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Friday, 20 February 2009

Friendship cards

I can hardly believe the half term holiday is almost over. I've achieved very little this week. I did however get to make 2 cards this morning which im thrilled about!!! Its a beautiful day here the sun is out, and Ben is on the mend. He has had a throat virus since Tuesday and been really poorly which has meant we have been in most of the week! I woke up with a cold yesterday morning and my head still feels a little bit heavy!

I was feeling very sorry for myself on Tuesday as it would have appeared that most of my friends had received their gorgeous new whiff of joy club stamps. Mine did not turn up until Thursday. But, of course as all good things, they were well worth the wait. I spent yesterday afternoon/evening inking up the stamps, and later this afternoon im going to start colouring some in.

I have already seen some gorgeous cards by you clever ladies using the new images, they look a dream to work with. Now im looking forward to the next kit to be launched, whenever that may be.

As most of my friends know, its been a really hard time for me lately with lots of problems at home. I don't think we're out of the woods yet, but definitely things seem on the right track! I just want to once again thank all those wonderful friends who have emailed me with their support and wishes. You will never know just how much that has meant to me. I feel very lucky to have such wonderful friends.

However i felt i had to mention that although all that has happened has been very traumatic for me and my husband this terrible time has also brought into my life a very special person who emailed me and has been a tower of strength to me. I think she will know who she is, but hunny just want to let you know, you made me see things from another angle, and that has proved invaluable! It has given me hope that my son will, when he's ready, turn his life around. I will never forget your kind email, and i know you have been having a bad time of it yourself lately, remember if i can help in any way im here. THANK YOU!

So ladies i coloured this image in with the intentions of making a valentines card. Of course as per usual i wasn't organized well enough and didn't get chance to use it. So i decided to use it in a friendsip card. My favourite Melinda stamp and for me a different colour scheme for a change.

The papers are from a HOTP TSV from QVC sometime last year. Ribbons from stash, and flowers are Prima, with flower spacers in the centres.






This card i made earlier in the week for another special friend. Her son is home from Iraq, after doing a marvellous job out there. He celebrated his 21st birthday on Thursday. Hope you had a fantastic birthday Adam. Donna, enjoy having your wonderful son home, love to you all XXXX

Then finally another friendship card that i made this morning. Another image already coloured and one of my favourite Rachelle Miller images. I have no idea what papers they are, as i received them via one of Karins fabulous RAK swaps. The butterfly was a free gift from a craft magazine, and th flowers are sequins with diamantes in the middle.




So ladies i think spring is on the way, looking forward to making some nice bright spring cards this weekend. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the half term and look forward to catching up with you all again tomorrow.
I am off to do some blog hopping now. Hugs Linda x





54 comments:

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, you've been busy. Still waiting for my WOJ club stamps!

joey said...

Hi hunny these are gorgeous! I adore the images and colours you use. joey.x

Annie said...

you sound a little more cheerful today and the sun shining does make a big difference! your cards are gorgeous and I look forward to seeing what you make with the WOJ stamps. take care - it does all work out in the end. hugs, annie x

denise said...

Stunning cards, love the images so jealous as i've not got them lol. need to make a wish list for my birthday so hubby got plenty of time to get them in lol.Denise x

Lisa Olson said...

Oh Linda these are amazing!! I love the red one so rich and warm, but they are all fantastic. Great to hear from u today, all isa well just a little quiet on the work front.
Hugs
Lisa

Tasha said...

Linda my dear friend these cards have left me in total awe! They are beautiful, i especially love the top one, you have finished them off amazingly.
Im glad Ben is feeling better, lets just hope you recover from this cold quickly and dont get knocked for six with it
have a lovely day
love tasha xx

Riet said...

woww Linda,what a gorgeous cards,l love the colours.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Hi Linda, all 3 of your cards are absolutely beautiful especially the fiirst whif of joy card, I love the way you have arranged the flowers and the colours on this card are amazing :) I hope Ben is feeling a bit better, poor little lamb being ill on schol hols :( big Hugs to you Linda, hope you have a good weekend :) Donna x

Denise said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful!

Rach said...

Such delicious cards Linda, they are all magnificent, with wonderful details... hope that you enjoy your weekend.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Linda your cards are so fabulous!
Love those images and your colouring is brilliant!
Such gorgeous papers and detail!
So sorry you now have a cold to deal with not good! Hope the poorly person's throat will feel better soon.
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Camilla said...

Ohhh your cards are all so beautiful Linda!!
Have a lovely weekend:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards as always Linda, your layouts are fab and colouring is wonderful! Hope you and Ben are soon feeling better.
Thank you for your lovely anniversary wishes.
Take care
Joanne x

sirpaliina said...

What a fabulous card, i like very much.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hun, such beautiful cards, love the ele one the best, just so sweet! Hope you have had a good week, have been thinking of you. Will mail you over the weekend, take care love and hugs Heidi xx

Shary said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, the ladies who receive them are very lucky!!
Hope the restof the half term is better for you.

Sue said...

Oh gorgeous cards, you have been busy, glad ben is feeling better, sun makes us feel better, take care, sue.x

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW you have created some amazing cards!! Keep your chin up babes. Lol Lynn ♥

Emma said...

All stunning cards Linda...hope you have had time to play with your WOJ stamps hun.
Hugs Emma x

angeljakki said...

lovely cards and good to read that adam is back safe. Our boys and girls don't get enough support x x x

Kathryn the Teawife said...

Lovely pieces . . . glad you've taken some time to play even though things have been tough. So happy to craft with you! Cuddles, Kathy

Zoe said...

