Thursday, 23 July 2009

Happy mail.....

...and sad cards!!
Hellooooo well I am impressed with myself as it seems I am managing to blog regularly again, hooray!!!
I will start with my happy mail. Because I live 5 min away from work I like to come home in my lunch hour check my emails or sometime make a card if I am in a rush for one. Today I got in to a lovely parcel that has been delivered. Now you probably are familiar with this creative and lovely lady here. Ann makes the most gorgeous hand crocheted apples I have ever seen and I fell in love with. So I went ahead and bought one Ann even made me a baby apple on a key ring which I've decided I will use as a handbag/tote charm. Look at those little beauties
I just love them, and the packaging was delightful. You just cannot beat handmade and I am delighted with them. I think I will use the big one in my craft room, maybe as a pin cushion for my vintage pins to have them on display.

The key ring had a lovely charm attached to it

Is soo bootiful isn't it? Thank you so much Ann I love them.
The last two weeks were a bit of a sad time as I have found out of five deaths, close friends and close family members have been affected ( my BIL father died last Sunday) so I had a load of cards to make. Here's some of them
I like to keep sympathy cards plain. Bashful Blue card stock, Live Your Dream stamp set was embossed in white then some brilliant blue was rubbed over the embossed image, the background was stamped in Versamark then Brilliant Blue chalks have been brushed over to highlight the pattern.
Second one is made with the Bloomin With Beauty


Plain white card stock a metal edged tag, those are really cool they have a smooth paper centre perfect for stamping on, the image was coloured with the markers decoupaged and popped out on dimensionals.
I am leaving for London tomorrow morning for a full weekend with my sweet Luca, my sis and BIL. YAY!! I cannot wait!!
See you all soon. Monica xx
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8 comments :

Julie said...

What super cute little apples - I'm going to pop over there and have a look, I'm sorry to hear about all your bad news but the cards are very beautiful.
have a great weekend.
Take Care - Love Julie xx

Vicki said...

Sad occasion, but beautiful cards.

Vicki x

Vicki said...

Super cute crochet apples, does she sell them? Love your cards!!!

Steph said...

I love handmade too and those apples are sooo cute! Sorry to hear of your BIL's father too - thoughts are with you. x

Alex said...

Beautiful apples Monica, too cute.

So sorry to hear about your sad news, my thoughts are with you and the families.

Alex x

Lois said...

Love your cards...and those apple pin cushions are the cutest things ever. Have a great weekend

Rhonda Langley said...

Those apples are adorable!! Nice sympathy cards! Nice cutting on the second card-I keep forgetting to use those round metal tags-now where did I put them?????

Ann said...

A bit late (I've been away) but just want to thank you Monica for saying such nice things about my apples! You're a star! xx