Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Come on Christine sing it louder please!!!  Join in Jenny .... and Sue J  - just save yourself gal!

Well hello my little blog mateys out there - boy do I have a story to tell you  - and was I embarrassed right to the roots of me Barnet!  Anyway some of you know that I have been needing new glasses for a little while now, but the optician is another no no for me (just like the dentist and the hairdresser).   My lubbly hubbly has to have his eyes tested every year so, this time, he took the bull by the doodahs and decided to make an appointment for me as well.

I was first in and a very nice lady  - a few years younger than moi - was designated (poor soul) to do the usual puff of air in the eyeball jobby and also to take pictures of my eyes (provided I would stop blinking long enough she said - lol).  First of all though she asked me to rest my chin on the bottom bar (bless her she did say chin and not chins - I love this woman!!) then she told me to lean my forehead against the top bar.     Oh poop! this became a problem, I just couldn't get close enough 'cos of my bloomin' double D's!!!  I was giggling, she was choking and then it came to me, I would just have to hoist 'em up onto the desk!  Well it worked a treat and we both managed to calm down and do the necessary to get the job done!  Thank goodness I thought, as they sent me upstairs to the 'head' optician to have me eye test 'proper'. 

Orf I toddled but guess who had forgotten that I had to use the same sort of apparatus and also the OPTICIAN WAS A BLOKE!!!!!  Well I was dreading the moment when he came to the bit about rest your chins etc etc, however he finally said it and I tried and tried but just couldn't get there.  He was almost on the verge of saying "Don't worry ..... " when I thought ' this' and I grabbed hold of the two metal uprights holding the bars together and pulled meself towards the 'machine'.  I had to hold me breath of course and me bosoms looked like a couple of Pitta Breads somewhere on me knees, but at least I got it sorted.  I certainly wasn't going to hoist in front of him!!!  Oh and fortunately this test was in a small office, whereas the one downstairs where I hoisted etc ... was in a cubicle with folks sitting just outside watching.

I have to go back sometime next week to get my specs and I am soooooo not looking forward to it.  Let's hope me bruises have faded on me bosoms.

Sorry about the waffling (Jenny!) but I just had to tell you all about it - I was laughing but I was also scarlet with embarrassment.  I think I limbo'd under the door on the way out!

Well, here is my next card, I made this one for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge just before I decided to leave the DT.

7" x 7" card blank
Papers - Arctic Frog and Anna Griffin
Digi - Lili with Berries by Inky Impressions
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangle
Spellbinders - Stately Circles
Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco B
WOC Cherry Blossom flowers/foliage
Do let me know what you think about this one, I must admit I lurve cherries and I also love this red colour.  If you are still reading this (and not asleep), please let me thank you for sharing my embarrassment at the opticians.  Just think of me when I have to go back to collect them.  My bosoms should come out unscathed this time though!  lol.
Oh, oh, oh - best of all, afterwards the hubster said "Why didn't you make the chair higher, you would have been alright then!"  Now why didn't I think of that eh?
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for all the lovely comments on my previous posts.  You really are kind and talented!!  I am constantly amazed when I toddle around blogland.  There are so many creations that are real corkers and they just stop you in your tracks.
So that's all from me for now (who said thank goodness??)
Big hugs to you all
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 Challenges -
Card Mania Challenge No 27 - - Favourite Embellishment - Flowers and Die-cuts
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Aug 13-20 -


  1. Oh Sue, I almost cried laughing! What a performance indeed. Err, and once I calmed down I did manage to look at your card - lovely!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Well if you were able to limbo under the door on your way out your double D's must have been squashed down to double A's!!!! I must confess that I really don't like the "up close and personal" when the optician is actually examining the eye. It's a real infringement on your personal space isn't it? Last time my optician was a lady so that was better, but even so I didn't like it.

    Can you hear me singing now? I'm standing on a stool and singing as loud as I can - surely it's reaching to Nottingham!! John now knows that I really am nuts! He must be a bit slow if it has taken him 40 years! Lol!

    This is a very sweet card - pun intended this time! The red check is a perfect accompaniment to the cherries.

