Again, it's been a while since I've posted anything.
I have been feeling quite sad over the last week or so - there are a number of reasons really, and I won't go into detail about them. Some of it is that I know people who are going through some very difficult times at the moment, and they are situations that I can do absolutely nothing about. Sometimes, it's hard just having to be a spectator in life!
It is my Mum's birthday today, but it is also the eighth anniversary of my Nan passing away. I can therefore understand why my Mum might not want to celebrate her birthday really, but I can't let the day pass without marking it in some small way. My small way is to lovingly create a card for her.
The image is Bow Legged Cutie from Sassy Cheryl's - she is a little cutie isn't she. The patterned paper is one of the last sheets of a V&A Hanoverian paper pad from Do Crafts. I have used a flower die set which I bought at the NEC in March - I actually managed to get to the Hobbycrafts Show this year and had a lovely day out with my sister! The antique brad is from Stampin Up.
Another reason for feeling sad this week is that a close friend and colleague of mine has retired from work this week - I am going to miss her very much. I made a card for us all to sign, and also made a jewellery set as part of her leaving gift. I was so pleased that she loved her card and gift, and I have had some amazing comments about them from my other colleagues at work.
So here is the card
Sorry about the photo - the colours look a bit washed out. The image is from Saturated Canary, and the papers are a Princess Tale from Dovecraft (I think!). And finally some added embellishments from my stash.
Here's the gift - a Pearl and Aquamarine Bracelet and Earrings set. The pearls have such a gorgeous irridescence and the aquamarine is a lovely clear blue.
I also added some aquamarines as a charm next to the clasp but the photo of the back of the bracelet was just much too blurred to show. I have to admit myself that it did look lovely.
That's all from me for now - I ought to start thinking about some male cards for birthdays coming up, oh and Father's Day - but maybe I'll just buy them! ;)
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, and I hope to see you again soon.
Love, Andrea xx
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