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, 26 May 2011

All different cards....

I posted earlier today about how I've been doing head-wise and stuff, so scroll down if you're up to the heavier stuff!!! Meanwhile, here are some cards that I've made for people over the last month.....

This first one is a birthday card for Luvbug's mum, Oonagh. She's a lovely lady and always makes me giggle......




This is a First Holy Communion card for Luvbug's niece, Yolanda. (The exotic name is because her daddy is from Nicaragua!)

I really enjoyed doing some embroidery again. I took a pattern from an old book on blackwork embroidery and turned it into a cross....



Something completely different next, for the Confirmation of one of Luvbug's nephews....

 Now a Dufex decoupage card. I've seen Dufex for sale on a craft channel on TV and it's true what they say- you really don't get to see the depth of the engraving unless you see it in real life!

As this was a peachy coloured cat, I sent it to Miss Peach. I was very happy when I heard that she loved it :)

 Another Dufex decoupage puss-cat went to Yolanda, for her birthday:

 Lastly, here is another decoupage birthday card, for my friend Josephine's mum. I've known Jo since we were 8 years old!
Decoupage has its critics, but I find it so relaxing to do. This last card is my favourite. It has 6 different layers of coloured card/paper and 5 layers in the flowers which doesn't really show in this photo... Luckily, Jo paid us a visit on Sunday so she was able to take it with her to deliver in person this weekend. I was worried it would get so squished in the post!!!

I think I'll do a bit more sewing. I enjoyed that......

Bye for now!



7 comments:

i beati said...

nice

Julie said...

Such beautiful cards Helena, you have a real gift! I'm glad you're enjoying the sewing, it's very therapeutic and I find it relaxes me and focuses my thoughts away from whatever might be worrying me.

Keep thinking positively if you possibly can. Sending you lots of love xxxxxxx

freebird said...

Love your cards! The cross stitch one could be framed and kept forever. Well, they all could be but cross-stitching calls out for it! I love the peach colored kitty too although it's hard to pick favorites out of such pretty ones.

Angel and Kirby said...

Your cards are always so lovely! We are glad to see you making them again!

Stardust said...

Again, beautiful Helena. Cards are your forte. I'm happy for all who are receiving your artistry.

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

Hi Helena!
Just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my anniversary candy, but I couldn't find you as a follower.
Thank you and good luck!
Ann-Charlotte

Helena said...

Oh! Sorry Ann-Charlotte! I normally would not enter a blog candy draw if one of the conditions is that you have to be a follower. My mistake- I didn't pick it up in the language difference!