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Friday, 18 September 2015

Hi Everyone.  First of all let me apologise for neglecting both your blogs and my own.  My husband had another stroke and so time is very limited.  However I am trying to fit a little time for myself into each day and so I have a few cards to add to my much neglected blog.

                                               

Unfortunately the light was poor when I tried to photograph this card.  This is a request by my sister for her friend's 90th birthday.  The edge die is by Tonic and the two centre dies are I think Joy Craft dies.  The periwinkle card is the foundation card by Creative Expressions.  The gold card I purchase from Joanna Sheen and pearls from stash.


This second card is a slightly smaller card than I usually make but I was just trying out my new Royal Circle die which is from Spellbinders and the pointed star in the centre is Joy Craft.  The card is actually white linen card although it looks different in the picture and again the Periwinkle foundation card.

Thank you for taking the time to look in.



50 comments:

Jacee said...

Two beautiful cards, such lovely designs
So sorry to hear about your husband, sending you both my best wishes.
hugs Jacee
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Christine Harrop said...

Two very lovely card Marie-Louise. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is improving. I'm also glad you are managing to get some time for yourself - not always easy in these situations! Hugs. Christine xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Marie Louise so sorry to hear about your husband hope he's improving each day...love both your beautiful cards

Anne

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards and love the designs. One of my best friends is in the same situation, so I know first hand what you are going through. My heart goes out to you, and hope your husband is improving. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carole said...

Two lovely cards Marie....such pretty designs with that periwinkle blue and your beautiful die cuts.... I do hope things improve for you with your husband......a very worrying and tiring time for you. Hugs xx

pam said...

Marie-Louise, two beautiful cards you have created.
So sorry to here about your husband, hope he is improving.
Hugs Pam x

Leanne ... said...

We certainly do understand that you are extremely busy. Prayers for your hubby. Both of the cards are lovely and I'm certain the 90 year old recepiant will be joyful when receiving such a lovely card. If anyone has been neglectful of blogging its me. My hubby and I have moved again and it's tedious work. I think we're getting to old for this type of work so we hope to be hear for a while and I hope to get busy on my Christmas cards now that I have all my crafting box's unpacked and new home getting decorated and into shape again. Hugs.....Leanne

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards, both so beautiful.
I understand your situation as my son had a massive stroke two years ago. It is hard to find time for yourself in these circumstances, but essential if you can manage it...hugs
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

I hope your husbands health is improving Marie-Louise. My best wishes to you both.
You two cards are gorgeous, very stylish! hugs, Marlies

pinky said...

Oh Marie Louise you are both having such a tough time! I hope your husband picks up again very soon. I am loving your beautiful creations, you really are the queen of dies! Glad you are getting a wee bit of much needed craft time. Sending hugs your way.

Olga Jewell said...

Both are Gorgeous!!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Marie-Louise I am so sorry to hear that your husband has had another stroke, what a very difficult time it must be for you and your family. Pleased though that you can find a little bit of time to do some crafting, hope it helps to give you a bit of relaxation.
Both cards are beautiful, colours and dies are marvellous. Take care and hugs to you, Kate x

lisa808 said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. I wish all the best for his recovery. Hope you are OK to.

Two beautiful cards. I love that edge die and the gold is gorgeous.

Jenny L said...

Hi Marie-Louise,
oh I am so sorry to hear about your husband.
I do hope he soon recovers, and is on the mend.
I am not surprised you don't find time for your blogging.
2 Wonderfully designed card as always.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lisa Minckler said...

Helloooooo there cutie!! I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and my prayers are with you and your family. Despite all that, you still find time to share your beautiful talents and WOW, what a fabulous card for 90! My grandmother is staying with us this week and she'll be 90 in May. She jokes because our son will turn 21 that same month and she swears she's going to take him to a bar and buy him his first drink...LOL. I wouldn't put it past her! I don't think I could make her something this spectacular, but now I have something to look up to as a roll model for me. That's gorgeous.
Biggest of hugs to you my friend,
Lisa xx

Patricia St Martin said...

You have not lost your touch, just gorgeous both of the cards, love the blues and the wonderful die cuts. So sorry to hear about your hubby, I do hope and pray that he is doing pretty good. Remember to take care of yourself.
Hugs, Patricia♥

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT. love these gorgeous creations and the beautiful colours and lovely to see you here but sorry to hear of hubby, take care and sending healing hugs... {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Theresia said...

Oh, wat naar om te lezen over je echtgenoot, Marie-Louise. Ik wens je heel veel sterkte en kracht, want dit zijn emotionele tijden. Hopelijk knapt hij weer op.
Je hebt weer erg mooie kaarten gemaakt. Ze zijn altijd een plaatje om te zien.
Groetjes, Trees

Conniecrafter said...

