As my Mom lives in South Africa I needed to get her card made so that I can post it ASAP! (My sister received her Christmas card at the end of March - so now you can understand!).
I was browsing around some of my favourite artists on Flickr this morning and I was so inspired by a card made by Jacqueline, you can see her card HERE, that I decided to CASE her card just a little.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (K & Co.); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Juniper Dye Ink (CTMH)
Stamps: Hero Arts; Copic Marker
Other: PTI Edgers Die #2; PTI Tiny Tags Die; Corner Chomper; Gem (Recollections)
I just cannot quite pull it off like Jacqueline does. I was happy with the entire card, until it came to adding a sentiment then I hit a brick wall! I eventually decided to use one of the Tiny Tag Dies by PTI which I then stamped with the HA Envelope Stamp before stamping the sentiment. I coloured the little gem with a matching Copic marker.
Aah! Will I ever be happy? As long as my Mom is, that's what matters most!
And the good news is that my Mom, Sister and Niece are coming over for a two week visit toward the end of June! I just had to see them now, I could not wait any longer. I miss my sister so badly.
When we lived in South Africa in the same town I visited her every single weekend, we did so much together. Then they moved 5 hours away and I would drive down there with my daughter, (and hubby when he was home), once a month! Sometimes I think I am so different to most people I meet because that bond between me and my family (sister, Mother, brother) and the one between my daughter and I, it's so strong at times that it is almost palpable. I cannot really explain it. It's like they are an extension of me and me of them! Sometimes it's a good thing, sometimes it isn't, it makes me as vulnerable to the pleasure of it as it does to the pain of it!
Oops, and there I went, off at a tangent....you see, my partner is not here to listen to me....oh man, I miss him as if someone had taken pieces of my heart away, pieces one cannot do without!
Ok, I think I need to go and get lost in my craft room!