Sunday, 19 March 2017

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Daniel turned 11. His Mum told me that he's really into riding his bicycle at the moment and sent me a photograph of the bike so that I could copy it. She also mentioned that he often wears a particular jacket when he's out on his bicycle, so I copied that too. I added his helmet, the badge of his favourite football team, Manchester City, and a big red number 11 to mark his age.
Mum was delighted and messaged me to say that the card was "another success".
Daniel, and his brothers, receive birthday cards made by me every year. Their Mum says that it has become part of the family's birthday celebrations. Some months ago she sent me this wonderful photo to show me how Daniel was decorating his bedroom. He had lined up all the cards I have made for him over the years, and they were on the wall next to his Manchester City poster. A great honour indeed!
Mum also celebrated her birthday some time ago. Even though she orders the cards for her sons', I always do my best to remember her big day too. This year I decided to make her a papercut card, cutting out her name by hand from white stock then lining the card with a bright pink paper inlay. She was very happy to receive it.

14 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love the way you individualize each card.

krishna said...

Amazing cards...

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful cards, all of them! Daniel is a lucky boy: In your cards he has a lovely series of memories.
To me the bike looks like a mountain bike. In summer, all I would like to do is to ride my mountain bike up and down some small roads. :)
Have a great new week! xx

Miss Val's Creations said...

Well done as always! I love all the details with the bike rider. :) Very cute.

Snap said...

Love these ... lots of thought into each one. Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Your story about Daniel and his brothers, who have your cards line up in their room, made me realize how much kids appreciate your work, they see it as a present, and how it gives them a boost in their self-esteem!
It brings to my memory, that I made a watercolor card once for a friend's graduation, because I had forgotten to buy one, and he went on and on about it (he happened to by a Brit:) )
Thank you for bringing them to ALL SEASONS, and have a Spring-y week!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I love your bicyclist card. Any bicyclist, of any age, would love it.

handmade by amalia said...

How sweet, Lisa. He is so cute on his bike. Boys and their football!
Amalia
xo

Tamar SB said...

Amazing details!

VeggieMummy said...

You must be very proud - the wall of cards is a fine tribute to your craftsmanship. xx

Sharon said...

So adorable! I need to hire you to make my greeting cards.

Jedidja said...

Very nice, both!

Quinn said...

What a fabulous family tradition!

Jayne SMABL said...

What beautiful cards, you are very talented.
It's so lovely that all of those cards have been kept through the years too :)

Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday x

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