Good Morning Ladies,
I was looking at my card files and noticed some of Maria's cards that I hadn't shared, or that had been part of a challenge.
The first card is for Maria's Sail's Grandson Ben, Ben loved 'Harambe the Gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, he was tragically shot because a young boy that wasn't being supervised by his parents (in my opinion) fell into his enclosure, such a tragic waste of such a magnificent animal! Anyway Maria download a photo of Harambe from the internet to use on Ben's card, I love the little 'Happy Birthday' banner that you have created for the card, it works perfectly, as do the black gemstones, a fantastic card Maria that I'm sure Ben loved.
Maria's second card was part of the easel card challenge I think, but it deserves another view, I love both the paper you have used and the dies, the 'Heraldic Square' is one of my favorites, I loved the stamps that they bought out to match it too, my only frustration was that you had to buy the 'inner and outer stamps seperately making it too expensive. But as Maria has shown you don't need the stamps to make the die look fantastic. The 'Configuration' die from Sue Wilson's find range is what Maria has used to create the 'stopper' for the easel card is also really pretty, I used these to create a pretty Background to a card earlier last year, they are really quite a versatile die to have in your stash, another idea I had for them was to use them on the flaps of your 'pop-up' Box cards, it would create a nice lacy look.
The third card I chose to share, Maria sent to me last October, it was for Joan, who was going to be 97 on her birthday, wow what a fantastic age, I bet she would have done amazing stories to share of different things she has seen and witnessed through
Her long life.
I love the image you have created on the card Maria, what did you use to blend the colours together ? Do you have the 'inkyliscious Brushes' or the little 'Egg shape' blenders from Creative Expressions?
The 'Kaleidoscope' of Butterflies flying off into the sunset is such a lovely image and works so perfectly with your (very true) sentiment "All Good Things are Wild and Free".
Thank you so much Maria for allowing me to share your cards with our lovely friends. Xx
Paul seems to be on a really long shift pattern this week, he worked Friday, then Sunday, Monday night, had Tuesday off and is back in today, off Thursday, then back in Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I can see that he is exhausted already as his body isn't having enough time to recover between night and day shifts! It's ridiculous and all because more people seem to be leaving the services than they can recruit! Still only about 4 months and he will be done. (Soap box put back under stairs).
Special hugs to those not feeling 100% xxx
I hope you all have a good day,
Love and hugs