Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Missing You

I'm entering this card in the current Sophisticat challenge which has a theme set by owner Lisa of Mother, Miss You or Tribute as she sadly lost her mother 3 years ago yesterday. Having lost my own dear Mum 5 years ago after several difficult years when she suffered from Alzheimers' disease, I do know how Lisa must feel. This card, however, is also inspired by my daughter Claire who is on her year abroad studying in Japan and we all miss her a lot.

The lovely image here is by Dezinaworld from the Mono Touch collage sheet. The rose paper and the polka dot paper are from the latest Polka Doodles Love & Cherish CD.
I stamped on the polka dot paper and some white card using images from the Papermania Chatsworth Collection Vintage Furnishings clear stamp set. The white panel was embossed using the Cuttlebug Victoria folder. I embossed a panel of the rose paper with the same folder.
I layered everything on to the card base and added lace, pearls and a computer generated text panel to finish.


Sally H said...

Beautiful! My Niece is about to return after three years away in New Zealand (mostly), Panama and most recently Antarctica! Can't wait!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and the chandelier stamp is beautiful, i might have to get that set lol. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats challenge this week. luv gina xx

Liz said...

really brill Fliss blogger playing up tonight again

liz x

Cheryl said...

gorjus again hun love that image of junes,looks great along with the papers hugs cheryl xxxx

Fiona said...

Hi Fliss,
Gorgeous card and fab image. My nan had Alzheimer's, I know how hard it is.
Fiona x

Avril Ann said...

Fliss this is awesome, I know what you mean about missing your daughter, mines all live 75 miles away, which is not so far, but I miss them every single day....thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril

ps enjoyed your article in Craft Stamper...well done you....xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Love the damask and chandeliers! Gorgeous!

I count my blessings every day that my mum is still with us. She's my best friend, and I can't bear to think that she won't be with us forever, so my heart goes out to you and your friend, Lisa.

Chris xx

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Fliss, this is outstanding!!! I adore it. Thank you for such kind words and support you have shown me. You really touched my heart sweetie. Thank you for that.
I love the way you combined it with missing your lovely daughter.

Thanks for sharing at sophisticats this week.

Big Hugs


Hi Fliss - lovely to hear from you today and thank you for your kind comments. It is a while since we "spoke" - I just don't seem to get around to visit everyone as often as I would like (or to add things to my blog very often either), as I spend such a lot of time preparing for the craft classes I teach. Love the sentiment behind this card Fliss - it really is a beautiful creation.
Good luck with the "books" - hope you get them done on time!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

JanJay said...

Fabulous card, I love the backing papers & the elegance of the card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, love the design & layout xx