Mamie Rae

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Card for a tough occasion

One of my dearest friends, who’s also my prayer partner, is today sadly working through the 1st anniversary of the death of her cherished husband of 12 years.   Stanley died suddenly of unknown cause, a week after a colostomy reversal.   There were so many tough moments from that day I know it will have been really hard to once again have to focus on the day’s events, as is inevitable at each such anniversary.
As I couldn’t be with her, I chose to provide her with a card featuring her favourite artist – Thomas Kinkade.   This particular piece is appropriately called “By Still Waters” but I deliberately chose green as I felt it hits the right note for the occasion.

I tried to match the flowers to the pictures colours so we have – 30 mm 2-tone lilac, and lots of 20 mm various colours, alongside some 15 mm pink & peach.   All readily available from the only good supplier around online – Wild Orchid Crafts.   I chose K & Co papers & used green seam binding ribbon to complement the colours.  All finished off with a nice little cross charm available from The Works online or in shopping centres. 

The stop was handmade & just printed out from Word & the Red Monarch (I think) butterfly finishes off the base.   Forgot to photograph the box but it was done in nice subtle green matching colours too. 
She was really pleased with it when I gave it to a couple of days ago, so that leaves me pleased too, as I truly wanted something that she could keep on show should she desire without it looking out of place, hence the verse on the Stop being for any time of year.

As she’s sold more of my cards than anyone else, I’m truly grateful to her & her friends for their inordinate continued support of my card making – but ultimately I praise God who has provided me with a wonderful gift to share so enjoyable with friends & family not to mention strangers J!  And if you’re one of the latter, hurry up and become a follower of the blog or leave a comment – be a stranger no more!!