Sunday, 19 July 2020

A card for Betty.....

CAS Mix Up challenge this month is Stencil Tracing, 
which inspired me, to make my card for my Mother In Law.....Betty.
She is in a care home, with alzheimer's and tested positive for Covid 
but was Asymptomatic and had no systems.....x. 

We didn't worry any less, especially as we couldn't visit.
Thankfully she is now free of the virus and so is the care home, in which she lives.
I don't normally share personal information on my blog, so I hope you don't mind....

This is her card....

I used two stencils, one for the background and one for the rose one on top.
I wanted the background stencilling to show through the rose....
After blending the pinks and the greens I outlined the rose with a silver pen.
This made a huge difference and I am loving the technique Nancy....
I finished off with die cutting two of the edges with a deckle edge and hi-lighting them in silver.
The CAS Mix Up Blog has tons of inspiration, using this fun and effective technique...
Thank you so much for stopping by.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
CAS Mix Up - Stencil Tracing- Super thrilled with my win.....Thank you x
Allsorts Challenge - Flowers All Over
The Flower Challenge - Summer/Winter 
I have the huge honour of guesting with them this month....
Stamplorations - Summer Challenge

51 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mac, so pleased to hear that your MiL doesn't have the virus, but how awful for you all that you couldn't visit, that must have been so difficult. I'm not sure if that measure has relaxed now. To be honest I'm a bit confused with what we can and can't do at the moment.
Anyhoo your card is stunning, beautifully designed and coloured, gorgeous floral image, take care of yourself Kate x x

Mia said...

Mac, I am glad your mother in law is OK now. The virus is dangerous, so I am happy that she is free now. Your card once again is stunning. I am sure she will love this card. Great stenciling technique using two stencils and the silver lining is perfect! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Hugs, my dear friend.

Jaydee said...

Now that is something worth celebrating! So glad she is healthy and safe. What a gorgeous card. I love the way you used the stencils and the colors are so gorgeous. Fabulous CAS card. So glad you joined us to help us celebrate our 500th challenge at the Paper Players
Jaydee

Zoechaos said...

Your cards are always so clever elegant and stylish, the idea of stencilling over stencilling and then making sure the lower one clear through the one on top mind blowing. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card Mac, the silver out lining gives a gorgeous shimmer to the petals and leaves.
I'm so glad your Mother in law isn't suffering the severe symptoms, it must be so frightening for you and your husband.
hug Christine

Bonnie said...

Outlining these beautiful flowers made them gorgeous, my friend! I love the soft stenciling in the background that adds interest without taking away from the main design! I'm so glad your MIL is fine now and her home is virus free. I pray that continues! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card for your dear mother-in-law, Mac! She will love this! So happy that she is Covid free as well as the other residents in the care home. Hope that means you'll be able to visit with her soon. Stay safe! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully designed card, lovely stunning colours. ☻
[I had to cancel my dental appt for root canal as have been unwell and having the covid test tomorrow. Glad your MIL is good.]

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Mac, you've done it again, I love the card, it's delicate and with the silver pen outline which adds that little something. SO very Beautiful. I'm sure your MiL will love it, who wouldn't? I'm glad to hear she is now free of Covid. It must have been a great worry to you and hubby.
Take care
Faith x

My Paper Epiphany said...

So glad your MIL is better! Your card is so beautiful and I love the layered stencils. I agree the outlining adds a great detail and is a fun technique.

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card Mac! Love how you used two different stencil and how you can see the swirled lines through the blending of the roses...soooo pretty! Love the silver outlining too! I'm glad to hear your MIL didn't suffer from any of the awful side effects of Covid and is doing better, and I'm sure she loved the beautiful card you made just for her! Hugs. :0)

Viv said...

A worrying time for you Mac - thankful that all now appears to have settled. x
Another gorgeous creation , so pretty and delicate. Perfect. x

Anita in France said...

