Saturday, 10 January 2009

A Special Request

I have been working on this card for a few days now. I do need to learn to watercolour faster! Tina, the amazingly generous owner of High Hopes Rubber Stamps asked a special request this week. Her grandpa is turning 88 on January 21 and seeing as she isn't able to visit him, she thought it would be a fantastic surprise if he gets hand-made cards from all over the world! Tina wrote the High Hopes Diva's an email earlier in the week... this is what it said:


"My Grandfather will be turning 88 on Jan. 21 and he has been a bit blue for the last several months. He is a widower and misses my Grandmother and had been dealing with being alone for several years now, however his health is starting to fail him (his mind is as sharp as a tack). He has arthritis in his knees that makes it difficult to walk now so only leaves the house on Wednesday nights to go to his adult writing group ....(a group of older writers...not porn writers...hehehe) ...and my uncle picks him up to take him to his house for Sunday Dinners. He has a pacemaker now, and has been slowing down quite a bit, due to other health complaints. As he told me my last call to him "Well honey, I do not buy anything with a long shelf life anymore but I still feel safe buying a green banana..." hehehe... God Bless Him..."

So, as all cardmakers know, we LOVE any reason to glue, stick and stamp! If you would like to join in and send him a card too, email me and I will be happy to send you his address! Make sure you leave a comment to your card if you post it on your blog so we can all go see it!!

I put this little treasure chest on the inside of the card.

11 comments:

Tracy.H said...

OMG! He will love it! I am planning on making a card this weekend to send off to him as well. :0)

Lacey Stephens said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! Is "Dan" 3-D, or is that just your amazing coloring?! Wow!
~Lacey

Kelly said...

WOW Amy, he will absolutely love it!! Dan does look like he is 3D, like Lacey said...

Hugs, Kelly

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is off the charts! What a great gift for him! This should be framed, no kidding. It's truly amazing!

Ila said...

Your card is Absolutley Amazing Amy!! the scene you've created and coloring is Gorgeous!! Wow!!!...Hugs, Ila

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Amy, your card is fabulous! So much gorgeous detail and your colouring is wonderful.. I agree with Crissy and this sure needs framing! Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Awesome card dear, your colouring is perfect and deserves to be hung in a gallery. This is such a fun card and what a great thing to do dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great Amy! Love the glitter with the Sea Floor background. I haven't tried that yet.

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Amy! Your coloring is amazing!

dpkennedy said...

He is going to love this card! I know I do! I adore Diver Dan!!

I hope all these cards lift his spirits! I put mine in the mail this morning.

Lisa Foster said...

OMGosh...what a wonderful card! Tina's Dad will be so delighted! You are an amazing watercolor artist! No need to hurry...what is it that they say? Great Things come in Great Time? And your cards are so great they show every second of hard work you put into them! Very Well Done, Amy!