A very warm welcome to my blog, which is mostly about card-making, a bit about work and family, and a few odds and ends. I am fairly new to this blogging lark, so please bear with me if I make some glaring errors.
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Wednesday, 6 April 2011
This is for our son-in-law, Garry, who's one of the good guys: very hard-working, loves his family and is an all-round thoroughly nice chap. He prepared a scrummy lunch for us on Mother's day, and it was lovely to just sit and relax with the family.
I decided on a "Trinitage" horse-racing card from La Pashe, which was great fun to do. This is my first time at one of these cards, and the only problem I found was that the card tubes between the layers were too thick. I'll be sure to make them from much thinner card next time so they lie flatter. I also had to colour the top of the tubes with copic markers so that they didn't show so much. I found the "grass" paper in a magazine, and I loved it so much I now want lots more!
The front of the card is quite plain, with just decoupage and a sentiment. Simples!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Please feel free to add any comments below. 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.