    Have a good day! Love and hugs from Christine xx

  3. Beautiful,love the image and fab

  4. Oh Sue, poor you but you did make me laugh though so thank you for that!!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. You always make me laugh and hubby knows I am on your blog sweetie. I hope the boobs have settled down now after their torture. Your layout colour and embellies are gorgeous and your colouring of the image is fantastic as usual.


  6. Lmaooo omgggg!!! I laughed so much I couldn't breathe hahaha I'm not keen on the 'up close and personal stuff' in the opticians especially if they have bad breath hahaha I can't stop laughing gawdddddddd help poor Mo!! love the card by the way when I eventually saw it through the tears huggles hun see you soon!!!!!!! I cant wait love Sue xxxxxxxxx

  7. Oops . . . not such a pleasant experience eh? Ah well . . . better luck in a couple of years when you go back again! You'll remember the chair comment from the Hubster!

    Sweet card Sue. Great colouring.

    Sarn xx

  8. Such a gorgeous card, beautifully done and coloured. Thank you so much for entering this into the Artistic Inspirations challenge and good luck! Tina-Maree DT x

  9. Hi Sue! I've now managed to stop laughing at your optician story! How embarrassing, but how funny!!!! Great card, lovely image and design! Thanks for making me laugh and thanks for joining our challenge at Hobbycutz!

  10. Beautiful card Sue!
    loely image and beautiful coloring.
    great story about the optician, I got my new glasses last week,so done for a few years!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  11. Hi Sue,
    me lovely and wonderful blogging mate. From one double D to another I know this
    You have really lifted my spirits this evening as I haven't had good news from my eye specialist today. Me needs an operation on my left eye, and am waiting for an appointment to come now to discuss how successful it could be or not as the case may be. Well you could have
    knocked me down with a feather as no mention of this has been said in the 2 years I have been going for my eye trouble. So you see I do know the situation especially as I'm a blooming Double D too.
    Now to that super card, it's really lovely isn't she a cutie. I too love cherries. I still can't believe hw very much alike we both are in our tastes. Love the dies used in this super card. Fabulous designing as usual. Great photography again Graham.
    Enjoying Pidgy pecks he sent me today.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening, singing at the top of my voice as loud as possible. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. What a cute card! I just love the way you colored her hair and all the lovely scrolls are wonderful.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  13. What a sweety! Love the colors and the very cute image. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun.
    hugs Clarissa

  14. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  15. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  16. Awesome card, great experience lol, great laugh...catcha soon.xx

  17. ROFL about boobs and specs Sue !! Your card is adorable and so cute !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs and giving me a good laugh sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. Your story has made me lol just the sort of thing that would happen to me lol anyway
    Such a beautiful card, love the image and great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  19. This is so cute thank you for joining us over at Artistic Inspiration this week
    Hugs Sue B

  20. Bwahahahahahahaaahhhaaaaa! I am crying here reading your opticians story. You see I used to work in an opticians until Maggie Thatcher put her oar in to charging for sight tests and I am just picturing the scene and the looks some of the opticians' faces who were working there if you had done this in their rooms!! Sooo funny are the pictures going through my head!
    Love your card too. Very well coloured in and now I want some cherries!

  21. Oh dear Sue I can just picture it!! Fabulous card love the mix of papers and your colouring!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck in the draw! Hope you can join us for our next challenge on Tuesday! Hugs Susan x

  22. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania.

  23. Your card is so cool, but your story... LMAO, you made my day!
    I also own this stamp, but I didn't use it yet. Hope mine card will be as beautiful as yours. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  24. Such a beautiful card Sue. Luv the sweet image. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  25. Love the card Sue..and your story too LOL!! Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

  26. Oh my word Sue I love this so much that is one gorgeous image the colours are so bright and cheerful, smashing creation.
    lorraine x

  27. such a beautiful card

    thank you so much for entering the challenge over at

    Artistic Inspirations Blog

    luv Kerrie DT xx

  28. What a hilarious story...that first girl must have had a good chuckle!
    Sweet card...the red looks great and goes perfectly with the cherry thme!

  29. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!

  30. SUPER card, awsesome image and designing card.xx


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Hugs Sue Pxxx