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I made a birthday card for a friend, bringing my 16 for 16 target of 15 up to 12, only three more to go – I should manage that quite easily.
I used the retro Dymo gadget to type the words, and pinking shears to cut the Duck Tape hinge for an added retro component.
The card was made from two off cuts left over from my Post Card making
and popped into this sweet pocket I bought in Japan, which is meant for wrapping snacks or cakes.
and thought these might make a cheeky entry into the Daily Post ‘Abstract’ challenge.
I do love the way the colours blend and am wondering about framing some of them.
They are perfect for making birthday cards and this one went to Big Sister (6) to go with her letter ‘A’
She really liked it and asked me lots of questions about how I had made it. She wanted to make a card like it, but as I did not have all the necessary ingredients with me I said I would send her some of the paper and cut-outs to make some cards of her own – here is the little kit I put together for her.
3 folded cards and some bits and pieces to stick on them.
I’m looking forward to seeing what she makes.
……I am so enjoying sharing with you my trip to Japan, here’s the next instalment ……
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First evening in Japan ringing the bell
till we got to the Amuse Museum
There were many wonderful displays in this Museum, but the exhibition that captured my attention was one of whacky, glitzy, fun paintings by Kaneda Hanaki. I just LOVE them.
and I felt a little uncomfortable at the time taking all those photos without buying something, but back then I had not really got to the point of loving them enough to take that step. Going through the photos again now, I realise how they have stayed with me and might well inspire some textile work in the future.
Writing this post inspired me to email the Museum and ask if this one is still for sale. They got back to me and it is!!!!!
They have spoken to the artist and she will send it to me – I’m very excited! And I am so pleased to be supporting this fabulously talented artist. I’m hoping they will send me some information about her and her work. I’d really like to know the stories behind the paintings.
A walk around Stourpaine, a friend and I were walking the paths of our ancestors.
The larks were singing the sun was bright …
First we stopped off at Compton Abbas
this rhododendron was showing off magnificently
Victorian lych gate
a grumpy looking little ‘Thelwell’ pony
and then for a walk on Hod Hill …….
We have a lot of anniversaries in our family in July (and then another batch come along in October).
On Friday it was E’s birthday – I have been a Granny for 6 years!
Instead of a card I decorated an ‘E’ for her
Our local Art shop sells these hollow cardboard numbers and letters for just under £2 each.
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