I'm still not here ... I'm off on my jaunt to the Yorkshire hills ... so by the wonders of modern technology here is a card I made for my sister-in-law, Margaret, who will be 86 on her birthday next month.
A pretty feminine card for a very feminine lady who is going through a hard time at the moment. Her husband of goodness knows how many years, Cyril, has for the last nine years been ill with Alzheimer's. And, sadly, this year it was decided that his condition had become much worse, so much so that Margaret herself has become too old and too frail to continue looking after him. It wasn't an easy decision for the family - but a necessary one. Nevertheless, and understandably, Margaret, despite accepting that it was necessary, is taking it badly now that Cyril is in a care home, particularly as she has never in all her 85 years lived on her own.
This sentiment is one of Pink Petticoats digital New Simple Sentiments #1.
Materials list:A4 sheet of white card, folded in half to form A5 size card
Holly Pond Hill Victorian Collection 12"x12" design paper - very pretty little patterns in pastel shades but bought about 15 years ago so probably no longer available.
K & Company Brianna Block Collage 12"x12" design paper
Kanban Rose Garden Topper Collection - just love these overblown peach roses
Tim Holtz Coordinations, Milled Lavender
Birthday greeting - from another Kanban Topper Collection - Weston Park Squares & Sentiments
Pink Petticoat digital sentiments - New Simple Sentiments #1
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die, Labels Nine
Adirondack ink pad, Peach Bellini
Embellishments: Prima Say It With Pearls flourish, Papermania pearls, peach lace, peach satin ribbon, gold peel-off edging
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that the weather is being kind to you.
See you all again soon,