Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Rover Returns!

Good morning! I'm so sorry I've been MIA recently, my baby girl had her first chemo session last week which rather knocked the stuffing out of her, but luckily by her birthday on Sunday she was feeling much better. I call her my baby girl, but she's just turned 27! It doesn't seem possible!

I have been crafting, I just haven't had time to blog! So today I have abandoned the washing-up in favour of writing this post, and I have 2 cards to share.

First is my daughter's birthday card. The technique comes from This video tutorial by Christina Griffiths. To make the base I used a Spellbinders die and pearlised cardstock from Craft Creations. I used all the dies in the set, alternting blue and white card, and distressed the white pieces while in the die with Broken China Distress Ink.

The sentiment from LotV is stamped in the same ink. I added a white organza double bow, and pearls in the corners. The most difficult aspect was getting the card out of the dies - I rubbed over each die with one of those tumble-dryer fragranced towel-thingys (can't for the life of me remember the proper name!) which makes it all a lot easier.

Sadly, I also had to make a card for a very dear friend whose husband died suddenly last week.

The image is by Stampendous, and I stamped it with a blue Kaleidocolor multi-coloured pad. I matted onto silver paper and then onto a scrap of paper from the snippets box.

I hope you are all well, I intend to have a lovely evening visiting your blogs!

Thanks for looking, and also for all your kind comments, they make such a difference!

love Mags B x


Sharon said...

Your daughters card is stunning Mags. The layers are so beautiful and make a very elegant card which I am sure will be treasured.
The second card is lovely - gorgeous image.
Big hugs to you and your daughter.
Hugs Sharon x

Sue said...

I'm glad your daughter had a good birthday Mags. I hope that the rest of the treatment goes okay.
Your cards are stunning. I love the designs and gorgeous shades of blue
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Sheila said...

Belated birthday wishes to your daughter. Bet she loved her card as it is stunning. Hope she copes with future hospital visits a bit easier. I know many ladies who have had to endure chemo and I know it can be very cruel. But sure with all the love your family have for each other she will come out the other side smiling. Look after yourself too tho Mags x

mags said...

Hi Mags
Two beautiful cards. Love all the detail in your daughter's birthday card. Gorgeous colours in both cards. Glad to hear your daughter was okay for her birthday, hope you all had a good day.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful cards. Hugs to your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mags! Happy Birthday to Sascha! We are the same age, I turn 27 in November. Glad she felt better for her birthday.

Love the awesome layers and filigree borders!

Pretty blue flowers on the second too.

coops said...

fabulous cards mags.your 1st card is amazing, so intricate and pretty and a perfect delicate sympathy card.
pleased your daughter was feeling well enough for her birthday.

xx coops xx

Darnell said...

I'm glad to see you put up a post, Mags, as I have been wondering how Sacha is doing with her chemo. Happy Belated Birthday to her!! The card you made is a stunning work of art! I'm bedazzled by it!

And the card for your friend is going in my bookmarked faves. It is just perfect and tender and holds just the right tone for a sympathy card. I'm sorry for her loss.

Keep in touch! xxoo Darnell

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both cards are stunning hun, love the first one the colours are great together!

Sending you & your daughter huge hugs
Shell xx

Susie said...

Both cards are beautiful! Hope your daughter gets on ok. Susie x

Mrs A. said...

Two beautiful cards one happy one sad occasion but both well liked I bet. Hugs Mrs A.