Friday, July 8, 2011

Thinking of You

I was blog hopping this weekend and I came across a blog that I follow that is asking for Get Well Cards for a special lady.   It seems that Sheree's friend Ethyl had a horrific accident.  You can read all about it over on Sheree's blog, Vancouver Island Craft Junkie.  When I was in the 6th grade I lived on Vancouver Island for 1 year. It is one of my most favorite places that I ever lived.  Anyways, when I read her story I wanted to make a card and I thought I would also share.  Crafters are some of the most kind hearted, giving people I have ever met.  Along with my card goes many prayers for full healing.

On this card I have used some of my new favorite things.  I have used this gorgeous paper from Echo Park called For the Record.  The background red paper is actually from EP as well, but from the Holly Jolly collection.  The birdcage and bird are from Tim Holtz.  The tag is a Magnolia tag and the flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have had this lace for a while but was just waiting for the perfect project to use it on.  

You can actually pull the tag out from between the two papers.  The punch is and EK Success punch.  It is hard to tell but the bird was actually edged with some Creme Brulee ink from CTMH. As were the edges of the scalloped papers.

I used a butterfly spellbinder on the inside with more of that EP paper.  Sheree said that Ethyl is in her 
late 70's so I was going for a vintage flair.  I hope that she gets enjoyment from the cards that are being sent to her from all over.  
I am going to go ahead and enter this card into a few challenges.

Cute Card Thursday has lace as it's challenge.
Bearly-Mine has anything goes.
City Crafter Challenge has birds of a feather using birds or a birdcage.
Creative Craft Challenges has pretty blossoms 
Party Time Tuesdays challenge is a square card

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will check out Sheree's post as well as see the candy she is giving away to someone that sends a card to Ethyl. 


Colleen Holmes said...

Brenda your card is gorgeous and she is going to love it big time!! Prayers said for such a beautiful person. The red paper with the black birdcage...really makes the whole card pop! Hugz, Colleen

Angela B. said...

Oh how I love your card!! This is gorgeous! All my favorite colors! I know Ethyl will adore it! I am sending Ethyl a card as well. Thank you so much for bringing her story to my attention. Hugs to you! You are a wonderful giving crafty gal! I think I like ya! ;)

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love that lace its so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Ros said...

What a beautiful card ... and for such a very brave lady too ... my thoughts are with her ... thank you for sharing this with us at CCCB

Lori m said...

Brenda your card is so elegant, beautiful and filled with love, she's going to smile big when opening your card up.

Hugs, Lori m

Roxann Suits said...

Oh my gosh, Brenda! How stunning this card is! I love absolutely everything about it! I wish I could put together a card as well as you do, gal!

Kim Kelley said...

Love it Bren! It is gorgeous! And I love all the embellies you added!

Sheree said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card for Ethyl!! Thank you for being so thoughtful and joining in to make Ethyl's day!
Love how you used the Tim Holtz die... I may just have to pick that one up!

Big hugz,


Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the birdcage. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an amazing creation thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ann said...

Beautiful card Brenda; I love the bird and the birdcage!!!

Craftdee said...

What a lovely card...fabulous attention to detail as always! I've checked out Sherees blog post and will be sending a card for Ethyl too (this story resonates with me as my nephew was very seriously injured in an industrial accident four years ago; during his 16 weeks in hospital he endured the same sort of scenario as Ethyl, it is very debilitating mentally and some kind thoughts from strangers can make a huge difference)thanks for the link, Dee

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card, and OMG, i just love that lace!Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges

Dana said...

What a beautiful card for this lovely lady! I am sure it will bring joy to both her and her husband. It is truly beautiful : )

Court said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my welcome post at the My Mind's Eye Blog! I was so touched by the overwhelmingly warm welcome!

Linda R. said...

Such a wonderful creation. I love the colors you used.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

sandra's crafty corner said...

Hi Hun
love that birdcage its gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges with our pretty blossoms challenge, good luck in the challenge,
hugs sandra xx

Anne Fenton said...

I love your card Brenda...I love the colors...great job g/f

Amy said...

Bren this is so gorgeous!! WOW!! lOVE the colors!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so LOVELY! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Julie said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Sara I. said...

Brenda -your post and that sentiment almost brought me to tears. How amazing of you to send her this and she will absolutely adore it for sure!! Love your papers (Echo Park rocks!) and that lace is stunning!! Perfection with those die cut polka dot butterflies!