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