Monday, 1 December 2014

In memory of a very special lady

Yesterday I had some very sad news, a lovely lady called Steph Axtell passed away. Although I'd never met her, she'd been a good online friend for around 15 years, since I first got online. We shared two hobbies, through our loves of competitions and of craft, and I've mentioned her on here before, when she sent me a wonderful birthday gift of a collection of hand made postcards to use for competition entries. You can see my photos of it here.

Steph didn't have a blog, but many of my comping friends knew her, and I believe she was active on some craft forums so some of my crafting friends may have known her too.

I thought the best tribute to somebody who had so many online friends was to make a card to send to her family and share it online where as many of her friends as possible might get to see it, so here it is. I used die cuts as Steph always loved die cutting, so it makes it that bit more personal. The background is Core-dinations card embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and lightly sanded. The greeting is an Anna Griffin stamp.

I'm sharing this with the current challenge at Addicted to CAS, which is Dots


Catgran said...

What a beautiful card for our beautiful friend's family x

Di said...

What a lovely thought and a beautiful card Jane. RIP Steph.

Much love

Di xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A truly beautiful card for a very sad occasion! Hazel x

sandie said...

love the coloured base and wonderful CAS design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Loll said...

So sorry for your loss Jane. The bond we make with friends, whether it's a face-to-face relationship or on-line is very special. I'm sure her family will appreciate this very special tribute card you made in Steph's honour. Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCAS.