Friday, January 07, 2011

Thank you - Just Magnolia and Hanglar challenge week 88 Anything goes-extra option Buttons+Simon says Stamp New Beginnings+Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Good morning everyone and thank you all so much for your sympathies yesterday its really meant a great deal to us, a very much loved Aunt died her name was Joan and she was diagnosed with lung cancer while we were in England at the NEC, we were making plans to go to England to spend time with her at the end of January but the disease progressed rapidly and she died on Wednesday, it hit us really hard but at least we have our memories of her while she was alive, she was a smiling happy person with a tinkling laugh and a wicked sense of humour, she also loved Laurel and Hardy and I remember her laughing so loudly at her large collection of films she always made us laugh too so that's the way we will remember her...anyway onto my card for today which is for our Monthly challenge at Just Magnolia and Hanglar challenge, this week I fished out one of my few Hanglars, I haven't a clue what this baby is called but it came in a set, I coloured her with Distress ink and paper pieced her little romper suit and hat...the papers are from Kaisercrafts Candy Lane paper pad from Bunny Zoe's crafts, I finished with some lush wide ribbon and bow from my stash, I finished with a sentiment from the same stamp set and buttons...I'm entering this for the Simon Says Stamp new beginnings challenge and the sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp...have a wonderful day and if you have someone you love who you haven't told for a while today's the day, give them a ring
Mina xxx

45 comments:

pinky said...

Ah God bless your aunty Joan on her final journey:( Love your card Mina, those papers are just gorgeous and what a cute little image.

Margreet said...

you have a good remembrance to your laughing aunt Mina....your card is so fab and sweet...nice papers and a fantastic bow!
xxx Margreet

Miria said...

Hi, Mina. Another great card, these stamps are so cute, I'll have one some day. It's always sad to lose people we love, but it is a small consolation to remember them the way they were. Take care, hugs, Miria

Sabina said...

Hello,
i like this card, the color combi ist perfect.
Hugs

Cheryl said...

oh hun so sorry about your aunt hun,bless her my hubbies,dad died of lung cancer so really feel for you hun,
as for your card its just stunning the detail is just amazing,hugs cherylx

petra,s cards said...

hi mina gorgeous card!!!!
xx petra

Diane said...

So glad you are able to remember your aunt in such a positive way, Mina - I'm sure that's what she would want.
Your card is gorgeous and I love that ribbon again!
Diane x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Mina, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss your Aunt Joan sounds as if she was a whole lot of fun, I'm glad that you will be able to remember her that way.
Your card is beautiful:0) xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Mina , i hope your aunt didnt suffer and i am sure she knew how much you thought of her .
Beautiful little card - such a cutie.
Fab ribbon as always
Love to you and your family
Lisa ;)

Jane said...

Oh Mina I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Joan. Sending you the biggest hugs at this sad time (((((((())))))))) Your card is stunning as always, don't think I've even inked this one up yet - oops! hugs, Jane xxx

Astrid said...

Hi Mina,
so sorry about your aunt but nice you are remembering her i such a way.
Your card is as always lovely.
Big Hug Astrid

Michelle said...

Hi Mina

Hugs to you!
Thank you for sharing such sweet memories of your Aunt. I remember watching Laurel and Hardy movies as a kid with my parents.
The simplest of things can give us such great memories to treasure.

Your card is gorgeous. A lovely simple layout to really show off this cutie.

Michelle :-)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Beautiful card. Sweet image and the papers are gorgeous. Must have a go at paper piecing, as you make it look so easy. Sorry to hear about your Aunt but it is good that you have so many memories. Whenever you see Laurel and Hardy on tv, etc., you will think of her and have a smile on your face. My brother's wife has lung cancer, she is 38. It is on her tubes and can't be removed. She has had chemo twice and radiotherapy to try and shrink it a little. It is just one of those illness's that everyone knows someone who is suffering from it. Thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Take Care. Donna

Janette said...

Hi Mina, So sorry for the loss of a dear Aunt...at least you get to remember her always smiling, that means alot....

Love your card, cleverly done as always...take care, hugs to you all.xxxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
I love your design paper and colours. The image is gorgeous and that ribbon and bow are fabulous. I love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Mina, fabulous card.
Sending you and your family hugs.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Beautiful card Ms Mina...lurv that paper...gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your Aunt...happy memories though xxx

Frea said...