What a relief for you all, Mac ... I'm so pleased that your MIL is now Covid free ... and that you can breathe a little easier knowing her home is clear too. Your card is beautiful ... the background stencilling is soft and ethereal ... and adds such lovely depth to that gorgeous bloom! The silver outlining is a fabulous, shimmery touch ... and the sentiment simply says it all. Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Thank goodness your mother in law is doing well and the place is also free of Covid now. What a scare. Your card is so lovely. Using two stencils is brilliant and this card is gorgeous in the pink, green and silver.

*Vicki* said...

I'm sure it is very stressful to not be able to visit your MIL along with the worry about her getting covid especially with her condition which is stressful enough with just that alone. Sometimes it helps if not to talk about it, but even just typing it up can help along with being able to create a special work from the heart for someone on your mind. Your card is absolutely stunning Mac! Love the deckled edges with your touch of silver to soften up the look. I never thought to use the stencil in this way and I've been inspired! Thanks so much and sending comfort and hugs your way!

Wendy L said...

So beautiful and glad she is ok now, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Trina P. said...

So glad your MIL is fine and she and her care hone is Covid-free... hopefully, you’ll be able to maybe visit(?).
Her card for her is so pretty and thoughtful. The double stencilling looks fabulous. Love how you used silver for your outlining.

Allisa said...

Great card, love the stenciling! So glad to hear your MIL is doing well! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

HilaryJane said...

Another stunning card. Layering the stencils has created a lovely texture on the rose petals and outlining with silver has given it a beautiful sheen and kept the soft look. So glad your mother in law is OK, such a worrying time xx

BożenA said...

Hello Mac,
I'm so glad your mother-in-law has had COVID asymptomatically. I thank God that He looked after you. It must have been a very difficult time for you and I am glad you are now all free from the virus. Hope you can see your MIL. She will definitely like this card. I love how you delicately marked the background, creating only a soft glow of color and pattern. Adding stencil roses on top of the pattern gave such an amazing effect. I love how the background pattern is gently applied to these beautiful roses. As always, your technique and vision leave us far behind.
hugs, bee safe, my Friend.
BożenA xoxo

Cat Craig said...

Mac what a lovely card. The doubling of the stencil adds such lovely texture on top of texture. So glad the Covid resolved to a positive result. Take care stay safe.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card and I am sure Betty will love it.

Maria said...

Such gorgeous flowers! Wonderful look of layering the stencils! Fab color and love the shine, too! Well done!! Happy to hear that your mother-in-law is ok!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mac! What a beautifully detailed card using the stencil technique. Your MIL will cherish it. So sorry to hear she had COVID-19, but grateful she didn’t suffer hardship from it. You’re such a thoughtful person. Stay well, and know I’m thinking of you, and feeling inspired by your pretty artwork. Hugs, de

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is gorgeous. I like the double stencil technique you did and the silver really sets it off along with the lovely pink bloom.

Sorry you had the scare with your MIL, but happy she is okay.

Diane said...

Just a stunning design and lovely stencil. Glad to hear your mother in law is doing well.

Hugs Diane

TK said...

Fantastic! Wow, this is gorgeous, Mac! Your MIL is sure to love it, and I'm so happy to hear that she's ok - what a blessing!

Darnell said...

I don't mind, Mac. I think that's how we get to know each other and it's one of the advantages of blogging over other social media. I'm so glad Betty and the care home are now cleared of Nasty Covid! As for your card, I'm pretty much the way I always am when I see one of your creations ... speechless and in awe! This is a stunning card, an absolute treasure! Keep well yourself! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card for Betty, Mac, and you must have been so relieved when Betty tested clear of Covid 19.. a stressful time for all!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stenciling with the outlined roses using a silver metallic pen. Mac. Wonderful subtle stenciling behind your rose too. The font on your sentiment is so beautiful and your card is so thoughtfully filled with Love, my friend. So happy to hear your dear mother-in-law is now virus free. I know how difficult it is for you not to be able to personally be with her. I have not been able to see or hug my dear forever 91 year old friend, who is in a care center since mid March. I do send her a card every couple of weeks, but would love to give her a real hug. I am sure you feel the same way. Take care and so pleased you joined our CAS Mix Up Stencil Tracing Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

Karen M said...

Beautiful card. Very pretty colouring. I’m sure your mum in law loves it. I hope she is keeping well.

