Sunday 8 July 2012

A card can make a difference.....

A colleague of mine was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I can only imagine how frightening it must be to hear those words from your doctor and it really reminds you how fragile life really is. Anyway, this particular lady has amazed me with her courage, dignitiy and positivity since her diagnosis and I have nothing but admiriation for her. She has now had her op, and I found myself in one of those situations where you wish you could do something to make things better, but you don't know what. Then I realised that maybe a handmade with something heartfelt inside might give a bit of a boost when it's needed most....and here is the result.

I thought a Swalk image would be perfect for this card, which I have tried to keep as clean and simple as possible. I hope that it may have raised a bit of a smile when it finally reached it's destination.

I thought  would enter this card for a few challenges as follows:

PaperTake - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Ribbons and Bows
Squiggle Stamps - Red White and Blue
Allsorts - Red White and Blue
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Summer Flowers

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x


  1. A gorgeous card Sharon, love the beautifully coloured image and design. Your friend will love it.

    Donna x

  2. A beautiful card your colouring is super, Mary x

  3. A super card so beautifully coloured!Thanks for joining us at the BMC

  4. So cute and sweet! Love your coloring.


  5. fantastic work

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  6. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine with this fab creation! Laura x

  7. What a cute card. Love your CAS Lo and fabby colouring. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week. Good luck with the challenge.
    Love n hugs

  8. Aww so sweet :o) Gorgeous card hun, love the colours. Hugs, Lisa x

  9. What a sweet card! Love that image and your coloring! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  10. What a wonderful card. As a daughter of a brave dad who battled cancer and a friend to a brave woman who battled breast cancer - these cards will brighten even the darkest day she may have. Hugs to you and prayers to your friend.

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “July Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for a fantastic Christmas in July celebration and the chance to WIN lots of goodies!!!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  11. Love the simplicity of the layout. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  12. This is such a lovely CAS card, i am sure your friend will love it. I sure do. The ribbon finishes it off perfectly and your colouring is brilliant. Thanks so much for joining us at squigglestamps for our last challenge. the new one is now up. Congrats on making the top three. hugs heidi x


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon