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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Sunday, 5 June 2011
sympathy card for stillborn baby
I think this is one of the hardest cards I've ever made. It was commissioned to send sympathy to a couple whose baby girl was stillborn, which is really tragic.
I used pearlescent card for all the white, with embossed dots (Cuttlebug folder) and an embossed sentiment (Papermania folder). The trellis is an EK punch, as is the punch for the little flowers, and the butterfly is from Hobbycraft. The leaves are punched with an MS punch, from pearlescent paper coloured with copic markers. I used Incredibly Tacky glue from WOC to attach all the elements. The poem inside was sent by a fellow dc member, so very many thanks for that.
It just makes me so thankful that we have been so fortunate in our family. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for any comments you'd like to leave. 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.