Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow Globe Dasher

Tuesday morning already. 

I have two card to share with you today.

I have started both cards with my reliable pre-scored white cards from Blue Edge Crafts.

I added to my first card a lovely embossing that a friend has sent to me.  I added bling to some of the snowflakes and used a Stampin Up greeting.  Next I decided to stamp another Stampin Up Dasher and punch him out with a circle punch so that I could create a snow globe.  I have seen a few snow globes around the place so had to have a try.  I went over Dasher with Shimmer Paint with a touch of blue ink then covered the circle with Dimensional Magic.  I cut the brown base free hand and inked the edges with versa mark.  I am really happy with finish of this card.

Second card, I ran a piece of Stampin Up Old Olive through my Swiss Dots embossing folder and added to the front of the card.   Topped the card with a torn piece of Stampin Up Jolly Holiday design paper.  Stamped the greeting on the strip of white board and edged it with gold card that has been put through a border punch.  Used my fun Stampin Up Dasher stamp and added a gold strip sticker for a collar.


Well today has a touch of sadness for me as yet another person around my age has passed away due to Cancer.  Nasty thing!  This lovely lady was only 47 yo and we were on the same Administrative Office TAFE course straight after school.  Of course we went our separate ways but we happen to end up with our families in this lovely Gordonvale area.  Sally was always a happy and positive person with a twinkle in her eyes -  a pleasure to know.  But life in the last few years did not deal her a nice hand.  She was returning home from a school athletics day a few years ago and somehow did not see the approaching train.  Sadly, the family lost a son that day and the other son is now in a wheelchair with learning difficulties.  However, the family went on, thanks hugely to the community support from their little town.  Sally went on to have two more children a boy and a girl.  Then, Sally, was diagnosed with cancer and although she put up a huge and brave battle she lost the fight last Tuesday 9th November.  Her funeral is today.

So my thoughts today are with her family and all the friends that have helped them through their very rough times.



  1. OH WOW, Very Cool idea with the snow globe!!! and love the second too, very classy!

    I AM SO sorry to hear about your friend, it absolutely sucks that some good beautiful people get dealt such hard hands! and Cancer is just such a horrible thing in itself to cut life so short.
    At least we can find comfort that the people we loose are in a much better place now.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, any death is sad but at such an age (very near my own) it is all the more tragic.
    I love your snow globe-haven't seen that done before and it is so effective. Love the torn effect on your second card.

  3. Sorry for your loss. and sorry for the depressing post i did. Sometimes I am lonely and in so much pain, I get depressed.Guess it is time for a practical joke on hubby, that cheers me up.
    Well we found the parcel, so I am ready for some card making fun.
    OK, off to annoy hubby with R rated fun
    love sandy

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend it is always such a sad time.

    I do however, adore your cards I do love the Stag I think I will be ordering him sometime soon.
    Lorraine x

  5. Lovely Cards Merry, that Dasher stamp is one of my favorites as well.
    So sad to hear about the loss of your friend, I am sure you will miss her. I hope there is a lot of support for her family.

  6. Hi Merry

    Bag blogger here, can only apologise I've missed some posts, just not enough hours at the mo.

    Super work as usual on display and sorry to read your sad news.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous cards,
    So sorry to hear about your friend,
    Angie x

  8. Gorgeous cards Merry!

    I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Many prayers for that family.

  9. So sad to hear about this lady and her family... May God give her family strength to bear the loss.

    Your cards are beautiful!

    xxx Monica


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