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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness - RAK's


We live on a main road, in a very settled area, and there are no small children apart from mine in our row of houses. The lady next door to me is 92 this month, and lives with her two batchelor sons. During the snow her pipes froze and she had no water and for the first time ever she rang our house and asked if we had water - we did and we brought her 20 litres in most days to keep them going. Very kindly I received an arrangement of flowers and wine as a thank you and I am very touched that she did this.

My friend's (Millie's mum Audrey (Hi hon!)) daughter is 17 and I wanted to make her a card and to give her some money along with a CD I bought her. So last night I dispatched myself to my craft office and I made the CD / Card / money holder for her and I have also included the template that I made.

Bo Bunny papers from my Scraproom kit a few months ago but I just love them (as I do most of the papers).
Inside of the card, with the area for the most important money part of the gift.
CD tucked inside (now if I had been thinking more about this I would have used a circle punch and punched a half moon in the top to allow you to see part of the CD, but at 11pm last night I was just too tired to try and get it all nice and neat, and I did'nt have a circle punch that works properly (another story) and would have had to pull it apart to use my nestabilitlies circles so it's fine as it is, but next time I will adapt it!) PPPPPP - so my mum would say, Previous Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.... must remember next time!!!
Rear view, and I used some small strips at the end to ensure the CD does not fall out.
Template and god bless you if you can read the measurements....
Gives you an idea how to tuck it over and make the folds - baby steps....sorry, I'm not Pioneer woman (just love her too!!)
I used a velcro dot to keep the card closed, hard work as I used box card to make the holder and it's stiff....

Well that's it for today. My lovely friend Dale has invited us for Lunch, (Yipee no cooking for me!!!) and DH gone to shops with kids to buy a nice cake as dessert, it was a toss up between baking or a shower and the shower won as time is of the essence and as he has gone I decided to do power housework and ended up here on the computer.

Our whole area seems to be without water - we have water and have a very handy 20 litre container we bought years ago and are supplying water where needed. The biggest problem is DD's school who have no water and this has caused another problem with the tanks and she has been in school a total of 2 days since Christmas. For most kids this is not a problem but for her this is huge as she has Autistic tendencies and routine is SOOOOO important to her and she just can't work out what is going on. So they are going to try and open the school and area asking them all to bring 2 litres of water and hand sanitisers to school, so this will be trialled and we will see what happens. Will reduce my stress levels if she can even go a few hours and this will help her a lot....

Enjoy you day - Ta M

7 comments:

Cath x said...

Love that idea. Will definitely have a go at that. Thanks for sharing x

Janie said...

Lovely idea, bet she was pleased with it. Thanks for sharing the template too:)

audrey said...

michell rach will be thrilled with that its fab your very good i love the card another one to add to my collection xxxxtanks

Carmen said...

That is an amazing card, I've never seen one like that before. Thank you so much for the template I will be using it for sure... I generally get my friend a craft cd and voucher for Christmas so this is perfect! And yes, if you click on the pic the dimensions are very clear!

Boooookmarking! ;)

Lisa said...

lovely card Michelle.. What a nice unusual idea for a cd and voucher. The template is also very useful to have and thanks so much for sharing it.

Your neighbour certainly appreciated your thoughtfulness by sending you those gorgeous flowers and a bottle of wine.

Linda Elbourne said...

Love that card and those flowers are beautiful!

Sandra said...

What beautiful flowers. I'm sure your neighbour really appreciated you in her hour of need.

And gorgeous, gorgeous card.