Saturday, 30 December 2017

Thank You

Well that's the Christmas festivities over for another year....memorable for all the wrong reasons!  I didn't invite a stomach bug, but one arrived late on the 22nd and stayed until the 27th!  So, no trip to Devon to spend a few days with the family and no Christmas dinner...in fact no food at all for me for three days. Thank goodness for good friends who delivered a Christmas dinner for hubby!   Our house smelt of disinfectant, rather than turkey,  to make sure hubby didn't go down with the dreaded bug. Family presents are still here, as well as all the treat boxes I made, so we'll need to arrange a belated family lunch sometime in the New Year.  But hey-ho, hubby and I were warm over Christmas, didn't need to record anything on the TV to watch later and still have all the Christmas chocolates to enjoy!

Here is the first of a few thank you cards I need to make.
 I used a Memory Box 'Grand Thank You' die with patterned paper from an old Dovecraft paper pad.  The top part of the card is embossed with a Spellbinders 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder.  I added a punched flower in the colours of the flowers on the patterned paper.

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22 comments:

  1. Oh dear, so sorry you had a rather miserable Christmas Liz, nothing worse than having a stomach bug, if it was a cold at least you could still enjoy your food! I love your 'thank you' card with the large die cut sentiment border and pretty background embossing, and a great punched flower to finish. I hope you are fully recovered and have an enjoyable new year, and I look forward to visiting and seeing your wonderful cards during the coming year. x

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  2. What a miserable christmas for you but at least you will be able to make up for it with a belated one with your family.
    I love your pretty card with that super MB die xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you were sick, but glad you are feeling better. Your thank you card is so pretty and cheerful too!Have a Happy New Year!

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  4. Sorry to hear you were poorly Liz, I had it the week before Christmas but only for 2 days. I hope you are feeling much better now, and. Love the thank you card you have made, a really pretty design.
    Janice x

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  5. Poor you Liz, what bad timing to go down with the bug.
    Hope you are well now.
    Lovely CAS card and pretty colour.
    Happy New Year 2018.
    Hugs Pam x

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  6. Glad you are better and you still are so positive!
    Like all the fresh flowers on your card; someone will smile seeing it! Enjoy the weekend!

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  7. I'm sorry you were sick. Your card is very pretty. I love the colours. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  8. Sorry for your holidays bug! A lot of people is in the same situation, it's an epidemic bug! :(
    Your card is a delight, and love so much the daisy that matches perfectly the DP!
    I wish you can have a Happy beginning of the New Year!

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  9. Loved this breath of spring card, very welcome in these cold temps that are everywhere (at least we've had sunshine!) So sorry to hear you were laid low for the holiday, but at least you had DH to look after you with lots of TLC. I've been sick over Christmas, and it's no fun. At least you can look forward to a happy celebration later I hope. And hope that you feel better real soon. TFS & Hugs

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  10. Great card, Liz. Love the colours. Happy New Year, my friend.

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  11. Such a pity about your spoiled Christmas, Liz, hope you are feeling well now. And looking on the bright side, you'll be able to have a family Christmas of your own when nobody else is!
    Jane

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  12. Oh you poor thing Liz so sorry you have been poorly, but at least like Jane says you have your family Xmas get together to look forward to still :)
    Fab card love the embossing and pretty flower
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  13. OH Liz I am so sorry to read this...what aweful timing. I hope that you are feeling much better now. Wishing you a heathly, creative and very happy 2018 and thanks so much for your blogging kindness and friendship during 2017. Hugs xx

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  14. what a very pretty card!! Love the embossing!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  15. Sorry to hear that a dreaded bug invited itself to spoil your Christmas but I'm sure you will catch up soon and enjoy your belated festivities with family. All the best for 2018

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  16. Such a pretty card, love the paper. I'm sorry to hear about the bug, at least you have things to look forward to. Others will too 😃 Happy New Year Liz.
    Faith
    x

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  17. This is such a sweet card, Liz. Thanks for joining in the Bizzy Bec's challenge. Good luck. Leanne

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  18. So sorry you were sick. Happy New Year to you...hope you enjoy the goodies from Christmas finally. Thanks for sharing your creativity in 2017. See you in 2018!

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  19. I'm sorry to hear that you were ill over Christmas, there seems to be a lot of it going round at the moment. I hope you're feeling better now and can enjoy some new year festivities x

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  20. Really sorry to hear you have been unwell Liz, I hope you are on the road to recovery now, looking forward to what the new year brings as well as that long awaited get together with the family. Thank you for sharing you creativity over at That's Crafty. Wishing you all the best for 2018.
    Tracey DT

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  21. What a great die & wonderful with the printed paper! Wishing you a wonderful 2018!

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  22. Lovely floral creation Liz - so pleased to hear you're all better! Shabneez x

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