3/01/2015

GYB Gift and Vintage Cards

I was the lucky winner in Shirlee's GYB drawing.

 I  received this beautiful hand beaded flower pin and wore it out last night.  I received many compliments.  If you look closely you will see the intricate beading.  You need to hop over to Shirlee's blog Needle and Hook to see the amazing needlework and beading she does every day.  Her handwork is simply exquisite.  Thank You Shirlee.


 
  I have been watching the little Wrens making nests in our two birdhouses out front.  They fly back and forth carrying straw and dried grass to build up their nests. Taking pictures through the glass, I was unable to get a clear photo.

I have been like those little wrens, but in the form of spring cleaning.  Yep...you heard that.  Organizing the pantry and laundry room and emptying closets etc.

I had put any art making on hold while I purged and tidied.   I was sidelined after receiving my second dose of medicine to get me in remission and it laid me low.

So I though I could do something that kept me sedate and occupied and came up with these new cards.




                         I love old vintage photos and you can find them for free on the internet.

My printer is dying a slow death and so the pictures print with a red cast to them which I really like.
                   This card is for a young girl named Gracie who is struggling with a new illness.

                                       This one is for my granddaughter who loves dogs.

I hope all of you with cold winter weather are snuggled up and enjoying your favorite people and activities.


 

13 comments:

The Junque Seeker said...

Your cards are wonderful! And how fun is it that you get such a nice effect from your failing printer? Wishing you sunshine and good health!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Hand made cards are always the best. Spring cleaning I need to do that too. Now to only find the time.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Hand made cards are always the best. Spring cleaning I need to do that too. Now to only find the time.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Pretty pieces! Their recipients will love them. And that pin is just perfect. A blessing.

Little Carolina wrens are my favorite birds. The males have the most beautiful song. They're not quite ready for nesting yet, but all winter long we have a couple of them who spend their nights in our hanging plants. Yes, the ferns are long dead, but they offer snuggliness to those sweet birds. Here in our part of NC it's been cold/snowy/icy for 3 weeks. The mess is nearly at an end. I am thinking spring thoughts!

Fil said...

Your cards are beautiful and that little pin is exquisite ... what fine hand work you both have.
I hope you feel better as the weather improves now.
Fil

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment on my 57 Shades of Gray!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Laurie said...

Congrats on winning the pretty beaded pin. Isn't it wonderful to be able to wear someone's handy work.....And, to receive a handmade card is probably the best. Mama would love these. She sends cards to everyone in the family for all sorts of occasions. Hope you feel better soon.

Laurie said...

Congrats on winning the pretty beaded pin. Isn't it wonderful to be able to wear someone's handy work.....And, to receive a handmade card is probably the best. Mama would love these. She sends cards to everyone in the family for all sorts of occasions. Hope you feel better soon.

Laurie said...

Congrats on winning the pretty beaded pin. Isn't it wonderful to be able to wear someone's handy work.....And, to receive a handmade card is probably the best. Mama would love these. She sends cards to everyone in the family for all sorts of occasions. Hope you feel better soon.

Laurie said...

Oh my Lord, cyper spirits have taken over! Sorry for all the comments. LOL!!!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Wow, that is a very nice pin!! Very nice it received so many compliments. Your cards are absolutely fantastic and well crafted. Great work! Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words. I appreciate it.

Stephanie said...

The pin is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing to win it :) And your cards are just too sweet. I love the detail you added to each one.

Happy Monday! Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

The handmade pin is really pretty. The cards are too!