Wednesday, 13 May 2009

There must be an angel ...

This week is the first anniversary of Friday Sketchers, and they have got a really fabulous sketch this week (#51). It's got lots of layers, which gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out my new double sided K&Co paper pack which I bought at Port Sunlight last Saturday :-)

I also decided to make a Happy Mail card for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge #59. I started out to make a card for Postpals, but this one kinda turned into something else. I will definitely do my best to make Postpals cards in future as it's a fantastic and heartbreaking cause; but I have decided to send this card to my mum, and here's the reason ....


My mum is seriously ill, and although she isn't ultimately going to get better she is being very resilient and getting on with life as best she can - she really is amazing! I so love this image of Melinda, and it makes me feel very warm inside to think of sending the love of a guardian angel to someone close. I was first inspired to use a feather with Melinda when I was sent a challenge kit by my friend Kaz (who has a new blog .. so I can link to it now :-) ) ... but now I want to adopt the feather idea as a special way of sending love and best wishes. I bought myself a pack of white feathers, but as luck would have it Kaz also sent me some gorgeous coloured feathers with my birthday card :-)

Here's the inside ....

Recipe:
Image: WOJ "Melinda with Bouquet" coloured with watercolour pencils and dusted wtih Glamour Dust, cut out using nestie labels and edged with Colorbox Q ink;
Sentiments: WOJ "Swirls" set (front); penny Black (inside);
Papers: K&Co "Wild Raspberry" pack;
Flowers: Prima hydrangeas and small green Floradoodles;
Brads: Doodlebug sugar coated.
Feather: John lewis


Lastly I would like to enter this card for this week's Secret Crafter Challenge #31 - brads or eyelets.

Thanks for looking :-)

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  2. Your card is so beautiful Pauline, sorry to read about your mum.
    Thanks for joining us at FS.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  3. Beautiful card PAuline - your Mum will love it!
    The feather looks fab, and I love your new papers!
    Helen x

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  4. Im sure your Mum will adore this card, its beautiful. Am sorry to read of her situation and yours. Crafting will be your little bit of solace.
    Keryn x

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  5. Adorable card Pauline, love the idea of the guardian angel, your mum is sure to love it! Take care, Ruby x

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  6. So pretty card! Love the details! hugs NIlla

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  7. This is just a wonderful card and the feather is the perfect touch. It is sure to warm your mothers heart. Hugs Tania

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  8. Good morning Pauline, wow what a totally stunning card hunny i love the image and the papers you've used! have a lovely day Linda x

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  9. Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

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  10. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  11. Gorgeous card, wonderful image and I love the feather.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. gorgeous card pauline I'm sure your mum will love it, hope she is better soon, take care. thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

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  13. Have a lovely weekend Pauline.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  14. Gorgeous card which I'm sure your mum will love... and oh so nice of you to put such love into making a special card for a special lady in your life.

    Hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous card sweetie, love that image and fabulous details x

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  16. This is so pretty Pauline. Beautiful use of the feather. Sorry to hear your mum is bad - sending you and her a big hug. Hope she's feeling a little better now.
    Sharon xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x