Monday 16 May 2016

Flapper Emma card and more crocheting

It was my birthday yesterday, I didn't really feel like celebrating much, (still missing Meg way too much) and we were at a Christening anyway, but Eric booked today off work and we decided we would go out for the day.
We had been given an afternoon tea gift card by my friend Donna, as a thank you for a job my hubby had done for her, so I booked that for this afternoon and depending on the weather we will maybe go for a nice walk somewhere this morning - or maybe visit a wool shop (got a bit of a wool addiction going on at the moment LOL!).


Today I thought I would share this easel card I made a couple of weeks ago.
I coloured up the Flapper Emma digital stamp from Pink Gem designs and used digital scrapbook papers and embellishments from a Just so scrappy kit called My Beloved. I mounted Emma onto ovals from the Tonic Layering dies mixed ovals set.
The rose pendant and sentiment tag are embellishments from the digital kit, I printed the pendant out a couple of times and then decoupaged it up using foam pads and added a computer generated sentiment to the tag. The birthday greeting is also computer generated. The lace, feathers and pearl string are from my stash, and I added Meiflower stick on gems and pearls to the image for her necklace and hat decoration, finally the birthday sentiment is mounted onto a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 die-cut.

Also I have a couple more baby blankets to show you, these were made from a Hayfields pattern.
The first I gave to my hairdresser as she is expecting a baby boy in the summer and the second was requested by my daughter Stacy as a gift for a work friend who is having a little girl later in the year, the pink and grey were chosen to match her nursery colours.

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx


littlebee said...

You can never miss your daughter too much Colette, that's natural and you always will. Love the card and the blankets are gorgeous. I crochet but cannot follow a pattern and really need to learn with a new baby in our family. I have made several very simple blankets over the years. Enjoy your day out Colette and hope the weather is kind to you both. Sue x

DONNA said...

Hope you had a lovely afternoon tea,

Christine L said...

Your card is fabulous Colette... I do love vintage type cards... and your flapper certainly falls into that category. I love those colours together too... and the addition of the feathers is just perfection!

Your baby blankets are fabulous too... I still haven't got much further doing any origarumi (can't remember how to spell it now!)...

And I agree with Littlebee above.... there is never a 'too much' regarding how much you miss Meg.... she was wonderful and such a massive part of your life... I can only imagine you'll never get over the grief... you'll just get used to it...

And maybe next time you fancy a day out... you'll drop me a text and we could meet up again at Bolton Abbey?? We'd love that!

OK... I rattled on a bit...
Big hugs
Christine x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Colette, such a pretty image and fabulous design - lovely papers and details.
I'm sorry that you didn't feel much like celebrating on your birthday but not at all surprised - it's at times like this that your loss will be greatest, like others have said you can never miss Meg 'too much', she was such an important part of your life - I hope things get easier for you soon.
Take care.