Sunday, 29 August 2010

Now & Forever!

Evening all!

Well it's been over a week again since I posted anything. Life's still a bit hectic and I've been struggling to fit everything in, but I did manage to make a card this past week for my brother and sister in law's 1st wedding anniversary, which was yesterday. I can't believe it was a year ago that they got married, I honestly don't know where the year went!! I don't think they've got their card yet, even thought I posted it in plenty of time, as they've been at the Leeds festival enjoying all the music since thursday. So it'll be interesting to see whether they like it when they get back! I hope so, as I had fun making it!



I just had to give decorating the inside a go. Now I don't always do this (especially if I'm a bit short on time, or patience!) but I really think it finishes a card off perfectly!


Materials

Papers: SU Sweet Pea Designer Paper stack (from the mini catalogue, only avalailable
until the end of september so hurry if you want it!)

Images: SU Love You Much

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings and See D's (sentiment inside)

Tools: SU scalloped edge punch, SU heart to heart punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges for
distressing around the edges, Circle and scalloped circle nesties

Misc: SU inks in Rose Red, Taken with Teal and So Saffron, Adhesive pearls from my stash


I also used one of favourite techniques in making this card. Paper piecing!! I haven't done it for a while and this bird image is perfect for this technique. Well I hope you like it?!

I've spent the weekend in the lake district with my OH. He is there for two weeks at a rehabilitation centre. It is a fantastic place where injured firefighters (and their family) can go to recover/recouperate from injuries. It is a registered charity and they rely on fundraising and donations to keep rehabilitations centres such as these open. They do such an amazing job and provide such a great service. If anyone is interested you can find out more about it here at The Fire Fighters Charity website.

Well I hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend, whatever you are up to and thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


8 comments:

Donalda said...

So glad to see you crafting again dear. I sure do miss you. Hope you are doing well my dear friend. Hugs

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Vivky,
Cute card, I,m sure they will love it.
Sal. x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Love the colours - inside finishes it off perfectly !
Julie x

Juls said...

fabulous! Love the colours, and the birds are just to cute! Hugs Juls

Sharon said...

Sweet card Vicki, love the paper piecing.
hugs
Sharon x

Tara said...

Lovely to see you Vicky!
Your card is perfect and the paper pieced birds are fab! Well done for doing the inside too..... I'm the same, hardly ever do it but it does make all the difference!!
Hugs Tara xx

craftyb said...

Hi Vicky so nice to see you back! I LOVE this card...clean and simple but so colourful and just gorgeous! bx