Friday 2 November 2018

Special Request

We've been down to our caravan in Devon for a week to close it down for the winter.  Usually there is a reasonably strong wifi on the site,  perfect for visiting blogs on a cold, dark evening when we are in our warm and cosy caravan.  However, for five days the wifi wasn't working at all, so I need to catch up with all my blog visiting.  When we were in the caravan I had a text from my daughter.  I was seeing her the following day and the text conversation went something like this.....

Joanna - "Hi Mum, have you got your crafty things in the caravan?" (Translation - Can you make me a card today please.)
Me - "A few bits and pieces, why?"
Joanna - "I've just heard that one of my Guides has been given a special award and I'd really like to send her a card". (Jo runs a Girl Guide unit)
Me - "What sort of thing did you have in mind?"
Joanna - "Anything really.... she likes horses.....if you could put 'Well Done' on it rather than 'Congratulations' as she will find it easier to read herself.....using the Guide colours of blue and red would be good.....Oh, and if you could fit her name on that would be perfect."  (Translation - I'd like a personalised card please. 😉)

So with my limited supplies I managed to come up with this:
I didn't have a horse die or stamp with me, so my unicorn die cut lost his horn to turn him into a horse.  By chance I had my Memory Box 'Alphabet Soup' dies, which were a perfect size for the sentiment on the 6" x 6" card.  I used a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder and as it wasn't big enough for the whole card, there is a join underneath the sentiment panel.  All the red and blue card was snippets, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #338
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes


  1. A clever card and am sure she loved it Liz!

  2. Liz, that's met the brief perfectly, I'm sure Pippa will love it x

  3. A fabulous personalised card with your limited supplies - I'm sure Pippa will love it.
    Kath x

  4. Beautiful card with that horse,Liz.What a cute conversation with your daughter.It makes me smile. :). Enjoy your weekend.


  5. Well done to you too Liz, Your card is perfect!

  6. What a great card to have made on the hop like that Liz, and the unicorn, minus horn, has worked perfectly, and the sentiment with that sized text has fitted across the middle well too, and the bright red and blue are really pretty. x

  7. :D You are really a woman by the 1000 skills, Liz, and your daughter knows it so well... :D I smiled reading the translation of your texts. You managed to do a perfect personalized card with your poor unicorn! :D

  8. You did such a beautiful job!! I love the design and the colors!! That horse is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. An amazing card with limited supplies Liz! It fits your daughter’s request for sure.
    Janice x

  10. perfect card for Pippa, your daughter gave a very specific brief and the result was superb

  11. Fabulous Liz - and all the more so as you worked with what you had at hand and came up with a great result!

    Great to see you in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  12. Wow! With limited supplies you sure came through big time. It is a fantastic card and I bet it was so apprecited too.

  13. Well done yourself, Liz. I sometimes think having too many supplies is mojo killing! Sigh :-)

  14. Great bold card and so good for the occasion! good that you managed to make it soo personalized with less materials! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. Your daughter's phone call reminds me of the calls I get from my Mum and Aunt when they ask for cards. You did a great job Liz - bet Pippa loved it! Shabneez x

  16. Definitely you would do your daughter's request, Liz. How to say no? You are a great mum!!!!!!! And your card, with your limited supplies, is amazing!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

  17. Wonderful! So resourceful and it's a lovely card. I have a daughter like that too!


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