Saturday, January 29, 2011


Today I have spent a fair bit of time creating!! I enjoy creating! This time I am making some 21st invites for a lady at work. She wanted hand made one but wanted purple on black, which is nigh on impossible to do at home with a home printer. I made a few mock ups using purple on white, with purple mounts and purple ribbons, after doing around 5 different types I hit on the idea of making the bulk of the invite in photo shop and then sending the resulting file to photobox for printing. That has worked it has resulted in purple on black as she wanted. The photos look good and I have stuck on ribbon on the front and then mounted the whole lot on purple card.

They have turned out well, although they have been time consuming, its easy to under estimate how long simple cutting and sticking can take. Any how I have now made 110 of the 125 she requires, nearly there!!!

We went to see Mum yesterday ad she is still making good progress, she has had more physio and has been walking around. Her new bed is good, its by a window so there is a coolness coming off of the glass. They have replaced the air mattress with a regular mattress which she fines easier to deal with, so all is good. The only thing that gets to me is when we turn up she straight away goes into moany old lady mode, including the annoying old lady voice. It really grates on me, as there isn't really any point in it. As soon as you tell her she stops doing it and reverts to normal. Arrrrgggghhhhhhh!!!!!


Andrea said...

So thankful your Mum is making progress and doing better.
Blessings and prayers,

Jen said...

Cool idea for the cards... the printing idea, not the colour scheme! As for mum, yes I'm glad she seems to be on the mend. Funny about the "old lady voice" lol :D

Raymonde said...

Glad to hear better news about your mum.

And also pleased to see you are crafting.

Take care.

PS: House is open for coffee!!!!

Cath x said...

Glad to hear about your Mum.
Great invites!