Thursday 25 July 2013

Die-ing for a punch …




Good evening crafters, a quick post from me  …I’m as full as a butchers dog and want to flop on the sofa!!

A friend of Jess’s from school was diagnosed with cancer of the spine last year. He’s 18 and such a lovely boy that it shook the whole community. He’s deteriorated quite quickly and is now pretty much paralyzed. It is going to cost £20000.00 (yes you read it right, 20) for a computerised upright wheelchair for him so there has been quite a lot of fundraising going on locally. To cut a long story short I won a meal at a local restaurant and we went tonight. It was fabulous, we were treated like VIP’s and as always I ate far too much and am regretting it now!




Onto this weeks challenge over at PAPERTAKE WEEKLY and our theme is

Die-ing For A Punch

It’s a nice easy one, we quite simply want to see dies and/or punches being used on your project


Here’s my card and I used both a die and a punch …just to show off!!


PTW 17 - Punch or die



The die is Spellbinders floral ovals and the butterfly punch is Martha Stewart

I used one of the new Lili of the Valley paper pads, this is Beach Bliss and I love the colour scheme

The lace and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl and the ribbon is East of India

The stamp is the new Lili of the Valley Handbags and I used one of my favourite Handwritten Phrases



Thanks for stopping by, see you soon


…oh, and thanks for all your lovely comments on the blog hop, they’re all much appreciated

Sorry I didn’t have the hidden prize …maybe next time!








  1. I'm really sorry to hear about the young man's troubles. It's a horrible thing for anyone to go through, and at 18 it's just not fair at all. Has the money been raised yet? If not, could you point us towards where we could maybe help out?

    Also, your card is gorgeous! Beautiful colours and a lovely sentiment.

  2. Sorry to hear about Jess's friend, it's so sad and to happen to someone so young too. It's lovely the the community has pulled together to help raise funds for his wheelchair.
    Your card is stunning. I love the image such gorgeous papers and fabulous layout too.
    Sue xx

  3. How sad about Jess's friend. Hopefully the generosity of the community will enable him to get his wheelchair. Your card is gorgeous, Anne! Beautiful colors, image and details!

  4. Hi Anne, Gorgeous card, love the colours. Super image and design. Sometimes life is not fair. All the horrible people, murderers etc, spend their life in jail for no purpose. Yet a young lad, with his whole life before him, gets struck down like this. Why? Thankfully you have a lot of good people in your community. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Beautiful card Anne, lovely image and gorgeous colours.
    Sorry to hear about Jess' s friend, so sad and so young, hope the young manages to get his wheelchair, Kate x

  6. Beautiful card Anne.
    Sorry to hear about Jess' friend, such a young age. I hope he is able to get that wheelchair
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Hi Anne, how sad for this young man and his family, such an awful thing to happen to someone so young.
    Love your card, fab colour choice and super new stamp.
    Hugs Sue W.

  8. How tragic for that young man but it is wonderful how you have all been fundraising on is behalf. These things have a habit of bringout out the best in people. Loving your card today Anne, very yummy colours, that new pad looks super and the oval frame die is one of my add time favourites x

  9. A fabulous card anne. I'm not a handbag person but the image is gorgeous! Your meal sounded great and i hope they raise that money! I'm struggling to raise 300 pounds - i can't imagine where you'd start with that sum xx

  10. This is absolutely beautiful Anne, love the soft colour tones, the gorgeous image and all the pretty dies and elements and that "Happy Birthday" ribbon is fab too. Have a lovely day. Cancer is a horrible disease and so tragic for such a young man. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Hi Anne,
    Such a lovely card, and the papers are lovely. I have ordered this pad along with some other goodies and can't wait for them to arrive.
    Chris X

  12. The card is beautiful. I love the color combinations.

  13. Oh my what a lovely card Anne. Just gorgeous colours. So sorry to hear about the boy who has cancer, at such a young age ... really terrible. hugs! Mojca

  14. Oh Anne, this is gorgeous. I love the colours. GORGEOUS.
    Have a lovely weekend honey.

  15. Beautiful Card. The image is wonderful and your colouring is brilliant. The papers are fabulous and the butterflies are pretty.


  16. I love this card the colours are brilliant and I especially like the way you have done the ribbon perfect Love and Happy Crafting Carole x


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