Friday, 17 January 2014

Wishing a Special Friend Brighter Days

Good morning. Hope you've had a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend.
I certainly am looking forward to tomorrow as my DH and I are going to see the Strictly Dancing Tour at the NIA in Birmingham - one of my fabulous Christmas gifts from my DH :o)

Today I would like to share a card I sent to a very special blogging buddy who has had more than her fair share of troubles to deal with this past year and more recently had to spend 10 days in hospital following an emergency operation. I know that she has received it and I'm thrilled to say that it helped to brighten her day a little :o)

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Beach Bliss' (love this paper pad)
Sentiment: Hobby Art CS026D
Martha Stewart Scrolled Lace Border Punch
Sizzix Butterfly Die 657773
Seam Binding, Adhesive Pearls, Button and Twine from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment 
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes Pearls/Buttons

Thanks for popping by today.
I really appreciate your continued support and lovely comments.

Have a fabulous day.


downrightcrafty said...

very classy Debs love the colours and design
Hugs Kate xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its a beauty Debs very elegant and classy. Enjoy your Strictly, Susan x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Debs, hope your friend has a better year. Enjoy strictly, don't forget to lets us all know how it went x Susan x

Avril Ann said...

Morning Debs, I am sure that this brightened your friends day, stunning card hun...have a fabulous night at Strictly, what an amazing hubby you have, hugs my friend xxx

Christine L said...

A fabulous card to sent to Laurie... and know she must have felt better for receiving it!

Christine x

Sarah said...

What a super card Debs, gorgeous colourway. Hope you have a fab time at "Strictly" xx

Jane Savage said...

Tres chic, Debs! Gorgeous ribbon. I'm not surprised it cheered your friend. I hope she is recovering well. As a big Strictly fan I am so jealous that you are going to see the tour you lucky thing. I know you will have a brilliant time! xx

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Debs, I love the colours and gorgeous butterfly.
I hope you enjoy the weekend and seeing the Strictly Tour.
hugs Sue xx

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Debs, love the colour combination. Very Elegant!
Kim x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning colour combination and very elegant too.

Enjoy Strictly - you lucky devil, i would have loved to go, but the dates, when we could have gone were not good, Luv Sam x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning colour combination and very elegant too.

Enjoy Strictly - you lucky devil, i would have loved to go, but the dates, when we could have gone were not good, Luv Sam x

May Britt said...

Very beautiful card ...

Eve said...

WOW! What a very stylish card Debs - love it. xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Debs, gorgeous colour combination.
I hope you enjoy your weekend - it sounds like you are going to have a fabulous time.

verybellemakes said...

Hope your friend is on the mend now, and that you enjoyed Strictly!! This is a lovely card, very tranquil colours. Love the little border punch you've used too, very elegant! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Claire said...

This is a lovely card and I am very sure the very lovely lady in question loved it and how thoughtful you are! Hope you have a fab time at Strictly too. Hugs, Claire x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Debs great job hun and ty for playing along at Crafting From The Heart Judith DT xxx

Carole said...

Super elegant card Debs, love it.
I must apologise for being a bad blogger and thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much.
Carole xXx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Debs, you do this style of card really well. What a fab card, it would certainly lift my spirits x

Donna Mosley said...

This is so gorgeous Debs, love the very pretty design. Enjoy Strictly hun.

Donna x

mixamatoasties said...

That's beautiful Debs and I've no doubt will be very much appreciated.

Enjoy Strictly. I've been a few times with my Aunt, it's such a great night out!

Susan xx

Wishcraft said...

Such gorgeous colours and love the sentiment too, fab card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Janice said...

Just brilliant, bet she loved it! Enjoy the weekend, Jx

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful card, hope you enjoy strictly!
Helen x

Dora said...

Wow Debs, this is stunning, and so creative and elegant. You are so inspirational, seeing your cards make me want to craft more :) Hugs xxx

coops said...

so beautiful debs.stunning classy design and I love your colours :D

xx coops xx

MC said...

No wonder you love the paper pad - the two you have used on this card are gorgeous! And one of my favourite colour combos too. Thanks for joining us at audsentiments!

Divinity said...

a very beautiful card! :)

Tammy said...

This is beautiful Debs, gorgeous design and I love that MS border punch! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card, Debs. Very elegant and love the serene colour palette.
Hope you've had fun at Strictly.
Caroline xxx

Andree said...

A gorgeous card, I love the simplicity and the colourway.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning card Debs, love the colours. Hope you had a fabulous time with hubby at the SD tour.

~ginny said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing this beautiful project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! I absolutely love the mottled brown DP you have combined with the blue-green paper! Repeating that color scheme with the ribbon and button is very creative! I also really like the punched doily border combined with the half-pearls & ribbon details. Elegant and well done!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO beautiful Debs… I love the pretty papers and the border with the pearls is gorgeous… I know this will have brightened 'our' lovely friend's day!!
Big hugs
Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

As the owner of this beautiful creation I have to say it did more than brighten my day a little! It's gorgeous Debs, even more so in real life, thank you so much.
Hope you enjoyed strictly, my mum went last year and loved every second! I was waving as I drove past Gloucester this weekend on my way to Exeter, one day when I'm driving I will call in and see you!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous colors!
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT

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Tina said...

Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
and good luck xx