Celebrating Friendship

I made this card for a very dear friend of mine that I left back in the UK. She was such a huge help to me throughout our friendship and especially so when we were packing up to leave the UK. We have shared many very special times together over the years and our children too share sweet connections. So I put together this card as a thank you to her for all she'd done in those final weeks for us and in celebration of the special friendship we share. Seas and land may part us, but we remain connected at the heart.

I have always loved this image from Saturated Canary. Krista sure knows how to capture a little magic with her pencil. Not sure what it is about this stamp in particular, but it reminds me of my lovely pal, so it was an easy choice when I was thinking of putting together a card for her. Here's a close up of Krista's lovely stamp Springtime which I coloured of course with my trusty Promarker pens.

I played with lots of different papers behind this image and quite honestly it would have worked with about 80% of them. But there was something joyful and wonderful about this Raspberry Road paper. It's only in retrospect that I note, that yellow roses are the roses of friendship! So was a perfect choice for my 'celebration of friendship' card. This Raspberry Road paper was also perfect for the the I Love Promarkers Challenge this week, which is working with a photo for inspiration, check out the pic.

I utterly loved this quote I used on the card too. It's a little tricky to read in the main picture as it melts into the background in some places. But I actually really loved the effect! It's a sticker from a DCWV sentiment pad. Here's a close up so you can read the text.


I loved the paper so much, I didn't want to cover it with loads of heavy embellishments, and wanted the beautiful image and lovely sentiment to be allowed to really feature, so a simple pink and yellow mat behind the image, trimmed with some lovely pink lace and some pink seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts was all I really needed to tie in the colours. I embossed the plain yellow paper for a bit more interest. I edged the image and all the papers with Memento Desert Sand Ink. I toyed with the idea of putting gems in the corners, but chose against it. I think it didn't need anything extra.

So there's not a huge amount more to say about this card. Made with love for a fabulous friend who I miss to bits. Thanks for popping in to visit my blog today. I hope you'll come again soon and if you like what you saw, leave me a lil' note, so I know you popped in and I'll enjoy visiting you in return. Hugs, Wends xxx

Challenge Entries:

Saturated Canary Challenge: #47 Celebration = Celebration of Friendship
I Love Promarkers: #175 Photo Inspiration = Yellow, Green and Blue Colours
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge: #80 Daisy Daisy = Daisy Flowers in Krista's Springtime Image


Sharon Noble said…
Well I may have just met you because you took part in a blog challenge by reading your post I can see I'm leaving a message here for a beautiful hearted lady , true friendships aren't lost because of miles I m very honoured to have the friends from afar I have and I hope your going to be one of them. Thank you so much for taking part in I love pro markers I hope you come back next week xxx
coops said…
so beautiful wendy.i love the sentiment and your image and colours are really stunning :D

xx coops xx
cdm317 said…
Stunning card!
Loopylou. said…
oh wendy hunny this is just stunning and such a beautiful card for your friend too
Thank you so much for sharing it on our challenge over on the SC challenge blog too
huge hugs Lou xx
Donna Mosley said…
Gorgeous card Wendy. Love your amazing colouring and pretty design.

Donna x
Wendy Fraser said…
Such a beautiful card, your friend will treasure this. Fab image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx
Chrissy said…
This is so beautiful Wendy..fabulous image and soft colouring and those papers are just gorgeous and they compliment her so much..love your design too..

Sue said…
A really stunning friendship card Wendy. I love the image, your colouring is so soft and beautiful. The papers are gorgeous and the sentiment is so special
hugs Sue xx
Pop's Cards said…
Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, Love the colours too, huggles Pops x
WeirdCat said…
Lovely card, beautiful papers, thank you for joining us at I♥Proarkers this week
Ruth x
annes paperfun said…
Such a lovely card!
Lovely image
Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs Anne Kristine
Tan's Hobbies said…
Wow!! Your card is so damn beautiful, my dear Wendy!! Love the image and the overall layout is amazingly awesome!! Love the coloring and your design is gorgeous.

Big hug from your new follower, Tan =)

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