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9/06/2016

Thank You Poppies

Good afternoon. I hope that all my USA friends had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, with pleasant weather, relaxation and all good things to help celebrate a holiday.

Found some bits & pieces of a pre-started card (VOS) when I needed to make a Thank You card for the wonderfully caring folks who took care of me on my recent surgery. Basically to get this ready, all I did was add a die cut Poppy Flower from black glitter paper, a bold sentiment die, and a couple of butterflies. Nothing fancy.



- MBox flower die (or was it Penny Black? I can check if anyone wants to know fer sure).

- MStewart punched butterflies - snippets.. Put the silver one on, decided it needed some color, so a snippet of red glitter paper, Voila, another butterfly. Then I thought "hmm, maybe should have left off the red one". Too late, it's stuck down! This MS punch is one that the piece doesn't just pop out...it's a bit fiddly. Think it might be meant to stamp partially and lift wings out of the background to create dimension.

- Avery Elle Thank you die (I think!) from a snippet of white water color paper that was handy.

some black & white Pretty Posh sequins.

- the design papers are VOS, and the card front had already been made...probably years ago. The black paper has a lot of texture.

Like I said, nothing fancy.....I expect the nursing staff doesn't get a lot of appreciation from patients, but I bet they get plenty of complaints. So I thought a thank you card was in order.

Ya'll have a great day. Big hugs & Thanks for stopping in.

37 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The perfect card for saying thank you, I'm sure it was very appreciated too by the nursing staff.
Lorraine

Pat said...

A beautiful thank you card to the hospital nurses Mary and the black and white with that touch of red is perfect and love that large sentiment in white against the black, really makes it stand out. I'm sure they were very pleased to receive it. x

Pam said...

Very pretty card, I love the sparkle! Your right, I'm sure they don't get praise very often but get complaints a plenty. I'm sure they will love it!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

It really is a beautiful card and I bet the nursing staff will be delighted to receive it, the poppies look amazing! Hope you are feeling lots better now! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Love this Mary, I do love B&W and the pop of red looks brilliant.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful thank you card Mary, hope you are keeping well.
Pam x

Valerija said...

Wonderful thank you card. Love the colour combo.
Valerija xx

Sammy said...

Oh this is lovely! The little pop of red is a perfect touch.
I think it's great that you're showing your appreciation to them in such a lovely way. I did something similar last year when I went in for a minor op, and just as I was waking up, I saw the staff carrying my husband in! He'd been so stressed out about it all, he fainted! lol.
naturally, I thought the staff had earned a special thank you for looking after *both* of us! x

scrAPpamondo said...

I think this is elegant and modern and the little red butterfly is a beautiful pop of colour! A beautiful thank you card, perfect for the occasion!

Liz said...

A really thoughtful idea to send a card to the nursing staff, Mary. I'm sure they were delighted to receive such a beautiful card. xx

Donna said...

Stunning card, as a nurse I know they will appreciate receiving a card, especially one as beautiful as this and handmade!

Lisa said...

It's so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the sparkly flowers!! The pop of red is perfect!! Love those butterflies!! I know the staff will appreciate this!! You are so sweet!! I hope you are feeling better each day!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Birgit said...

This is a beautiful card and I think it is fancy and elegant. I love the bit of red and the nursing staff will love this card. It is a rare person who thinks of the others and what they do so you are blessed with a kind soul.

brenda said...

Another totally delightful creation in such pretty and striking colours Mary.

B x

Maxine D said...

A very pretty card Mary, and quite a dramatic one with the black and white colours. I have made thank you cards for the local nursing staff too.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That is a lovely card and I am sure the nursing staff will be thrilled with it.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Marilyn said...

Beautiful thank you card!! Anyone would appreciate it!

Olga Fink said...

It's a gorgeous card Mary! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled!
xoxo Olga

Gerrina said...

So little colour and such an inpact; beautifuly made card! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Gerrina

Brenda in IN said...

That is so thoughtful of you to make the nurses a card. I know they aren't appreciated for all they do. You may not think it is fancy but it really is pretty. I love the sparkle and lovely design of it. Good thing you kept it!

Nancy Stislow said...

How thoughtful of you to send the nursing staff a thank you card! I love your classic black and white with just that hint of red! The glitter looks wonderful on this, Mary! What a great card for them!

Bonnie said...

That's such a nice thought to send the staff a thank you note, Mary! You're no doubt right that they hear the complaints but not the praise! The card is very classy and I'm sure they love it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is rather elegant and the glittered pieces just add to it.

Sarah said...

A lovely thank you card, the sparkly Poppies look great xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card Mary, Love the dash of red on the B&W, the texture is fabulous. Glad to see you back at Play!
Faith
x

Veerle said...

Your poppy card is gorgeous Mary and perfect for a thank you card.
Hugs Veerle x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and very thoughtful I am sure it will be much appreciated as you say people are quick to complain.Love the textured black paper and sparkly poppied and the red butterfly fits just perfectly
Carol x

Jean said...

Lovely card Mary, the black and white scheme is beautifully enhanced with the red butterfly. A lovely way to say thank you.
Jean x

Loll said...

A lovely thank you for the nursing staff, Mary. Black and white cards are so elegant and this is even more so with the black glitter die-cuts. The small touch of red is beautiful. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, 'm trying hard to catch up after having been on holiday.
I love this mono shaded card with the splash of red, it's a gorgeous image and wonderful design.
I hope you are recovering well from your surgery, take care, Kate x

Sue - said...

Such a nice idea to thank the nurses, and a perfect card to do it too.

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty thank-you card, and those glittered black flowers look so classy and elegant! The pop of red with the tiny butterfly is that special touch that just draws the eye in. How thoughtful of you to send a card to say thanks to those who took care of you! That's such a kind and thoughtful thing to do, and I hope they appreciate your taking the time to do that!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a nice touch to thank the staff that took care of you after your surgery. I'm sure they will love it. Love the little red butterfly, I think it adds a lot to the design.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your beautiful poppies....they look so stunning in black, white and red!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow such a beautiful design here Mary!! Love the pretty poppies! :) HUGS

Pia S said...

It's fancy. But not cluttered and over the top, and I think the red butterfly should be left right where it is now, it adds a nice pop of color.

Anita in France said...

Bold and so striking, Mary ... the pop of red in the butterfly is perfect against all that monochrome glitteriness! Hugs, Anita :)