Friday 9 March 2012

Thank you Doreen ....

..... I've had lots of comments about me crafting while all the move stuff is going on around me.  Well, I didn't do any of the actual packing - the guys from the removal company did it all.  I just had to show them what to pack!!  Then it was a case of feeling a bit like a spare part.  I took my "emergency" craft stash - some inks pads and a few stamps to keep me going until the main shipment arrives in the US in April - and sat in my office and made some cards.  It was so relaxing and kept me out of their way :)

And, as you've probably worked out, this is a scheduled post!  I don't have any Internet now - it was all packed up on Wednesday.  But I've a few scheduled posts going through to next week when I arrive in the US.

So first up is a thank you card that I made for one of my Craft Class friends, Doreen.  She's a wonderful lady and she made my lovely going away cards - which is now packed and you'll see when it arrives!  I forgot to take a photo.

In the box of goodies that I grabbed off my craft desk, was this pretty little flower (which is one designed by Mel over at Mel Stampz) which I'd previously cut out with my Spellbinder dies.  I coloured the flowers with my Aquarell pencils.  I stamped the daisy trellis in the background picking up the orange of the stamens.  I attached a simple thank you sentiment and a pretty butterfly, previously coloured with Promarkers, also in the box!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns; Stampendous - Ruffled Butterfly; Digi-image - Flowers from Mel Stampz
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Pumpkin Pie; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Various Spellbinder dies; Craftwork sentiment; Staedtler Aquarell Pencils, Card from stash

That's all for now.  Do stop by on Sunday for the next CR84FN colour challenge - we have something really special for you!  See you then.


Cassandra said...

I guess we will hear from you "live" when you get to the US. I really hope you keep us non-US followers up to date on all that you see, do, and generally how you find life in a new country. It would be so interesting to hear your thoughts.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the trellis in orange & how it makes the flower & butterfly really come to life. Those type of removal men are brilliant - trouble is I have a husband to pacify & keep out of their way as well - he's apt to hoover the room as soon as they're out of it & woe betide me if I step on the carpet after he's done! Of course I can see the funny side of it now but midst move............ it's another story.
Hope you're all done & have some rest by the time you read this.
Paula (PEP)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, I like the flowers and the butterfly, Good luck with the move, I hope all goes well and Look forward to hearing all about the new place once you have settled.
Kevin xx

Jenny said...

I'm excited for you Deborah ...hope it all goes smoothly :0)
Pretty card :0)
Jenny x

Mary J said...

So very lovely Deborah, gorgeous colour combo!

Hope all goes smoothly!!

Jackie said...

A beautiful card Deborah :o)
I hope the move goes well and you will soon be settiling in across the pond.
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

A very pretty card Deborah, good luck with the move, can't wait to see your pics when you get there!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Isn't it funny how we retain some craft stuff, while other items we can store away for a time and not even miss them...but not our crafty items! You did a fabulous job with this project, and I, like everyone else, hope the moves goes well and that your stress level remains low! =)

Mistys Mum said...

Hi Deborah
I can't find when it is you are actually leaving - so felt I must pop in now & wish you well in your new venture. Have a safe journey & along with everyone else I look forward to hearing all about it & seeing your piccies.
Bih hug

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