Thursday, 14 April 2011

Mo Challenge # 78

Morning all x
It's that means it's Mo's Challenge Day! This week our fabulous teamy Dorcus, has set us all the theme of 'Start of Something New' as a challenge. That could fact anything that is a new beginning x
A new life is always such a wonderful and precious thing, and the new little angel that's arrived is the Granddaughter of my dear friend Kathy, who we sadly lost on the 2nd April...just days before the arrival of baby Elizabeth x
I met Kathy about 6 years ago on Craft Swap Forum. I was new to all this 'chatting' lark back then (yes...hard to believe, I know! ) and forums etc were scary hear all the horror stories of chatting to strangers on the net etc! Well, I have to say that I made some of the best friends of my life on there...and continue to make more as I travel in 'blogland' x
I've met a number of them several times at 'get togethers' and craft shows etc..and are just THE best xx ...Which reminds me...Lesley...get that choccy cake in the oven...I'm on my way!! :) x
Never underestimate friendships born from the net...the crafting community has a lot of very special people...and I'm so proud to be part of it x
Baby Elizabeth will of course have her very own Guardian Angel...Kathy will always be a special part of her life x

I have used one of the gorgeous images from the 'Diaper Crew' collection from Mo, and coloured 'her' with Copics. I made the bead pin myself and added a cross charm. The 'Love Hearts' embossing folder is by Crafts Too and available from Dragonfly are Copics and the punches which I've used to make the flowers and leaves x

Grab a cuppa and nip across to the Challenge will just LOVE the cards that my wonderfully talented team mates have created x


Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lydia,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pat said...

Oh Lydia, what an absolutely gorgeous card to welcome baby Elizabeth!! And what a touching story. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend...we all need Guardian Angels...and I'll bet Kathy is watching over her dear friend too!! Thank you so much for sharing your story...and for sharing this stunning card with all of us! Big hugs, darlin'...Pat

LindaJay said...

I agree with you Lyds. I also have met some of my bestest friends from Craft Swap Froum and like you say Kathy was one of the best. I just wish she could have met her granddaughter, but am sure she is watching over her.

Card is beautiful as always.


Cathy said...

Lydia, GF what a beautiful card and story. Love everything about this card and you know you always have the coolest embellishments and layout. Perfect!!!

Dorcas said...

Lydia, I can see that your heart and soul went into this card, its absolutely gorgeous and perfect down to the last detail. Well done, sweetie, I know how hard this week(month) has been for you. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Kathy.
Big Hugs,

vickisunshine said...

This is a beautiful card. Very calming. lovely colouring and great layout. Am so sorry to read of the loss of your friend. Hugs, Vicki Sunshine x

xx Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Lydia, beautifuly coloured image.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Pop over to sketch N Stash and check out challenge 58 top3 :D

Elaine L. said...

This is just so sweet and feminine...just perfect for a new baby girl!


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