Monday, 6 January 2014

A Polkadoodles Birthday Card! And some good news!

Happy New Year! And here's wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!

We had the best news ever last week - my daughter is in complete remission from her cancer! The last 6 months have been quite trying, but I've found so much creativity in your blogs, you always cheered me up when I felt low. Never underestimate the encouragement that art can give - because we may call what we do 'crafting' in a slightly deprecatory way, but really it's ART! THANK YOU!!!!!

I made this card some time ago for my daughter's boyfriend's father's birthday - he is a gardener, as you can probably tell!

The stamps are by Polkadoodles, last year I bought one of their Pen and Paper Circle magazines and this clear stamp set came with it. Unfortunately it seems to be out of print, I'm sorry about that.

I did some masking with the hydrangea flowers, the flowerpots and the wheelbarrow. I coloured in Promarkers - and wouldn't you know? I've lost the list! D'oh!

The blue section of the card background is stamped in Broken China Distress Ink with a Hero Arts Envelope Pattern background stamp. The grass is a Marianne die-cut which I dabbed over with Peeled Paint DI. The zig-zag patterned paper underneath is by Pink Petticoat. The sentiment stamp was free with a magazine and also stamped with Peeled Paint. Finally, the twine came from Whiff of Joy.

I apologise for the lack of links, I lost that list, too! Double D'oh!!

I hope you're all keeping well! Stay warm and dry - especially those across the Pond who are suffering such freezing temperatures, and those on this side who are threatened by rain and floods.

Take care, lovely friends! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Sue said...

Oh Mags, I am SO pleased to hear the best news about your daughter. You must all feel so relieved . That's really made my day!
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and fabulous colouring too.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and so pleased to hear about your daughter.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mags. Just perfect for a gardener.
Such great news about your daughter too.

Jules said...

Oh wow Mags!!

The news of your daughter is fantastic .. .. I can only imagine the relief you must have all felt. I am so happy for all of you.

To now comment on a card after that brilliant news feels weird .. .. but I will anyway LOL!!

Great card .. .. it would be perfect for so many occasions. Fabby colouring too.

Please don't apologise on my blog for being a "bad blogger" .. .. because you aren't. I think you will find I hold that award!!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you and your family a happy 2014,

Love Jules xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

So happy for your daughter hunnie, its amazing news!

As for your card, love it & I'm sure he will to
Hugs Shell xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.fab design and I love the image :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Mags, what a relief that news must be for you and your daughter!
So pleased for you both.

Fab card, just perfect for a gardener!


Lynne in NI said...

Yippeeeee that's absolutely wonderful news Mags! I'm sure it is a huge weight off your family and I'm delighted for you all :D

Great card too, perfect images for a gardener!

Mrs A. said...

That is such wonderful news to hear about your daughter. You must all be feeling over the moon. Hugs Mrs A.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great springy card with the plants and shed, I'm SO happy for you all that Sacha is in full remission!! jumping for joy!