Hello, and welcome!
I think I'm getting a bit fed-up with my blog background.......anybody got any ideas?
There are some absolutely gorgeous blogs around, and I'm in need of a change, so what do you think?
I love the shabby chic, vintage look, but have no idea what to do about it....so any ideas would be most welcome.
I had a very dear friend who died, three years ago, of a brain tumour. It wasn't diagnosed until it was at stage four, and aggressive chemo and radiotherapy just made her final months miserable.
Her mum lives close by, and is 87 years old. My friend, Jean, was her only child......she will never recover from losing her cherished daughter.
I visit her several times a month, and see her at church most Sundays.....she says I make her laugh out loud, and I can share stories of the things that Jean and I used to get up to........Jean was quiet, and refined, and I....well, you all know what I'm like....haaaa!....so there are quite a few tales to tell, after 30 years of friendship!
Today, I made a card for this sweet lady, just to see her smile.......and she did!
I found the papers lurking in my scrap mountain, so don't know where they are from......I cut a scalloped shape with a Nestie, then layered the second patterned paper behind it...all the edges were inked.......
I won this cute stamp from Paper Pretties, last year....came with the sentiment, too. Coloured up with my usual Promarkers, then used some Glossy Accents Crackle on the shell.....I'd used my blender pen to make the spots on the shell....sorry the pic is blurry :( ......and put the image onto the orange label, which was another from the bundle that Shirley-Anne sent me :)
I have a big bag of these paper flowers....bought 'em years ago......added the brads, and stuck them in front of a lovely white fence that was cut with my brand new die....woohoo! That's the nearest I'm likely to get to a pristine fence....we have a family of magpies who just love to sit on our back garden fence, and leave something for us to remember 'em by......uugggghhhh!!
I have seen Doreen do this kind of corner piece, although hers always look very much more lovely....I want to be Doreen when I grow up..haa!
This is the sentiment that comes with the above stamp....stamped onto a freebie journal card, and the matching brads added....and we're done!
My friend said this cracked her up....haaaa!
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