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


brenda said...

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

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Sue - said...

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

butterfly said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

June Macfarlane said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Fiona said...

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

Marina said...

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.

Joan said...

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.