Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.
I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!
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Friday, 24 April 2020
I felt it called for an extra special card to celebrate her very special day. I'll be honest, this was not my first attempt at a card for her, but none of the other cards I made seemed to be special enough for this occassion.
I used an 8 x 8 inch Craftwork Cards card blank with red glitter card from my stash. I made the lettering out of gold card using a couple of dies. The roses and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the happy birthday sentiment was from my stash.
As you can see, it is rather thicker and larger than a 'normal' card. I went all over trying to find an open Post Office (making sure I kept well away from anyone else out shipping) to have it weighed and measured but all of our local ones were closed because of the lock-down, so I ended up putting half a book of my precious stamps onto the card and crossed my fingers that it would be enough to get it there on time.
Happy birthday Jean's Mum, have a wonderful day.