Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Mother's Day and My Time to Craft Challenge
'My Time to Craft Challenge. Back in 2001 just as we were about to move up here from Hertfordshire, leaving my 2 lovely sons behind as they thought life would be a bit too quiet for them in the sticks lol! my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which was an awful shock to us. However he took it on the chin and I remember him saying that there were people much worse off than him which says it all really as he is a very caring person (I know I'm his mum and a bit bias). We knew very little about Diabetes especially Type 1 which is controlled by insulin injections and he has coped very well on the whole but there have been occasions when he has had a hypo (low blood sugar) which can be quite frightening to see and we have to deal with it. Anyway, I have occasionally sold my cards, mainly I have been asked for something specific - but I thought if I made a selection of everyday cards I could sell them at work and donate the profits to charity and I have chosen Diabetes UK as hopefully one day a cure will be found or a better way of controlling it at least. So back to the card. I used one of my favourite Tilda stamps which I coloured with Copics. The circle was cut out with my Cricut and I stamped a swirl with Versa Mark and chalked over it. The scallop circle I cut using my nesties. The DP is Kate Knight (Dovecraft) which I've had for some time now. I punched the bottom border with a Martha Steward border punch and added ribbon and a bow. The sentiment is computer generated using Microsoft WordArt and I punched a flower 3 times and layered it up adding a pearl to the centre. Again the scallop was cut with nesties. Bye for now!