I received an email telling me that another of my cards, which I’d made and sent to the USA, had arrived! I cannot begin to tell you how filled with gratitude I am when I hear that something has arrived. I think maybe it’s more of a joy to me when I’ve actually made something and put all my love into making that item for a special person.
This card was made for my most favourite of Rabbits. Rabbit of Rabbit Patch Diaries. She’s a wonderful writer and has this magical way of picking me up and carrying me along with her as I read her posts. Aww, I love her to pieces.
I wanted to make her a card for Christmas and send it to her, so I asked if I could, and she said yes! I went to work and this is the card I made especially for my fabulous Rabbit blogging friend….
The hearts, reading Joy, Love and Peace, are hearts I made myself, from a very lightweight, white clay. Once they were dry (I always leave it for 24 hours), I coloured up the hearts using ‘Buff It’ (made by Pinflair). The ‘Joy’ heart was done in Gold Buff It. The middle (Love) heart was coloured using Red Buff It, and the ‘Peace’ heart was coloured using Pearl Buff It.
The Poinsettia flowers are handmade, with yellow glass beads at their centres, and they were kissed by the snow. (Or rather: stuff I used as pretend snow).
Behind the flowers and leaves is a little muslin, some loofah strands, green moss, and some twigs – which are from my garden. I was helped in the collection of said twigs, by Little Cobs. He wasn’t quite as selective with the size of the twigs as he was with the collection of “tiny pine cones”, which I told you about a couple of days ago. I was getting what could only be described as branches. Large branches. The type you’d make a fire with, but not the type you’d glue to a card. Bless him.
There are pine cones fixed to the card, and you can just about see them in the photographs. These pine cones were collected by Little Cobs, in his tin bucket, from the garden.
Finally … I added a string of creamy pearls in different sizes. Just to add a touch of ladylike glamour to the card. What can I say…. I’m a twin set and pearls sort of gal. And then I ended the card making session with ‘snow’. (The same ‘snow’ which kissed the poinsettia flowers earlier on).
And that’s all there was to it! 😀
The card was my way of saying ‘Thank You’ to Rabbit for all the enjoyment I get from reading her posts. So .. Thank You Rabbit.
The joy I receive from your blog posts is beyond measure. Each post is book ended with love, and, when I get to the end of each post, it leaves me both filled with peace, and not wanting it to end. Almost like a book that one is enjoying so much, that one doesn’t want the books final page to arrive.
Thank you Rabbit, for the wonderful reads, and ….oh, for so, so much more. May God Bless and keep you, my friend.
And … Thank You my lovely reader, so much for coming and sharing some time with me. It’s especially lovely to see you here I think because it’s Christmas. It’s always so lovely to see friends at any time, but to see them at Christmas time is like a gift. You and your time, are as a gift to me. So thank you, from my heart, for coming and spending some of your time with me.
Sending love, squidges and Christmas wishes ~