Sunday, 29 August 2010
2nd post of the day - please scroll down for earlier post
This is the second post for today so do please look further down my blog for the first post of the day
This morning I had planned to visit my friend, Dorothy, who's had a knee replacement. She's been severely restricted in her movements since Christmas and unable to do simple things like making tea, opening the door so you can imagine how happy I was to see her answering her own front door once more, albeit taking a while to do so. She was in good spirits despite a little pain, but a knee replacements not a little op, especially when you're 87 so I think she's doing really well.
We chatted and laughed and before I left she'd had a drink (coffee - honest!) and a snack and I already knew her daughter would be bringing her a hot meal later.
Once I got home I decided to run Dorothy up a "Welcome Home" card as she had been in hospital for a little over three weeks. Well, wouldn't you know I didn't have a "welcome home" stamp but I DID have a "welcome to your new home" stamp so I set about co-ordinating the fab (and simple) technique I learned yesterday (and have already made three cards using) but this time choosing a purple theme with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire distress inks and the wonderful Hero Arts stamp being inked up in memento Grape Jelly (for a change). Once inked, stamped and dried I matted this on to a layer of light purple. I tied some gold edged purple ribbon in a knot round a piece of mirri card and adhered to the card before then adhering my image panel. I then stamped my "welcome to your new home" stamp, again in Grape Jelly, and cut out the two words I wanted, ran them through my Xyron sticker maker and stuck them on my card, along with two purple "faux" gemstones. I also stamped the image and a "Best Wishes" sentiment on to the insert and the envelope to co-ordinate ( which may not be clear from the photograph) and there you have it - hope you like it.
It seems like the Craft Mad & Loving It themed challenge for the coming week is going to be a little late this week so it might be tomorrow before I'm able to share this with you - guess it's back to the Christmas cards for me then - I've notched up this many so far . . . but have about the same again to go!! Wish me luck