Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A gift for the nursing staff

Hello everyone, as I stated in one of my former posts I wanted to make stamped cards as a gift to the whole departements staff that  nurses demented people :  nurses , night care nurses , logistic aids and cleaning personel  .

 So I have made 30 cards on which I've  used some stamps I had in my stash , un- used since colouring was just not in my mind , but I thought I'd give it a go and I coloured with just plain pencils .

 My mother , age 84 , who I have nursed and taken care of for 10 years after she was declared seriously dementing at the start of 1998 , is now residing  at the demental departement for 5 years this month , of which she spent the last 2 years fully in bed after a nasty fall in september 2010, that broke her heap .

 Being an invalid myself since 2008 after a failed back surgery , I can only visit her twice a week thanks to very dear friends of mine (which I am so grateful for !!! ) , who take me to her by car and wheelchair .I have to lay beside her ,since I cannot sit or stand up for more than 15 minutes  ,but the contact with her is outstanding .I always start giving her  a dessert ,which  she firsts tastes and then approves by making  big glimpse eyes . Then I rub her legs with a soothing creme .And after that her finger points to the end of the bed , where I always have some new made cards laying , I then give to  her and await her approval , after that she will hold her favourite  card(s) until  I have to leave and she just won't let go . ,

She still recognizes me and with great effort we still communicate  with  eye- contact, and holding hands . It is amazing that when one takes time to learn how to stimulate contact, how much love and affection you get back for it , even when they can't speak .

Here are some of the cards I made :

I am also working on two gift sets  , each containing a map with four cards . That will be for very soon . Up until  then , take good care, Im off to  sleep !
Hugs, Rosa

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New layout

Hello crafty friends , This is a short post , as you will see I have changed my layout and header . I might change again because it is so hard to choose and find out what works best . I found this vintage layout and header on . Just gorgeous !

Till soon ;

Hugs, Rosa

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lost files ........

Hello dear crafting friends , and readers ,...... when I wrote my last post and inserted my pictures of the cards I made,  I thought I missed some . And going through my camera I saw the missing cards and realized I must have uploaded them to a wrong map . In the mean time I have found them and here they are :

This lovely young lady in 3D file I glued on to  an oval frame that I first embroidered with 6 stars using a light glossy blue Madeira yarn . For the corner embellishments I used golden sticker corners and I used some glitter glue to brighten my background . Then I sewed a small jewel chain and little flower embellishments onto the background before attaching it to my card .

For this next card I used a little 3D winter scene and again used my Madeira yarn in golden thread this time .
I stamped my winter sentiment and adhered a lace flower , two silver snowflakes and pearls .                                                                                                               

 The white circle on the following card was made using a special punch that allows to make two sized circles and then punch the border .The flower shape was made with my double do , and the postage  was cut  with a punch also . The heart was cut by hand as well as my 3D image . I love my MFT swirl and added a button and some snowflakes , a pearl and a ribbon .The trees on the background were glittered ,as well as the snowflakes ,  but it is not clearly visible on my picture .

  And more snow in this one , using  my double do again , stamped winter sentiment ,..stars and rhinestones , winter branches .

 I was asked to make a wedding anniversary card and I went to search the Internet for an idea , I do not remember who I have to give credit to , this is my take on that inspirational card : The black border is made with a spellbinders  insert die . The hearts are again cut by hand and the female one is embossed with a hand machine. Then glittered . I cut the female heart a second time also with a succors to give the upper part a female look . Then added flowers ,  pearls and a black lacy ribbon . The tie I made of a grey striped ribbon that I also used sideways on  the black die cut . I added a fabric rose .The tag was also cut with my double do and I added a silver sticker wish . And of course I added sticker rings and very small sticker parts to embellish the corners of my matted layers .

I have this stamp for quite a while and I am not used to colouring in stamps, it was just a fun thing to do ,a little difficult laying down on my side , but making cards is also difficult and  typing this text is too. I have a lovely person to  send it to : she adores owls . I took the picture after I wrote a message to her and you can see that between the opening space .


I am also going to use that owl stamp and a few other stamps for making about 30 cards as a gift to the whole staff  in the home where my mother is taken care of  as a thank you for their good cares .

So this is it for now , thank you for visiting ,

Hugs, Rosa