Thursday 9 February 2012

Purple Agapanthus

This is a purple and lilac version of the pink Agapanthus cards I posted yesterday and these two are for Aunties celebrating their birthdays this month.

Mary celebrates her birthday on Monday and unfortunately she'll be in hospital as she fell and broke her hip two weeks ago and has had to have a plate and pin fitted.  It's an accident that she could have done without at this time as she was widowed at the end of last year and is still coming to terms to being on her own.  This accident now means that she'll lose her independence for a while as she was still able to drive so could get herself out and about.  Hopefully it will all heal well and she'll up and off again before too long.  I'm also sending her the card I made for last week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge, as I had her in mind when I put it together, in the hope it cheers her up a little.

The other card is for the Auntie who's card making got me interested enough to have a go.  Each year she used to send us her hand made Christmas cards which we loved and have kept.  On each one she would print her intitials and the year somewhere on the design so it became a competition to see who could find it first.

Esther is a very talented lady and not only does she make cards, but she's a dab hand at baking and has supplied oatcakes for Orkney Rose, she's decorated wedding cakes for local brides and makes beautiful flower arrangements and wedding flowers.  Here's a picture of her at work making her oatcakes.


 These past few years she's taken a keen interest in water colour painting and has attended classes held by local artist Jane Glue.  Creating pieces using water colours is her main interest now and at Christmas we receive cards which are prints of her work.  Here is a photo of the card she sent for my birthday last month which is an original.  One to keep and treasure.  

I'd like to enter these cards in the following challenges

Thank you for reading today.
Liz xx


  1. Beautiful Card! Thank you for playing Monochrome Magic at Crafty Cardmakers!xx

  2. Such pretty cards and lovely stamping and layouts, lovely both inside and out. thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


  3. very nice cards!
    thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life!

  4. This card is just at lovely in another shade lol Thanks for joining us for our Monochrome Magic challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  5. Beautiful!!!! I love purple! ;D
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  6. I have popped over from Make it Monday...saw your linky entry and I have the same Aganpanthus stamp!! You have made wonderful cards with it along with attention to detail...Oatcakes? You're not a Stoke girl are you? If so down the road in Cheshire...the oatcakes are delicious arent they?

  7. Love the colours! Saw it on MIM