Monday, 13 October 2008

Quick cards

I've had a productive day so far which makes a change!
First up and just in time is this beary special atc for My Time to Craft whose challenge is Teddies, the image is a stamp from a craft planet set we originally bought for the girls!!! I've not made an atc for a long while, this will no doubt end up on top of a card somewhere in the future! the following card was very much inspired by one Nikki (Tink) made a while ago which I loved, simple layers of card and pretty papers. I've made this to send to my in-laws as a 'Thinking of you card, as on Thursday my FIL has to go to court for something quite ridiculous, which has been concocted by 2 quite simply put idiots. I just wanted them to know that we will be thinking off them.
and last for today (although I have made more) a card using one of the beautiful flowers I de-headed on Saturday, I tried to match the colours to the flower and when I made it thought maybe a 'symapthy' card although it could be a 'thank-you' or 'best wishes' anything really, and left the sentiment off so I could add it later. However at Jack's party yesterday Kay told me that our friend Leanne was bringing her girls to the party as she didn't want them to miss out, but her mum had passed away the day before so not to talk to her. How sad and very brave I know I couldn't have done it, I desperately wanted to go over and offer my condolences but didn't want to upset her, she did however come and sit near us and talked to me about it a little. Our girls adore each other and played and hugged all the time we were there which was lovely, if only the circumstances for Leanne had've been different. So this card is being sent to her and her family to also let them know we are thinking of them.
and to finish on a happier note, I made another appearance in 'Quick Cards Made Easy' this month (could've posted this ages ago, but forgot!) the article was about 'the last craft items we had bought' funnily enough a few days prior to the request I had been shopping at the Range and had taken a piccie of my stash! What an awful picture I sent in of myself, this was taken on the promenade at Mundsley when Matthew and I went for a stroll after our meal, when we stayed at his mum and dad's bank holiday weekend, it was sooooo..... dark, the camera flash was blinding!

BLOG CANDY
Edna's blog is going to be '1' on the 17th so is celebrating with a wonderful candy, one lucky person will win a £20 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen's web shop, Wow! Check it out here and congrats Edna.

15 comments:

Mel said...

You have been very busy,love all yours card ~ Mel

Sue said...

gorgeous cards joanne, yes i agree a very productive day:-) Well done on the mag article too :-)


sue
xx

Rach said...

fabulous card Joanne, and congratulations on the mag publication.xxx

Lesley said...

Cute atc, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Rosietoes said...

Thanks for joining in with the birthday draw Joanne. All the best! Edna x
BTW your tip about the flowers is ace!

Becky said...

Oh wow! They're all such beautiful cards Joanne and I did see you in the mag! I think it's a good photo!
Love Becky xx

Chris said...

All really wonderful cards Joanne and great that you were in the magazine, that's brilliant! Such a sad story on the last card, unimaginable really but so nice that your wonderful card will go to them and hopefully give them a little comfort. Chris x

Angelswings_2 said...

Wonderful cards as always Joanne, I saw you in the magazine as I got my copy a few days ago.
Its always so sad when someone passes. I am sure your card will brighten their day.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Its not an awful photo Joanne at all!! Fame again, well done! I love the cards you've made, you have been busy. They are all different and really gorgeous. Hugs Linda x

Mee said...

Great stuff, cute ted too. Thanks for joining in with the MTTC challenge this week :o) Jo x

Donna said...

3 gorgeous cards Joanne and well done on your magazine appearance :) Donna x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, you have been so busy today Joanne, please can some of your creativity rub of on me. Congratulations on your magazine appearance. Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Wow they are all great, how brave of your friend to go fr the sake of her little one. Well Congrats on being Fanmous I can now say I know her!!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Joanne and how nice that you are sending a card to the lady that lost her mum, it will mean so much to her and a great comfort, congratulations on your magazine publication Jill x

Karen said...

Really effective cards - I love the one with the poppy paper - and famous too! Well done.