A Birthday Ride

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Today, I have a special card: A Birthday Ride. It’s special ’cause I know him pretty well and it’s hard to come up with something that could gather all my ideas, wishes and thoughts for him. And we all know that’s quite a ride to get something done when it comes to male cards.

So, I thought about what he enjoys much (besides me, of course), since he’s a sporty fellow: his BIKE. He also enjoys other sports, though his favourite seems to be cycling. Read more

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While visiting me, Sara was, as always, so energetic, wondering from the boys’ to the girls’ chats. So, I thought I should put her energy to work in a very constructive and creative way by asking her to draw what she wishes to have on her Christmas card this year. And she did it. She drew a house, a Christmas tree, a snowman and a girl. Then, she put it on my fridge so that I won’t forget about it.

I had a sketch, I went to work on it. I chose the colours, the cards, the materials and made it into a Christmas card the way she wanted. She was impressed, I was impressed and everybody loved it.


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My niece turned five today.

My niece turned five today. She is adorable, clever and so pure and happy. Her warmth and energy always fill me up with positiveness and power to move on. I made her a special birthday card using the colours I think suit her best: green, blue, violet, beige, white and silver. Sara looks great in red too.

Here’s the story of the card: one night, when I was waiting for my husband, the idea came to my mind. I drew the sketch in my notebook and added there the details I needed to remember. Then, I went shopping for the buttons and the ribbon. It was a good trip to the store as I found the exact coloured buttons I wanted. After that, it was fun to put all the things in play and get the card ready.

As I was very excited about my work I shared it with her parents. They loved it. And when my niece saw it, she said “it’s awesome”.

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Mushroomica’s Birthday Card

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Every card I make has a story – the story of the one I make it for.

We’ve started calling her Ms. Mushroom, when a German friend of ours thought it’d be easier to recall her. Later on, the name got modified and turned into something nicer: Mushroomica.

So, what else could she get on her birthday if not a card with a lovely mushroom on it?!

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