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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Best Wishes

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I am well and truly back the washing is all sorted and lots of other jobs have been done. I am slowly catching up with my crafty projects. It did take me a while to get back into the swing of  things, I am lucky that I get so much time to play in the summer.

Sadly while we were away the lady who plays the piano for most of our church services had a stroke and was taken into hospital. She is quite poorly and it will be a while before we know how much she has been affected. I decided to make a card to send to her.


I wanted to make something bright and cheerful and I also wanted a musical element to the card. I remembered a card I had made before in browns and I decided to adapt the design,  I made the backing paper first by stamping both sizes of butterfly from Visible Image in four shades of Distress Ink they were then heat embossed with a clear powder and the whole page was inked over in two shades of blue Distress Ink. I do like my Distress Inks. 


For the topper I found some free printable pink music paper on the internet. I cut it to size with one of my Tonic square dies this made cutting the mat for it easier. I stamped the Visible Image Inkcognito Butterfly with Perfect Medium and I heat embossed it with some gold powder. On some separate card I stamped the Large butterfly which was heat embossed and then inked over with two shades of Distress ink this I cut out by hand, I found a small "Best Wishes" stamp for the corner. The topper was mounted on foam tape. I cut  tattered lace musical notes die four times and added them to the design.


I do hope this card cheers the lady up a bit. She has done so much for our church I hope that she gets better soon.

I am enjoying having the time to craft that the summer holidays brings. I hope you are having a good week. 

I would like to enter this for the Challenge 72 at Crafting from the Heart and 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

25 comments:

  1. Hi Jackie, beautifully created card, love the design and the butterfly is gorgeous. I am sure the lady will be very happy to receive it and I am sure it will cheer her up. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  2. Jackie this is such a beautiful card i love the design its perfect I'm certain this will cheer the lady up its a very thoughtful card to send her. Enjoy your Summer crafting. love and hugs Carole

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  3. Morning Jackie this is stunning! I love the gorgeous butterfly topper and design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. ohhh, this is beautiful, Jackie

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  5. So beautiful Jackie, I love the butterfly and the background
    Kevin xx

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  6. Not much more to say then this is really beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. What a thoughtful gesture. This beautiful card is sure to cheer her up :-)

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  8. Beautiful card for a lady into music Jackie, hope she picks up soon. she will lov your card.
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. This is just gorgeous fab image and colours.xxx

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  10. Wow fabulous design even though I'm petrified of butterflies hahaha. Great card x

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  11. Stunning card and the butterfly is very eye catching. Hope she gets better soon.

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  12. Such a kind thought and a beautiful creation Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  13. Beautiful card Jackie....pretty colours and lovely butterfly....hope the lady is home soon....Joolsx

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  14. Gorgeous card, I love the colours you've chosen to work with!
    I hope the lady makes a speedy recovery!
    Will keep her in my thoughts & prayers!
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  15. A gorgeous card Jackie. Lovely butterflies and colours. I hope your friend makes a good recovery xx

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  16. So many beautiful butterflies. I hoep this card brings some cheer. Holley

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  17. What a beautiful card, I love your colour combo :o)
    Jackie xx

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  18. This card is beautiful!! I bet it made her smile at least x
    I adore the colours and butterflies. xxSAMxx

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  19. This is beautiful. Love the combination of music and butterfly. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafting from the Heart. Mary

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  20. Absolutely Gorgeous Jackie, Hopefully this beautiful card will cheer the recipent up..

    Hugs xxx

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  21. Wow, Jackie, this is gorgeous! I love the die cuts and of course the butterflies, you know me lol.
    Hugs,
    Em x

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  22. What a beautiful card Jackie - you put a lot of time and love into making it for sure. And it's perfect for your friend, I do hope she makes a good recovery - am sure this lovely card will have given her a lift!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  23. Beautiful card Jackie & perfect for someone who is poorly & I love that you've put the music on to make it more personal. I hope the lady makes a full recovery.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  24. Lovely thoughtful card, and you included a musical theme.

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