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Saturday, 15 November 2014

ABC X Xtra Special

Our challenge this fortnight at ABC is X for Xtra Special, we want you to create a card for a special person or occasion. We are sponsored by Kenny K.

Mine is a very special thank you to a friend who saved my Daughter’s job!

ABC X Xtra Special

Having told my Daughter, when she went for her new job that it was fine she didn’t have her own bank account, they suddenly changed their minds literally at the 11th hour. They gave her about 5 days to sort out an account or risk losing her new job, and all after she had already worked her notice at her old job!

My friend dropped everything to drive her 40 miles to the only place that would open her an account at very short notice and without picture ID.

It seems that these days in the UK if you don’t have a passport because you don’t do or haven’t done a foreign holiday and don’t drive, and therefore don’t have a driving licence you are persona non grata as far as Banks are concerned! Anyhow this is a thank you for the friend who literally went the extra mile to help my Daughter out.

It’s from the Cut, Mat, Create paper pad by Heartfelt Creations, which I have been hanging onto, and finally have cut into. HC is one of my favourite companies for paper and accompanying stamps, dies etc.

The lovely diecuts are from the Raindrops on Roses collection’s dies, and the butterfly is from the Sunflower Collections stamps.

I am entering this into:-

Craft Hoarders Anonymous – For All that You do Thank you
Crafting By Design – Give Thanks
Dream It Up – Nov: Thankful and Thoughtful
Hambo Hoedown – Thank you Card
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC – #66 Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon – #263 Monochromatic
QKR Stampede – #113 I’m Thankful For … (see post above)
Quick Quotes – #45 Gratitude
Sister Act Card Challenge – #83 Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty – #254 Being Thankful



  1. Just gorgeous, love all the detail! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Beautiful. The shades of purple make me happy.
    Thanks for sharing your piece with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  3. Glad you got the bank account sorted, nightmare isn't it? (been there) - Lovely card, lovely LO and love the colour you have used. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  4. so pure and pretty
    thanks for joining at sister act card challenge
    we hope to see you next time
    Fanny SAAC DT

  5. Stunning Lin! Love the soft purple hues combined with the florals! That butterfly is spectacular and those die cuts are so intricate, how beautiful! hugs :)

  6. I love this very purple card! The layers are gorgeous and the butterfly and die cuts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. This is beautiful in every way. Lovely die cuts and the added layers are beautiful!

  8. I love everything about this! Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Oh my. I love the layers and all the purple! I am sorry your dd had a problem. It is just as bad in the states if you don't have ID. Thankfully you can apply for a state ID in the event that you don't have a passport or DL...which was something I had to do as an older teen and twenty-something! ;) Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. This is a beautiful thank you card & perfect for the gal who went above & beyond to help you! She will love it! The coloring is beautiful & I love the extra sparkle on the flowers & butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  11. Such a pretty card Lyn and I love the colour you chose. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

  12. Wow stunning card, so beautifully colored and the papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week for our "I'm Thankful For..Challenge."
    Karal DT

  13. Oh this is such a beautiful card! My favorite color is purple so this makes me smile big!! Thank you so much for joining us in our Fun~day Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  14. Beautiful card - I love this paper from HC! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

  15. What a stunning layout on this card! Thanks for playing along with Jo's Scrap Shack!

  16. What a lovely thank you card! Thank you for joining the thankful and thoughtful challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils this month.

  17. Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,


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