Sunday, 14 June 2009

Just Magnolia & Friday Sketchers

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments and apologise for my spasmodic commenting in return. I am in the process of moving at the moment - to Germany - I want to spend some time with my son and his family. I am surrounded by packing cases that will go into storage until the move. I am taking as little as possible and am trying to dispose of what I don't need I am not a hoarder but what I have collected over the past 10 years is horrendous. Crafting stuff - not a problem - it's all going, trouble is I keep buying more because I don't know where I shall be able to buy thing when I arrive in Germany.
It didn't help when someone ran into the back of my car last week so I've now had to sort that out and yesterday morning I woke up with a sore throat, no voice and a splitting headache (I never get ill, must be the stress lol).
When I reach screaming point I just cut off, sit down and make a card - I'm not producing the best of cards at the moment but they have the most beneficial effects.

Enough of the rabbiting on to the card. This is Friday Sketchers sketch and Just Magnolia's paper piecing. Whilst sorting through my stamps I came across this Tilda I have hardly ever used and decided she would look good paper pieced and used the Magnolia background stamp, both of which are coloured with Copics. The papers (ancient) had no name on them and all else is from stash.


Karen said...

Gorjus card Heather. Love everything about it.

Good luck with the packing.

Love Karen x

June Houck said...


Oh my, you have a lot on your plate right now! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I love your sweet card! You mentioned you don't think this is the best of your cards, but truly I think it is perfectly lovely.

I try not to hoard; I was a hoarder as a child and young adult, but I have learned to regularly purge my drawers, cabinets, and closets. I think I continually improve in my de-clutter goal EXCEPT when it comes to paper and craft supplies ;) I admire your ability to get rid of your supplies.

Sending you a big hug!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Heather you certainly have a lot on your plate at the moment. Thank goodness for the internet so you can still blog anywhere. Your card is just beautiful love your sweet scene and your colours are gorgeous!
Good luck with your move and hope you feel better soon.
kim x

Tara said...

It's a lovely card Heather and the paper piecing gives it the perfect summery feel to go with the background!
You look after yourself and try not to do too much lovely! If there's ever anything you need from the UK when you get to Deutschland I will be happy to get it for you and post it over. xxx

sassy said...

oo lovint this rica.....the colurs are fabby and lush...the backdrop sets it off brilliantly you are so everything about this card hugs sassyx

Pia said...

woooow Heather, what a beautiful card. lovely colours and very cute image, love it!!!.
hugs from Pia

Katy said...

Gorgeous card Heather :)

Love the colouring of Tilda


Georgia said...

Hi Heather,
I absolutely love your card! The colours look fab and I really like the summery feel!
I hope you feel better soon and good luck with your move to Germany! I hope you have a fantastic time! According to my German teacher, it's really beautiful! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Jenny said...

Wow,eine tolle Karte.Alles ganz toll kombiniert.Klasse.

scrappyjan said...

very pretty card girlie!! Love the colors used and your painting is wonderful. I hope you gt all of you packing done and the sore throat goes away quick. I hope that you can still drive your car. :o( I am guessing that you are okay from that and not hurt.
try and have a great Sunday sweetie, janny

Moni said...

Hi Heather,
I am so happy for you, it is nice that you are going to see your son. Do not forget yout crafty stuff! :)
The card is so fab, love the details and the Tilda is so gorgeous! Hope you will have fab time at your sons place! Enjoy in Germany! hugs, moni

nessy said...

adorable card ~such delicate paper ~and tilda looks so pretty in her outfit!!
all the best with your move
vanessa xx

Barb said...

Heather, the card is so pretty! I love the paper piecing. Creating is the best form of therapy for stress! Good luck in your move and much happiness in your new home.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Heather,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Oh you are so busy!! What a lot of things going on..I agree card making is just the biggest de-stresser! Your card is this summery and I love the background. Just lovely!
Judy xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweet how do you keep going and still produce such wonderful cards, this is just gorgeous, thanks for joining us this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Heather hope your soon feeling better?? & very best wishes for the move & some move it is....LOL

Christine xx

Danielle said...

Fantastic card Heather - the colours are wonderful as is your colouring of that scene! Fabulous job paper piecing this wonderful Tilda. I hope you're feeling better quickly and that your stress levels reduce and your move goes smoothly!
Hugs, Danielle

Phred said...

A Lovely Card. Well Done

Lv Vicky

Lora said...

Great card. I made one with this image the other day with one you sent me, I really like this Tilda :)
Been thinking about you and was wandering how you were getting on with the packng and the car!
Take care of yourself and hope you are feeling better soon.
Hugs Lora xxx

Larissa said...

Hi Heather

What a darling card! Lovely colors and such nice papers. The dry embossing is looking perfect!
Wow what a changes you are going to have in your life. I am glad that you aren't throwing away your crafting goodies, because I sure would miss your gorgeous cards!
I hope everything will go well sweetie and I am sure you will enjoy Germany!


Mina said...

wow Heather moving to Germany how exciting, I envy you so much, good luck with the packing though I dont envy you that lol...your card is stunning, I love her pretty socks and want a pair...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous card, wonderful paper piecing. hugs rachxx
hope the move goes smoothly.xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, beautiful Tilda and flowers.
Moving is suppose to be the no 1 on the list of stressful situations.
Hope you feel better soon.

Faerielore said...

fab card love the paper piecing and the background image is great xxx

Sandra1968 said...

A great card! A great colour combination and I love the paper piercing.

Bev said...

Beautiful card sweetie, your paper piecing is brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week. x

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