Sunday, 14 February 2010

For a special sister

I've come back to this post to explain that John's sister died yesterday morning (17 February).

The rest of this post is as it was originally written before this happened:

It's John's sister's birthday on Saturday 20 February and I wanted to make her a special card that would send her a big hug because she's been in hospital for a month and it looks as if she'll still be there for her birthday.

I thought an easel card might be a good idea as it could perhaps stand up easier than an ordinary card.

I used the sketch for Monday lunchtime 108 on Techno stamper:

I used a mixture of Forever friends, 7 gypsies and PM honey hugs papers as well as FF 3D element stickers etc., which is just right for Forever Friends 'inside out' challenge.

It's also for:

Pile it on 6: 'let us see flowers' - part of the challenge is to see how many other challenges you can combine with
Susie's sassy 8: 'hearts & flowers'
Daring cardmakers: 'have a heart'
Polka doodles week 6: 'hearts & flowers'
Lots to do week 6: 'love is in the air'
Flourishes Timeless 53: 'easel card'
Secret crafter Saturday 70: 'multifold
Totally Gorjuss 17: 'feel the lurve'
ABC: 'N for new' - the FF 3D elements are new
Crazy 4 challenges 24: 'red'
Forever friends: 'hearts'
Etsy inspired 75: 'spin designs' - I chose this for inspiration:

And I'm pleased that for once I've got a family birthday card done well ahead of time.


  1. This is really pretty. A lovely birthday card. Thanks for joining us at TG and good luck.

    Kat x

  2. Gorgeous Card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  3. It's gorgeous Hazel...there really is no nicer Bear in my opinion! Am sure your SiL will love it.

  4. A super card that I'm sure your SIL will love. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love sarah
    p.s. Check my blog as I am offering my first blog candy

  5. Fantastic

    Thanks for joining us on ABC & SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Beautiful card Hazel - I love easel cards. ;)


  7. That is gorgeous. Such great 'hug' just what you want for your birthday.

  8. fabulous easel card, thanks for taking part in the forever friends challenge

  9. Lovely card Hazel

    Thanks for playing along with us this week over on Lotstodo - Sam xxx

  10. Adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  11. Wow, great combo of challenges. This card is just adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge.

  12. Beautiful card Hazel :-) I love easel cards and this one is stunning :-) I am sure your SIL will love this :-) Hope she is feeling better soon ,,,, x x

    thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  13. Very pretty!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  14. Aww, what a sweet card. Lovely colours and layout.

    Thanks for joining us again this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  15. Sweet card! Thanks for piling it on!

  16. Gorgeous card

    Thanks for joining in with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  17. What a super sweet card! I love that teddy. zthanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  18. This is such a darling card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!!

  19. AWWW - what a special birthday card!!! Your easle card tunred out so pretty!!! I bet she loved it!!!

    Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  20. A beautiful card to cheer up your sister. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  21. très jolie ta soeur a beaucoup de chance...

  22. Oh your card is really pretty. I love FF.x

  23. Oh my love this is such a pretty card. Big, Big ((hugs)) XXXX

  24. Thanks for joining in this weeks at Susie's Sassy Challenge we hope you will join us again next Thursday the 25th
    Love Susie

  25. a beautiful card , i am very sorry for your loss , thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week.
    hugs Kate x

  26. Great creation, thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  27. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!


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