Thursday, 14 April 2011

To Jacci

Sorry I've not been around much again, can't believe it's been 9 days since my last post. I'm still full of cold and been feeling a bit sorry for myself the past few days but enough of me moaning, let me tell you what I've been up to today.
A few weeks ago my wonderful friend Janet invited me to a reunion party for a lady I use to work with at a respite centre for children with health problems and learning disabilities, at first I said "No" mainly because since how my health has been since last year I don't seem to go out as much, long story but for those who know me will fully understand. Anyhow as I've already mentioned I said no to start with but them Janets mum asked if I would go with Janets sister, who is my buddy, well that changed my mind.

So that's where I have been today, at my old work place with my wonderful buddy and my fab friend Janet. It was lovely seeing Jacci again and it was so much nicer having a reunion party instead of a retirement party for her. Jacci is a wonderful, beautiful, caring person, I've know Jacci since I was around 9 or 10 because my friend and I use to go and play with the children when the weather was lovely and if the children were playing out. Another beautiful thing is that I still see one of the children, well she's now a grown woman but she always remembers me and gives me a smile that would melt the hardest of hearts, when I see her it brings so many happy childhood memories back.

Even though I've known about Jacci's reunion party for a few weeks, guess what I did! I didn't realise until I got an email from Janet on Monday night that it was actually this Thursday and I still hadn't made Jacci's card! Had planned on starting it Tuesday but this cold had other plans and I ended up giving in to it and spent the rest of the day in bed. I tried to do some of it Tuesday evening but no matter what I did nothing was going the way I wanted it to, so I left it til yesterday and still the type of card I was trying to do wouldn't play properly, all the folds were right but it was when I was punching round the edges with one of mum's Martha Stewart punches, the blooming thing wouldn't match up properly!! After the 4th piece of A4 cardstock went to waste that was it then plan completly changed and at around 1.30am I was finally getting into bed, knowing the only thing that I had left to do was stick the insert inside and write it out.

Here is Jacci's card

Jacci was chuffed to bits with her card, she didn't have to say anything because the look on her face said it all. It's not the card I wanted to make but I think this one turned out ok. I even shocked my mum when she saw what papers I had used, cheeky woman nearly fell to the floor lol.

Before I tell you what I've used I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jacci for been so supportive and for all the encouragement she gave me whilst I was working at the respite centre, it will never be the same once you go and I totally agree with Janet when she said "It's the end of an era". 42 years is such a long time. I wish you well Jacci for the future and a few more people like you and this world would be a wonderful place. Love and hugs to you xxx

Right here's what I used.
Stamped Image and backing papers - Lots of Love Tilda  from the "You are so sweet" 2011 collection and can be purchased from Sir Stampalot.
Tilda is coloured with Copics.
Everything else is from my stash.

I'm entering this into -
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimentional.
Create4fun - Sketch.

Also pop by my friend Janet's blog, she creates wonderful things and I'm sure you'll love them. Visit her blog HERE.


  1. Its fabulous kerry and jacci is really touched - she keeps all things made by hand so your card will eventually wing its way to Canada x Janet

  2. Beautiful card you made for Jacci, I'm sure she loved it....hope you feel better soon, sending big hugs Jo xxx

  3. what a lovely card Kerry you are clever xx
    get well soon my friend xxx

  4. thats stunning i love everything you have done
    hugs linda xxx

  5. Beautiful colours. Love Tilda and that heart charm!


    Kimmi x


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