Over the past few months you will have seen several posts on my blog that relate to my friend that was suffering a very rare type of cancer that was basically kicking her arse and causing her to meet each day with a battle - which she did so bravely and with such strength that I will forever remember and admire her grit and determination.
Her husband Mat was the guy that was growing his beard for the whole of 2012 - again I posted the link to his beardathon which was targeted to help raise £10,000 for the amazing hospice in our local area Willow Wood which Joanie used on a regular basis for respite and to also continue her love of card making!
Sadly Joanie lost her fight in the early hours of 11th December and although heaven gained a very special angel that day the world became slightly darker - another fabulous person taken from us whilst suffering so much pain from Cancer.
So whilst my creative juices have not really been flowing as they normally would over the last few weeks I have taken some time to create these cards that I have dedicated to a very special friend... I was also going to take some up to Willow Wood to donate them so that they could sell them if they thought they could and I am also going to donate some of the bits and pieces that I no longer use to the weekly classes that they do up there to help the people that get so much joy from them!
Joan's surname was swift so each of the cards that I have created is swift themed... The set that I have used is Notably Ornate - I hope you like my cards an thanks for looking! Debbi xxx