Thursday, 17 February 2011
Good morning Ladies, we awoke this morning to a carpet of white, yes heavy snowfall and still snowing. Sadly this card, a Sympathy card, is not the kind I like to make and only ever have made one before, and it was a decoupage one.
My sisters next door neighbour and friend died this week at the age of 41 (OMG that is my age, so frightening), she died of lung cancer and never smoked in her life. My heart goes out to her family, she has two children and a devoted husband. Life seems so unfair.
My sister asked me to make her a Sympathy card and I didn't have any suitable stamps, so I used this church window which had Hollyhocks in by Judikins, I masked the flowers and embossed in gold the window. Then cut out the centre and stamped some Lillies from Great Impressions to go in the window instead. My sister was pleased with it, I'm not too sure, don't know if it could have done with something else on it or if then it would be too fussy for the occassion.
This is for the following challenges:-
1. Allsorts - week 91 - Inspired by nature (Lillies are my piece of nature)
2. Creative Inspiration Wednesday - challenge 99 - Plain & Simple
3. 2 Sisters Challenge - challenge 27 - Embossing (my window is embossed wth gold powder)
So because of the snow, I think today my crafty space is gonna get some much needed organising, especially my stamps. I'm putting them onto some laminated sheets and then into lever arch folders. I am also making my own catalogue of stamps to save me searching through my wood mounted stamps and my others, as my wood mounted are stored in trolley's with drawers. I have been trying to blog this week but I have my sisters old monitor as mine has broken, and it is blurry, so my eyes are getting a bit out of focus. So if I haven't visited you in the last wek I will try my best to pop by. It's just hard to sit looking at the screen for long lengths of time.
Stamps - Judikins 23561, Great Impressions K47, Dovecraft sentiment,
Papers - Papermania Exquisite,
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks
Tools - Embossing Powder, heat gun, border punch,
Embellishments - ribbon, stickles,
Thank you for popping by my blog.
Have a good weekend