how lovely of your neighbour- I would have had a few tears as well! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

His Lordship in a painting! He'll become a dog with an ego any second now. So fun. And what a great card.

scrappymo! said...

Your card is fab of course but that painting steasls the show. He is quite the artist...and how nice of him to paint that for you!