Monday, 19 September 2016

Heartfelt Wishes for Loll

A few years ago I connected through SCS with the wonderful and talented Loll Thompson.  Because we both live in the Vancouver area, we started getting together to make cards, try out new techniques, share supplies, and most importantly, get to know each other.  We have become good friends and when Loll learned she had breast cancer, she shared the news with me and some other stamping friends, but wanted it kept fairly quiet.

Needless to say I made a couple of cards to send her while she was going through her treatment.  Loll has now shared her story on her blog so I have her permission to mention it and to pass on her encouragement to everyone to do their monthly breast self-examinations.

Here are the two cards I made for Loll:

The background was done as an experiment of marbling with food colouring dropped on top of soapy water.  I was hoping to use it for the CAS Mix Up marbling challenge but I didn't get a true marbled look so used it for a card for Loll instead as it's in colours she likes.  

I added some randomly-inked text (using Distress Old Paper ink), die cut with a stitched rectangle, added a die cut spray of flowers and some sequins, and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in gold on vellum. 

Here's the second card:

On this one, I experimented with alcohol inks on translucent Yupo.  The alcohol inks spread out into larger circles than they do on regular Yupo.  I used a new die cut for the flower and my pierced frames to border it.

Loll titled her post about her cancer "Truly Grateful" because she had really good results from the surgery.  I'm also grateful to have her on the mend and facing a positive outcome for a full recovery.

Stamps -
1st card - Inkadinkado script, Chocolate Baroque sentiment
2nd card - Rosie's Roadshow sentiment

Ink -
1st card - ColorBox Gold, Distress Old Paper
2nd card - Staz-on Black
Paper -
1st card - white cs, vellum, watercolour paper
2nd card - white cs, transparent Yupo
Size - A2
Accessories -
1st card - dish detergent, red and yellow food colouring, sequins, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle, gold embossing powder, Memory Box die, fun foam
2nd card - various alcohol inks, MFT pierced frame die, Memory Box flower die


  1. A lovely, heartfelt post, Susan! Both of these cards are beautiful and I know that Loll treasures each one of them. Love the Yupo and alcohol ink piece!

  2. Sorry to hear that news but it sounds like things are going in a positive direction. Your cards are so pretty & very thoughtful.

  3. Thank you for your lovely post Susan. You are such a thoughtful and generous friend. I'm always excited for our monthly crafting get-togethers. It's so much fun to learn from each other and experiment together.

    Your beautiful cards made my days better. They were a burst of sunshine on some very cloudy days. I treasure our friendship. Love, Loll

  4. Such beautiful cards for your special and beautiful friend X fabulous news about Loll x


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