If it had not been for my beloved parents, we would really have been up the proverbial creek without the legendary paddle this year. They were absolute angels during the five months after my operation when I was immobile for many long weeks and we could not have managed without their constant, unquestioning, love and support.
With this in mind, and because they are really special people anyway, I wanted to make them a Christmas card that was a little more memorable than usual. So, with this in mind, I got stuck in yesterday afternoon and, after three hours, this is what I had made
I've used the High Hopes stamp Christmas Kitty Fun which I coloured with Copics. I think it's come out ok and I'm quite pleased with the wrapping paper and cardboard box! For papers, I used a selection of Papermania vintage Christmas papers, I love that soft beige.
I wanted this to be a more-than-ordinary card so I made a tri-fold by sticking two 6x6 cards together (hope they stay stuck) and covering just about every surface of it that I could find, apart from the back!
Once all the papers were on and I was happy, I stamped the central panel with a Penny Black sentiment. I used a set of Nestabilities labels to get the framed look. Then, out came the peel-off borders and a happy half-hour or so sticking and trimming every page.
Toad saw this when he came home from work last night and he thinks mum and dad will be thrilled with it. I hope he's right, they are the most wonderful parents a girl could have.
Hope you don't mind me sharing my slice of sentimentality with you this morning. Off to deliver a nativity set to my mum now, complete with stable that has a cat-chewed roof (don't even ask!) on loan for a children's carol concert next week.