Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Comfort....oh, yeah!

Hello, and welcome!

I'm bringing you a card that I've made for this week's challenge at our wonderful new challenge blog

and this week we want to see your cards that will offer


Isn't that a lovely theme?  I made a card that will probably be offered as a sympathy token, but you don't have to go down that road.......anything that will convey something to do with COMFORT will be eligible.

Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place! Our random prize winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Beccy. We're thrilled to have her beautiful hand drawn images grace our pages ... they are created by Beccy Muir...

Beccy's Place is offering our randomly drawn prize winner their choice of three images from the Beccy's Place collection!

Before I show you my card, there's some news I'd love to share with you........
yesterday, I was given the "ALL CLEAR" for my breast cancer......yaaaaaaay!!

I've been waiting, praying, hoping for 5 years to hear my surgeon say the words, and I really can't put into words (that would make any sense, lol) how I felt when she finally uttered them......she even went so far as to say that I am now considered to be a low risk for any further breast cancer!
Some of you will have seen my news on Facebook........I was overwhelmed by all the comments that were left for me........I went to bed with a deep feeling of humility, joy, and thankfulness.

My surgeon may have taken away the cancer, but it is the love, faith and many, many prayers of my family and friends that has seen me through this time of my life.
My daughters, in particular, have been such a strength and COMFORT   to me....they unerringly believed that I would survive, and their faith and practical support helped me to believe it, too.........

I love you so very much JOANNE, GILLIAN AND LEIGH-ANNE
and will never forget what you've done.....and still do......for me.

I chose to use a scripture that means so much to me, this week......and it is so fitting, at this time.......

And He didn't..........
Another thing that always gives me great comfort is to wrap myself in a warm an' snuggly quilt, so I chose to use this pretty image from Beccy's store.......all coloured up with my Promarkers.
I layered up some very old papers from Hot Off the Press, putting them in a quilt block, and lay a piece of green paper lace across the width.......

Some pretty lace across the top, and a ikkle corsage of paper flowers with one of my homemade pins and a satin bow......

The teeny quilt is backed by a piece of brown and a piece of lilac card, both of which I embossed with my new Stampin' Up Lattice Folder (thank you, Victoria!), and I added the teeny button to the "LOVE".....aawww!

I really would love to see what your take would be on our COMFORT challenge!

By the way, if you keep an eye out, you just might see that I'll be offering a gorgeous little something, made by my wonderfully talented daughter, Leigh-Anne, to celebrate a few things....very soon!

Anne-Marie x

http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  Sympathy/Use stash/Dark papers
http://blog.ribboncarousel.com/  Sympathy card & spooled item (brown bow)
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.ca/  Never Forget/Sympathy/Thinking of you
http://useittuesday.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything goes and use hoarded supplies [the papers...so old!]


  1. Fabulous news Anne-Marie,I am so happy for you....Your card as always is gorgeous,love the lace.xxx

  2. Such wonderful words to hear Anne-Marie! Such a comfort to have those you love caring for and supporting you.
    Beautiful card, I love quilts to and the treasured memories they envelope!

  3. Oh Anne-Marie. That is just the best news ever, I'm really so pleased for you.
    I love your card. The image and colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is soooo special.

    Hugs Sue

  4. That's a beautiful card, Anne-Marie - the muted colours and lace just beautiful!

    I am so pleased to hear your news honey - big hugs to you! And to your supportive girls too!!

    Mary x

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  6. OOPS! I meant to say that Prayer is a wonderful and powerful thing.

    I can't even beging to tell you how how I am that you received such good news!

  7. Anne-Marie, you know that I am a sister with you in breast cancer. I know the joy and relief the words, "all clear" bring.Along with the ugly growth comes a growth in our faith and our trust in our Lord. A wonderful trust that no matter what, our God is with us.

    This card is so lovely. I told you at the DT sneek-peek that I so very much like everything about this card. It reminds me of love and home and comfort -- all things that I do associate with quilts as my great grandmother was a quilter, and I have loving memories of her and the wonderful time spent in her home.

    Hugs my dear friend!

  8. Wonderful news for you!!!!!!!
    Beautiful card!

  9. Such great news Anne-Marie! So wonderful to have family standing behind you in faith believing.
    Your card is lovely. The heart quilt so very sweet.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again soon.
    Huggies ~

  10. I'm rejoicing with you over your fabulous news, Anne-Marie!!! That goes wayyy beyond wonderful. :)

    I love your card. It's so beautiful and I like the symbolism of the quilt with that verse. Blessings and hugs!!!

  11. Again, you gave me tears, but happy ones of course! I'm so happy for you and your family!

    I do love your card and the colors you've used. You're right, there is so much comfort in a favorite quilt. I sleep so much better when it's cold enough to use one.

    ♥ Laura C.

  12. Yay Yay Yay for you Anne-marie that is the best news. i can only imagine the relief and the confort too. Certainly gives you the warm fuzzies......

    Lovely card too by the way.

  13. That is a wonderful card, it just shouts "Comfort" from the quilt image to the little bouquet of rose buds and bow and the over all colour - earthy homely comfort colours (including the green.

  14. What wonderful news about your breast cancer! I know you feel such relief, joy and jubilation! Your comfort/sympathy card is wonderful. I love the quilt and the bouquet of flowers. Perfect. Thank you so much for joining us on the Clear it Out Challenge. Hope to see you back again!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  15. Great news on your "all clear" Your card is beautiful Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for our Sympathy challenge.

  16. Gorgeous creation - very rustic, farmhouse with a dash of fabulousness :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Clear It Out!

    I welcome you to join me for the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  17. Absolutely sweet card!! I just love the very warm feel of it! Thank you for sharing and thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  18. So happy to hear your wonderful news!!! Love all of the hearts and quilt theme to go with your scripture! Beautiful card!!

  19. Celebrating your wonderful news with you!! This card is drop dead gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

  20. Beautiful!!! Thanks for taking the Clear It Out Challenge!

  21. Very pretty! And what a great story you have to share!

    Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

  22. What wonderful news, I'm so happy for you!!!

    You made such a lovely card, super details and I like the scripture. Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  23. How pretty! Love all the heartfelt accents...the flowers, the lace and the patchwork design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel!

  24. That is fabulous ALL CLEAR news:) What a beautiful card--LOVE the flowers and that patchwork!!! BEAUTIFULLY done:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!!

  25. Love the color combo of this card, and the quilt like detail is gorgeous!
    So glad you are plating along with us at this challenge in Use It Tuesday!