Mum’s 80th

Susan Robinson
July 22, 2019

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My dear old Mum is turning 80! Sadly she has been suffering from dementia for the last few years and is on a downward slide. Despite the fact that she can’t remember her children’s names, she does know that we are family and can still recognise her immediate neighbours and a few friends faces. I decided it would be a shame to let such a momentous event pass with a hardly a whimper, so organised (with the help of my sister and sister-in-law) an afternoon tea to celebrate. She was a bit anxious on the lead up, but rose to the occasion once people started to arrive and enjoyed being made a fuss of and all the attention. We took a few photos so hopefully that will help her remember some happy times:)


The house where the other part of my heart lives, with my mother and only son.
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Wedding #3

Susan Robinson
July 19, 2019

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Our third wedding for the year! Is it a sign of old age do you think, that I find it a little stressful these days trying to make myself look gorgeous, while still feeling comfortable and keeping warm?

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Keep Cool

Susan Robinson
November 6, 2018

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I love snowflakes, but with the heat waves we’re normally enduring during that period here in the southern hemisphere, they are hardly appropriate decor for our Christmas cards. But with a little imagination I have schemed some ways to incorporate them. Cool huh?! (pardon the pun).

   

I stamped out the wording in Coffee Archival ink onto kraft card, before running it through a snowflake embossing folder, then rubbed a white ink pad over the raised areas to highlight pattern.

I cut the sizzix 657838 Vintage Fan out in silver foilboard (cutting out paddles twice). The base and surround I coloured with brown alcohol inks then pushed a silver brad through fan paddles to secure them together onto kraft card. I added some extra snowflakes punched from white card and glued in position.

I sponged the edges with sepia ink, layering onto darker brown card which I deckle edged before attaching to white folded backing card.

The card below is one I made previously using a 12×12 glitter card as background:

Below are a few more Aussie themed Christmas cards I found in my box of projects to finish off. I used dark green Ultrafine Flowersoft on the grass trees (at right) to add texture.

   

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