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...

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Card for a pig-collecting aunt!

My Aunty Pat's birthday is on St Patrick's Day.

Do you know, I only saw the connection between her birthday and her name a few years ago?
I said this to her and she paused, looked at the floor, then said, "Oh YES!!" -telling me that
(a) she hadn't realised either and (b) this is who I get it from.

Aunty Pat is the only aunt I have contact with. She has been lovely to me down the years. She isn't well nowadays and I really must get down to see her more.

The only other thing to add is that she collects pigs. Hence the theme of my card for her:I forget where I bought that piggy charm from. I do remember that it was only 49p. It's very thick and heavy so I had to make a box to go with this card.

The photo's aren't very good as I took them in artificial light. I keep forgetting to take pictures in daytime. D'oh!

Here's the inside and back:
I bought a bunch of these crochet flowers from Bubblyfunk. I've stuck a circle of wool in the middle of this one:


  • The chipboard frame was free with a magazine. It's red on the reverse (from a Christmas set) so I scribbled with metallic purple on the other side.
  • The multi- coloured ribbon and the lace were free too.
  • The background paper is from Papermania 'Raspberry Champagne' (99p for a 6 x 6 pad of 50 sheets at Artymiss at the moment).
  • The 'have a great day' stamp was part of a 99p set at The Range.
Hope she likes it :)



Thanks for all your kind wishes and advice re my dizziness. The room is still spinning, or swimming would be a better description. I think it's a left over from Monday's migraine: I'm taking a small does of my migraine medication and it is helping to gradually reduce the woooozy effect.

Never mind. It's a very cheap way to feel like I've been at the brandy :)


Angel said...

the pig charm is so cute. you do such good work and are so creative. I am sure Aunt Pat will enjoy it!

Julie said...

Your little pig is gorgeous and I'm sure will be a big hit with your Aunt Pat.

Glad to hear your swimmy head is a little better. :o)) xx

Lorianna said...

Oh what an adorable card! I'm sure your aunt will love it Helena.
So sorry to hear about your dizziness. I hope it passes soon. Take care sweetie.

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Helena, I love the Pig charm and all the beautiful details inside the card....your aunty Pat will love it! Debbie x

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! A lovely card!
I love bargains. Always comes in for something! Excellent!

Patrice said...

Your cards are just fabulous - truly works of collectible art!! You put so much into every one.

Helena said...

Thank you for your kind comments everyone :)

I was going to deliver this card this weekend, but now that I know my dizziness is an ear virus I better not as Aunty Pat is already ill and I don't want to risk passing anything on! So I will send it- it is very heavy. I wonder how much they'll charge! Hey ho!

Dragonstar said...

What a sweet pig! If I wasn't such a dragon freak I might go in for pigs.