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Sunday, 14 November 2010
Birthday card for an old friend
This is a birthday card for a very dear friend, who is also a dance teacher. I taught ballet to their son, Michael, many years ago (when he was "nobbut a lad"), and he still works professionally in West End Theatres. He's currently Choreographer and Dance Captain for the musical Billy Elliot, which has been running for many years now. Michael and his partner are expecting their first baby at the end of the month, so this will be grandchild number eight for our friends, and they are just as delighted as if it were their first!
Sorry about the quality and odd colouration of the photos again, but the weather is really too poor to take decent ones. The second photo just looks a bit orangey.
I made an easel card with Annalee papers from Dies to Die For, with my usual coredinations from a Maze of Memories. This is a new favourite image from Magnolia, and I expect to use this one many times in the future. Although she's a very pretty ballerina, I'd love to tuck in the bows on her pointe shoes, and tie that hair back into a nice neat bun!! The little corner diecut is a cuttlebug one, the tag is from Spellbinders, and the lattice border is one of the new punches from EK. The flowers are a mix of Prima and WOC, and the little charms are quite old ones from Jill at The Hobby House.
Thanks so much for looking at my blog, and please leave me a comment, so that I can come and visit your blog too! xx Jill
Welcome to the Ballerina Craft blog.
Well you'll find lots of them on my blog, as I often make cards for dancers, having been a ballet teacher for more years than I care to remember. You can find former pupils of Woodley School of Ballet dancing in ballet companies in Britain and in Europe, singing and dancing in West End Theatres, on TV or touring the UK, or on cruises in far flung places, with several former dancers teaching at home and abroad.
I'm now semi-retired due to health problems, but still find time to teach dance and craft, as well as have fun with our seven grandchildren. I have been married to my dearest husband Joe, for over 43 years, and we have three wonderful children, who are all happily settled with their own families, and we also have a dear step-grand-daughter, with her own beautiful bundle of joy, and a seriously cute toddler, so family life takes up a lot of time! The beautiful Lladro ballerina above was bought for me by pupils and friends for the Ballet school's 25th Anniversary in July 2007.