Hello Linda, I love all of your lovely cards and I love the sweet images.
love
Zoe
xxxxx

TeresaW said...

All those cards are just wonderful. I love the way the hearts fall off the oval shape and then travel up to the sky like balloons.

Yeh, I know I'm getting a little poetic here.

Sarita said...

These are all such beautiful cards Linda, I love all the images you have used and the colours you have used on each of them.
Have been very busy and I am still working on creating some downloads, but am still hesitating in taking the plunge as it means going self employed and filling in a tax return-yuk!!
I'm sure I will take the plunge though just need more time to get set up,
Love Sarita xx

Mel said...

Linda, you've been busy. All fab cards, you take care ~ Mel x

julietk said...

Love that red card just popped in to see what you have been up to :D Juliet

Donna said...

Linda, your an angel, thank you so much for sending Adam a wonderful card, he was so touched. I have taken a pic for you, its on my blog. Your a very special friend and even when your having a tough time, your always there for others, take care hun. Hugs Donna x

CraftyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous Linda. So sorry for not being in touch lately, having a few trauma's of my own atm!
Clairex

Lynsey said...

Beautiful cards Linda, sorry to hear things have not been too good for you lately and you are not feeling too well.
Take care
Hugs Lynsey:)

Happy Crafter said...

Beautiful cards Linda :)
Take care and hope things get better for you :)
Hugzz Val xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun I am so pleased life seems to be on the up again for you and hope and pray that it stays that way, I love these three cards, thanks goodness you have this talent to get you throw those rotten times hun
Hugs Jacqui x

ger76 said...

Oh Linda you have been busy hun beautiful cards xxx

Love to Doodle! said...

Fabulous cards Linda...you're so clever at making them all so different and beautifully stunning!

....and you're so good at catching up with everyone and making time for people....If it helps, one of my brothers was a nightmare during his teens and is now a lovely, caring father and husband...sometimes, it is just a matter of waiting for them to grow up.... and not always a nice option, but a big shock often does the trick!

Hope you have a lovely weekend Linda xx

Deb said...

so many beautiful cards Linda, you have been so busy! this week has gone by so quickly, although I suppose it must have felt like forever when you were waiting for your stamps, yes, they were so worth waiting for though!
Hope you have a great weekend! Debx

Poppy said...

gorgeous card! got my woj stamps yesterday can't wait to use them.
poppy

Crafting Joanne said...

All gorgeous cards Linda, love them all but especially the first friendship card, stunning and such beautiful colours and papers.
Glad to hear things are a little more settled for you, hope it continues hun.

Have a lovely weekend.

Joanne x

The twins mum said...

Lovely cards, love the elephant what a cutie.
I'm so sorry to hear things haven't been to rosie your way and I hope things do get better. I also hope that you and Ben are feeling dandy soon.
Take care
Maree

bumblebee creations said...

I am so happy to hear that things are going better!! Your cards are amazing!!! i can't wait for that nice weather to get here-i am so tired of winter!! hoping to hear from you soon that your package has arrived!!! Smiles!! : )

Cheryl Walker said...

Hi Linda, I do hope and pray for you and your family that things will turn around soon, Im sure they will, I do hope all is going well for you and your hubby, poor thing you two have been going through alot lately, and being sick doesnt seem to help any. I do have to tell you that I LOVE all your cards, they are soooo sweeet!!!! Great job, and cant wait to see the new ones that you are getting ready to color, how fun!!! Well do feel better soon!! Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Cheryl

Jorunn said...

Beautiful cards!!! Wonderful details and great design!

hugs,
Jorunn

Scrapmumur said...

OH....This is absolutely gorgeous Cards, Linda!
I love your compositions.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous Look!
Wonderful work.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Mumur

Marcea said...

Hi hun, wonderful cards - they are all stunning. Sorry things are still not right - they will come good soon :o)
Have fun with your WOJ kit - cant wait to see what you create .... take care hun
-x-

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hi, thank you for the lovely comment about my princess clock. You've got gorgeous makes hun. Loving the bunny card. I have four buns so I'm a bit obsessed!!!

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Sorry I meant scrapbooking pages!!!!

Liza said...

More beautiful cards Linda, you always co-ordinate your colours so well.

Liza x

JoanOttevanger said...

These cards are so beautiful,I loved them all.

Jill said...

ohh Linda they are just gorgeous I love them all, great to see you back bloggin, I've missed you hugs Jill x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linanna, these are such gorgeous cards. I loved the friendship one but I think the one pulling at my heart strings is the one for your friend's son - sadly a lot of sons/daughters/other family members/other friends do not come home to their beloved family and friends.

I am sorry to hear that you have been having a hard time. Life and its consequences can be very difficult to cope with at times - I know that with my own health problems - but thankfully you have had the support of a good friend via e-mail and that will have made such a difference. Hopes things get better very soon.

Kym xx

torpenhow07 said...

Some great makes Linda, I love them all. Glad to hear Ben is on the mend, hope you recover quickly too

Rleen said...

Linda, your cards are stunning as always! I love all the cute images and the colors.

Bev said...

These are just amazing cards sweetie, a feast for our eyes!! The Melinda one is absolutely stunning - love those rich papers (that I am still too scared to cut lol)

tiggertastic said...

excellent cards, i love the top one with the black and red, you have been so busy crafting all very different card

Sarah x

Cazzy said...

I love the Valentine's card Linda, they are all really gorgeous but that one is my favourite.

Mine didn't arrive before Thursday either.

Cazzy xx

Helena said...

These are all gorgeous cards!
I hope things at home become happier soon for you :)
I have really enjoyed your emails, thanks!! :)