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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

With Love

Morning my crafting friends, thank you for visiting me today, I hope you are all okay?

Today's post is one of those cards you want to make but then don't! A work colleague and friend of mine, a wonderful Lady who has the most gigantic heart and will do anything for anyone has just been given the news that her cancer is terminal, she only found out by accident that she had the big C just a month ago, it has spread to her Liver and there is nothing they can do. Needless to say we were all in shock last week when we were informed, they have given her 3 months to 2 years with Chemo, she has a partner and four children, she is only in her middle 40's, such terrible news so I offered to make this card for her that we could all sign, obviously I had to be careful what I put on the front so opted for  'With Love'. I did not want to make it too fancy or bulky as that makes it hard for people to sign inside but I did not want it too plain either so I hope I have managed an even ground. She has always loved my cards so I wanted it to be special, not sure whether I have achieved the 'Special' card I would have wanted but it was not just from me.

To start with I was not sure what colour to use as certain colours are used for certain occasions, so although I knew she liked Purple, that colour was out. Not sure whether she would like Pink so that went, I opted for Teal and White in the end.

I started by putting two sheets of White together to make an 8" X 8" card, matted it up with Teal Card, with more White card I embossed, trimmed to size and matted on top. Using the same embossing folder I embossed another piece of White card and turning it over I did the John Lockwood technique of inking up the de-boss side and heat embossing it with Artic Bay Lustre, this makes it look like a tiled effect, I trimmed to size and attached to the card.

Using more White card I die cut the Couture Creations Fancy Frame and placed this in the center. I die cut White card using  the Salzburg  die and placed this in the center of the frame. 

With Teal card I die cut the tag from the Austrian Collection Corner, Boarder & Tag, I stamped my sentiment onto White card with Peacock Feathers and die cut the top layer of the Tag die out placing it in the center of the Teal Tag. Hope all this makes sense?


This finished the card as I did not want to add any glitter, gems flowers or bows, just wanting the dies to work for themselves.

Items used:

Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Stamps Angels Amongst Us
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Eternity
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dies Austrian Collection Corner, Boarder & Tag
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Salzburg
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder Artic Bay Lustre
Couture Creations  Fancy Frame
Versamark Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. OMG!! Jacquie, such terrible news and so young. Makes you wonder why we moan some days about trivial things!!!

    Your card is stunning, I love the colour combination and the wonderful Dies you have used. Your friend with the "big heart" will love and treasure it, so will her family.
    Sending some (((((hugs)))))

    Patricia x

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend, life seems so cruel sometimes.
    The card you have made for her is gorgeous. I love the delicate layered design and the colours are beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Your card for your friend is so full of beauty and love.xxxx

  4. Love the design and details,just

  5. Jacquie, not good news for your friend, she will just have to be positive and think the 2 years is what she can get and make the most of it and do lots of memory things with her family. Your card is gorgeous, she will love it and it will show her how much you all care and think of her. Hazel x

  6. Morning Jacquie, how awful for your colleague and her family, such dreadful news. A simple and dignified card for her. When you hear of these things it makes you appreciate your loved ones so much more. Janice xxx

  7. Beautiful card Jacquie - your friend will love it. So sorry to hear her dreadful news.

  8. Hi Jacquie
    Having been there with my Mum and niece, its a very sad time for everyone. The important thing is that she knows that people love, care and support her and Im sure that your beautiful card will go some way to doing this.
    So sad.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  9. I'm so sorry to read the sad news about your friend Jacquie, your card is beautiful, it must have been very difficult for you to make - I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

  10. How dreadful Jacquie, so young and with a young family too so heartbreaking for everyone. Your card is beautiful and she will have been very touched to receive it I'm sure. Susan x

  11. Wow Jacquie! I love the two different looks you achieved using the same embossing folder, genius my friend! Wonderful layering of the fancy frames and the colour you chose is spot on gorgeous! It's a wonderful card and I'm sure she will love it regardless of the sad reason for receiving it. hugs :)

  12. Really beautiful colour combo Jacquie ... so elegant with the fancy cut dies and embossing. I'm sure your gorgeous card will bring her some joy. Loll xx

  13. Such dreadful news when your friend is so young. We went through the same when my cousin lost her battle aged 43 having been diagnosed nine months before. You have made a beautiful card which she will treasure, even though I'm sure it was very difficult for you.! Hugs to you. Christine xx

  14. Lovely card for your friend ,it's so elegant.


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