A few years ago, when working as a bookbinder became impossible due to illness, I was a temporary secretary for a while (actually, for about two years!), until I found a permanent position. During that time I was lucky enough to work with some lovely people but made long-lasting friendships with two groups of friends in particular. I try and meet up regularly with them but I haven't seen either group since the wedding. So I thought it might be nice to send them a card, rather than an e-mail, to arrange our next outings.
The first card is to a group of friends I call my 'Girlies'. We met when I was working for a legal firm at one of their out-of-town offices and we've remained firm friends ever since. I have made three of these cards, one for each of them, and inside there is an invitation to dinner (although I have blanked out some more personal information that appears inside too).
Image: My teapot - I drew it and you can have it - see below. I paper pieced the teapot on to Funky Hand's Funky Christmas dotty paper before printing it out. Then I shaded it with Prismacolors and cut it out before fixing it to the card with 3D tape.
Papers: Cosmo Cricket
Now, I must confess that I have taken inspiration from Debbie's post on Thinking Inking (see it here) and I hope you don't mind, Debbie. I just loved Debbie's project so much and I'd already prepared the tea pots and just didn't know what I wanted to do with them. Debbie had used some Cosmo Cricket papers for her card and, of course, being the Cosmo groupie that I am, it immediately spoke to me and so I used her card as the inspiration for mine.
I didn't have a teapot stamp so I just drew my teapot (Dot the Pot, she's called) and here it is - dotty version and plain version. Just make sure you click on the image to enlarge before saving it.
The next card (I made two) is to send to friends I made whilst working for a pensions company on the outskirts of York. I particularly love the image I've chosen because, like me, one of my friends remembers the old days of manual typewriters - we've come so far since then.
Image: Free vintage clipart from the web, which I tinted with my Prismacolors.
Papers: I think they're K and Co - they were from my Mum's stash!
I don't usually have any floral/vintage papers in my stash because I don't often use them, so raiding Mum's stash was really useful. I like this card - the 'girls' will be amused.
Anyway, I must go because the gas man cometh and I don't know when, so I don't want to get caught out.