this card was created by Jenni Murray and I couldn’t think of straying very far from her beautiful example so I just went with it in all it’s glory, adding a few personal touches.
I used a slice of 6 x 6 from a block, the designer is 1/2 wiped out by the sticky tape and it lifted off though I see the word “HADFEILD” and I think it says “HOME-MADE” for the name of it. The stamp is by Bo Bunny and the Floral is by Prima. The leaves though, that’s something all of my own, a little cheat of sorts…
When I’m at the thrift stores or dollar stores, I pick up silk flowers and leaves, then I simply either use them ‘as is’ or I trim them with scissors. They look so much more real than paper and sometimes there is wire inside them and so they bend and fold to look very natural.
Why not light up someone’s day today? Why not – it’s free to give and yet it can start a domino of smiles…
This poem by Margaret M. Dixon encourages us:
It lights the face with beauty, entirely lifts the gloom,
As will a tiny lantern some corner of a room,
And the passer-by is gladdene, when someone stops awhile,
To have a little cheery word, made richer by a smile
Smiling is so easy, and yet we often may
Neglect to light another’s path in this quite simple way,
So, when the world is blanketed with mist and pouring rain,
Just smile – it could bring sunshine into someone’s life again.