A card for Aunt Beulah . . .

I heard that another of the cards I’d made for a blogging friend who lives in the USA arrived on time for Christmas and so I can now share the card with you.

I know that to some of you, you might think that I’ve made the same card that I sent to someone else, (Rabbit, at The Rabbit Patch),  but I haven’t.  (see below) 

I made a card for Rabbit at The Rabbit Patch – which had a similar look about it – but it was different, and the insides were completely different from each other too.  This was the card I made for Rabbit – which I shared with you a few weeks ago:

Christmas card for Rabbit 2017 1
… this (above) was the card I made for Rabbit – at The Rabbit Patch – but it’s completely different from the card for Aunt Beulah.  The flowers, the pearls, the leaves, the backgrounds – everything is different.  Even the hanging hearts are different.  😀

But this (below) is the card I made for Aunt Beulah . . .

Aunt Beulah Two

All the cards I made for blogging friends were made using things which had something from my home about them.  On this, Aunt Beulah’s card, – the little Pine Cones – came from my garden, where the four 100 foot tall pine trees in my garden had dropped their cones.  (I reckon those trees are in a competition with each other to see which one of them can trip me up and leave me flat out on the decking!  tsk tsk).  Of course – I had the professional help of my assistant,  Little Cobs,  in the collecting of the pine cones, and he was paid his pocket-money for helping.  (He’s going to end up with more money in his money-box than I’ve got, at this rate!)

The background, wooden planks ‘look’ paper …. well now that’s actually cut from a spare roll of wallpaper.  I have this wallpaper on the wall behind my big wooden bed in the bedroom.  I kept around half a roll of the wallpaper  *just in case of some accident or other* – and I wanted to ensure that I sent a little bit of ‘me’ in the card,  so I cut a square of the paper to make the card look like it was a timber wall.  It’s great paper, as it has a texture of old wood.  Very soft and gentle, but it does have that look about it.  (I have no other wallpaper in my home – just that on the one wall.  I saw it and fell in love, so ordered it there and then!).

The hearts were all handmade by me out of very light weight clay, and coloured up using Buff-it,  which is made by Pinflair. (Highly recommend this product – I would use it on every card if I could – I love it soooo much!)

The string of red pearls are pearls that I used to use on one of my own Christmas Trees, but every time someone walked too close to the tree, those pearls would jump off the branches in an attempt to make an escape bid for the floor … so I said ‘no more’ and decided that I wouldn’t use them again.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but I took them to my craft room and squirreled them away in there, knowing that at some point, I would use them.  And … I did.  For the first time – I cut a length off the long string and decorated the card for Aunt Beulah with them.  I antiqued them up a little using some silver wax – which I simply rubbed on with my finger, to give the pearls a shimmer.

The flowers, red and white berries and the dried corn …. etc,  all came from my stash of flowers, and I touched them with a little ‘snow’ and dusted them with ice crystals to make them twinkle.

Finally … I stamped the sentiment onto a length of card which I manipulated so that it bent and ‘travelled’ over the page in a pretty way,  – popped it into a memo pick and fixed it to the card.

And that’s all there was to it!

I was SO relieved to hear that the card had made its way to Aunt Beulah, and that she liked it.  If you would like to find out why I love this fabulous lady so much, please just click on her name and her blog will open up in a new window for you.

Aunt Beulah ~ thank you for the wonderful reads that I find on your blog.  Thank you for the thoughts, the smiles, the joy and sometimes even the tears.  Thank you for being the person you are, for the person you are is totally incredible.  Sending you much love for the New Year, and wishing for you – contentment.  May a blanket of contentment come to rest upon your home and wrap itself around your heart and life. ~ love ~ Cobs. xxx

Thank you too, reader, for being who you are.  I thank you for coming and spending time here with me on this blog and hopefully enjoying the read too.

Happy Tuesday.  May your day be bright and may the sun shine enough to melt any snow that’s hanging around, and melt the ice on your car windows.  May you find something to smile about, and may love wrap itself around your heart and keep you warm inside.  Even if it’s only the love I send you here….  because love is love is love.  It’s all good!

Take care out there …  much love and plenty of squidges ~

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17 thoughts on “A card for Aunt Beulah . . .

      1. LOLOLOL…. I kept her to myself because she’s mine, alllllllllllllllllll mine! (lol)

        Isn’t she just lovely Bev?! I didn’t know you didn’t know about her, because had I known, I’d have introduced you before now.
        Glad you’ve got her on your ‘follow’ list.
        sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  1. How do you get such lovely, full-of-texture cards to arrive where they’re going in one piece? I would be afraid to hand deliver so much loveliness, never mind trusting Royal Mail with it. I’ve worked in the sorting office – I know what goes on in there 😉
    I love how it’s so very you, what a wonderful card to receive.

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    1. Ahhh …. I’m very into re-cycling, and I save boxes from all sorts of things which have been delivered to us. If they’re of the right sort of shape, and right size, I will save the boxes and simply remove all the address labels, then re-use them to send cards over-seas, or in the UK.
      I also use bubble wrap and packing pellets (those foamy bits of packing stuff) – which are great for cards with decorations.

      I do use new white card boxes for cards, and I will box the cards in them, but if they have to go through the post, I will then box the boxed card in a re-cycled box in order for the card to arrive in one piece and looking like it did when I posted it.

      Tickled pink that you like the card(s) QWC. Thank you, and bless you for your lovely comment.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Cobs, you are so very talented and make beautiful cards. I have a crafty friend here in the U.S. who sends me a homemade Christmas card every year. I keep those, while the store-bought ones get tossed. You give something of yourself in the cards you make and that is very special to the recipient. Hugs and squidges!

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    1. Hello Mary, Happy New Year to you, fabulous blogging friend!

      SNAP! I too keep the handmade cards. They are such a wonderful gift of time, and I’d rather have someone love me enough to give me time, than to buy something from a store.

      I’m thrilled to hear that you keep your handmades too. Bless you.
      Sending you love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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