Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A card for Mary

My goodness has it been over a week since my last post, does not seem that long.  I have been running around doing this and that and getting nowhere fast.  When I worked full time I felt more in control, I was able to run a house, do the garden, have some me time etc but now I have retired I just do not know where the time goes.  It's not anything specific but I do have to spend more time caring for my mother who lives with me and is increasingly relying on me to help with her personal care, run her to appointments, social clubs, bingo, she is out more than me. 

Anyway my mother asked me to make a card for her friend, Mary, who is ninety one and is moving into sheltered accommodation 10 miles away to be nearer her daughter.  My mother and Mary attend a "Good Companions Club" on a Thursday afternoon and my mother though a card signed by them all  to wish her well in her new home would be a good idea.  I wanted to make a keepsake card so here is what I produced.

The Card

Card in Box - Below is the inside of card leaving enough room for all to leave their comments

Shaped card and box from Stella Crafts
Teal and White Card from Creative Expressions foundation card
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One
Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinder Resplendent Rectangles
Spellbinder Foliage Dies
Butterfly Marianne Die
Ribbon from stash
Dazzler from Creative Expressions
Sentiment and verse computer generated
I left the card without a sentiment because I felt it would spoil the card but placed it on the box. The ladies at the "club" were very pleased with the card and I have received a few orders for some more.  Looks like I am going to be busy.   I just love making the roses now that I have had the full tutorial from Patricia http://patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ but I must admit I have bought a few flowers today after seeing Christina's post http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/ yesterday with a tutorial on making corsages and she had a link to Wild Orchid so I ordered a few different flowers to try the corsage.  Another project on my list is to try making hat pins.  I am going to the craft show at SECC Glasgow in March so will have a look for pins and beads there, will have to try and finish all my cards before I try a new project.
When I browse through all your posts I often see lots of projects I would love to try, but I tend to vary anything I try and add my "bit" to it. 
Flora http://crafty-lark.blogspot.co.uk/, Patricia (see above) and Hazel were concerned that I had not posted anything on here for a while and I was touched by their messages.  It is wonderful to feel that you have friends around who take an interest in you and are very caring.  Thank you ladies.
Well you may get sick of this style of card soon, as I said I have a few to complete, but they will all be different but on the same lines.  Did that sound right, no, but you know what I mean.
Well ladies, hope you are all well and having a wonderful time crafting.  Time for bed.
Night, night.  Wrap up warm and take care.
Wilma x x x 


  1. Wilma this is gorgeous just love the colours and beautiful design I am sure Mary lived her card


  2. Absolutely gorgeous Wilma I'm sure it will be very well received love those roses
    jacqui x

  3. Ooooo gorgeous Wilma!!! I love this teal and white go great together and I buy lots of flowers from wild orchid crafts and embellishments I love that site LOL huggles hun Sue J xxx

  4. Fabulous card Wilma. A wonderful keepsake. I also prefer the idea of putting the sentiment on the box or inside the card. Beautiful colours dies and flowers.

  5. This is stunning Wilma. I love the design, gorgeous colours and your flowers are so beautiful.
    I can see why you now have a few orders, looks like you will be busy!
    Hugs Sue

  6. Gorgeous card Wilma, Fabulous design... Love the colours & wonderful detail... Hugs May x x x

  7. This is totally gorgeous and I love the way you have used the shape and then the circles, it is so effective. Love the colour also. Will be very pleased to view more of these and very pleased to see you posting. Take care. xx Flora

  8. wow Wilma, this is a stunning card, love your colour and those die cut look amazing. lovely keepsake... pam

  9. Good Morning Wilma, great to see you posting again.
    I Love, Love, Love this card, the colours are fantastic, the design is Stunning, your Roses are wonderful, and ALL those Dies.........!!

    Patricia xx

  10. Hi Wilma,
    such a superb card and box. I love everything about it from the colours you have used to the design. No wonder you got lots of orders. So glad to see you posting again .
    I know what you mean about time since retiring I feel the same. There are never enough hours in the day for all I want to do, and I don't have a relative that I have to look after either.
    I do admire you, for all that you manage to get done.
    My sister looks after my Dad in Wales and she is just so wonderful as you are.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. What a beautiful card .love your design its fantastic >melanie

  12. Such a beautiful card Wilma, your design is gorgeous and the colours are too, Carole Z X

  13. Hi Wilma, good to see you back and with such a wonderful card, it certainly will be a keepsake, the roses are beautiful.

    It certainly sound a really busy time for you, i'ts great that you are able to be around for your mum, take care of yourself too, kate x


  14. Wilma nice to see you back. Your card is STUNNING, the colour is fab and those flowers are prefect.

    Glad your back and all is well. Mary will love her card.


  15. Oh Wilma I missed this earlier card.....just my colours....stunning use of your Spellbinder dies and loving the matching box.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.