Two for one (very special person)

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Oh happy, happy day! πŸ™‚ Not only have I done all the jobs on my list for today, including making brownies and rocky road for Mr Beez’ cake sale, in aid of Macmillan, tomorrow πŸ™‚ but and it’s a big BUT πŸ™‚ West Ham won today πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You will remember my disappointment of last week, particularly as I had travelled all the way to Hull for the pleasure of seeing them lose and some very dubious referring decisions. Today’s victory more than makes up for that because they beat Spurs πŸ™‚ By a big fat 3 – 0. Now as Mr Beez is a Spurs supporter I have to be a little tactful, but it’s provingΒ very difficult!

Anyway, to today’s post. The challenge at City Crafter Challenge this week is to make a matching card and gift. It took me a long time before I decided what to do, particularly as I have not been at home much this week. However, I got there in the end and am very happy with the result:

P1050910This is a card and small gift for a very special person whom I was lucky enough to meet just recently. She is a true inspiration, full of love and smiles and ’til recently was the family support worker at Amy and Friends. I saw her in action at the recent Amy and Friends retreat and it’s easy to see why she is loved by absolutely everyone. I happened to pick up a papier mache “A” this week with a plan to turn it into something for her.


I applied an undercoat of gesso and then two topcoats of white acrylic paint. The butterfly is one of my Hero Arts stamps and this time I used shades of purple to colour it and added gems to its body.


I’ve added a few paper roses and a little bit of ribbon to match that that I used on the card.


P1050906P1050914To make the card I matted and layered purple card with white, swiss dot embossed, card. The butterfly matches that on the “A”.


I’ve used sheer organza ribbon across the bottom and then tucked some of my favourite tiny rosebuds into a coordinating bow.


I stamped a little “A” in purple and added the word “smile.”



So Ami Knowles, this is for you. You have the most beautiful smile and that is reflected in everyone you come into contact with.


Be sure to check out the City Crafter Challenge blog, the Design Team have some great projects to share. Thanks for buzzing by.


Two for one (very special person) — 6 Comments

  1. These are so pretty. They caught my eye on Pintrest yesterday and found myself pinning them before I actually realised you had made them. I love the clean colours and the gorgeous butterflies, not forgetting the polka dot ribbon.

    Great make.

    Dionne xx

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