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Friday, 12 August 2011

3 for 3!

Well are you shocked? I sure am lol. Can you believe this is my third post in as many days? Long may it last :-D

There's only one type of card I dislike making more than a man's card and that's a sympathy card for obvious reasons. Thankfully it doesn't happen very often but when the occasion arises I always reach for one of my favourite Stampin Up! sets Happy Harmony...I know the title is a bit ironic but it's the image stamp in the set I love and I think it's perfect for a sympathy card.

Sadly my neighbours mom passed away at the beginning of the week so I set to work and this is what I came up with...

Does anyone else love this 'flower' as much as I do?

I never know what to call these...I think they're actually weeds but I nicknamed them 'The Wish' because when I was little I used to blow them and make a wish. I'm sure the neighbours weren't too happy with me lol. The sentiment isn't from the set...I can't actually remember where it came from. I'll let you know if it comes back to me.

I'm still running...about 3 times a week. Lately, once I've dropped Ruby and Rocky off at Doggy Daycare I park nearby and just take off. My goal is 5 miles and so far I can manage just under 4 without stopping. Never in a month of Sundays did I see myself starting running at my age (erm 21) AND enjoy it...did I just say that??? I went for a run on Thursday morning but decided to set off from home and do the 'circuit' We have a road that goes all around our village...just about 2 1/2 miles. Thursday had to be the wettest days of the year...this is what I looked like when I finished....

Drowned rat?

The bottom of my jogging pants are usually at my ankles but it was so wet they were dragging on the ground.

Look what BFF found on one of her Edemame beans though lol

I bought a haircut from Groupon months ago and tomorrow is the day I'm going to use it. I'm a little nervous as I don't know the stylist but the good thing about hair is it grows lol. You can get some really good deals...apart from the haircut I've bought a facial, vitamins and the legendary spray tan and Gellux nails! Have any of you  bought anything from Groupon?

Another reminder that the LCI buy one get one 1/2 price stamp sale finishes on Monday.  Oh yeah...AND free postage!!! Just to tempt you even more I've added some fabulicious new ribbon!! The ribbon on this card is one of the new ones :-D

Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Catch  ya later x


mixamatoasties said...

I don't like doing sympathy cards either but someone once said to me that the person receiving it would appreciate that you took just that little bit more time to think of them rather than just picking up a card in a shop.

You've done a great job though, it's a lovely card.

Hugs. Susan xx

Chrissy said...

A lovely card Kerry,and they are a bit difficult to create...lovely image and the verse is so meaningful.
I have no run in me these days, but good for go girl..One for the girls..yip..yip..yip..


Lisa Jane said...

OH lol... sorry but i am still chuckling at the photo lol... mind you i shouldn't laugh .. could be me later at the VW!!
Your card is beautiful.. a hard card to make but she will really appreciate it . The Sentiment is perfect . I love the dandelion clock pretty and reminds me of my childhood .
You must get some Ink Dusters ... i am addicted to mine now lol..
Lisa x

Marianne said...

Beautiful card and details, including the sentiment. I can see why you like this dandelion stamp. Love the ribbon, too!
Marianne x

Wendy said...

Such a hard card to make Kerry,but this is so beautiful,love the stamp and colours,really lovely sentiment.
Wendy xx

Faith A said...

A beautiful card Kerry and a beautiful sentiment. I am sure it will be appreciated.

A "beautiful" photo of you too, you do make me laugh, but I admire your stamina, living in a bungalow, I have trouble going up and down stairs!!! let alone run LOL

Susan said...

Gorgeous card - and sentiment...
I think you are very brave to take up running again - I would love to but I just can't get the breathing right and end up exhausted after 5 mins...:-(


BFF said...

I'm totally with you on the struggle to make sympathy cards but this is really lovely. The stamp is so simple but elegant and I love the sentiment you put with it. Your photo made me chuckle but I admire your stamina and your ability to run at your age without wetting yourself ROFL!!!!!! Go Kerry!!!! xxxxxx

Sue said...

Sucha tough card to make, but yours is beautiful and sure to bring comfort at such a difficult time. Well done on perservering with the running!! To keep going evern when it's rainng stair rods shows real dedication - or insanity, can't figure out which! Sue xx