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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Monday, 7 July 2014

A Day for Daisies challenge 99 - Monochrome

Challenge 99 At A Day for Daisies is Monochrome

I made this card to send to my eldest daughter Lynda.  Printed a Day for Daisies digi stamp "Little Miss Giraffe" onto white card and coloured with blue chalks and markers.  Added blue typed sentiment.  Layered all onto blue card.

I would also like to add this card to the challenges at

A Gem of a challenge 123 - animals

The Corrosive Challenge Blog 203 Forever Young (a card for a child)

Fan-tastic Tuesday 42 Anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 36 Anything goes

Word Art Wednesday

The story behind this card:
My eldest daughter Lynda had two operations for breast cancer and then 20 weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of everyday radiotherapy.  Her husband died suddenly during her chemotherapy treatment.
Lynda's friend that went through chemotherapy at the same time for breast cancer became sick again and the cancer went to her brain.  She died earlier this year.   My other daughter Angela's daughter has twin friends whose mother had breast cancer.  She also became sick again and died this year from cancer in the brain.
Lynda's and my radiotherapy doctor suggested that Lynda saw the counsellor at the cancer centre at St George hospital.   On her first visit the counsellor told Lynda to clear her mind and think of anything except a blue giraffe.  So of course that is what Lynda thought of.  We often joke about it.
Lynda is on medication to try to stop the cancer coming back.


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing another delightful card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 36 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

DebR said...

Love it...and what it stands for :-)
Thank you for sharing this.....

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design...just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
Suzy B (Owner)

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the shading.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen N x