I am feeling slightly disappointed this morning as my eye appointment for today has been cancelled. The consultant had phoned in sick – how dare he go sick on the day I have my appointment, are doctors even allowed to be sick. Oh well they have said they will try and re-arrange as quickly as possible and certainly before my holidays. I do hope so as I have two lots of stitching all ready to put in my case. Lol we do not go until the 4th of March but I take no chances with my stitching and its always the first thing that’s ready long before we even start to consider packing.
So on to cards and the birthday cards for March, a couple will be posted early but three are not until the end of the month so will be left with my daughter for posting.
First my dear friend Ruth has a special birthday this year.I used the Garden Song, stamps to die for, stamping the flowers twice so I could decoupage them just a little to add some texture. The stamp was cut with Sue Wilson’s Bora Bora die, the background die is the Noble Ornate Pierced Rectangle using the largest for the background and the rest for the detail. I love how the font I used for the name matches the music notes on the background of the die.
Next my friend Terri’s granddaughter will be two, I loved making this, children’s cards are such fun.
The next two cards, are for very dear friends who were so much help and support to me, during my mums illness.
and lastly another very dear friend, who since retiring a couple of years back went to live close to her daughter and grandchildren, in Cornwall. We were ladies who lunch and I so much miss the fun we had together. She is mad about anything Egyptian so when I found this long kept piece of Dufex in my stash, with an Egyptian background, I just had to find a topper to go with it. I edged the mat with Creative Expression gilding polish in a shade to match the hats on the dufex image.
I love fonts and have loads (most of the freebies availably I think), but I have just noticed the last three all have the same font used on them – lol can you tell it’s one of my favourites.
All for now folks, hope you enjoy looking and please leave a comment, I so love hearing from other crafters.
I love them. They’re all so different but all very nice.
Thank you Jessica. I have often been asked if I ever get fed up of making cards, but there are so many kinds and so many looks to achieve just from bits of paper, I cannot see me ever tiring. I have made cards for almost 70 years (I found one I made when I was 3 when I was clearing out my mums house after she died), and I haven’t got bored yet.
each one is a unique work of art – I really love the one you’ve made for Heather
I do try to make cards that I think the person receiving them will like. I know Heather will adore hers. Sometimes I find it difficult though – my daughter in law for example hates anything fussy and cannot stand glitter and bling lol. She is always a challenge, though I often find I end up with a card that I really like, even though it has been out of my comfort zone.
I’m visiting from Claire93’s blog – I’ve had a lovely ‘nosey around’. Your cards are all so beautiful! I know that I need to learn this wonderful craft. 🙂
I hope this might cheer you up a little:
I really like your blog, I love the range of things you post about, but more than that you have been really supportive of me and my blog, so I nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award http://www.isntshecrafty.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/i-won-an-award