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Monday, 1 December 2014

DV 96 Shades of Blue

Our challenge at Dream Valley for the next two weeks is Shades of Blue, and we are sponsored by Lacey Sunshine.

DV 96 Shades of Blue

I used a Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured it with copics. My papers are from the Joy Winter stack, diecut is also from Joy. I trimmed (not awfully neatly) an mat around the patterned diecut as it was disappearing into the paper beneath too much before. When it was all put together I added ice glitter glue to the blue dots on the background paper.

I am entering this into:-

AAA Cards – #29 Blue Blue Christmas Both because of the colour and because well, I’m blue As Elvis sang ‘it’ll be a blue, blue Christmas without you’
Crafty Calendar – Nov: It’s All about Christmas
Fairytale Challenge – #105 Christmas With Animals
Fantasy Stampers – #24 Cute Christmas
Fussy and Fancy – #128 Happy Holidays
Graph’It – #48 Two Colours (Blue and White)
Inkspirational – #70 Christmas with a Twist, no red or green
Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge – Optional Twist Christmas
Paper Creators Crafts – #33 All About Christmas
Winter Wonderland – Dies and Punches

Shades of Blue is a very apt title for this post as I am feeling very blue myself. I lost a very dear friend on Thursday to cancer. Some of you may have come across her blog about her life and illness called Jane’s Journey. We only met once in real life, but have known each other for a few years online. I am sure most of you will have experienced how strong a friendship you can grow with someone you hardly know ‘in the real world’. Anyhow Jane was an exceptional human being, loving, warm, funny, creative and very wise. If you know anyone embarking on a cancer journey of their own, or are the friend or relative of such a person I highly recommend her blog.

Also if you knew Jane, or are just feeling generous please support her Just Giving page. This was typical of Jane, as she approached the end of the line she set up a page for donations to the Make a Wish Foundation. Typical that she would want to be remembered by putting a smile on some child’s face.

Jane and Lin 2a BLOG

This is the most unflattering image of me, showing as it does my double chin, but sadly we didn’t have time to get better shots. Jane is the one in white, the hairy one is Poppy and that’s me on the right.

Jane my life is better for having had you in it. I just wish it could have been for so much longer. May the angels bless you and keep you safe.



  1. Beautiful card Lin :-D I like it a lot!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog this fortnight :-D
    Milka GD

  2. A beautiful card Lin, just popped over from AAA for a closer look. Carol x

  3. So sad to hear of your lovely friends passing Lin. Fab to have such great memories of her. Love your card. One of my favourite LOTV images. As you said, very apt it was a 'blue' challenge this week. Hugs to you my lovely, Wends x

  4. What a brilliant card Lin, I love the shades of blue theme. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (It's all about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

    I am so sorry for the loss of your blog friend - that really is a great pic and you both looked so happy.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Jane sounds like she was an amazing person. Your card is full of gorgeous detail and all the elements work so well together, thanks for sharing with is at Ink x

  6. I am sorry to read about the loss of your friend - how sweet of her to help others -- Sweet blue Christmas card - Thanks for joining in at AAA~

  7. Gorgeous card Lin love the image and colour combo, what a lovely picture.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  8. LOTV images are always so cute and I'm loving the glittery dots on your card too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  9. Stunning card with fabby colour combo. It looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  10. You have made such a lovely card! It´s realy very christmas like. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  11. This is gorgeous Lin, Thank you for joining in with us this time at Graph'It Colour Challenge I hope to see you again for our next challenge, the best of luck in the draw.
    Kevin xx

  12. So sweet!! thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers this fortnight. Cindy (DT)

  13. So pretty, Lin - love the pale blue. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  14. perfect image for our challenge!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at fantasy stampers
    Debbi DT

  15. Your friend sounds like quite the special woman, and I know you're feeling her loss deeply. I have read Jane's Journey; she was a brave, inspiring woman and yes, I agree that our lives were enriched by having her in it, whether that was a stretch of years or of minutes. Your card is gorgeous in conveying childhood wonder and the true essence of Christmas. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely gem in the Inkspirational gallery. Thank you, especially, for sharing you and Jane with us.

  16. Very sweet card !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  17. Thank you for entering such a sweet blue card with us! Merry Christmas, Victoria Lavender


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