Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Bon Voyage, Roy.


My younger brother, Roy, went to Mexico on Sunday. He met his girlfriend just last November but he must be smitten because Mexico is her home country- he has gone to live with her family and work there till June. He's going to take this time to decide whether to move there or not. Gulp!!!

I made the card above for him, and we all signed it. He liked it a lot and I noticed he packed it, which is a big thumbs up from someone who habitually leaves even Christmas presents behind!!!

This is the inside:The 'bon voyage' on the front is embossed using an alphabet stencil and my light box.

The papers were a bargain from Artymiss.co.uk: lots of their Papermania 6 x 6inch 50 sheet paper pads are down to 99p- this one is from Oriental Spice. Artymiss are great for bargains, but I must warn you, I usually have to wait at least 14 days for delivery.

The hedgie is from a Penny Black stamp set. I don't have them, but occasionally buy blank stamped images from Ebay, from various sellers, usually about £2 for 20. In this case, the seller put some "nestabilities" ovals and circles in for me too :) - I do like these scalloped and embossed shapes, but don't have the machine to do them myself. So, erm.... if any of you are having a clearout of circles and ovals..... erm.... I do have some nice shelves now that might suit them-???

:)

9 comments:

Julie said...

Another lovely card Helena :o) I like the paper you've used on the front.

Angel said...

You make very nice cards!

Helena said...

Thank you, Julie & Angel!

Helena said...

(Angel I think your name should be Angeltoes :) )

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

This is such a super card Helena, great colours, Bon Voyage to your brother, Heidi xxx

Emily said...

Hello Helena,
Thanks for this great blog of yours which I have just discovered.
Best wishes,
Emily :)

Helena said...

Hallo Emily :) look forward to you coming back. Glad you enjoyed my blog :)

Helena said...

Heidi,

Thanks! I was really pleased that he liked it.

Shirley said...

We in the US think MX is a dangerous place about now. I wish him a good safe trip. I think your country is safer. aarghhh!