Thursday, 6 May 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Morning folks... thought I'd start the day off with a little challenge card to join in the fun over at Papertake Weekly.
I did have a card to make for a young girl (early 20's) who is going through an operation today. We met in hospital almost 2 years ago and the poor soul has had somewhere in the region of 8 operations during that time... we are so hoping that this will be the final one for her. Her health has been really bad during this time and she was laid off of work last year due to the fact that there was no signs of her being able to return to work in the forseeable future. Now there was something nice came from it all.... we have maintained our friendship.... and..... during this time she has taken up card making and even sells her cards in a friends shop. I'm so very proud of her as when I first spoke to her about card making she thought I was bonkers... now there's no stopping her.
Anyway, best get on with busines eh! This is a little card for her but I didn't want to make it a 'Get Well' so decided upon 'For someone special' instead. Also tried to use some brighter colours to cheer her up, without it being too bright.
What did I use:
Papers are Basic Grey - Eva (French Lace) and Urban Prairie (Hayfield and Morning Glory)
Dovecraft textured cardstock
Personal Impressions stamp - Image & sentiment
Prima flowers
Card candy from Craftwork Cards
Hat pins, pearl button & gems all from Hobby House
Fiskars paper punch - Apron Lace
Image was coloured using Sakura Metallic & Stardust Pens
Guess I better get my insert done now and post this off to my dear friend before bashing on... housework to do... think I may need to squeeze in a visit to my local craft shop... need to organise some stuff for my demo and would be nice if I can tend to another bit of the garden too...keep fingers crossed.... lol
Catch you all later.
Lorraine xxx


Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Lorraine,
you card is adorable and the image is so sweetie.. I love the touch with heart pins.. that are so pretty

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Lorraine ,,the image is gorgeous and the papers and embellies are perfect :-), your friend will just love this I am sure :-) Hope she gets better soon ,, poor girl xx as you said it is nice thet you have remained friends and dragged her into the cardmaking world :-)

thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Donna said...

Brilliant take on this weeks sketch! Thanks for joining in the fun at PTW this week :) Donna x