I am so very sad to hear that your husband had a stroke. Praying for you both at this time. Good to hear your taking time for yourself too, I know how hard this all can be on the caregiver too!
Your cards are just amazing as always, the receivers will be very blessed by them! Love all the dainty details in the dies!

Nel said...

Gorgeous cards, love Nel

vic said...

Beautiful cards they look lovely I'm so sorry to hear about your husband I'm thinking of you and really hope he recovers very soon, crafting is good to take our mind away from things even if it's just a small amount of time
Huge hugs
Vic xx

Karen D. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your DH...sending prayers and get well wishes for him and for you. Not an easy time.
Beautiful cards....sometimes when life gets so hard, crafting can be a good outlet.
hugs,
Karen

Créadenine said...

hello, belles cartes mais désolée pour votre mari, je lui souhaite un prompt rétablissement.Justement je me faisais un peu de souci de ne plus rien voir sur le blog.Amities et bon Week-end

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful cards!! Sorry about your husband, I hope he feels better really soon!! Hugs!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are so gorgeous <3 I am sorry to hear about your hubby sweetie my thoughts are with you both huggles Pops x x x

Jackie said...

Hi Marie Louise.
I did do a tutorial some time ago in Word, but I seem to have lost it!
It was about 10 pages long and I really do not have the time to re-do it.
The trouble is, my graphics software is so old that most folks haven't got it nowadays. I use PSP7 which I bought about 15 years ago, and graphics software has advanced so much that it doesn't work in the same way.
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Anneke said...

dear Marie
so sorry to hear about your husband, i will mail you in private.
big hugs from Anneke and take care

aussie aNNie said...

I know I have commented on this beautiful card but just want to say Thank YOu for always popping over and leaving me some lovely words.xxx

aussie aNNie said...

I have had to open a new blogger as google plus messed with mine after I changed my background and all and I don't like the way the comments had to be made...the link to my new one is below and follow again to enter my candy.. Now I am getting robot thingies on everyone's blog where you have to match pictures up before you can publish a comment...can't win...xx
{ aNNie}

Wendy said...

So sorry to hear about your husband Marie Louise, do hope he is now recoving well now. Sorry I missed your post at the time, I loss my Dad on the 9th Sep and was not blogging for quite a while.
Love both your cards, they are so beautiful.
Hugs
Wendy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Popping in to send you some hugs.xx { aNNie}

nnalorac said...

sorry it's taken me so long to read this post Marie Louise, such a bad blogger these days. Sorry to here about your husband, hope he's making good progress! Love the card. Take care. Carol xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Marie Louise, I do hope that Hubby is recovering well and that his rehab will be a speedy one . Do remember to take care of yourself too .
Fabulous card duo shared here .Wont choose a favourite as I think they are both quite elegant .Love the dies in gold card ..
hugs Shirley-Anne

Leanne ... said...

So nice both cards. Very lovely. I know I've missed a lot lately and have been not posting comments lately but haven't forgot you. Hugs.....Leanne

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aussie aNNie said...

Just checkin in on you my friend to make sure you are okay....did you know I had to start a new blog....just click onto my link below...xxx {aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Sending hugs, since dad passed away I have kept busy on DT it is hard to get over grieving....hope you are okay.xxx

Lena Misquitta said...

Dear Marie-Louise, I sincerely hope your husband is better. I had emailed you twice but got no response. I hope all is well with you.
Hugs
Lena

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi there Marie-Louise :)
Just me checking in on you and saying hello. Think of you often and just wanted to say hello. I hope this weekend finds you doing okay.
Lots of love,
Lisa x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Marie-Louise....Just to say hope you and your husband are well....and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog....Hugs Joolsx

aussie aNNie said...

Just checking on you and sending you hugs.xxx {aNNie}

Pop's Cards said...

These are simply gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x

Wendy said...

Hello Marie-Louise, just popping over to say thanks for the lovely comments you have left on my cards. Hope you are well!
Hugs Wendy xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Marie-Louise, Sorry to read about your Hubby . I hope that he is more comfortable now and progressing well . I am happy though to read that you do take precious moments for yourself for your own well being . Blogging is a fabulous way to touch base with those that you may otherwise never meet .Because I too am a full time carer of my Doug and sometimes , well most times am time poor so catching up with real live friends is hard . Your pair of cards shared here are again beautiful . Your clever combination of dies along with a simple card design is , in my opinion quite artistic .
hugs and thanks for sharing some time with me at my blog post .
Shirley-Anne

Créadenine said...

hello, très jolies cartes en bleu ma couleur préférée.Salutations.

aussie aNNie said...

Sending hugs.xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Such delicate beautiful cretions
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Nel said...

Thank you Louise greeting Nel

Colleen Dietrich said...

These cards are so pretty! I like your style, Marie-Louise. Feminine and light, fancy but not over the top.
I'm so sorry to read about your husband having more than one stroke. My goodness. May God bless you and your family abundantly.