Saturday, 16 April 2011

Get well soon card

Don't you hate it when your computer starts dying, so you try to refresh it without having saved your work first! Hence this being my second time typing most of this. Grrrr (I've since realised that Blogger automatically saves a draft for you, so I needn't have bothered re-doing it as it was already waiting for me- double grr :-)  )

The exciting news is that today we went to see some cocker spaniel puppies just outside of Preston and we've decided that we'll have two black ones; one with a white chest patch will be called Alfie and the other will be Nero. We'll collect them next Saturday; we're all excited but especially Maggie.

Also this week Betty; Chris's mum has had her second hip replacement op but yesterday Chris took her home after only a couple of days at the hospital, so hopefully that's a good sign for a full recovery. She's been housebound for a year or more now, so she's due some good times. We went to see her on Thursday night and I took this card to her-

It's showing as quite a bit darker than it was but I still like it. Yet again I have to admit to copying the idea from Cardz tv with Mary but changed the colours. She had a really clear, precise, effective way of describing how she made the card, so made it easier and more fun for me.

Here are the written instructions to help me when I need to make it again quickly.
1)The base is 41/4 x 51/2
2)The polka dot mat is 4 x 51/4
3) The plain band is 13/4 x 4
4) The patterned band is 11/4 x 4
5) All the flower pieces are cut in size 3inches and are from page 73 of the booklet with the Forever young cartridge. The green base is just using the button, the flowery section is used by pressing shift then the button. The polka dot flower layer is done by pressing the layer function then the flower button. The glitter card middle flower is done by using the layer function, the shift button and the flower button.

I've made another one since Betty's as it's so pretty and easy and it's best to have a 'get well soon' card handy as when someone isn't well, they need the sympathy there and then, not in a week's time.

Take care out there

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