Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Friend in Need/DT Card

Hello, and welcome!

Yet another grey and very wet day in the good ol' UK....bring on the snow, is what I say.....haaaa!
Another huge THANK YOU from me to all of you who have left messages of sympathy and encouragement, for the tragic loss of my BIL, Kevin.
The last couple of weeks are kind of melded into a horrible mess, and I'm sure it's not over yet....but just to update you........the Coroner has confirmed that Kevin died from a massive bleed from just below his right knee....his legs were always heavily bandaged, because he had trouble with oedema for many years.......somehow his computerised wheelchair had shot forward (it could go at a very fast speed), and his leg hit the nest of glass tables.  Kevin controlled his joystick on the wheelchair with one finger on his right hand that he could still move. 
It was the norm to leave a touch-button telephone on his knee  at all times, so he could reach anyone he needed to.....and the phone was always on speaker, because Kevin couldn't lift it to his ear....he couldn't move his arms at all.......that phone had been found on the floor.
It's assumed that he dropped it....couldn't reach it, so panicked, and tried to get to the phone on the nest of tables........
There was massive trauma to the bone and soft tissue below his knee, and he bled to death...........just thirty two minutes, he's been left alone.........
Roseanne has been issued with an Interim Death Certificate, but there will be an Inquest at some point.....could take months.
We will bury Kevin on Friday........he will be laid to rest on the opposite side of the path to where my Dad rests.

On to today's sorry they've  been few and far between, lately.........

It's Wednesday, so my turn to produce a Design Team creation for Stretch 'n' Bubbles..............
The image is called A Friend in Need Girl................
How cute are these two ickle guys?

The papers are from the Spiceberry range from Memorybox..........I cut a frame with a Nestie, popped it onto a square doily, added a strip of card from the same paper range, inked......popped on some shiny burgundy ribbon............

as usual, everything coloured up with that Pear Green..........and added sparkle with Sakura gel pens.........not showin' up too well, but the snow has glitter on, too.........SNOW.....oooooooo...........

Sparkly SNOW..........siiiiiigh............

I cut out and colored up a freebie circle sentiment, and added a cute button from my stash............

These pretty stars are from my stash, idea where I got 'em from, but got loads..........haaaaa!

All finished off with some holly leaves from my garden.............NAH!........they are paper ones, with red beads cut from a Christmas garland.....just inked around the edges, and curled 'em up a bit.............done!

I really enjoyed making this card........needed to just sit and forget things for a glad I have my world of blogging and craft to escape you agree, 'cos you are all very intelligent and like-minded people......HAAAAAHAAAAA!!

Challenges: Anything goes + sentiment Cute and cuddly (Penguins are cute n cuddly!) Reminds you of a song (You got a friend in me)


Anne-Marie x


  1. It is a beautiful card. What type of paper are the holly leaves made from, there is a lovely shine on them?
    Like the "INTELLIGENT and like-minded people" coment. Very appropriate.

  2. Your card is gorgeous

  3. Great card, I would never have thought to add real holly but it looks fab.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  4. Lovely card, nice touch using real holly. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Joanie

  5. If I could only get half the amount of details into one of my cards **SIGH** snow and snowmen: bring 'em on :O)

  6. a fantastic and adorable creation!

    i love the ilex-embellishment and the dp's so much!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Oh no, now you have Legs wanting snow. You are a crazy kind of contagious and I love you for it! Oh yeah, love the card too but haven't seen one yet that I didn't.

    You have my thoughts, prayers and all the cyber hugs you can handle. I know you are busy, so will wait to hear from you. You know where I'm at. Oh yeah, by wait I mean until next week, then I better have heard from you or I'm coming a calling...

  8. Stunner of a card as always, everyone keeps commenting bout the holly, but really, have they not seen your fabulous colouring? Sat and stared at it for a full ten minutes...
    Glad to see you having some time to yourself*

  9. the Holly leaves are fab! great card such a cute image coloured perfectly
    thanks for joining us @ TPS xxx

  10. beautiful card!!!!

    i am still very saddened by your news and are praying for everyone. if you need me, i'm just a holler away!

    hugs :)

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at my mums craft shop challenge this week hugs carlyann xxx

  12. Your story has touched me, I am so sorry for your loss your card is gorgeous, Love the image, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  13. Hi Anne-Marie, your card is gorgeous. We love the colours and the papers, we especially love the holly leaves and those shiny berries. Your colouring off the image is perfect.
    Love and hugs
    Rachel and Angela
    PS We've been told we're going to have a cold winter, so bring on the snow!!!

  14. Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter, and good luck with the Challenge

  15. Fabulous card love all the details. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  16. Dear Anne-Marie,
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am so sorry to read about your BIL, such awful circumstances, sending you big hugs.
    I can totally identify with finding an escape from your troubles when you craft, I find it very therapeutic too. Take care of yourself and thanks again for visiting my blog.

  17. Anne Marie I am so pleased the funeral has got sorted at least you can all try to move forward now although as you say things still need to be sorted but at least you know in you hearts he is at peace now not that it makes it any easier for any of you who bare the know where I am my friend and you and your family are in my thoughts
    now as for this card such a sweet image and I love the LO beautiful as always Take care
    Jacki xx

  18. I think that a friendly penguin would cheer me up too! Fantastic card, wow, talk about selling on Ebay LOL! Love the doily. Gotta get me some of those...

  19. Such a beautiful card, sis!!! All the special little details you add to your cards make the cards so fabulous. That holly looks so real!

    Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this very hard time. xxx

  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDiays this week. Hugs...Mona

  21. Wishing you better times ahead Anne Marie.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours. I think it is lucky that we escape in our crafting :)
    Take care.

  22. As always, I love all the little special details. Especially like your round Merry Christmas button!

  23. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at TPS.. Hugs, Linda

  24. Lovely card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at My mums craft Shop this week.
    Lyndsey xx

  25. It's a beautiful card and I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. Thanks for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow, and I'm glad you were able to find some comfort in crafting :)