Once again welcome to our Crafting for Gold, this is the last of Ali's pre written posts and also the last card she made. She refused to leave the office last wednesday until it had been fully photographed. Only for me then to find a square gold envelope on my desk after she had gone home. She made this card for me.....................
Over to Ali's details of todays sponsor.
Crafty Individuals is an exciting venture into the creative world of arts and crafts for business partners Jean Hardy and Malcolm Noble, who both come from an arts-based background.
Jean Hardy is a practising artist with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, as well as a teaching certificate.
Malcolm Noble is a professional commercial photographer who has been operating in the North East for the last 20 years.
For todays event we are to use buttons on our creations, to see all the design teams creations and to enter for todays prize you have to visit our Inspiration Blog here .
Sometimes you can be so scared that you are unable to put it into words, that is how I felt when I made this card.
Mandy had kindly sent me the image all beatifully coloured, I do adore poppies and wanted to capture their texture and meaning with this card. This could be my last card I ever made, dramatic you may think but an operation on a nerve in ones right arm...........................?
For texture it had to be velvet, soft and so strokeable! Find a huge range of colours here. I added the senitment ribbon with tears streaming down my face, how stupid am I! All the buttons came from one of our Christmas button boxes here.
Tony here, oh dear I thought about changing Ali's post above, but it was written the evening before her operation and shows how scared and concerned she was. We were still discussing the operation while sat in her hospital room, she was terrified of losing the use of her arm. Ali is NOT allowed to craft or use the computer at the moment, but she painfully excercises her fingers every two hours.
Ali has as per usual bounced back and has already thought of a way to continue joining in with this event, you will just have to pop back tomorrow to see what she is upto.