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Saturday, 5 November 2011

A Note of Thanks

As many of you will know, I had an accident back in June and that, combined with complicated health problems, means that I am unable to walk more than a few steps. This means that I am unable to either walk or drive my children home from school. This past week they have been collected by a new neighbour of ours who also has children at the same school. Usually, Claire would drive to pick her son up, but with her own three children in the car, she would be unable to pick my two up as she only has a 5-seat car. Because of this, Claire kindly walked to collect them each day, even though on Friday her son was not going home at the same time as my children, she still made the journey to collect Oliver and Purdey.
This has saved us a small fortune this week in childcare (plus it means that the our two monkeys came home straight after school rather than moaning about going to after school club). Claire would not accept anything for this enormous favour, so I have made her a little gift box and 6 notecards to express our gratitude. I don't usually do miniature, but it made sense as a gift to give mini notelet sized cards.
All six cards feature Pollycraft digi stamps and paper from my varied stash. The images are coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers and then die cut with a selection of Nellies, Nestabilties and Lifestyle dies. The edges are distressed with the obligatory Ranger corduroy distressing ink and there has been a fair bit of sanding going on. There is also glitter, mica mist and stickles galore, both on the box and the cards. I made the envelopes as the cards are an odd size. I have used lick and stick envelope glue so that there is no need to use ds tape. They are still drying on my craft table, I am just hoping they will be dry soon so that I can package them up in order for the children to deliver them to Claire in the morning, along with a lovely bunch of peach coloured roses.
I would like to enter my project (which has taken about 15 hours to make!) into the following challenges:
Pollycraft's Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant's TPE123 Distressing
Papertake Weekly Challenge's Anything Goes (plus a bit of bling)

I just hope this loads as I am having hideous internet connection problems, compounded by IE8 crashing every time I try to load a page. I am using Google Chrome to try to overcome it, but still have an internet connection at the pace of a snail!


Arabella said...

Wow! These cards are so gorgeous! What a lovely thank you gift for your lovely friend! The box is gorgeous too!

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Pollycraft this week!


Cazza said...

Awww what a lovely idea! These are absolutely gorgeous honey :o)
Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards and a great way to show your appreciation! Will keep you in my prayers that you will be feeling better over time!
We also struggle with incredibly slow internet service. I have high speed at work, but who wants to stay longer @ work to play?! So I just take my time and deal with it in the comfort of my home.

Anonymous said...

Oh these are all really lovely, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Andrea x

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