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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Zoe Cards Galore, January challenge! "Anything goes"






Good morning Lovelies! And a warm welcome to new followers and Happy New Year! I have the pleasure of posting my first DT post for the Cards Galore Challenge blog http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ our theme this month is Anything goes! We have a fab sponsor this month who are offering a generous £10 voucher to spend on their site! www.craftyhands.co.uk 

So onto my card! I know, your thinking! Oh no not more Christmas cards in January? But this card was for a very special little girl! A lot of you know that I'm a foster carer! Well our gorgeous little Millie is moving onto adoption on the 17th of January after being with us for a year and 10 months, she was a year old when she came to us a sad, withdrawn and very tiny, skinny little soul, her journey has been tough, for us as well, but she as emerged a bright and confident, still tiny but with a huge personality, so as we are preparing to say goodbye to this little darling whom we love with all our hearts I wanted to dedicate this post to her, I am crying writing this post, we're going to miss her so much, it's going to be tough for her too, but she is going to have a wonderful new mummy and daddy! I am happy for all of them and I wish them every happiness in the world. 
My card is 8x8 matted with white linen card which I ran through GC using a CC 8x8 EF it has corner designs but I only wanted the lines around the edges, my topper i scored 3 lines either side of my stamping space using my Hougie board, I created my design by stamping with versamark the snowflakes from a Kanban set of stamps, then blending pan pastels, sealing with cheap hairspray, then stamping the reindeer from the same set in black, I added glitter here and there, a very simple card, but created with love, also she has loved reindeers at the garden centre Christmas display, and who can resist using pink for a little girl?
 Thank you for spending the time to read my story and look at my card, I hope I haven't depressed you? Would love you to pop along and take a look at the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have posted and join in! 

21 comments:

Barbara said...

The card is lovely Zoe, bet she loved those reindeer. It must be very sad for you to 'pass her on', so to speak, but you've done your best for her, and she is so lucky to have you & your hubby. Don't be too sad, you know she's going to a lovely home....and now it's time for you to do 'work your magic' for another unfortunate little person. xxx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

love this card its so cute :) such a sad time for you but least you know shes going to a loving couple who will love her as much as you do.

happy new year to you hope its a good one emma xx

Linda Simpson said...

Your card is just gorgeous Zoe and I am sure she loved it. I am in tears reading your story and I am sending you big hugs and it is a fantastic thing you do. As you have said she is going to a loving couple who will love her as much as you do too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Celia Harrington said...

Zoe your card is lovely and what a lovely thing to dedicate it too your little girl , what a lovely story thank you for sharing , i am sure you will be remembered in the little girls heart and am sure because you gave her a good start to life she will venture to have a long and happy life with her new mummy and daddy xxxxxx Hugs Celia xxxxxxxxxxxx

Debbi said...

Love the card and everything it means. You truly are a inspiration!! And I am so glad you are part if our little CG family xx
Hugs Debbi x

Trudi said...

Oh Zoe, you are one special person. Bless you and your husband for giving this little one something that she didn't have before, both love and security and turning her life around for the better.
Ps the cards not bad either lol xxx

Kate M said...

This is a beautiful card and a beautiful story to go with it. I wish Millie a wonderful life and am sure there will be another little one to share your love with very soon.
Hugs
Kate
xx

Visible Image said...

Beautiful card Zoe. You are in my thoughts, the next few weeks will be very tough, with lots more tears as the time draws nearer. I'm sure you know that you have given her the very best start in life and you'll always treasure the memories. Enjoy lots of cuddles and try to stay strong. Hugs, Helen xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Zoe, your card is gorgeous and I cannot see to type, as I am also crying, like most of the others that have commented. You are doing a brilliant Job, that not all can do, and I am sure she will remember you for the rest of her life.

Hugs to you all
Janet

Jassy said...

A fab card Zoe made by a fabulous lady! I know what you do for a 'job' can be extremely rewarding but also quite heartbreaking when its time for those you care for to move on. You have played a really important part in Millies life and I am proud to know you (even if only in cyber space). I will be thinking of you as the adoption day approaches and hope our thoughts will give you some strength. All the best for 2013 to both you and Millie xx

craftygranny said...

This is stunning and so sorry your little one is leaving but as the others have said you can be proud you gave her a great start in life. hugs trisha x

Caro said...

this is very pretty Zoe xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the design.xxx

Chris said...

Beautiful card. Chris xx

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous Zoe! Such a fab CAS card and so classy.
xx

Linda in Sweden said...

Just loved your card, and your story really touched my heart.

Hugs from Linda

Joan said...

There is nothing left for me to say Zoe. I echo all the sentiments above. I will be thinking of you in a couple of weeks time. Be strong love...xxxxxx
BTW the card is super xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful creation, love this style. What a sad/happy story which brings tears to my eyes. You have a big heart. Wishing you strength for the days to come. Hugs, Shirleyx

Abbie721 said...

Wow Zoe so gorgeous, love the image and that border just pops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, I love the strip of colour and its such an elegant design
Lindsay xx

Isabelle said...

wauw what a story,
so must be a super great foster parent, i'm very sure!!!
nice work anyway!!!