Sunday 31 October 2010

Autumn birthday (for men)

Well I know its been a while!  I've been quite sad over the last month, one of the lovely Stampin' Up ladies in America, who's blog I've been following for a couple of years now, has been sharing her own family's cancer journey and last week her husband passed away.  Whilst reading her story, it took me back to memories of my own loss, especially as she has two small children to bring up.

So whilst following her family journey, I've found it difficult to blog, not being able to think of much else, other than connected stories, of which I know of many, unfortunately.

I feel the pain of people left behind, but I've got to move on and try and pull myself out of these negative feelings, and to help with that I'm thinking of happy thoughts of the Stampin' Up Convention which is later this week.  I really enjoyed last years Convention in Germany and can't wait for this one.

I've been busy making swaps, which I will share after Convention, but in the mean time, I'll share with you a card I've just made for my neighbours birthday, who will celebrate his birthday whilst I'm away.

I have used my electronic die cutting maching to produce the image, over stamped it with a Friends text stamp using Stazon ink and sponged autumn coloured inks on the top.  The image is mounted on Chocolate Chip card stock and the crinkled birthday wishes banner was made using Sahara Sand, as was the main card.  I used one of my new lovely buttons from the Stampin Up Neutrals range for my final embellishment.

Enjoy and happy crafting.



  1. What a sad story....onwards and upwards... love your tree card though, see you next week x

  2. take care carol sorry you have been so sad, hope you have a lovely time at convention later this week, your tree card is lovely as are all the cards you make, see you next monday at class which i am realy looking foward to as always
    love suexx