Good Morning Ladies,
Todays card is one that I was commissioned to make on Monday afternoon, for a 60th Birthday.
Why is it always harder to design a card when you have been asked to make one and given a dead line, if it was a 'just having a play' card I would have just got on and made it. I was given no colour of style preference either, the lady that ordered it had seen the pearl wedding anniversary card I made recently and loved it so wanted me to make this special card for her.
I used Anne Marie Designs Cream card and Foundation Peach card by Creative Expressions, I love this colour! I used the Spellbinders Floral Oval die (larger one) to cut the decorative part of the sentiment, then typed the sentiment in word and printed on cream card and used another oval to die cut it to fit onto the decorative frame.
cream card for the top section of the card and scored lines into the Peach card with my Hougie Board.
I slightly overlapped the two cards and used some pretty lace with the Peach colour Seam Binding Ribbon from Creative Expressions to weave through the lace to tie the two colours together, I had some cream coloured tulle that I made a bow with and then added a bow made with the Peach seam binding to top it with, then finished the bow with a little peach rose and some foliage.
I added some peach pearls to the card in the corners and around the die cut, finishing with some roses in the top corner, a couple of bits of Pearl Swirl (CE) and then added a couple of Sue Wilsons beautiful Stick pins, in peach, all of the Creative Expressions elements of the card match perfectly, giving a real professional look to the card.
I made a box for the card as it was too dimensional to put in a box, I used some 350g Cream card
and scored the box with my Ultimate Pro (the only thing I use it for)
I decorated the box with some flowers In matching peach and cream and the recipients name, printed out and die cut with Creative Expressions Scandinavian 'Copenhagen' dies.
I added a few pearls and finished it with a peach and cream bow.
Do you think she will like it????
I had my visit to the hospital yesterday afternoon, it was not the news I was expecting, the lady consultant that discharged me the other week when I was in all that pain, said she had looked at the scan and could see nothing obvious to worry about and that she would make me an appointment in the Pain Clinic to get help with coping with the pain of the Trigeminal Neuralgia, well we walked into the consulting room today and I could see my CT scan result on the screen, I was panicking to be honest as it was of my face and on one side it was completely black the other all white from eye socket to my jaw, I thought that the black side was the issue and was bracing myself for lord knows what, but it was the white side that was the issue and the ENT consultant explained that the whole of my sinus on the right hand side was filled with puss and infected mucus, I had had a really nasty sinus infection, so bad that it effected the nerves in my teeth right up to the nerves around my eye and up to my ear! I explained that I had cleared a lot out, he then put a endoscope up my nose to have a look and I now have to go back and have another CT scan. So fingers crossed it isn't the diagnosis that they had initially given me, although he said he couldn't rule that out. How on earth that consultant missed that when she reviewed my CT scan results after I had had it done I don't know, as even I could see that there was something wrong!
Maureen, I was overwhelmed by your lovely message about your flowers, we all just wanted you to know how much we love and support you. xxxxx
Right ladies, tomorrow there will be some photos to share with you, from Diane on her holidays, looking forward to sharing them with all of you.
Love and hugs