Sunday, August 31, 2008

Woohoo, I actually made stuff!!!

I have been so bad about posting creations the last week or so, mostly because there have been no creations to post! So today, finally, I have something to show you all.

Friday was a dreadful day...I had a conference to go to, where PhD students (mostly second year) gave papers on their subjects. It wasn't that the papers were dreadful, some of them were actually really fascinating...it was the seating that was completely hideous. Now, I fully understand that you wouldn't want the chairs to be so comfy that everyone would be falling asleep...but do they have to be so atrocious? Seriously, 6 hours of sitting in one of those chairs and even the most hardened terrorist would be willing to give up all their secrets!! Consequently, I spent most of Saturday in bed, slathered in smelly liniment, lying on the electric blanket and taking lots of painkillers. Finally I got sick of that, took some more painkillers and sat down to create.

This first card is for my SU *sister* Tanya, whose mother passed away suddenly yesterday morning. Although I've never actually met Tanya, or her mum, I have to admit I cried....a lot! You see, Tanya's mum just turned 60 a few months ago and my beloved Mama will be turning 60 in January. The thought that I could loose her so suddenly did my head in, and I felt for poor Tanya so much. So this card will be off to her first thing Monday morning.

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I don't have any sympathy stamps...I guess I hoped that I would never need them, so I thought that the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the "For a Friend" hostess set would be appropriate. The paper is from the gorgeous Fall Flowers DSP and it's mounted on a craft base. The sentiment panel is Sahara Sand and the panel under the Sky scalloped bit is Old Olive. The flower is from the Pretties kit and coloured Soft Sky with the ink pad and a sponge dauber. The ribbon is also sky and the button is a vanilla one from the neutrals pack and threaded with lined thread. I found it really hard to make this as I've never made a sympathy card before, and I can only hope that it brings her some small comfort in this awful time.

The second card I have to show you is for my lovely nephew Tom...you know, the talented 4 yr old photographer!! This should have been made and sent already, but it's done now and hopefully if I pop them in the post box today they should have happy mail at their new house in a few days.

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I know we all find it hard to make *boy* cards, it's especially hard for me with NO RIBBON! LOL. But I had these images sitting there from the image swap we did ages ago and as I got some of the "Wanted" DSP I thought I'd do a *cowboy* style card for Tommy...he's certainly a "genuine one & only* so I thought it would be suitable! The card base is Really Rust, The panel at the bottom is mounted on Choc Chip and Sage Shadow and the star brads are from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge.

Seeing as I haven't done a Completely Random Sunday post today, I thought I would leave you with a tiny bit of randomness by way of a quote:

The average person thinks he isn't.
  - Father Larry Lorenzoni

Think about it....LOL!!

Kristie

3 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I can't imagine my life without my Mom! Your card is lovely, and the thought is wonderful. The cowboy card is adorable too, and he should love it. I love your parting thought too! Made me laugh right out loud! Best, Curt

Nikki Bond said...

These cards are fabulous Kristie..I know they will love them. {SMILES}

lauren said...

ooooooh tom's card is awesome...but the one for TANYA!!!!!!!! wow, misskriss, that is *unbelievable*! absolutely gorgeous and i am sure she will adore it as well as being touched by your thoughtfulness!

(ps: i never put the "sympathy" part on the outside, b/c if i do, i never know WHAT TO WRITE on the inside!!!!!!!)

 

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