Sunday, 19 April 2020

Still here.... but should be somewhere else.

If circumstances were different, I wouldn't be posting on my blog today.  I would be heading to the airport today to fly off to Madrid with my hubby and daughter on a surprise six day trip to celebrate my hubby's big birthday in a few days time.  My daughter and I had been planning the surprise trip for several months, but hopefully we'll get there one day in the future, especially as Madrid is on my hubby's bucket list as a place to visit.  At least my hubby and I are safe and well at home.  My daughter was quite unwell for a couple of weeks with the virus symptoms, but thankfully is now feeling much better.

A One Layer card today.
All the stamps were from the Stampin' Up 'Thoughtful Blooms' set of stamps, inked up for the first time.

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39 comments:

  1. Lovely card Liz...what a shame about your surprise holiday but I'm sure you can re book when all this is over whenever that might be...
    Hope your daughter continues to improve

    Anne

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  2. This is beautiful! So sorry, that your surprise trip can't take place now. Anyway: I wish you and your hubby a nice day. Stay Safe!!
    We planned a 3 weeks holiday in the UK and Scotland in May, but....no way yet!
    Lia xx

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  3. Lovely card and such pretty colours.

    I can most certainly empathise with your situation, we should have been in Florida since Wednesday! Still, at least we are safe and well - chin up, take care

    Kathyk

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  4. Beautiful! Sorry about your trip. This virus has sure put an end to many holidays.

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  5. We should have been in Madrid last week as the highlight to the end of a tour to Spain Liz - a place I have never been (along with Cordoba) and like hubby still on my wish list - although we are very reluctant now to even talk about going next year - I think wait for a vaccine then plan! I hope he has a lovely birthday and glad to hear that your daughter is over the worst. x

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  6. What a shame that your planned trip can't go ahead Liz, but as you said at least you are well at home. Your card is gorgeous.

    Sue xx
    Hope your Daughters health contiues to improve

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  7. A beautiful floral card, so sorry you've had to put your holiday on hold bit it gives you something to look forward too..
    Babs x

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  8. A beautiful card Liz. Hopefully you'll be able to have belated celebrations later in the year. It seems strange being at home over the weekends - we should have been with at Cirencester this weekend!
    Kath x

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  9. What a pretty card and so skillfully made that you managed all that on one layer! What a shame about your trip...hopefully you'll get to go in the not-too-distant future.

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  10. Lovely card!
    I understand you so well, Liz! I should have gone to Norway to visit my son and his family a couple of weeks ago. Last time we were together was a year ago. We are hoping of normal times.
    So good to hear that your daughter is doing better.
    All the best and God's blessings for all of you!
    Hugs, Liv

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  11. A gorgeous card Liz, the way you arranged your stamps is beautiful

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  12. That's a beautiful card Liz and such a lovely sentiment.
    Shame you can't go on your surprise trip Liz, but as you say, better to be safe, maybe it will be possible to do it next year. We were booked to go on holiday in June but have now rescheduled it for 2021. So glad your daughter is recovering.
    xx

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  13. Lovely card. I'm so sorry to hear about the big trip and how it got postponed. It'll make it ever sweeter when you do go. [Bunny]

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  14. Beautiful card Liz. Love that it's one layer too. So pretty.
    So sorry about your trip. So many things have had to be cancelled but like you said, at least y'all are well.
    lynn

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  15. Sorry you had to call off your trip to Madrid with hubby and daugher Liz, but one for the future, and glad that your daughter is now feeling a lot better. I love the flowers and leaves, really pretty, and super colours, and the borders and sentiment go beautifully too. x

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  16. Such a sweet card, Liz. Sorry about your trip, but glad you are all doing well now.

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  17. This is such a pretty card with the delicate stamps and a wonderful design!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts' Flowers and/or Showers challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  18. I'm so sad to hear your trip is cancelled but it is for the best right now. Staying home is the best advice and will keep you safe. I hope you didn't tell hubby so he will still be surprised when the trip happens. I'm sending healing thoughts to your daughter and glad to hear she is doing better. The card is so pretty. I love the strips along the sides.

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  19. This is very delicate and pretty. Shame about your plans but as you say at least you are safe and well and things can't stay bad forever.

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  20. Wonderful OLC Liz, such pretty stamps and lovely colours. Such a shame about missing your holiday but at least you can look forward to enjoying it after all this is over. So glad to hear your daughter is recovered xx

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  21. Sweet card. I am sorry about your cancelled trip but glad you are well and your daughter is on the mend.Blessings.

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  22. That's such a pretty card and I know you're disappointed about having to cancel your trip, but I'm sure you have a lot of company in the same boat. Hopefully that dream will be fulfilled soon in the future!

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  23. How disappointing for you Liz...but better to be safe and have one almighty knees up later...and your intended trip when it is safe. On to your card which is so very pretty and delicate looking. Glad your daughter is Ok again, a big relief all round I guess. xx

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  24. A really lovely creation, great colours, great design. Hope you get your money back, we should have gone off middle of March but Jet2 cancelled all flights and so we got everything back as we had paid the full balance, should be cruising in August but certainly won't be going on that one either, luckily only paid deposit.

    Kath x

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    1. Our Easyjet flight was cancelled two days ago, so we should get the money back. We had already got a full refund for the accommodation, which was booked separately. xx

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  25. Oops not sure if I said Thank you for joining our 'Flowers or Showers' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  26. Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' this week!
    xx

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  27. Beautiful card ❤️ Sorry about the trip, but stay safe, better times will come .. Best whishes. Hugs­čî╣

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  28. Absolutely adorable love this cute image, colours and whole design...hope you are doing well.xx

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  29. So sorry this virus spoiled the surprise but I am glad all are well. Love the card too.

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  30. So sorry Liz, it wold have been a lovely trip to a wonderful City. I had to cancel our Granddaughters honeymoon cruise last week, the wedding was planned for May. Then we were due to go on a cruise in June, all cancelled.

    I love the delicacy of your pretty soft floral creation, thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  31. AW! what a shame, so many special birthdays and ordinary ones too have been "spoilt"? because of this virus. (My hubby's is today) I'm glad to hear your daughter is getting better.
    Your card is wonderful, love the design and the lovely sentiment.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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  32. A lovely floral creation and I'm so sorry your best made plans for your husbands birthday have had to be cancelled. Hopefully in the not too distant future you will all get to Madrid. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

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  33. Your card is really lovely, Liz! It's so disappointing to have our planned trips cancelled, but as you say, they are really just "postponed." Still, what a shame when it was planned as a surprise! Happy Birthday wishes to Alan! I'm sorry to hear that your daughter was ill and I'm glad you didn't get it - and hope you don't! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  34. Very pretty. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

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  35. A really pretty card Liz. Sorry to hear of your cancelled trip, seems there are so many having to do the same. It’s better to wait to go when all is safe.

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  36. Sorry to hear about the cancelled trip Liz x. What a delicate and pretty one layer card x.

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  37. Well; that is what we all had to do; changing our plans... Most important nobody get's sick trough me, because I can be a '├žarrier' without knowing... We are so lucky to have this stamping hobby to do and so be a bit in a 'zen-mode' whenever we are crafting...
    Your card looks so fresh and I like the little flowers! Hugs, Gerrina

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  38. Sorry to hear you aren't able to have your very special trip to celebrate hubby's milestone birthday. Hopefully you'll be able to go next year. So happy that your daughter is feeling better. I'm sure you were very worried about her having the virus symptoms. What a relief that she is doing better. Beautiful card Liz. Stay safe. xx

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