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Monday, 20 March 2017

Birthday Bouquet


Hello to all the lovely crafters out there in blogland.

Recently our wonderful GP celebrated her birthday, so as I have done
for the past couple of years (since John became so ill), I made 
her a card. She has such a bright and friendly personality, 
so I wanted my card to reflect those traits.

I bought the gorgeous 'Happy Birthday' die just before John became ill,
so I haven't had the opportunity to use it until now. However, I'm sure 
it will get a lot of use from now on...I love it.

A closer look at my flower arrangement. I handmade the large pink 
flower using punches, and the 3 tiny yellow buds from tissue paper.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
Card Mania #90 - 'Pastel Colours'
Crafts and Me - 'Springtime' 
Crafty Calendar - 'Mum's Day/ or Special Female'
Creative Knockouts #185 - 'Bordertime'
Daisy Chain #6 - 'Make It Feminine'
Dies R Us #69 - 'Borders and/or Edges'
Fussy and Fancy #183 - 'Springtime'
Squirrel's Not So Random #4 - 'Spring Fever' (2nd entry)

Dies - Memory Box Happy Birthday Extravaganza; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Mini Butterflies.
Punches - EK Success Retro Flowers large and medium; Martha Stewart PATP Butterflies
Glitter on Butterflies - Stickles Star Dust
Pearl stems are from my junk stash

A friend remarked a few months ago that with all the bad luck we have had in recent years, we must have driven a tractor through a mirror factory, with not one mirror surviving. John had his 5th surgery last week, but is experiencing complications. The day after he came out of hospital he almost stepped on a Red-bellied Black Snake on our front porch, then the next day, while stationary, we were 'rear-ended' at speed by a driver who admitted that he was not concentrating, but reading a large billboard advertisement. Our car has been severely damaged, and may have to be written-off.

Surely our luck has to change soon, so on that optimistic note, I will say "thank you for visiting", and until next time,
Hugs,
Jennifer. x





5 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous flowers! The colors are so bright and full of spring cheer! The butterfly border is the perfect complement!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Border Time challenge.

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  2. Just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene
    Fussy and Fancy Girl
    FUSSY AND FANCY
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.
    P.S. Did you know this also fits the current 'Borders & Edges' challenge at the DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG

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  3. This is lovely Jennifer. Love the flowers and the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  4. Oh I'm so glad you came to share this beauty with us Jennifer! Just gorgeous ... love the flower spray! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Borders and/or Edges’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  5. Gorgeous card! I love the dies you chose & your flowers are absolutely beautiful! Sounds like you have had your share of bad luck, but hopefully, it will turn around soon. Thanks for joining our "Borders and/or Edges" challenge at Dies R Us!

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