Saturday, 12 November 2011

The hardest card I've ever had to make......

Evening All. I'm sorry I've been AWOL this week - I was really ill at the beginning of the week (throwing up!) and because of everything else I've got going on health-wise, it sometimes takes quite a lot out of me but I'm back on form now!! And so to the title of my post!?! Despite trying to take it easy, I still had the energy in the latter part of the week to get some cards made and the one I'm sharing with you today is one that I was asked to make by a friend of my mum's - the lady had twin boys and when they were in their 20s, one of them passed away in a motorcycle accident and she asked me to make cards for both of them for their birthday today - one to post and one to take to the cemetery. Now as you can imagine, I found the one for the son that had passed so difficult to make and I hope you think that I've done a good job with what I eventually came up with:

Image - Mo Manning coloured with Spectrum Noirs with Stickles on the wings and Viva Decor Pearl Pen on the cloud.
Papers, Twine, Bunting Stickers - All My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found'.
Stamps - Magnolia 'Star Flourish' around image and Magnolia 'I Believe I Can Fly'.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Other - Angel wing charm from Bunny Zoe's, Stars cut with Slice machine, Gem stars from Papermania and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The lady I made the card for had come to a 'card party' at a mutual friend's and she'd seen another card I'd made using the Magnolia 'I Believe I Can Fly' stamp and had told me it was her son's favourite song, so I had to include that. I struggled quite a bit with an image because I didn't want to make it too girly but when I found this gorgeous little boy angel image over at Mo's Digital Pencil, it seemed fitting, and I was also careful to use an 'on your birthday' sentiment because alot of others I felt would be inappropriate. I really would appreciate any comments you'd like to leave about this card because it was so hard for me to make.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Right, I'm off to get some cardmaking done - it's my mum's birthday tomorrow and I need to get her card finished off for starters. I hope you're all well and having a good weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with my Sunday Sketch and Stamp DT card, so until then..................xx


  1. What a sad story, your card is beautiful
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. Marie, it's absolutely beautiful and I am positive she's going to cry happy tears when she sees it. It's just perfect, and I'm so sorry for her loss. :( Sending you a hug.

  3. Great card

    Thank you for joining us this time at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again soon xx

  4. That is a really gorgeous card Marie!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Oh, Marie - you certainly got this one perfectly. The whole thing is just so fitting. I think she will definitely cry when she sees this. The little image is just wonderful and everything works together. You did a fabulous job. If it was for me, I would be delighted.
    Glad you are feeling better.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles. :-D
    Ike xxxx

  6. Hi sweetie hope you are feeling better shug.
    This card really is beautiful & is now my fave of yours tbh I go the crem a LOT & so I think this is just perfect in every way hun they are hard cards to make but you done this beautifully & you should feel proud shug.
    Take it easy hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Hey sweetie; hope you are feeling better by now; yes, it's difficult to make a card for such sad occasions; though you did a great jhob on this; you chose the perfect image and sentiments! Gorgeous card!
    Hugs, Iulia

  8. this is so beautiful marie.must of been so difficult to make and i think you have more than done it justice.its a very delicate card.sorry you have been unwell hun, try and take it easy.

    xx coops xx

  9. Very nice card - with a loveley motiv! Great creation! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug

  10. Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  11. hello...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week,
    your card fits perfectly, super image for this type of card needed, x carol

  12. Beautifully done Marie I think it is perfect, gosh how sad! Yuck throwing up, glad you are feeling better, hugs, Karenxx

  13. It's just perfect Marie....and such a sad story too...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  14. a very sad made wonderful cards and i am sure they will be a blessing!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  15. Fab card and thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

  16. Glad that you are in good form now and sorry that you were not...

    This card is so gentle and lovely. Am sure their mum loved it. Not easy for sure. Love all the distressing and the sentiment looks so nice.
    xxx Monica

  17. Sorry, Marie, forgot to add thatBOTH cards are wonderful.

    xxx Monica

  18. Oh Marie...thank you so much for sharing this with us at Mo's! What a touching story...and, oh, this card seems absolutely perfect. Your friend will surely love it! Hugs. Pat Frank

    p.s. Sorry you've been glad you're feeling better!

  19. Fabulous card such a lovely image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  20. I wouldn't have known what kind of card to make for such an occasion! You did a great job, and I'm sure your work was appreciated! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  21. Marie your card is beautiful!, I'm sure your friend found a lot of comfort in it.
    Thanks you so much for sharing it with us at Mo's DP2 this week.
    I hope you continue to feel better.
    Sheila xx

  22. It is gorgeous and I hope the lady liked it. Thanks playing along with DD this week, hope to see you next week too


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