Tuesday 4 October 2022

My Commissioned New Baby/Home card


Happy Birthday Lilian 

Good Morning Ladies, 

Please join me in wishing Our Lovely Lilian a Very Happy Birthday and many happy returns! ❤

I hope you have a lovely day Lilian, I think you can allow yourself one or two little treats today my lovely 🎂🍨🧁

I think I say this every time I get asked to make a card but here goes......... Never Again!!  It took me all day, I finished the last bits on the box at 11 40pm last night, I could feel every muscle in my body by then too.  Half the time is spend deciding what to use, then trying it out and finding an alternative,  the washing line itself took me over an hour, finding a fine enough thread but making surevut stood out, the posts for the line were made by me using a tree embossing folder on kraft card, adding a little ink and then chopping the bits down to fit.  I die cut the house and hills, then decided to add some tufts of grass, then the fence, which looked too stark, so I added some grass in front of that with some tiny flowers,  the girls were pleased with it and Sophie sent it to the girls sister who loved it too, so fingers crossed it will be ok.  I added a card base to the back of the frame and added an insert so that there was plenty of room for people to write. 

I hope you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all,

Sandra xxx


  1. Morning Everyone
    I hope you have the best of days along with special treats.

    SANDRA - How gorgeous is your card. So detailed and more to see every time you look at it.

    It's K&N this afternoon so I'll be packing my craft bag and then panic sets in - 'Have I put everything in. Has each envelope got all the pieces inside ready for making. Checking again and then hoping that the ladies will like the card.
    Why do we put ourselves through the worry.
    Well it's too late now.

    HUGS are on their way to you all with extras for all dear friends in need. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Happy birthday Lilian I hope my card arrives OK These days you can never tell with postal strikes etc
    I think your card is amazing and you hit the brief perfectly
    OH is at the dentist this morning and I am working This afternoon will be spent pottering about and making some “Nana’s soup” Take care everyone xx

  3. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Firstly I want to wish our Lillan a very very happy birthday, I hope you have a lovely day. Now I have to apologise to you because I realised too late that I had addressed your birthday card to No3 (don’t ask me why because I had the correct address in front of me. I think it’s the ageing grey cells) so I hope your neighbours are home and pass on your card.
    Sandra what an amazing job you made of your commissioned card as Janet said every time you look at it you just see more and more detail, I hope the girls explained how much time you had put in to making this beautiful card. You have the satisfaction of knowing what Treasure you have created.
    Must get a wiggle on and get ready for my vaccinations today.
    Take care everyone, love and hugs Brenda XXX

  4. Morning everyone.
    Happy Birthday Lilian ! and to many more xx Have a lovely day.
    Great card for baby and new home Sandra.
    Janet, enjoy doing the K & N today.
    Wish you all a nice day while I go back to bed. Many hugs xx

  5. Hi everyone
    Happy Birthday Lilian, have a lovely day 😊 xx
    Your card and box are beautiful Sandra. I know that feeling when you agree to make a card for someone and then wish you hadn’t! But it always nice to see and hear that it’s been greatly received.
    Janet, hope K&N goes well today xx
    Karen, hope work is ok, and enjoy your afternoon. Nana’s soup sounds lovely xx
    Brenda, hope your vaccinations go ok xx
    Maria, hope you’re ok, and manage to get some rest in bed xx
    Sending hugs to you all and hoping everyone has a good day xx

  6. Hello, dull but no rain, very chilly, am determined no to put the heating on yet. Luckily when we had the house refurbished, we had all the internal walls and outer wall,had extra insulation fitted, so that helps.
    Sandra you card is fabulous, perfect to fit the request.
    Love my cards everyone has sent me, thankyou.
    Going to have Kentucky fried chicken for my birthday dinner.
    Maria, hope your day in bed does you good, and you will feel better later.
    Hugs to you all, Lilian