A Sunny Hello!

Hello.  Happy Wednesday all!  Did you see the BIG MOON a couple of nights ago?  We couldn’t see even the glimmer of it where we are.  The sky was SO cloudy that it hid that  moon totally!  Monday’s moon event was billed as the biggest and best moon in a series of three ‘Supermoons’ this year.  The first was on October 16, the second was Monday,  and the third is due on December 14.  Afer that there isn’t going to be another till 2034.

↑  An aeroplane flies past the London Eye on Sunday.   Credit: TOBY MELVILLE

The Moon rising beyond the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Great Britain. Credit- Peter MacDiarmid

↑  A jet flies in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London    Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS

Anyhoooo . . .   enough mooning around, let’s get crafty…

About ten days ago (or so,  – I’ve totally lost track of time) I made a card to send to a fabulous fellow blogger in a wee parcel I was sending to her, so couldn’t post about it here on the blog, until I knew for sure that she’d received it otherwise it would have spoilt the surprise!  But I know it’s safely arrived and so can now share the card.

It was one of those lovely, enjoyable to make, quick to pull together cards that seemed to almost make itself.  I knew I wanted to send a warm smile and visual hug – and as I was sat there trying to summon up what a smile and a hug would look like on a card –  suddenly the Sunflowers I’d seen at the supermarket when I walked through the door a couple of days previously popped into my mind.  They’d me smile instantly when I walked into the store and I even commented on them to Mr.Cobs.  They kind of welcomed me in and made me feel all warm and snuggly so what better ‘thing’ could I put on a warm, sunny Hello card from me, but Sunflowers!

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Closer up of the Sunflowers

For the centres of the sunflowers I used a lovely warm shade of brown, and on some of the petals I added Tonic Studios Nuvo crystal drops in two colours – a pretty lemon and a slightly more warm orange colour. I also added some pale green to the leaves, but to give the leaves a little ‘movement’ I sprinkled a little green Wow glitter so that it added shade and highlights in the right places as the card was moved.

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Photo taken with no flash & just light from the window

I added two lots of three pearls – bottom left and top right, then some seeds in random places;  along with some ‘leaves’ flying around the card, as if whipped up by a passing breeze,  and finally the little envelope for which I made a folded tag for the envelope, on which I wrote a story about the meaning of the Sunflower.  Then,  once the sentiment of ‘hello’ was added, the card was finished and ready to go!

And that, as they say, is all there is!

Wishing you a truly wonderful Wednesday.  Play safely.  Be nice to each other, and … if you can … pray for the next person you see. (or push a wish out of your head/heart, into the world.  Hoping for something good for that person).

Have a blessed day my friends ~

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36 thoughts on “A Sunny Hello!

  1. Wonderful idea…Sunflowers in winter. Well, not really winter yet but it did turn cooler and RAIN. Yes…3/10.At least the dust that was hanging everywhere is settled for now ..Mississippi hasn’t seen rain in over two months going on three. Another reason for selling the cows ….no grass. Yes…I have something to post but having company for a week has slowed me down. Hugs and good thoughts for all.

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    • The Sunflowers … it was only about 2.5/3 weeks ago that they had these big, blousy bunches of Sunflowers and I SO wish I’d bought them at the time, because they seem to last for aaages when I buy them. Of course, my thoght of “I’ll get them next time” … was a .stupid one because they were at the end of the growing season here in the UK so I couldn’t buy them next time! [sigh] What a dope I am!

      Glad to hear that the dust has settled. I should imagine that it gets into the house and continually leaves a layer of it all over things which is an endless round of cleaning and dusting.

      I’m so glad that you visited today … did you recognise the ‘hello’ on the card? [giggling now] … it’s one of those fabulous die cuts which you sent to me. The moment I saw them I knew instantly that I needed that very sentiment, and low … there it is in all it’s fabulous glory.

      Great to hear that you’ve got ‘stuff’ which you’ve been working on. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to hear that.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Your moon was spectacular. We saw it clearly Sunday night as we waited for the bride and groom to leave the church. The moon was quite high in the sky by that time, so it didn’t appear terribly large. Your sunflower card is most cheery.

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    • Hello Anne, how lovely to meet you!
      The moon really is almost magical when The Lord and nature help it to do something a little spectacular isn’t it.
      When you said that you saw the moon as the Bridge and Groom left the church, my mind instantly imagined what special photographs the photographer could have taken, with that moon in the background, but since it was quite high in the sky it perhaps wouldn’t have been possible to include it.
      Thank you for your fabulous comment Anne. Very much appreciated.
      ~ Cobs. x

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    • Aww, bless your beautiful heart Chicken, and thank you my wonderful blogging friend. I am so blessed to have you in my life.
      Thrilled you like the card.
      Sending you oodles of love, and lots of squidges, naturally! lol ~ Cobs.x

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  3. Lucky friend to have received such a beautiful card. I can’t believe you just “whipped” it up, so jealous of your talent right about now. Regarding the moon, I was looking forward to showing my three-year-old the big moon but we were under a thick layer of fog! Seeing it in person is so amazing! Hopefully we both have better luck for the next one!

