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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Give Thanks

And I do, every day, for many things.  I give thanks for my family, my Vince, my friends, for health, my job (honestly, I do), for warmth, light, food, clean water.  There is much in my life that I am so grateful for and I give thanks for it.

Today I gave special thanks for an idea ....... instead of forking out a fortune on Gourmet Gold pate for Vince, why didn't I try sticking a pouch of his normal Felix food into a blender.  All I needed was a blender.  Oh says Toad, we have one.  Do we?  Yes we do.  He wanders off to the garage and comes back with a very dusty and cobwebby Kenwood blender!  Who knew?!  So after a good wash, in went a Felix, a quick zap and hey presto, pate!  At least this way Vince is going to get a better variety of flavours other than turkey, chicken or beef.  That should help cheer him up a little bit.

And as mentioned above, I give thanks for all the special friends in my life - each and every one of you is treasured and held dear to my heart.  Awwwwh.

Anyhoo, this week's PAPERTAKE WEEKLY challenge is Giving Thanks and I would like to enter this card which I made for a very supportive mate.

This is LOTV's Getting Ready stamp
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
to coordinate with these oh-so-pretty First Edition papers from the Spring Drop pad
Arched die and flowers are Die-Namics dies
Thanks and central border punches are Martha Stewart
Gingham flower centres are Craftwork Cards Card Candi

Unfortunately dipsy forgot to take a photo of the inside before the card was sent - I used another sheet of the First Editions as a matting layer with a white central panel and stamped one of the LOTV Quotables Friendship stamps ("Knowing you are my friend makes my days brighter, my troubles lighter and my smile bigger") and I added some more of the Die-Namics flowers.

So that's me for now.  I'm off to watch the F1 qualifying for the last race of the 2013 season.  Keeping everything crossed that Jenson can finish off the year with a better result than of late.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Annette said...

Hun, she is GORGEOUS. I love everything about her, the 'thanks' die at the top is amazing, the gorgeous pink papers, the LOTV image and the soft and pretty colouring. She is a treasure for keeps. Thank you. :0)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend my lovely blogging buddy, and I hope Vince appreciates the efforts you are making for him and the stresses he is putting you through. Fingers crossed for Monday hun.

Huggiest of hugs

Debs said...

Super pretty card Squirrel - love the soft pastel colours and sweet image.
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at PTW this week - good luck xx

crafty said...

I love the colours you have used here

Boxofcolours said...

Great card my friend, love the colour scheme!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and beautiful detailing too.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Glad you are getting good use out of your food blender!
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

This is such a pretty card, sweet image and lovely colours. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

This is sooooo adorable Squirrel, gorgeous image and design.

Donna x

Lynsey said...

Hi Squirrel, this is such a pretty card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Wishcraft said...

Soooo pretty hun, I love this :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jackie said...

I sometimes think that we don't always give enough thought to what we have, instead of moaning about what we don't have!
What a delightful card, so pretty and girly :o)
Jackie xx

Helen in the UK said...

Gorgeous card, such a beautifully soft colour palette :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely design and colours.xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful sweetie, gorgeous colours and image and an awesome layout.

Sounds like you spoil Vince the same as we always spoilt our babies when we had them. I think I will come back as a cat. Lol!!!

coops said...

so gorgeous and sweet squirrel.fab pretty paper and colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Faith A said...

A lovely card and what kind thought too, you must be feeling all sentimental aw!

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty Squirrel. I love the stamp and pretty colours.
Hope Vince is on the mend and enjoy the race later.
Lorraine x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Squirrel. The colours are so pretty and of course so is that sweet image.

Kat xx

Kat W said...

It is lovely to think about all the stuff we have to be grateful for, especially friends and family :-D

Your card is a wonderful reminder of this and is so pretty in those pastel shades. The thank you banner is lush!

I'm glad Vince is on the mend and hopefully enjoying his more varied pate diet!

Big hugs, Kat xx

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