I wanted to make a special card for someone who is such a really lovely person, but I wanted to make it in a way that perhaps she hadn’t seen from me before so I sat and I puzzled over it until my brain got sore and then …. I spotted a box on a shelf in my craft room and DING! A big exclamation mark appeared over my head!
I’ve had some Anna Griffin die cuts in a box for quite some time, and, well, you know how it is, you make something, and then another thing, then another, and then you decide that you want a change so you pop things back on the shelf and, over time, they kind of get forgotten. Well that’s what happened with the Anna Griffin die-cuts.
I sat in my craft room chair and opened the box (feeling a little like Pandora), and it was right at that moment a light inside my brain shone like a Christmas Angel. “Ohhh dearest die cuts, how could I have forgotten about you, my darlings? You are perfection” I said lovingly to the die cuts – like some weirdo.
So … I made a card with them! Other than this (wordy) introduction, there’s not much to say about this card because it kind of tells its own story as you look at the photos, so without further ado … may I present … Flowers for my Friend …. [round of applause can be heard as the curtain goes up … stops halfway, . . . a whirring, grinding noise can be heard, but then . . . with a bit of fiddling, up it finally rises] . .
The outside of the card is a pretty card but it’s also pretty ‘normal’. However … it’s the inside where the action is, for this card is meant to be displayed open.
And a final look at the front again, just incase you’ve forgotten what it looked like …
And that’s all there is to it!
Ok … let’s get down and dirty now …
The HEAT. The TEMPERATURE HERE IS ALL WRONG. IT’S TOO, TOOOOOOOO HOT!! I feel dirty all the time and I don’t like dirty. Mr. Cobs thinks I’ve developed one of those OCD things … I keep washing my hands, and arms, right up to the elbows, because it’s such horrid, sticky weather.
Now don’t get me wrong… I’m not complaining about the Summer, nor the fabulous Sunshine. But surely there is no need to roast a Cobweb in this unseemly fashion?
I’m sat here with the ceiling fan on at full throttle. I have a large desk top fan on the coffee table, doing its gentle wave, back and forth, like the Queen waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. And … I have a large air coolant machine, (which is darned noisy but worth the noise) in the hallway, facing into the living room, so that all my fur pals can keep cool.
Our living room, and leading halfway into the hallway, looks like the aftermath of a murder scene right now. Four bodies are waiting for forensic Science to come and put white tape around them, take swabs, and hairs and … whatever else they do in those white J-Cloth suits which they wear.
Three Cats and one rather rotund Dog, who has a big, chubby pink belly which I like to blow raspberries on because it makes her wriggle and snuff, (but enough of my peccadilloes), are all looking, for all intents and purposes, like dead things. I’d love to take a photo, but the minute I turn the darn thing on these four all know that little noise which the camera makes and they all sit up to see what the divil I’m up to now. So I won’t photograph them, I’ll leave them to rest, because they need it. If I’m too hot and I only have three items of clothing on, then these wonderful creatures are way hotter because they’re all wearing fur coats!
Oh look at me rambling on. It’s the heat. It’s addled that one last remaining brain cell. I shall shut up – except to say … Have a wonderful Wednesday. Do something nice for someone else today. Give them one of your smiles. Tell someone you’ve never met before, that they look pretty/handsome/striking/attractive .. anything nice. Lovely. Anything to bring them joy. By doing so, I promise you’ll get far more joy in return. Go on. Do something nice for someone else today. I dares ya!
Have a blessed day my friends. Thank you for coming to share a coffee with me round the kitchen table. Heaps of love to you and yours ~