Friday, December 30, 2016

Elves bring home the tree

Thank you everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card.

As 2016 comes to a close I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed stopping by your blogs and admiring your fabulous creations.

As many of you know my dad passed in October and at the same time my mom now has been diagnosed with ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.)  It is not  familial at least as far as we know, but I know 2017 will bring many challenges.  I wish good health to everyone and hugs to those that need some.

We are having really cold weather, low in the morning or 18 degrees with a high of 33.

Dee's Distinctively - Large & Small Alpine Tree
Taylored Expressions - Jolly Old St. Nick (just used the elves)
Impression Obsession - Fir trees, Icicles & Classic Truck
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Nuvo Crystal Dots - White
Elizabeth Craft Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter


  1. What a fabulous card design Diane! I love the wintry scene and especially with those dimensional snowflakes falling! So many great elements to see! Sorry to hear about your mom after the recent passing of your father. Hope that you will find strength through it all. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and creative New Year friend! HUGS

  2. I'm so sorry Diane. I was on a break and didn't know your Dad had passed. I'm very sorry also to hear the sad news about you Mum. It's going to be a difficult time for you all.

    Your card is great fun. I love the elves in their car. You certainly do use your dies to the fullest. Your cards re always so interesting and different. Sending you Hugs. Barbxx

  3. Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. i do not know very much about ALS but pray for strength for you all to get thru this.
    Hope 2017 is a better year.

    Your card is lovely. so many fabulous dies. I LOVE that old truck!

  4. Hello Diane,I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's illness,how awful for her and the family, I hope you will be able to cope in the challenging times ahead.
    Your card is stunning, wonderful snowy scene.
    I wish the very best of things for you Diane in the coming year, Kate x

  5. Well you are really having some cold weather, thought we were bad enough with very bad frost.
    Gorgeous card and another fabulous scene.
    Sorry but I didn't know either about your Dad, belated condolences and I am sorry to hear about your Mum, hope things go well and wish you all the best for 2017.

    Kath x

  6. Hi Diane, so sorry to hear about the loss of our Dad. I'm afraid I do not know what ALS is, but whenever our parents are unwell, it is very upsetting. My heart goes out to you.
    Love your card and as always, your design is beautiful. Hope you have a brighter 2017. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  7. Gorgeous card with lots of texture and lots to admire x Sorry to hear about your Dad and your Mum's illness. Here's to a Happier and crafty 2017 x Thinking of you x

  8. Hi Diane, love the card. Thinking of you and your Mum. Sending hugs xxxx

  9. Oh dear Diane.

    I am so sorry to read of you losing your Dad and also about your Mum's diagnosis Life can just seem so very unfair at times.

    I hope you manage to find some good medical care for your Mum and I also hope you will still find time toescape into your wonderful crafting.

    Take care and all best for 2017.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Hello Diane this is very sad news you share with us, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, it's not easy when you lose a parent, I know having lost both mine at a very young age.. Hope you will find the strength for both you and your mum, in the months to come.
    Your card really is beautiful and I do love the little scenes you share with us all..
    Hugs & best wishes for 2017
    Babs x

  11. Really sweet card Diane! Love your design with the elves, such a clever idea.
    2016 has been a very cruel year for you. I'm so sorry to hear your mum has this terrible disease but glad to know it is not hereditary, something I'm sure your mum is glad at too. I hope the medical team is able to make your mum as comfortable as possible. My heart goes out to your mum, you and your family and send you my biggest hug. To lose one parent is bad enough but to face losing another is so hard. Take care, Debra x

  12. This is fabulous. I've so enjoyed your cards this year :-)

    Hugs to your mum xx

  13. So cute, love the little elves bringing home the tree, driving through the snow covered forest!
    It does sound like 2017 will be a challenging year for your family, praying God gives you strength and wisdom as you go through the health issues ahead with your mother.

  14. Hi Diane, your card is gorgeous and tells a story - I love it! I am so sorry about your Mum, and I hope that 2017 isn't too difficult for you.
    Sending warm hugs
    Gina xx

  15. This is such a fun card with so much detailing in it. I wish you A Year of Peace and Tranquillity and strength to carry you through your families health problems. hugs to you and to your Mum too.
    Mrs A.

  16. Hi Diane I love your festive card especially the snow on the trees, the elves look great in their little red car this is one brilliant creation.

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and the health of your mum, I know how precious our parents are to us, my mum was very ill back in the summer but she is strong and pulled through to celebrate her 97th birthday. I wish you and your family all the very best for 2017, Happy New Year
    lorraine x

  17. A super card Diane, a fun winter scene.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad and your Mother's illness, life is certainly challenging at times, my heart goes out to you.

  18. So sorry to hear about your Mums bad health so soon after losing your Dad.Beautiful card and love the snow laden trees
    Carol x

  19. Best wishes for the new year!
    I seems cars with trees in the roof is very a la mod this year, and I hope to find sone crafty pieces with this myself. It's a lovely scene you've created here with large snowy trees.

  20. Woo! Look at that chilly scene. It's fabulous... and cold! I can feel the chill all the way from here.

  21. Your card is very gorgeous.
    Happy new year dear Diane ! :)
    Big hugs, Mumur.

  22. Such a stunning card! Beautiful design and die-cuts. I am your newest blog follower. Thank you for stopping by at my blog, Sue's Card Craft x

  23. The elves driving the car are so very sweet! I hope you have a good 2017 full of special times with family and friends!


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