Sunday, 22 April 2012

No layers!!!!!!

Oh, what a day. I had some very sad news this morning that my oldest friend had finally lost her battle with cancer. She was 70 and had been very happily married for 50 years. This last week she had gone really downhill so I had been expecting her to go any day but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. At least she isn't suffering any longer. Thanks to all my Facebook friends who have left me such supportive comments.

I was meant to be selling at a craft fair today but just couldn't face it, especially as it was outside and the weather is so changeable. I have kept myself busy and have come up to my craftroom and thought I would share these cards with you. Those who know me well will be very surprised to see no layers or embellishments. I have been making some 4" cards to sell in packs of two. I have several sheets of the Penny Black transparent stamps which I love but some of the images are quite small, but perfect for these little cards.  I wasn't sure if I could use Promarkers on them stamped direct on to the cards but they worked perfectly. I added some faux stitching with a fineliner around each one. Sometimes it is good to try something completely different.
Penny Black No patterned papers
PaperPlay Animal antics
Papertake A stitch in time

This is my second post today. Please scroll down for a Humphrey card. I must say I am quickly getting used to the new blogger interface and I like it.


Jill said...

So sorry to hear your news Marianne. Jill x

Sandra H said...
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Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne, l am so sorry for you and it's really sad that you have lost a good friend it wouldn't of been any easier like you said but as you also said she won't be suffering anymore, Your cards are just great and l don't think they are too small they are great and can be used at any time even on the smallest of cards they look good........take care my fingers not working right miss spelt a word only reason for deleting:)x

Mau xx said...

Hi Marianne, So sorry to hear of the loss of your freind, I know the pain very well and my heart goes out to you.
Love the little cards, they are adorable.
Hugs mau xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Sending you hugs here too, Hope the coming days are not to difficult for you all,
What lovely little cards, Thanks for sharing them, Love Hazelxoxo

mixamatoasties said...

Sending you hugs Marianne xx

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear that Marianne.Thinking of you sweetie and sending you a hug. Love your mini cards and the clean lines and faux stitching are fab.Hugs Debbie x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Marian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

kath said...

so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend marianne and love your little cute Penny Blacks...sending hugs kath xxx

kimmie_35 said...

Sorry to hear about your friend...

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
This is such sad news and a shame you missed your craft fair as I know how much you enjoy them.
Your little note cards are gorgeous! What a great idea to use your small stamps with these.
Hugs Lynsey x

Catherine said...

Cute little cards, I'm so sorry for your loss..

mags said...

Hi Marianne. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. As you say, it was expected, but not any easier to deal with.
Your little cards are so cute.

Donna Mosley said...

Marianne, I'm sorry to hear your sad news hun, sending you a huge hug. Love all these gorgeous cards.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

So sorry to hear your sad news . even when you expect it its still a shock when it happens .
LOve these cute CAS cards
Lisa x

Whisper said...

Thinking of you hun, at this difficult time.

Your cards are all super, i must take the plunge and do more CAS, as they look so good, Luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Hi Marianne

I love all of these - love the cas look - fab.

Take care

sending you cyber hugs


Hazel x

julie_woolston said...

Hi Marianne
I am so sorry to hear your sad news,
but as you said she is not suffering now,it doesn't make it any easier though.
I love these 4" cards the images on them are lovely.
Hugs Julie x

dolcreations said...

So sorry to hear about your dear friend. I will be thinking of you.
I love your adorable sweet cards!!!!!

Jackie said...

Hi Marianne, I am so sorry to hear your sad news...hugs
Your little cards are so delightful and the faux stitching finishes them of beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

So sorry to read about your friend Marianne and can well understand you didn't feel like the craft fayre.

You have made a really sweet collection of cards.

Thanks so much for joining in our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ohh this is a nice change from your usual. They are just lovely and soo sweet! There must be something in the water as I have been trying new and not normal for me things too *spooky* lol I am going to have to give these a try as they do look so adorable :)) Sending you thoughts and prays for you and your friends family at this sad time too :(

Jo said...

So sorry about your friend Marianne, sending you some gentle hugs.

These are lovely little cards.

Jo x

Stamps and Paper said...

Marianne so sorry to hear about your your cards


Mamma Mia said...

Hi Marianne - sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family at this difficult time.
I love these little cards - really sweet. Helen x

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and Graham....FAbulous creations love them

Thanks for playing along with Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week

Ali x

Jo Davies said...

Sending big hugs Marianne not nice news at all thinking of you..... I am also in love with this set of 1 layered cards would look lovely in a little set in a box. Big hugs Jo xxx

Tracy said...

These are so gorgeous, Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

uksharon said...

These are all gorgeous. Loving the clean and simple style.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

susiestacey said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Lovely set of cards, thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts x Susan x