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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Thank You Sugarbowl

When hubby and I go to Florida for our holidays we always spend a long weekend with my cousin Chris and her husband Dennis.  Chris works two jobs, keeps a fabulous home, entertains us like royalty and always agrees to do a bit of sewing for me.  She is a STAR!  I feel terrible for asking her to sew on Sunday afternoon - her only free time all week - but this year for the holiday I had purchased three new pairs of shorts which had tie up belts.   I hate tie up belts because they bulge just where I am already bulging and I asked her if she could put buckles on them instead.  This she did - quite beautifully I must say - and as soon as I lose the 5lbs I put on while I was on holiday, I hope to actually wear the shorts!!!
 Sugarbowl has a great "sketch" this week and an optional theme of Pink, black and white.  What better way to say thank you to Chris for her buckle sewing skills than to send her this card.  I must say - I am really pleased with the Sugar Nellie Pen Pal image, coloured in copics.  The black and white paper is Stampin Up and the pink is DCWV. I cut the buckles with a Sizzix die and then spent two hours gluing black ribbon to pink ribbon to paper and trying to thread them through the buckles, the appertures on two of which were too small for the ribbon.  Got there in the end though.  Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Dawn Burnworth said...

This is adorable.. What a great card with all those BUCKLES... Love this one Lesley.. She is so sweet to do that for you.. What a great place to visit..

Julie said...

Stunning Lesley!! Gorgeous colouring and love the SU paper with the pink!! Those buckles are wonderful too - how you to spend so nuch time and effort on the details!! Love ya! Juliexx

Angela said...

Beautiful card, a perfect thank you!!
Angela x

Enfys said...

I LOVE your buckles, and what a great way to thank your friend. Hope the new buckles do up for you....
big hugs
En x

Lilian said...

Your lovely card is just perfect for Chris! I am sure she will love it and the buckles will be a reminder :) Good luck with the weight loss too.

You spent 2 hours on inserting ribbons on the 3 buckles? Wow, they turned out gorgeous and they are worth it! I would have done the same ... Love it love it love it! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, beautiful image and love the buckles.
luv
Debby

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Lesley this is just absolutely stunning!
hugs
kim x

Eisbärin said...

Stunning work! And I admire your patience, I would have tossed the whole thing away if it hadn't worked after 10 minutes *lol*! Well done you for persevering, it turned out magnificently!

Lots of love, Alex

Val said...

This is brilliant Lesley. Love the buckles and your cute image. Love
Valxx

Sarita said...

This is fab Lesley! I love the buckle sliders, and how they all co-ordinate perfectly. What a perfect card for your cousin,
Love Sarita xx

Mina said...

what a kind thing for your cousin to do for you and this is a perfect thank you card for her...perfectly coloured too...she will love it
Mina xxx