I wanted to send emails to everyone but there are just too many of you! I am home from hospital now, my broken hip is starting to mend although I am under instruction not to put any weight on it or it will be a hip replacement for me .....not a pleasant thought so I am following Doctor's orders to the letter.
THANK YOU for all your messages, your kindness has overwhelmed me, I always knew my blog friends were wonderful but even you, dear friends, have gone above and beyond and I am not sure I will ever be able to repay you......... you will never know how much you all mean to me!
Thank you to Jenny, Mo and Lynn for spreading the word about my horrible accident. Thank you to Jenny, Rita, Annie, Astrid, Brenda, Nicola, Terry, Sandy, Toni, Diane and Chris for the absolutely stunning flowers which arrived today (with chocolates too!). Your kindness has warmed my heart and given me a much needed boost.
Thank you to Darnell, Claudia, Alison, Lynne, Mark, Rachel, May, Kelly, Carole, Kath, Patricia, Jennie, Laura, Julia, Linda, Amy and two Elaines, Di, Sue, Dianne, Jo Ann, Donna (and there are more that I have not read yet)........ for your kind and thoughtful words by email and on my blog. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends and I treasure you all. I will show all my beautiful cards when I feel a little better.
I am sorry that I will probably get behind again in looking at your blogs and commenting but as soon as I feel a bit more like myself I will be back stalking you all..........
Now, below is a post which should have gone out on 26th October.............
It is the birthday of my lovely blog friend Sandy this week. Sandy also loves Halloween so I took the opportunity to make an accordion card to cover both occasions. Sandy has received her card and loved it. I do not normally show cards that I have made for family and friends, but I know that Sandy will love seeing her card again here.
This is one side of the card - the birthday side.
I used mainly Tim Holtz items: the backing paper, the gorgeous Blueprint dragonfly and the wonderful mini Tattered Floral die, the Simple Sayings stamp set and of course his gorgeous paints to colour the flowers and the little square of burlap.
The base card is made from Karen Burniston's fabulous Accordian base and frame dies (which I love!).
The Halloween side of the card again uses mainly Tim Holtz products: backing paper, the fabulous skull stamp and his Halloween die cuts, chit chat words and the Simple Sayings stamp set. The orange colour in the background is Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint which is so perfect for Halloween makes.
I just love the way that this Accordion card can be made double sided, it is so versatile!
Thanks so much for looking, I look forward to catching up with you all soon. Big hugs, Anne xx