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    • Hello Morning Scrapper!
      The card … just seemed to come together all by itself. I wish all cards would do that! lol

      I’m pinning my hopes on December being clear of cloud (and fog!) and that I can just get a few minutes to see it with my own eyes.
      GREAT comment Morning S. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting.
      Hugs ~ Cobs. x

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  4. Happy Wednesday Cobs. Beautiful sunny cheerful card. We did go out side to have a look at the moon. To be honest I couldn’t really see any difference. There must have been. It was very big, round and bright. We are really lucky we have clear skies most of the time so we quite often sit outside looking at the stars or the lights off the inward bound 747s heading for Malaga! lol!
    Have a lovely day, Flo xx

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    • Hello Flo, happy Wednesday to you too.
      Glad to hear that you managed a view of the Supermoon. I did wonder if I’d notice any difference, but convinced myself that from everything I’d heard on the TV and read in the media, that I’d have to notice a difference. However … clouds decided that I wasn’t to see it and covered it up in a thick covering of fluff (and what I swear is marshmallow). I kept popping my head out of the door trying to take it by surprise – but it knew every single time, and in the end I gave up.
      How fabulous that you got to see it! Jealous of your clear skies and also that you can sit outside and see the stars (not so much the planes lol). We had such a big garden where we used to live and could escape ‘light pollution’ by going down the garden and round the corner (so to speak) which blocked out all the surrounding household lights, and blocked lights from the road etc. So we could see the night sky clearly. Sadly, the little cottage we’re now living in doesn’t have that generous garden, and no chances of avoiding that light pollution, so can’t see the night sky clearly.

      So … I think the answer is simple. I’m coming to you in December to watch it. 🙂
      (only joking)
      Sending oodles of love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  5. Oh, Cobs, your sunflower card is so HAPPY! (I never thought about flowers greeting you as you enter a store, but, YES, 2 of my local grocery stores have their flower displays at the entrance.) Is the sunflower a stamp, or did you draw that? Our view of the Super Moon was best on Sunday (clouds Monday), and surprisingly, last night (Tuesday) – I was driving north on the highway to pick up Offspring2 as the moon was rising, and OH, was it beautiful!

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    • Yes … all the supermarkets I visit seem to do this, ‘flowers at the entrance’ thing. Maybe it does that psychological thing on everyone and puts people in a happier mood to be there. If people are in a happier mood, they’ll buy more. Hmm.. it makes sense! Or is that just me being cynical I wonder.
      The Sunflowers are from a pad of images made by Craftwork Cards. The idea was that the centres of the Sunflowers were ‘meant’ to be adorned with Craftwork Cards Candi dots – but I have to admit to not being a huge fan of Candi Dots. (Although I can find some reasons to use them). So I made the images what I wanted them to be – more rich and dimensional by the use of the wonderful WOW glitters (love WOW), and the addition of the Tonice Crystal Drops, which I dropped droplets of, but then dragged out that drop to turn each one into a petal.

      I’m very envious of you being able to see the moon not once but twice! Ohhh how amazing is that! Spotting it while you were driving, just as it was rising, must have been breathtaking. Aw you lucky thing.
      I’m hoping that I’ll be lucky in December. Fingers crossed!
      Thanks for the GREAT comment Kathy.
      Have a blessed rest of your day my friend ~ Cobs. x

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      • Cobs, I love that embellished an image that you had for this card. What a great reminder to use what I have! The moon last night – so pretty, I was so sad that I did not have my camera (and was driving 65 miles an hour, so couldn’t use said camera!). Have a great day!

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        • The image of the moon is now etched upon your heart Kathy. You’ll be able to re-call the vision any time, any place, any where. Whenever you wish.

          Yes, you’re right about using what we have. I love to make things ‘mine’ rather than what they came as or were intended for – it’s such a great use of things that perhaps we might not normally consider using.
          Sending love ❤ ~ Cobs. x

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  6. a lovely warm card! You are so clever and make it sound so easy. 🙂

    The super moon was very bright! We did not go out to see it, I just peeked out the window as I shut the drapes for the evening. Cats must have loved it as they did not come near us all night, and were quite tired in the morning. 🙂

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    • Awww bless their hearts! They obviously felt the pull of the moon and were up worshipping it all night.
      (either that or they were being the rascals cats can be and playing cowboy and indians around the house, like my two youngest cats do! tsk tsk)

      Thanks for such a lovely comment Salpal, which made me smile.
      Great to see you.
      Sending oodles of love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  7. Good Morning and Happy Wednesday Cobs! 🙂 Love,Love, love your card! I am sure your friend loves it as well! Sunflowers my favorite, cheerful and sunny and the stem must be ever so strong to hold the bloom! Now, to the Supermoon, it was cloudy hear, but thats ok, I have seen some glorious moons! Blessings and Hugs 🙂
    xxxxxx

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    • Hello lovely Ruthie!
      Aw thank you for your fabulous comment about the card. I’m thrilled that you like it.
      Sunflowers – yes I totally agree – they’re so cheerful and sunny. And … for me, little wonderments when growing in the garden because I can’t believe that not only do they bring that fabulousness to your garden, but they’re brilliant for children to grow, and to watch as they track the sun around the garden/world. But then they still continue to give by producing seeds for both the birds to each, and for us to collect so that we can plant again.

      Ahhh.. the Supermoon! Cloudy here too, so we both missed out on this one. But, like you say, we’ve seen some moons in our time which have stopped us in our tracks and made us wonder at amazing things are. How clever God is. How stunning this pearl in the sky actually is, and how we (mostly) give it no thought but simply take it for granted.
      Sunflowers and Moons … both wonderments and things of incredible beauty.
      Thank you for the beautiful comment Ruthie.
      Sending you lots of love, ❤ from me here in my corner, to you there in yours. ~ Cobs.

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  8. No moon sightings for us – too cloudy. Super card. Very cheery and I like all the little details you have thought of. And I don’t even like sunflowers!!

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  9. The hug you send wrapped up in a card is now stored in my heart, thank you for sending me such a precious gift of love & friendship, the card is a constant reminder that happiness is ours to hold & share

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