Monday, 22 April 2013

For Eva

Hi all, I hope you have all had a good weekend,

Today, I thought I would share with you a card that I made for my neighbour's birthday. She was 95 last week.

Unfortunately, she has had to move into a residential home as she was getting confused and wandering out of the house at night. The other night, we were awakened by the dog barking at 4am as he heard noises outside. When we went to investigate, it was Eva. She thought she had heard someone trying to break in so she had come outside, I guess for help. It's so sad. It turns out that she had a chest infection and that is what was making her confused, or part of the problem, anyway.

It's now worried the other older residents on the street about what will happen to them when they can't look after themselves. It's so sad.

Anyway, on a brighter note, my other neighbour, Audrey and I went to visit Eva at the care home. We took her down to the foreshore which was about a mile away and had a chat, reminisced and had an ice cream whilst watching the ships go by on the river. It was really enjoyable, especially as I thought we were going to be sitting in the home all afternoon.


I made the easel card using the Vintage Treasures Cd from Kraftyhands and used some of the components from the card making section on there.

 
 

 I decoupaged the image and added a '95' cut out from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge and fixed this to the top left hand corner and in the bottom right corner I added a flourish in gold mirri which was from a sizzlix die.

 

For the stopper of the easel card, I made a box to house 5 Ferrero Rocher, which I felt coordinated with the colours I had used for the backing paper and image etc. I used the template that I had made for the tealight candles box, but just altered it slightly in order to fit the chocolates.


I added a sentiment - 'Happy Birthday' on to the left hand corner of the box, and then inside added a greeting.
 
 
Eva liked it, I hope you did too.
 
Thank you for stopping by.
 
Happy crafting.
 
Wendy xx

8 comments:

jane stillman said...

What a fabulous card and gift, so glad you had a great time with your neighbour, it's sad when they have to give up their independence, but at least she will now be safe to enjoy her card and present x

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely, albeit, sad story. How kind of you to spend time with dear Eva. What an amazing gift you created! I am in awe! You are not only kind beyond words you are extremely talented!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely, albeit, sad story. How kind of you to spend time with dear Eva. What an amazing gift you created! I am in awe! You are not only kind beyond words you are extremely talented!

Patty Gorka said...

That was so sweet of you to spend some time with Eva. I understand how hard it is for our elderly family and their family and friends, but she will be safe now.

The easel card you made is just stunning! All the details are so perfectly put together and the colors are beautiful!

Debbie Fisher said...

How lovely of you to spend your time with Eva xxx
A beautiful gift/card so stunning xxx

Linda Simpson said...

A beautiful card/gift for Eva and I am not surprised she liked it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

What an amazing card and candy holder, Wendy! Exquisite! Such gorgeously rich colors, and very elegant with the gold mirror cardstock and pretty mauve colors. I imagine Emma loved this card, and your recent visit. How nice to get her out to an enjoyable place for a "girl friend" afternoon. Thanks for taking so many photos, and then letting me enlarge them on your blog so all the details could be fully appreciated. hugs, de

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the colours & the chocs lol!
I'm sure she will love it
hugs shell xx