Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thank you eclectic

Welcome to another grey day in Melbourne - well, not grey all day, thankfully there was the moment of sunshine in between the freezing showers :-) At one point we had the lounge doors open to let the sun in and young Sally was able to sun herself whilst my good friend Bernie and I worked on some cards. And yes….work we did!! I had been asked to make a card to say "thank you" to our local Priest who is leaving us for even colder pastures….on behalf of a group of the Parish. So we had a couple of ideas and set to work. We decided to make two cards for the ladies to choose between. I think I know which one they will choose tomorrow….can you guess?

Here is card one:

It features some current and one long retired stamp set - Good Neighbors - which Bernie used to make a pretty good looking Church….and some slivers of Gold Foil card stock for the steeple :-)
To colour the background I used a water colour wash and then added the suitcases and fun On Film  framelit once it was dry. 

Card stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Gold Foil, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: I Am Me
Inks: Island Indigo, Gumball Geen (retired), Smoky Slate, Real Red
Stamps: All Around the World, Starburst Sayings, Good Neighbors ( Retired )
Accessories: Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Paint brush, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones

Now while this card explains the circumstances….I don't expect it will be the one the Ladies will choose…..Maybe Card 2 will be more popular?

This card is a CASE of Debbie Currier and you can see her creation here. I used the same colours and reversed the Sun image from the bottom of the card to the top… changed the greeting and added some bling. I hope the ladies will like this one :-) So lovely of Bernie to pop by and visit and bring this lovely set too!

Card stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Inks: Meadow Moss, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Sassy Salutstions
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals

So which is your choice of card? I think they will choose card 2 :-)

In the meantime, a little update on Sally….she had a check up yesterday and all is going well. She is allowed to jump into the car occasionally so we can go for some long drives at least - as not to walk currently more than 15 mins twice a day - though she is keen to do more.  And it seems the Specialist may have found the cause of her original Right leg lameness - not hip or back as once thought - but her knee cap is dislocating frequently. And of course she gives little to no indication of pain….makes it so hard for the Vets to diagnose her problems but it seems we might have the answer to her lameness of the past four months. Time will tell if surgery needed and what might be done so one day at a time for now. But much better news than we were previously expecting :-)

EDITED TO ADD: Ok, I was totally wrong - the ladies chose Card 1 !!!!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Lovely cards, Jan!!! Very hard choice indeed but.. the little church card proves the saying of a picture=1000words. Mind you I would love to have both:-) - Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina - and you are so right of course! I am still amazed and humbled though :-)