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Friday, 1 July 2011

Forgotten Friday 23- A Birthday card for a Friend

Hi Folks, it's been a funny week this week. My lovely Daughter broke her ankle while on holiday in America. She slipped while standing up from coming down a water slide. It took the medical profession two days to realise that it was broken. Today has been a worry, as the original airline refused to take her, and she is coming home on a BA flight, while her Boyfriend is on their original flight. They fly in to seperate terminals at different times. The Insurance Company forgot to tell her that she had to fly FROM a different airport, so she had to get a taxi for a 30 plus mile trip to the other airport, by herself with crutches, and all of her luggage. However, on the plus side, she is flying business class, but it has been very stressful.

As my post appears, I will be heading to get her, very relieved that she is on UK soil again.

This week, I have chosen to use a lovely stamp by Hero Arts, a cling stamp, which I haven't used before. I needed to make a Birthday card for a friend of mine who turns 30 this weekend. I had plans for a much more elaborate card, but today just went pear-shaped. So, my offering is a much more simple affair, hopefully she will like it. I have used Distress and Adirondack inks to make my backgrounds, and decoupaged the butterflies. I have used some untouched, but very pretty lilac seam binding as the only embellishment.
Don't forget to look through your stash, join in and make something with your forgotten or neglected items. Leave me a comment, and I'll pop along to take a look. Thanks for popping by, Judith xx


14 comments:

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful colour combination. Your card is so pretty.
I hope your daughter survives her journey and her ankle soon heals.
Kate x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Very, very lovely. Love the colours and the butterflies. Beautiful and elegant.
have a nice weekend
Gr. Marja

Aquarius said...

Oh dear Judith you certainly seem to be having more than your fair share of troubles at the moment - hope all is well very soon. This is such a pretty card and lovely colours. Hope to join in later.

Aquarius said...

I spotted you'd been using these stamps recently which reminded me that mine hadn't seen the light of day for a while - my card is here

vinny said...

Hope your daughter flies in OK Judith. Your friend can`t not love your card, its beautiful, I love the colours x Lavinia

craftimamma said...

I know you've got them both safe now which is a huge relief.

Fabulous card my friend and love the colours. The butterflies are gorgeous.

Have a good weekend with your family.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

JoZart said...

Really lovely card!
What a worry for you over DD and I hope she's home safe and sound by now and her ankle heals quickly. You'll be running round after her for a while I'm sure!
Love JoZarty x

Jill said...

Hi Judith!!

I see from Lesley's comment you've got them both home safe. I bet its been an awful ordeal for all of you. I hope you can all relax now and your daughter can heal.

Love the card. You ahve such an eye for colour combinations. Gorgeous as always!

Love

Jill
x

Paula said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter - hope she arrives safe and sound from her journey and that the ankle heals quickly.

Wonderful card Judith.

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Judith! Hope Megan makes a speedy recovery

Max said...

Oh my goodness Judith ...you must've been up to high doh with worry!
How could your friend fail to love this beautiful card. Simple it may be ... but it is stunning.
Hope your daughter and her boyfriend made it back to blighty without further incident and are now reunited.
Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
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overo said...

How beautiful is your card ? The colors are soooo great !!!
Hugs from Austria
Heike

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this card Judith, and the colours you've used look fab as well. Hope everything is OK with your daughter. Here is my contribution to this weeks Forgotten Friday challenge.

Sue xx

Lynne K said...

So glad to hear Megan & her boyfriend are safely home. Hope her ankle heals quickly. What a worry it must have been for you.

Your friend will love her card - it's simple but beautiful!

Lynne x

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