Tomorrow is my step-mum's 79th birthday. If you've followed my little blog you'll know that she has been unwell for a while. She's now in a permanent care home and suffering from rapidly accelerating Alzheimer's/dementia, which is so sad. I spoke to her on Sunday, and of course will phone again tomorrow, so this card does have a lot going on to try to brighten her day. It's awful to see how such a smart and clever lady can become so confused and unable to care for herself - one minute she's like a lost soul and the other minute there are such flashes of humour and spirit, a terrible thing and I only hope that she doesn't fully realise it's all going on:
I have no idea how I found time to make this on Sunday, still on my knees here! It's an easel card which will prop up well for her, I could do with a prop as well I think! The image is from a really sweet Fizzy Moon Celebrations stamps set, coloured with Pro Markers (my little bit of therapy time colouring this!). The leaves and die cut flowers were also coloured with Pro Markers. Baby pink pure silk ribbon bow, spacer, crystal brad and other crystals in the flower centres and along the bottom of the card came from my stash, the backing paper is from the ever-faithful Dove craft Back To Basics 6" x 6" pad, sentiment from Craftwork Cards and the lace also came from my stash along with the Bakers Twine (both from The Ribbon Girl, as is the silk ribbon). The little teddy bear charm came from my stash and the 'Sending Hugs' tag was made using a Whimsy sentiment and die.
I'm trying to get back into crafting so am entering this into the following challenges - even though life itself is a bit of a challenge right now. Def. need a holiday and some sunshine to recharge those batteries!!
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge - "BLOOM IN CHARMIN" (flowers and charms)
Have a nice day folks!