I'd just finished making this card when Jeanne's challenge came up - appropriate for a one/two word challenge as I'd already decided just to put this sweet lady's name on it - our dear 86 year old neighbour lost her husband several months ago and this is her first birthday without him in 56 years. I went down to ask her if I could take her out for tea, and she said "I'm not celebrating my birthday this year." So it didn't seem right to make a "happy" birthday card. Thankfully she agreed to get out of the house, she said it would help "put the time in". This is a departure from the style I've been using lately, back to die-cuts! The name has been computer generated.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 GMT Views: 721
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64029
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 5:51 AM
What a lovely card for your special neighbor, Bridget...and you are so sensitive to her feelings. Hope you have a lovely time at tea...and it is so caring of you to "get her out of the house"...and enjoying life.
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 4245
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 6:16 AM
Oh, this card is gorgeous! It has such a beautiful vintage vibe to it - your neighbor will love it. Your kind, thoughtful, caring ways are truly needed in this world and they will mean the world to your neighbor. TYFS. Karen.
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Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:01 AM
I love this card Bridget!! I don't know if it's the colors, the lace, is it a bit vintage?? Maybe it's just that I can feel your love behind it. You are a very sweet person, and I'm sure you made this ladies' birthday more special. :>)
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18355
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 11:32 AM
Bridget this is so lovely.... love the paper pieced dress with the beautiful dp for the bg....also love the die cut at the bottom with the ribbon and bow.... I am sure your neighbour is going to love it....