Saturday, June 26, 2010

Get Well Grandma

I sat down today with  the intention to start a card, any card, any kind, didn't matter, then I remembered  I NEEDED a card for a very special lady.
Upon moving to this small town in Manitoba Canada, we were immediately befriended by our lovely neighbors 'cross the street'. huh-um....(clears throat)...those people would be The Prairie Fairy & her parents. We are #4 Cherry Street, Prairie Fairy (Roberta & fam) are #9 Cherry Street & Roberta's parents are #6 Cherry Street (directly 'cross the street from us). 
We all became instant friends & soon we were having coffee dates, play dates, card making dates & my kids started calling Roberta's parents 'Grandma & Grandpa 'cross the street' .
Well, Grandma has been struck ill as of late & is in need of some get well cards. So I put paper to paper cutter and got busy!!
The image I used is from Prairie Fairy Designs & is called Sugar Fairy.

I used SU ribbon & a technique called "wrinkled ribbon" that you only need two sided tape for. This tutorial can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog . 

I went looking for sentiments with fairies in them on the internet & came up with this cute little sentiment you see in the picture below. I copied it to a document file & altered the font & size.
I thought it fit perfectly with this image.

We anticipate Grandma to make a full recovery!
This is a sceduled post, so as this is coming to your blogs, we will be dropping off this card & some flowers to our Grandma 'cross the street. :-) 

Challenges for my card:
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge- rule of 3's (3 leaves under my flower)
Fun with Shapes & more- distressing (corner punch too)
Cute Card Thursday- recycle (sentiment)
Fab'n'Funky- sew & sew
Creative Cottage- pearls & swirls
Creative Card Crew- easle card
A Spoon Full of Sugar- best wishes (mine says-wishing you the fairy best)
Cupcake Craft Challenge- strawberries & cream
Friday Sketchers- sketch (top part of easle)
Stamping Vacation- Clear as Mud Challenge- keyword flag (Canada flag is red & white)


Debs said...

WOW this is gorgeous Corry, I love, love, the ribbon and there are so many details to enjoy with your fab embellishments, really awesome card. The saying is darling, it's so great and wistful and the sentiment is perfect, I know 'Grandma' will love it.

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning, the ribbon is gorgeous! Your colouring is perfect and I love the cream/red together. And you know she's going to love it!

Janet said...

That looks like a really neat ribbon technique to learn. Thanks for sharing it. Love the look.

Dora said...

O wow Corry this is awesome. Love the ribbon, it's absolutely gorgeous, there's so many fab ideas at the RRR blog. It's so nice to have many friendly neighbours to chat with, definitely grandma will love this xxx

Suzi said...

Oh my Giddy Goosebumps Corry, that's what this card gave me. Goosebumps!! lots of them. It's one the prettiest and poignant cards I've seen in a long time, the ribbon, image, papers, everything about it. Especially the verse. LOVE IT TO BITS. I'm sure Roberta's Mum will love it too.
Suzi x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! I love the coloring and the sparkle.

Cheryl said...

oh wow cor you cards are always,stunning hun but this one is super special and I know she will love it that sentiment,is just perfect,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Kelly said...

Corry, this is gorgeous, I absolutely love the ribbon accent and touching it off with pearls really seems to make it all so elegant. Great coloring girl!!

Shelly's Images said...

Just fantastic! I absolutely love the ribbon detail!

Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images for our TTThursday Challenge.

Lindsey said...

Wow, wow and wow! What a great card, i love the wrinkled ribbon effect. I'm sure the lady who recieves this card will adore it! Thankyou for sharing it with us at Fab n Funky this week xxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card - hope it helps G'ma across the street feel better x
I love that ribbon treatment - I'm off toread the tutorial x
Thanks for joining us this week at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Becky said...

What a pretty card!! I love your swirls and pearls!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week!!
Love Becky xx

Pauline C said...
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Pauline C said...

Very pretty card - love the pleated ribbon and the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time.
pauline x

Denise Clark said...

A WOW card! That ribbon treatment is just outstanding! I have to check that out! Love the perfect amount of "cuteness" to your card. Wonderful image and sentiment! Love it!

thanks so much for participating in Stamping Vacation's Clear as Mud Challenge! Wonderful job! You have an entry in the drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate on July 1st.

Roberta Laliberte said...

Mom was bragging her card to all the nurses at the hospital Corry! You are famous!

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