Tuesday 17 September 2013

Get well soon Shelli!

It's Get well week at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments this week as I seem to have a fair few relatives and friends who are not 100%. Today's card though was made for Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin' Up, who was recently involved in a serious riding accident (read about it on her blog here.) and is now recovering at home with her family. It may seem strange to send a card - after all, I don't actually know her! - but I would like to add my voice to the many that wish this inspiring woman a speedy recovery.

This beautiful creature from Horse Frontier was stamped and coloured with sponging, aquapainter and markers before pasting it to a card front. I used one of my oval framelits to cut an aperture in a panel of Soft Sky card stock and stamped it with the sentiment and a decorative tab.

Horse Frontier also contains a horse shoe image which makes a great charm! I stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with my sharp paper snips. TIP: When you have a very curvy shape to cut out, use oval or circle punches to start you off and then trim the straighter bits with your snips. The charm was pierced, threaded with linen thread and tied round the aperture.

I also wanted to show you this little tab detail above the aperture. It's from a new Christmas set in the new seasonal catalogue called Merry Little Christmas and I know it's going to be a very hard-working addition to the Craft Square Metre!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Horse Frontier,  Merry Little Christmas, Hopeful Thoughts (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
Card stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, scrap of Crumb Cake
Other: Ovals framelits, markers, linen thread, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

I am always touched at how lovely my readers are and I'd really like to thank everyone who has sent good wishes for my father and father in law. Just to update you, things have now stabilised for my father, and my father in law is now home from hospital with someone to come and help every day. I have the utmost respect for the medical profession but I think I really have had enough of hospitals for the time being!

See you tomorrow for more getting well,


  1. Thanks for linking to Shelli's blog, such a frightening accident to happen, hope she makes a full albeit slow recovery (and glad to know her horse is ok as well). Oh and I think your card makes a perfect get well.

  2. Great card for Shelli.

    Sarn xxx

  3. Lovely card Vicky, great to attach a lovely horseshoe too.

    Glad both the men are recovering, I can understand your thoughts of hospitals though.

  4. What a lovely card Vicky, just perfect for Shelli.

    Good to hear that your father and father-in-law are both improving.

    Kat xx

  5. Lovely card Vicky would be great for any horse mad teenager as well! So glad to hear that there is progress with your father and father in law.
    Val x


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