Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Quick! card needed!

Does your heart sink when an unexpected need for a quick card arises? Or, like me, do you enjoy the challenge of getting something in the post before the end of the day.  Its happened twice here in the last week.  On Sunday the sudden hospital admission of my Mum's 87 year old cousin, and last Tuesday my lovely niece Faye had surgery on her foot. A cutesy or flowery get well card would not have been suitable in either case so I put my inspiration cap on and came up with these two quickies.

Although I've had the typewriter stamp for some time (I just had to have it!) its the first time I've used it on a project and the vintage paper fasteners I found at a car boot sale some time ago were a perfect office-type addition to the design.  And look, they were made in the USA and could well have come from one of the American war time bases in the UK.

Faye's card was even simpler - just a pretty die cut and a bit of hairy garden twine.  Faye has her own fabulous blog The Fashion Harvest, and loves fashion (of course!) thrifting and sewing.  I'd found these two cards of ribbons and trimmings for her at All Things Ottoline on Folksy some time ago and as she's not as mobile as usual at the moment, it was the perfect time to send them. 

Right! I'm off to the post office...

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts 'My Type'; PTI 'Mat Stack 3 Collection', Background Basics Text Style II, Think Big Favorites #7.  Heart die cut: LR0186 designed by Eline Pellinkhof for Marianne Design Creatables.


  1. I am so sure your beautiful cards will help speed the recovery process of your mum's cousin and your niece. You did such a lovely job, Ann. :)

  2. Wonderful cards, I love the typewriter stamp.

  3. My card's sitting proudly on my window sill and I've actually worn the pink ribbon in my hair at one point hah!
    Thank you again :)

  4. I love both of these cards. You are so talented!

    K xx


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