Sunday, March 9, 2008
Please allow a doting grandmother to brag just a wee bit. This card was made by Owen, my 21-month old grandson who lives in England. Of course, he had a little help from the daycare staff, but the work is mostly his. These are pictures of the front, inside and back and they're delightful!
I want to draw your attention to the amazing detail in the colouring of the flowers. I'm sure Owen chose the colours and what a great job he did, too! I do believe the staff cut out the flowers and added the glitter to the letters for him, but the flowers are all his.
On the inside of the card, Owen put the glue on the paper and then added all the little bits and pieces of coloured tissue paper on the top portion. I think it shows wonderful attention to detail and the placement of the bits and pieces is just perfect for such a young person. Don't you agree? And let's not forget the bunny. Once again, the colouring is exquisite and he managed to stay inside all the lines. I'm so impressed with his artistic talents. I can't wait to have him come over and start stamping with him. I think he's going to love it. Tim Holtz, look out! You've got some competition.
Of course, the back page, or signature page, are his cute little hands. If you measure a childs' hands like you do the paws of a pup, I'd say Owen is going to be a big 'un, for sure! His little hands are adorable.
I would also like to apologize for not posting more often this past week. My DH did such a wonderful job keeping you all up to date on my progress and now that I'm home, I feel like I may be letting my readers down a little. While I'm feeling really good, I'm finding it very difficult to get my head into crafting mode. Not only that, but my schedule for exercising is brutal and my DD, Tiffany, and DH are making sure that I do the exercises. I'm really glad that they push me because I would tend to be lazy in that area and then this surgery would have been for nothing. I will not waste all the prayers and good wishes that have seen me come through this with flying colours. However, it leaves little time for anything else, believe me. I must lie down and put my leg in what is known as a Constant Passive Motion machine. I'm to do this for 1-1/2 hours on each leg, three times per day. Of course, while I'm strapped into this contraption, I can't do anything else. Then I have physio appointments 3 times per week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Plus, the exercises I do in between being on the CPM machine. Very little time for crafting, but lots of time for thinking about what I want to do when I can get back to it. Just yesterday I received my package from PTI of the new cardstock colours and ribbons, so I need to play with those soon.
Anyhoo, that's been my week and I hope you all will forgive me. I want to be back on track soon, so stay tuned, please. Hugs to you all.
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 7:15 p.m.