Monday, August 8, 2011

New Home

My parents have been friends with the Murthwaites since I was 2 years old when Brigitte found me down by the river in my sleep-suit ... oh my, I was a hyperactive toddler!

Mum & Dad STILL don't know how I got out ... The Murthwaites lived down on the Dee Peninsula in the Wirral, over-looking the river, Mum & Dad were about 6 houses up the road on Park West. I must've got out of bed, climbed down the stairs, out of the front door, down the drive, down the road, down the STONE steps onto the beach and then onto the river shore. Luckily for me, Auntie Brigitte spotted me from her bedroom window and ran down to the beach before I got into trouble!!! She knocked on a few doors asking if anyone knew who I was and eventually found our house ... mum was so horrified that she forgot to thank Brigitte, so went looking for her the next day ... faux pas no. 1 was that she was asking for the pretty French au pair who may live nearby ... when she found Uncle Colin, he corrected Mum, Brigitte was his new wife, not the au pair!!! A firm friendship was cemented that day, and I always refer to Brigitte as my favourite French Auntie who, probably, saved my life that day!

Crikey, that was long-winded .... Mum told me this week that Colin & Brigitte have moved house so I wanted to put a card together for them. Brigitte is probably the most talented crafter I know and influenced both my sister and me heavily when we were children with her knowledge of everything crafty! One summer when our families were vacationing together in France, Brigitte just ran up a dress for my Sister with no pattern in about 2 hrs. We still have that dress to this day. Anyway, I hope she likes this cute little card ... I'm sure she'll let Mum know!

Here's a closer look at the main focal point of the card. The design was CASE'd from page 52 of the Idea Book & Catalogue.

Stamps : House & Home, Fabulous Phrases
Ink : Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories : Sewing Machine, Linen Thread, Mini Clothespins, Stampin' Write Markers


Debra said...

Oh wow. Fabulous story and fabulous almost case. I love how you have put the clothes pin on the 'line' with welcome attached. I thank God for Auntie Brigitte. What would we all do without Emma!!!

Laura said...

Holy cannoli! I think just reading that made grey hairs pop out of my head. I am so thankful Brigitte found you! This is an amazing card, and I hope they are very happy in their new home.