Tuesday, 21 October 2014

R.I.P. Uncle Bill

I don't usually make Sympathy card as for some reason it never seems right but I broke this rule for my Uncle's family. 
Uncle Bill was a special person to me - I grew up going on holiday with him, my Aunt and his children and we were always close.  Even though he lived in Scotland, he still come down south for all family events.  I was even lucky enough that he and my Aunt visited me when I lived in Darwin - even if they were actually staying in Brisbane and flew to Darwin just to be with me.
I'll miss my chats about football with him - he always knew what my team was up to and how they were doing.  He had a great sense of humour and certainly had a way with words.
 I wanted the card to be simple and the words inside to mean the most and  I was going to make 5 - one for my Aunt and  his four children - whom I have always been close to. 
I used black American Seam binding on the front with Spellbinders dies for the topper and Joanna Sheen's Signature die for the sentiment.  I particularly wanted the cross as it meant so much to him.
It was a lovely day in Scotland for his funeral and I reckoned that the Sun had just come out for him.
I will miss him and my thoughts are with his family at this time - I guess there is another star shining brightly in the sky now.
R.I.P. Uncle Bill

Friday, 10 October 2014

Card for my Mother

 I decided to adapt one of the cards that I made on the Heartfelt Creations workshop for my mother and her sister. 

I usually make one for my mother and then make one for her to give to her sister.  This time I choose different colours to make them a little different

As their birthdays are a couple of months apart, I can't post until after my Aunties birthday has passed.

I used some background papers that I had in my stash rather than Heartfelt Creations paper and made wanted to make an A5 size card rather than the smaller one that we made on the workshop.
I stamped  Vintage Floret Frame onto parchment paper using Adirondack Snow Cap ink pad and then cut it out  Decorative Leafy Frame.  I coloured the leaves and flowers on the back with Copic pens. 
I then stamped out Arianna Bloom onto parchment paper and also coloured that with copic pens and then shaped the petals and used a flat back pearl coloured with the same copic pens.

I used a LOTV sentiment and added ribbon to finish.