Friday, 13 June 2008

Poppy

Hello,

I have made a card today using a brand new stamp that Jennie from The Stamp Connection has made especially for me.

The image is of my cat Poppy, who sadly passed away five years ago. Poppy was my "baby" and I was distraught when I lost her and it is still painful after all this time. When I first lost her, Grim bought me a craft TSV from QVC because he thought that the diversion of making cards would help me. And it certainly did!! I like to think that the reason I am crafting now is because of Poppy and this is the most wonderful and fitting tribute to her.

This stamp is taken from a photo I have of Poppy. She was sitting in the garden on a really sunny day so she was actually closing her eyes against the sun and whilst she was black and white and a fluffball, she had had rather a lot of sun that year and her fur was a lovely brown colour!



I used black StaZon ink for the impression and then used a Brush Stroke stamp from Penny Black, inked with Distress Inks, to make a background. Matted onto red Bazzill and black card, I added the words, which are also available from The Stamp Connection, to finish the card off.



I have to admit that I shed a few tears when I first saw this stamp this morning but I love it and just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Jennie for making this for me.

Thanks for looking

Hels xx

12 comments:

Andrea said...

here I go stalking again, what a great card and Poppy looks very much like your Alfie, how great to have your very own one of image Hels xx

Phree said...

Your card is lovely, all the more so because of the story that goes with it. It made me cry because I know only too well how much it hurts when our pets leave us.

Ann said...

Aw Poppy is just gorgeous Hels & really does look like Alfie cat!! Can't wait to get my own set of your stamps Hels - Congratulations!!!!
OOOH & Lovely card too xxx

TinaB said...

Stunning Hels xxx Happy Birthday hun xx

Shaz said...

what a nice story, how do you get a stamp esp made from a pic??
lovley card too!!xxx

Angie C said...

What a lovely gift from Jennie :-) and what a great card you made too Hels.

Minx said...

Aw bless, that is so nice of Jennie, what a doll, and what a great image, love the card loads xxx

Jennie said...

Glad it was okay-love the card xxx

Kim said...

Awwwww that is beautiful, both card and story behind it.....

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful card. Love Rachel xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

How lovely Hels - your card is lovely and Jennie did such a lovely thing XXX

Joy said...

What a beautiful gift from Jenny to treasure always and of course you did it proud xx

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