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Sunday, 31 December 2017


Here in Australia we have just a short time left in 2017. Except for the few
highs, this has been a year that I will be glad to see end.

The card I have to show you tonight is the one I made for our solicitor who has
guided us through the complicated legal processes of John's medical negligence
case. I thought it was appropriate to post it on my blog tonight, even though
while it features a clock, it is not actually a New Year card.
The card is quite large in order to accommodate the large die-cut, which I bought
several months ago. I felt the rather hefty price was justified because the die-cut
could be cut down into smaller pieces if  required.

Inside the card has a large area in which we wrote our personal message.
The decorative corners were among the first dies I ever bought, and also
among the first purchases I ever made on eBay.

The "Thank You" die was also on the card in my previous post.
I really should use it more often as it is a good size, and has
the appearance of a handwritten font.

A closer look at the embossing detail. I used about five different
embossing powders, applied unevenly, to try to create the look 
of rust on old metal.

Challenges I would like to enter
Die Cuttin' Divas #349 - 'Thank You'

Dies - Kaisercraft Vintage Clocks; Cuttlebug With Gratitude, Vintage Corners
Assorted embossing powders

It was my birthday 2 days ago (67...Yikes...HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??????), and after all the years of working on New Year's Eve, first as a nurse, then for many years as an entertainer, staying up to see in a new year has lost its attraction for me, so I am going to bed as soon as I finish this blog post. I am particularly exhausted because I have been on my feet all day at the Fort. I leave home at 7.30am and do not get home until about 6pm, with about 3 hours of that time driving there and back. We have been extremely busy for several weeks since the school holidays began, and while it is very interesting being a tour guide for people from all over the world, it can be quite exhausting. It is especially so with many days lately in the high 30sC to low 40sC. (I have never been a summer person).

For those of you who are going to stay up to welcome in 2018, I hope you have a safe and very much fun evening.

Jennifer. x


  1. Beautiful card! I too am glad to see this year end, hope 2018 is better for you. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Die Cuttin Divas. Happy New Year!

  2. What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  3. That's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


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