Thursday, 27 June 2013

Friendship


It's almost the weekend, my friends! I can't wait! It's been a hectic and hot week and I am so ready to chill out, preferably with a nice long cold beverage in hand. But before that, I just want to share with you this little quickie birthday card I made for a friend.

22 years ago she moved to the middle of nowhere in a far-away land called Oz with her then fiance. Today she is a busy wife to a cattle farmer and mother to 5 boys... still in the middle of nowhere. Despite her busy and often chaotic life she finds the time to send letters and postcards to family and friends. Apparently its easier to put pen to paper than to switch on the computer! I'm not complaining. It's curiously heartwarming to open an envelope and fish out something other than a bill.... and a letter from a faraway friend is just another nod from heaven!


The papers are from Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness". The sentiment is by MelJen. Good friends are hard to find, but when you do, they are every bit a blessing from above. Hang on to them and treat them right.

Here's a close-up of the furry little guy. He's called Penpal Mouse by MelJen and I coloured him with SN markers.  

The greeting is from WMS "Say It Loud" stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle.  It's a little wonky....I blame Gina & Tony for that!


That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to the post-office in a bit to send off this guy on his long journey to Oz. Hope y'all have a lovely Thursday... and say hi to a friend today!

Beijinhos 


25 comments:

  1. Love the stitching you added to this. Thanks for playing with DCD

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  2. Gorgeous,love the design,fab colours.xxx

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  3. Wonderful card - what a cute image and love the papers and your fabulous stitching to finish off! TFS

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  4. Oh Wow Asha! that image is so cute LOL its adorable your friend will love this card huggles hun Sue xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Asha. Love your mouse with his pencil! How fantastic to get real mail!! Yes email is fine, and quick - but a real paper letter is something special. I am a tactile person; I love touching things - paper, fabric etc. In the same way that I much prefer the feel and smell of a real book to using a Kindle. Old fashioned, I know. Love and hugs from Christine xx

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  6. This is so cute, Asha! Love the image and papers!

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  7. Simple and clean card as I like ! The inside is also wonderful as the outside. Bravo ! Great job !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  8. Cute little friend, love the sentiment, how true. Have a good weekend x

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  9. So cute! I love the papers too, you've done brilliant job putting this card together!

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  10. A gorgeous card Asha - hope it 'enjoys the journey' as they say - I am sure that your friend will love it. Happy weekend (nearly!), Nicola x

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  11. What a cute mouse Asha, gorgeous cards. Have a great weekend..Hugs Lozzy xx

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  12. Oh, Asha, I love it! And even better the story behind it - it takes a long time to grow an old friend :) So glad you came to play at TMS this week, sweets!

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  13. Awww Asha this is so sweet! I love that little guy and your coloring and layers and layers are wonderful!

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  14. Love the papers and the layout, the image is sweet too. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy DT

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  15. Great card, wonderful image and great take on our challenge this week!

    Glad you found us for the challenge at Come And Get it, hope to see you back soon!

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  16. Great card with a sweet image. Loved the story of your enduring friendship!

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  17. Adorable, Asha! I love that particular image and it's just great for a hand written note to anyone. Great paper choices.

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  18. Asha: This is absolutely DARLING inside and out! Just a really adorable card, and I thank you so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a blessed week, my friend.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  19. What a fantastic color combo here Asha!! I adore this image...have it myself and you've inspired me here!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend! HUGS :)

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  20. Your friend will love her card! It's so cute! Your coloring and attention to detail are fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

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  21. Very cute card. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get Tt this week. Judy

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  22. It's soooo sweet this cute image ^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  23. Love this card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/06/52-card-pickup-226.html

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  24. This is really adorable...love the inside too! So glad you played along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

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  25. This is such a sweet & special card...and what a lovely story behind the card! I've met up with 2 childhood friends this year(after about 20yrs!), and it is exactly like the sentiment says!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Hugs
    Rene
    Crafting By Designs DT

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