Hi MIna, how sad about your aunt. You may know my mother in law has had this diagnose too. She's currently in a hospice and her condition is deteriorating fast. Love your card, you really into the Hanglar aren't you? Well, join the club LOL! Hugs, Frea

Julie M said...

Hi Mina, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Aunt Joan, it's good you can remember her at her best. Hugs to all.

And your card - what a cutie, love the vibrant pink and soft green - lovely combination. Such a cute image too.

Julie xx

heidy said...

Hi Mina,life can be hard at times,my mum died of cancer 3 years ago at 3 januari,so thats why it's a bit quiet at my blog,so I feel for you and your family.
Your card is so sweet,you have made one before whit this hangler stamp,I won your candy and you send that card whit it,theres a sentiment on the cardthat says"Life is full of beauty",your card is on my desk,and If I feel sad,I always look at it and that will makes me smile.
So I must thank you for that.
XXXX Heidy

Maris said...

ohhh Mina God bless, and love your card xx

Sharon said...

Hi Mina,

I love this colour combination and the beautiful ribbon.

So sorry to hear your sad news but so lovely to have those precious memories :)

Sharon x

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear. I so love your image and that ribbon is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss dear you all will be in my prayers. Hugs

Mummylade said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Mina! The colors are so pretty and that ribbon is lush!!
So sorry to hear about your Aunt ~ your in my thoughts.
:)Kathy

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina, thats a really lovely way to remember someone, the way to help is to shut your eyes and just allow that laugh to come into your mind and it will help. I lost my mum a year last November and I was the last person to speak to her the previous day, and thats the memory that has remained in my mind and her love for Terrys Gold Dark Chocolates.
I do love your card its gorgeous that ribbon is beautiful as are the papers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Juls said...

cute!!! gorgeous DP's!!! and I love the buttons!!! Hugs Juls

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous card and i love the paper's,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Hazeyj said...

Your Auntie Joan sounds like a real corker and it is nice that she will be remembered with real affection. No matter that death is expected it always comes as a shock! Hazel x

Shazza said...

so sorry for your loss Mina x

coops said...

gorgeous card mina.adorable image and beautiful colours and details.
i`m so sorry to hear about your aunt, thinking of you.

xx coops xx

Sinikka said...

Hi Mina, it is sad to read about your aunt.
A big hug!!

Sylvia said...

awww.. too cute! An absolutely fantastic creation, again! Not only is the coloring of that sweetie perfect, but I **love** your choice of papers and the color combo! Stunning!
{hugs} Sylvia

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss your Aunt Joan.
Your card is absolute wonderful and so sweet!
Hugs Jacqueline

Lorraine said...

So sorry about your dear Aunt, Mina. Sounds like she had a very meaningful life, touching a lot of people along the way. And I love your little bebe card.

tilly said...

My thoughts are with you all, some lovely happy memories to look back on though.
Your card is so sweet and love the ribbon
Tilly x

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear of your Aunt Joan Mina, it sounds like she was a beautiful lady and loved life and enjoyed it to the full chum, thinking of you Mina but as you said you have wonderful memories. Lots Hugs xx
I love you wee card it is stunning as always, image and these DPs are gorgeous chum.
Sarah x

Rufus said...

Now there will be that many more people thinking of your Aunt Joan with her wonderful laugh and sense of humor. What marvelous memories you have of her! That was a great gift that she left with you.
Thinking of you and of her,
R/

Ira said...

Hi, Mina! Sorry to hear such news,take care... I like your card, such a cute baby, and ribbon is very nice.

Christine Levison said...

((((hugs))) for you Mina - such a terrible disease, my sister died of same 18 months ago.
Christine x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mina,so sorry you have lost your Aunt Joan.Keep the memories close to you.
Warm hugs.
Sue xx

jules said...

Another stunner Mina!!
I am sorry about your aunt Joan Mina sending you a big (((hug)))

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Happy New Year Mina.

So sorry to hear your sad news.

Your card is just gorgeous, love the little Hanglar baby and that gorgeous ribbon.

Take care,

Hugs,

Jo xxxx

Jane said...

Me again! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Mina. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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