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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Holly & Ivy Take 2 and a Sophie Update

I don't know about you but I had great fun on the blog hop. The Ladybugs really rocked these images...not sure if you noticed how much M Pee liked her image ... she was so excited I thought she was going to faint lol.

I'm back with another card using Holly & Ivy that I made on Monday night which I had planned on posting with my other card but I ran out of steam to photograph and then edit the pictures so here it is....

I printed a larger version of Holly & Ivy and colored it in with my Copics. I embossed snowflakes for a background and used my BRAND NEW light green and cream check ribbon to tie a bow adding a sentiment using a sentiment from Stampin' Up!

I used my Wink of Stella clear pen to add sparkle to the ivy. You can just about see it in the pictures but of course you can't see HOW sparklicious it is :-(

I colored the berries with my Copics but when I was rooting around for glitter I came across some long neglected Glitter Ritz Opaque Micro Fine (I'm talking micro)  glitter in Fire Red I decided it would be a change from GD. A spot of Glossy Accents on each berry and a dusting of GROMFFR glitter and the berries came alive. Not that you can tell from the picture but they are berrylicious lol.

This ribbon is totally gorgeous and ties like a dream. Apart from light green it also comes in brown/cream and pink/cream check which you can find here

I punched a pine leaf border to decorate the inside.

I haven't given you an update on Sophie since I posted her story here. First I'd like to thank everyone who has sent Sophie a card and please be assured she's loved every single one. Sophie's mom Karen has been so touched that you have taken the time to make such beautiful cards for Sophie and both say a big thank you. 

Sophie has now had two months of treatment and a recent scan has revealed that the tumors have shrunk (they kind of knew when Sophie was able to button the top of her school shirt for the first time in months) and the cancer activity is negative!!!! This is the best possible news they could have hoped for and she still has 4 months of treatment left but this has given the family a huge boost as you can imagine it's not been easy since her treatment started. 

If you would like to like to send Sophie a card, email me at and I'll give you the details of where to send it.

Thanks for stopping by :-D

Catch ya later x


Catherine said...

Gorgoeus card and I just love the pink version of that ribbon as well....

Gemma said...

Stunning card as always Kerry, just love that image with it's glittery berries & love the lush bow...

Great news about Sophie too!!
hugs and xxx

Gemma said...

Stunning card as always Kerry, just love that image with it's glittery berries & love the lush bow...

Great news about Sophie too!!
hugs and xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Super scrummy card Kerry and I'm lovin' the ribbon, off to check it out now!
Hugs Laurie xx

Jane said...

That is one very classy card you made there Kerry. As you would say it's totally fabulicious ;0) Gorgeous ribbon and bow too, there is nothing like ribbon on a card in my books. Your new release is brilliant. I am SO pleased that Sophie is doing well, what a boost for her and her family. I am glad the cards bring her a little bit of sunshine at a very dark time. Please send her and her family my best wishes. Have a great weekend, nearly there!
Jane xx

Lisa Jane said...

Ooh i just love the sparkly berries .. and the fantabulous bow.. its gorgeous .
What great news about Sophie too.
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Fab news about Sophie, fingers crossed the further treatment will shrink them even more!!

Love this card, its beautiful shades of green and gorgeous!! x

Julie said...

It's good to hear how Sophie's doing, I must kick my backside into geat and get a card made.
Loving this beauty of a card Kerry, befor I read I thought the berries wer flock, they look lush! Scrummie ribbon too! x

Whimsey said...

What GREAT news on Sophie - gosh, what a special blessing!!! Thank you for the update!

Um - these images? THEY FLIPPIN' ROCK!!!!!!

As you know...I bought them all; now would life just STOP for a few hours so I can play with them? I LOVE my shoe ivy, and the purse ivy, and the wreath, and the mailbox, holly & ivy, and ... is that all? But I REALLY love my shoe ivy - it's beautimous - absolutely the most fabulicious image evah!!!

Susan said...

Oh thank goodness some good news - hope Sophie continues to do well - and pleased she's enjoyed receiving all her cards...
Your card is stunnalicious (!!) and am absolutely loving that ribbon :D xxx