Monday, 3 January 2022

Sisters, Sisters, There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2022 I have a custom made birthday card to show you, made for someone who regularly buys my cards and has them bought for her.
Mizzie's was going to be in England for her birthday and was planning to celebrate this year with her two sisters who live there. Her husband asked me to make her a card showing the three of them together. I based my design on a photo he sent me which was taken a few year ago, but he asked me to change their outfits according to some other photos he sent. 
I showed curly haired Mizzie in the centre of the card. Her twin sister, who has straight hair, is on her right, whilst her older sister, wearing the hat, is on her left.
Her husband was delighted with the card when he saw it. "Thanks for the great card" he messaged me. Then Mizzie wrote to me from the UK:
"Just opened my card and I LOVE IT! What a lovely surprise!"
Galia and Doron were also celebrating their respective birthdays. The theme for Galia's card should be naturopathy, her mum told me. She has just qualified as a naturopath. For those not in the know (like myself!), naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise and nutritional counselling.
I created a small card showing a mortar and pestle with some herbs in it. Some leaves and flowers and a couple of bottles of essential oil surround it.
Doron was overseas for his birthday but his mother-in-law wanted him to have one of my cards as well! He is studying mechanical engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, so she asked me to include the university's logo and some maths and physics symbols on a blackboard. Apparently one of his tutors is the British-Israeli mathematician Ruth Lawrence. The Brits amongst us will remember her for having been a child maths prodigy who graduated Oxford at 13. She now lives in Jerusalem and apparently likes to teach her students using an old fashioned blackboard, hence the request for it on Doron's card!

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16 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great cards - I love the second card with the flowers. It reminds me of spring.

Tamar SB said...

Love the 3 sisters!

Ruth @playworkeatrepeat said...

The cards with the sisters looks amazing!!

Kim Carberry said...

Happy new year!
What a beautiful cards. It looks like you have been busy. x

Anne said...

fabulous cards as usual, I really love the sisters one. Your other two cards are also so full of detail and personal. Anyone who receives one of your cards is truly lucky.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You always capture the true essence of the person(s) you make each car for. The three sisters' poses and expressions are wonderful and the other two cards are perfect in their description of jobs and studies.

Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Cloudia said...

That is beautiful! Wishing you happy and safe year ahead.

Louise said...

Three beautiful cards. I love all your personalised touches that make your cards so special. The detail on the blackboard on the last card is amazing. #MMBC

Joanne said...

All these cards are great but I just LOVE that sisters card.

Tom said...

...like the Three Musketeers. Enjoy a healthy and happy 2022.

Jo (a Rose Tinted World) said...

What lovely cards - particularly loving the sisters one. What a great memento #MMBC

thisiswhereitisat said...

As what a lovely bond. Happy New year x #mmbc

riitta k said...

All the cards are pretty and I love how you take each person’s interests in consideration. Sisters is my favourite. Happy new year.

VeggieMummy said...

Happy New Year. Fantastic cards as usual - I love the one with the 3 sisters. I remember Ruth Lawrence - I had a friend who was at Oxford with her but I'd forgotten all about her until your post; I'm glad that she's doing so well. I find it rather touching that she chooses to use a blackboard. You recreated it beautifully. xx

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very creative!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards Lisa and so much detail in all three of them. You are so talented. xx

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