Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Happy Birthday Eileen.....


Before I mention the above birthday card this has been a very difficult week for me loosing my lovely friend Karen of (Serendipty Dragaonfly).
 Karen and I meet 13 years or more at a craft show when I was demonstrating, Karen always used to turn up and watch my demonstration  we always chatted a lot and we just clicked....several ladies asked if I would start up a craft group and instantly Karen said 'I will help you'...so that was the start of a great friendship and also was how our Crafty Bunch club got started that was nearly 12 years ago.
Karen was so talented not just with making cards but everything, sewing, painting, machine embriodery and was also a great cook, she even used to grow veggies and enter them in local shows and won, there was nothing she couldn't turn her hand to... 
Karen had to step down from club 17 months ago due to her cancer, she was a great loss to our club but always wanted to know what we were up to.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tony and Karen's sister Val (Canonbury Creations) and family.. ..we miss you lovely lady....

The above card was made for my friend Eileen who's birthday it is today ..I've used my favourite flower dies Spellbinders Arianna  Blooms and SW Noble Double pierced dies...
Arianna Blooms

Our grandchildren on still on holiday so I might not be around for another week as we always like to spend time with them all...

Anne
 
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21 comments:

brenda said...

So sorry to read about your friend Anne.

This is a beautiful floral creation and the blooms are stunning.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Hello Anne, I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. I did know of her because she was in our Christmas Card Club for a short time. My thoughts and parayers are with you and her family.

This is a lovely card. I have toyed with the idea of getting this stamp and die set but can't decide between this and the Sun Kissed Fleur. I think this might have made up my mind! Love from Christine xx

Barb said...

Morning Anne, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your dear friend Karen. I hope in time you will mainly be able to enjoy memories of the many happy times you spent together. My condolences to you and Karen's family and other friends.

Your card is absolutely beautiful and such pretty colours. Your friend will be over the moon with it, I'm sure. Hugs, Barbxx

Aquarius said...

It was sad to lose Karen but the one consolation is that she is no longer suffering from that so cruel illness.

Beautiful card you've made for Eileen with the really pretty flowers set off so nicely by the frames.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Anne, Such sad news about Karen, I had no idea that you and she were friends, it really is horrible news, I am sorry.
Your flower card is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will love it. Enjoy your holiday with the little ones, Hugs Gay xx

Lorraine said...

So sorry to read about your friend Anne.

Your card is gorgeous,a fab design and I love the pretty flowers.
Sending hugs
Lorraine x

Loll said...

Hi Anne. Lovely tribute to Karen. She will be missed.

Beautiful and elegant card for your friend Eileen. Your layered flowers are gorgeous. xx

fabiola jaques said...

Super joli et tellement charmant Anne, biz

pam said...

Hi Anne, I heard the sad news about Karen last week, such a shock as I did`nt know her illness had returned, she will be missed by so many, I did not know her personally only through her blog, but she was a beautiful person.

Your card is so beautiful for your friend, gorgeous colours and design, love these flowers and cutting dies you have used.
Thinking of you Pam x

Mary Ann said...

Sorry for your lost!!!She did awesome work!!!Your card is beautiful!Love your flowers!!!

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Anne what a beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will treasure it. So sorry to hear about your friend Karen, I'm sure she will be missed by all. Enjoy your grandchildren...they are so special. Ruth Ann

aussie aNNie said...

sorry to read of the sad loss of your friend Anne, but honestly when our time is up, it's up....sad though.
Stunning creation again and the most gorgeous colours used.xx
 {aNNie}

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely tribute Anne and a beautiful card xx

Trish said...

A very pretty card,love your flowers

Trish said...

So sorry for your loss,very sad ❤️

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Sorry to hear your sad news about your friend Karen....sending hugs to you and her family...
Beautiful card Anne....Love the pretty flowers....Joolsx

Margaret said...

So sorry to hear you have lost a good friend Anne.
Your card is lovely such beautiful flowers.
Extra big hug
Margaret M

Anneke said...

Hello Anna
what a sad news to hear about your friend, but how sweet from you to make this beautiful card.
I love these flowers and i will check where i can buy these from Spellbinders.
Th ecolors are realy so pretty and a lovely design.
She will certainly love this card.
have a nice weekend my friend and i am sending you a very big hugXXXX

Anneke

Pat said...

I'm sorry I never knew Karen but she was obviously a lovely and very creative lady and understand how you must miss her Anne. This is a really beautiful card and those flowers are gorgeous! I don't know what you have used to make them but it has a pretty sheen and soft enough to shape them really prettily. It will be so great to meet you in July! x

Sandy said...

Oh Anne, I am deeply sorry that you have lost such dear friend. I have ready several posts about Karen's death - so many people knew her or of her blog.
I know you follow Pam who commented above - this card reminds me of Pam's work. Gorgeous - could not be prettier. Everything is so delicate - exquisitely designed and such soft pretty colors.
Sandy xx

MaryH said...

I only 'knew' Karen from enjoying her glorious work as I moved around Blogland, and in our Christmas Club for a while. It seemed she could just turn her hand very successfully to so many different crafts & ventures. SHe will certainly be missed, and my condolences to you for losing a friend. Always so hard to say goodbye. Your birthday card is just lovely, and I'm drooling over the fabulous dies. Sue Wilson dies are my current downfall, but I never seem to be able to use them as well as I see so many other card makers. Love the layout, the color choices, and the lovely card you've made using some fantastic products. TFS & Hope the coming week is a bit happier for you.