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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A birthday card for a very special little girl.

Good evening Lovelies, what a scorcher :)! 
Tonight's make is an emotional one for me, I'm a foster carer, and this card is for the last little one we had, she came to us at 4 days old and stayed until she was adopted at 17 months! I can tell you it was the hardest thing I've ever done, and will never get over it! A day doesn't go by without her being in my thoughts, and yes I still have times when I cry! That was nearly a year and half ago, she is extremely happy and her new mummy and daddy are the most wonderful and worthy, people to have my special little girl, and they do update me from time to time, thank goodness. And of course we have another little princess now, she came 3 weeks after the last one at a year old and will also be getting adopted fairly soon, so another broken heart coming up, I must be crazy, but in spite the heart ache I love my job! 
  So back to my card which is for the one that's been adopted she will be 3 in September, hopefully we'll get to see her?
I used 8x8 white scalloped edge card base, and just went crazy with my new spellbinder dies and m-bossability, i did it all with white and edged with pink sherbert adirondack ink, the image is Wellington stamp from a set, which I coloured using Spectrum noirs, the branches for the cherry blossom die are coloured with walnut stain DI, I dotted sticklers in the centre of cherry blossoms, added some buttons and a couple of the smallest bitty blossoms and foliage, the 3 is a template which I cut out onto double sided adhesive and plonked into micro beads, a bobby dazzler for biggest flower and voila, took quite a while, but I like the result, I had to get this right for her love her! Hope you like it? Thank you for spending the time to visit xxx

23 comments:

Sall said...

I love the texture on this card, it's stunning but the texture wow I would never have thought about doing anything like this congratulations on such an amazing piece.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card I'm sure she will love it. Caroline xxx

Debbi said...

What a beautiful card and what a wonderful story. You have all my admiration for what you do. She will love it, and you can tell it wa made with a lot of love.
Hugs Debbi x

Joan said...

It is beautiful Zoe. You can tell a lot of love went into the making of it. I am sure the wee girl and her new family will benefit from the start you have given her in life xxx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Zoe,a lovely story and my hat goes off to you for the wonderful job you do.xxx

Kay Dalton said...

what a wonderful lady you are, i dont htink i could do your job, all credit to you hun, and what a fantastic card for your special girl xx

Kate M said...

Fabulous card for a really special little girl. You are so caring - you can see the love that has gone into this card!!
Kate
xx

Kathryn said...

Beautiful xxx and well done you if it wasn't for you fabby foster mums giving your hearts there would be alot of lonely kids out there xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

AWWW a beautiful card Zoe, the colours are so pretty and I can tell you have put a lot of love into it. You do a wonderful job and should feel proud for giving those children a loving home. I can understand how hear-breaking it must be to say goodbye to them.
Hugs Sue

Mags said...

Love in (lovin) the card, shines out. well done. not everyone can do your job. xxx

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous Zoe, and a much nicer stamp than the 'prototype' :) She can't help but love it! xx

Cheremane said...

A pretty card for a special little girl xx

beryl's boxes said...

this is a lovely card for that special little some one
beryl xx

Crafty Daffy said...

What a beautiful card! It will surely become a cherished keepsake for her when she is older. It is so wonderful, what you do. Not many could give of themselves so completely knowing the heartache that inevitably comes for you. Thank goodness there are strong, selfless people like you in the world. Xx Denise

Sylvia Anderson said...

Your card is beautiful...... You're a very special lady, It was lovely to read your story, I really admire what you do x
PS... Ernie is adorable x

lestim said...

Hi Zoe, I think it's amazing of you to do what you do, a friend of mine is a foster mum and my hat goes off to you guys for your love and strength, I know I coldn't do it. The card is beautiful and I know your little one will treasure it, she is a lucky girl to have you in her life. Best wishes, Lesley x

lestim said...

Hi Zoe, I think it's amazing of you to do what you do, a friend of mine is a foster mum and my hat goes off to you guys for your love and strength, I know I coldn't do it. The card is beautiful and I know your little one will treasure it, she is a lucky girl to have you in her life. Best wishes, Lesley x

lestim said...

Hi Zoe, I think it's amazing of you to do what you do, a friend of mine is a foster mum and my hat goes off to you guys for your love and strength, I know I coldn't do it. The card is beautiful and I know your little one will treasure it, she is a lucky girl to have you in her life. Best wishes, Lesley x

Celia Harrington said...

Gorgeous pretty card and the 3 year old will feel special recieving the card xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

jane stillman said...

Absolutely fabulous card, it is a wonderful thing to be able to foster, I take my hat off to you, and thank you for what you are doing x

Linda said...

A very moving post Zoe, you are a very brave and strong lady and I salute you for being a foster carer.

I am sure the little girl will actually love her card. I love everything about this and the embossing is fabulous.

Big Hugs
Linda xxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

I love the different layers, I love the different textures, I love the colouring on the edges of the layers, the image is gorgeous and I LOVE the blossom diecut.
What a wonderful card that I totally adore!!!
Love Lisa xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Just so adorable and pretty, I love the image and the embossing and layout are stunning, love it
Lindsay xx