Monday, 14 July 2014

New Challenge At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, this is rather a sad post from me today as I've just had the most traumatic weekend in a very long time which started on Friday when I got home from work to find that my stepfather was in hospital extremely poorly having suffered a very bad brain haemorrage and we spent some time at his bedside that evening.
Sadly he passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning having never regained consciousness. I did think that might happen as the very kind nurses did say that all they could do was try and keep him comfortable but it was still a shock as I'm sure you can imagine.

I'm keeping going by keeping busy and managed a small bit of crafting yesterday for our new challenge today at Make My Monday with the theme of End Of Term chosen by Marina.
I've been a bit creative with the theme as I chose to see it as the start of something new which does hopefully happen after graduation.

I made the background paper by inking a scarp of card by swiping it through Distress Ink Re-inkers sprayed with water. I used Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet.
I then stamped with some Crafty Fairy images starting with circles stamped with Spiced Marmalade, then flowers stamped with Picked Raspberry and dotted circles stamped with Salty Ocean.
I trimmed this to size and added it to a pink mat. I then stamped the B Line Designs butterfly on the piece I trimmed off with black ink and cut it out. I brightened the colour a little with Mustard Seed ink.
I die cut the Tim Holtz weathered clock and inked it with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean then glued it to the card. I stamped the text with Hero Arts alphabet stamps and VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink. I added this to the card with the butterfly.

Have a good week.
Fliss xx


  1. Lovely design Fliss, the TH clock reflects so well with the DO's.

    B x

  2. Sorry about your stepfather, that must have been a hard weekend for you. Lovey card though! Hugs to you, Valerie

  3. Love your take on the theme and you've made a fabulous card too. So sorry to hear about your stepfather.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your stepfather, Fliss - what an awful shock. Take care of yourself.

    Thanks for taking the time to share this treat of a card - such zingy colours and great design.
    Alison xx

  5. Sad to read of your loss, take care and keep making gorgeous cards like this one.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  6. I am so sorry for your loss of your stepfather Fliss. Thinking of you. Love your beautiful card especially the butterfly.
    Hugs June x

  7. Im very sorry for your loss Fliss. Ill be thinking of you, especially in days ahead. Tis a good plan to keep yourself busy with your gorgeous crafting. Warm hugs, Nicola x

  8. Sorry to hear about your stepdad Fliss. Keep yourself occupied with crafting isn't a bad idea. Take care.

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you're okay.

    The card is beautiful and I think would be perfect for a graduate.

  10. Your card is perfect for a graduate! Love the inking!

    So sorry to hear of your stepfather's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx