Hello, my friends,
Hope you had a very happy Christmas with your beloveds.
At our region, the peak of the biggest cold wave this month was over this afternoon. The consumption of electricity at our supply company seems to be decreasing gradually. Thank you.
Yesterday, I finished a card for my aunt. Though I was going to make it after the coming New Year holidays, I couldn't wait to do it, because I received the HA new released stamps yesterday morning. This time, the delivery was quicker more than I expected for this time of year. (But judging from the tracking report, my parcel seemed to have taken enough 'ZZZ time' for about a week at LA before going through the customs clearance.
Well, here is the card, Thinking of you'.
And, this is a close up.
By my broad interpretation of the sketches, I'm going to send this to Flickr to join in HA December challenge Round 2. Hope this qualifies their requirement.
The fleur-de-lis design (crest) has been my favorite design since my childhood. Fortunately, it was at the center of the postmark stamp 'Thinking of you'.
My aunt (elder sister of my mother) is now fine, and calls me up frequently, though she took into the hospital two times by mild heart attacks for the past four years. 'Cos she lives far away and she is much concerned about my health condition. So I'm now making a quilted pouch for her. What I have to do is only putting a zipper. *The lace I used for this card is left over of the pouch.
While writing this post, I wondered how to pronounce fleur-de-lis in English? Found [fləːrdəˈliːz], plural form : [fləːrdəˈliːz] at Wiki. I hadn't known it at all. In Japan, it is pronounced like French. Or 'Yuri(= Lily) no(= of) monshou(= crest) in Japanese.
Hero Arts: Fabulous Flourish / S5449
Art of the card: Untitled Postmark / AC001, Untitled Heart / AC002
Bazzill CS, Tsukineko Versa Fine / Vintage Sepia
Ranger Distress Ink / Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Tea Dyed, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Distress Stickles/ Rock Candy,
Embossing Powder / Seafoam White, Adironduck Embossing Powder / Espresso
HA shadow Ink / Soft Blossom
Spellbinder nestability die, ribbon, torchon lace
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!!