Thursday 14 May 2015

And a 'not so quick' Birthday Card post......

Hi Everyone,

Last week I had a birthday (60+++.... :D) and count myself so lucky to have some extremely talented crafting friends so my lounge was beautifully decorated by awesome creations for a week.  Before I put my gorgeous cards in my box of treasures to be taken out and lovingly stroked every so often yesterday I got round to taking photos and share them now with you all.  I've added the blog links where possible and you would find some fab inspiration on each one!

Here we go in no particular order.........

Blogger seems to be playing up for Julie Ann's link.  I do hope it works because her blog is very special!!!
Not only did I get the gorgeous card but she also sent me one of her fabulous peg dolls. Isn't she wonderful and I need to choose a name ;D!

Hazel also decorated the envelope with the same fab seed pod image but I forgot to take a pic :-(

I can't find a link anywhere for Chris's blog but if you are looking Chris, DM me the link & I'll edit this post ;-)

The final 3 are from my lovely longstanding crafting buddies who I met over the internet through our mutual love of Chocolate Baroque stamps (way back in the days when they were Elusive Images).  What an amazing 'match maker' the internet and crafting can be as every single card in this post comes from someone I have 'met' this way and gone on to meet many in real life.  They are all amazingly supportive through thick and thin and I'm very grateful for their friendship.

Jo's interests have taken a different route (for the moment) but she still made me a stunning card!

and last but most definitely not least

I so appreciate all the time and effort my friends put into making these little works of art and they will always be treasured by me.

Finally, for those of you who don't already know last Friday, after being very ill for some months after breaking her hip last November, my lovely Mum passed away.

Nora Kemp
26.7.28 - 8.5.15
Rest easy now Mum.

This is the card I have made to take to the nursing home to thank them for their care and kindness to Mum, my brothers and myself during the short time she stayed with them.

See you all again soon when hopefully normal blogging will resume.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Lesley  Xx 


snazzyoriginal said...

A really lovely collection of cards for a really lovely lady. Love your card for the nursing home, they do a very difficult job and I'm sure they will treasure your beautiful card. What a super snap of your Mum too, a cherished reminder of happier times x

massofhair said...

Fantastic picture of your Mum Lesley, your thoughtful and very beautiful card will go down very well i am sure, love the single raindrop very poignant...

A fab selection of cards, each one unique and special just like you :-) xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a wonderful collection of Birthday cards Lesley. I would like to wish you a Happy belated Birthday. I was sorry to read your news here and on FB about your Mum, it's a wonderful picture of her that you have on here and the card you've made for the nursing home is beautiful.

Sue xx

Helen said...

Finally able to leave a comment now I'm not on the phone!! What a lovely bunch of cards you received, Lesley.
Lovely photo of your Mum, and the card you have made for the care home, is just beautiful. Helen xxx

Claire said...

Wonderful cards - all so unique and individual! Lovely card for the nursing home, so kind of you to thank them as they do do such a wonderful job. Your kingfisher is just perfect, looks great. Claire X

Elaine said...

It is lovely to see what a super collection of cards you received for your birthday. I hope they helped to provide a lift in a very difficult week for you. You made a perfect card for the Nursing Home, that single water drop on the bird's beak is such a powerful image. That is a lovely pic of your Mum, she is peaceful now after such a difficult time bless her. Elaine xxx

Christine B. said...

So sorry you lost your Mum she looked a very lovely lady.
I'm also sorry that I missed your birthday , belated Birthday Wishes. Your birthday cards are all very gorgeous lovely to treasure.
Hope you are keeping well. Take care, Lots of Love xxxChrisB

Christine B. said...

Sorry meant to say your card for the nursing home was stunning xxxChris

Christine B. said...

Sorry meant to say your card for the nursing home was stunning xxxChris

Ruth said...

What lovely cards Lesley, thanks for sharing and just wanted to say it was so lovely to catch up with you at Port Sunny, hope to see you at the Dome! Hugs Ruth xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Only just seen this post of your cards Lesley! What a fantastic collection! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, Lesley. What a wonderful post to celebrate her life with though - with all that amazing artwork you received, sharing such love and beauty. Belated birthday wishes, and much love to you.
Alison xx

Sally H said...

So sorry it has taken me a while to get here. A gorgeous selection of cards, and a beautiful photo of your Mum too. Big hugs my friend xxx

Cocofolies said...

Wow, you have been spoiled Lesley!!! That's great to glimpse again for the last time my card made for you, among all these beauties... What a wonderful set of gorgeous artworks!!!! :) Also your card to thank the persons who looked after your mum is really superb. Sending you big hugs and love from my work, sorry I can't stay more and catch-up with your last posts.. Have a lovely day, Coco xxx