Mervi said...

Beautiful floral card. So very stylish.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Greta said...

How scary that must have been! So glad your MIL & the home are now free of the virus. It's such a mystery how some people have no symptoms & others die. The card you made is just beautiful, Mac! I love the silver tracing!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The card is gorgeous. Pleased to hear Betty is over the virus. My mum was the same with no symptoms at all. I just wish people would realise this as we still see people who are not distancing or wearing masks yet it's pretty obvious that if we want to put an end to this awful killer we have to work at it otherwise you could have the virus and be passing it on without knowing. Take care my friend and happy crafting, Angela xXx

pam said...

Beautiful card Mac, sorry to here about your MIL, happy she is ok though
Pam x

Jo said...

Yay, Mac is back :D
This is delightful dear friend. Love the pastels throughout this beauty.
She must have been pleased to get this special card. Life is surreal right now, just lost my mom and definitely not the usual ceremony.
Let’s stay safe and be wise.
Thank you for joining us at CAS Mix Up, hope to see you again soon xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news about your Mother in Law but happy to read she has recovered now and that her care home is now free of the virus, it's been devastating for so many it's so good to hear some positive news. Maybe there will be a family visit allowed now many are opening up for visitors? You card is another stunner Mac, you are the master of all CAS to me, a beautiful and delicate technique a fine art.. there would be ink splodges and a finger print for sure if it was created by me :))
Thank you for sharing this beauty, take care Hugs Tracey xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful Mac. I love how you've used the two stencils ...... the background looks so delicate and the gorgeous blooms really stand out with the outlining. Thank you for playing along at CAS Mix Up!
I'm so glad to hear your MIL has recovered, and that the care home is now free of the virus. Stay safe my friend xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

So happy to hear that your mother is feeling better. Thank you so much for joining us for our 500th celebration over at The Paper Players!

butterfly said...

It must be so hard to know loved ones are infected and not to be able to be with them. I'm pleased to hear that at least your MiL wasn't suffering any symptoms and is now fully recovered. I'm sure this lovely card will have cheered her up despite your absence. The pink is such an uplifting colour. Delightful.
Alison x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fabulous flower card for your MIL, Mac! The pink petals look so pretty with the silver outlining! The background stenciling adds so much interest and yet it's not distracting. Just the right touch!
I'm so glad Betty is fine now and she and her care home is Covid-free. Stay safe.
Hideko xx

Aileen said...

Wonderful creation Mac I love that use of silver outline just makes those flowers look stunning. Such a beauty. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Pat said...

So pleased all is well with your MIL Mac, it must have been a bit worry for you. Your card must have cheered her greatly as it is beautiful and your stencil tracing has worked wonderfully well with one layered over the other and the script and lines of the under one does come through the super pink and green flower and the silver outlining is gorgeous. A fantastic use of the stencils. x

Ros Crawford said...

Sorry I've been missing for awhile... I'm really sorry to hear about your MIL but so thankful that she is now safe, though that dreaded alzheimers is a nightmare. I'm glad you shared it with us.
Your card is beautiful, but then all your creations are. I love how you somehow managed to get dimension to those roses and the gentle stenciling and stamping? in the background makes this even more stunning.

Marina said...

Two great cards and really different feels to each. The 'beautiful you' one reminds me of Agnetha from Abba with her blue eyeshadow - love it.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Mac! Stencil tracing was the perfect technique for the blooms and leaves and I love your color palette...CONGRATS on your well-deserved win at CAS Mix Up!


So happy your mother-in-law is fine...I'm sure she loves her card, too :)

Pat said...

Congratulations on winning over at CAS Mix up with this gorgeous card. I knew the moment I saw it that it was a potential winner as your ideas are so innovative and the finished cards are always brilliant, and this one is no exception. Thank you too for your lovely comments about my card, I really appreciate it. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

l love the look!!
xx Karen

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautifully CAS. I bet she loved it x

TK said...

Congrats on the win! It's even more gorgeous on the second look :o)

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful Mac. Love this one. Ok! I am off to have a wee walk like a good girl I am hehe.