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Saturday, 4 May 2013

We're a little bit sentimental at My Time to Craft - we like it that way!

Hope you're all bright and breezy and bushy tailed this Saturday morning

Its sort of an ok day here in the north east of England - no rain, no wind (which has been the worst thing lately), no snow or ice! not mch in the way of sunshine either.  I'm taking a bit of me time to do this post then its onward and upward scribing for my son Toms final essays on his degree course.  

Its been a three year labour of love - I have actually loved doing it, but now with the dissertation handed in last week and the presentation ready to go - its the final two essays - and they're almost finished' he had his last lectures yesterday - its always sad when your kids finish their degree course - his older brother and sister both felt the same, so sad to leave the friends they've made and knowing they'll never see some of them again as they go back to their homes all over the country - or world, but exciting to face the future,  

This weekend could see the end of Toms work and I get my free time back  ....... until he starts his masters degree in September lol.  Because of his physical disabilities (he has cerebral palsy) he's very limited as to what he can do in a job sort of way, there's enough able bodied people who can't get their choice of work without having the added disadvantages he has, but he's planning on a career as an academic and I think I'll have a second career as a scribe - I'm sure I'll get a good acknowledgement in his first published book!! 

So... on with the day and the challenge at My time to Craft is 

(sentiment as the main focus)

I haven't had a lot of spare time for crafting this week so took the opportunity to make this an example of a quick and easy card.  A pretty sort of flowery card with a big ink bow - easy peasy!! 

I hunted through my old crafty stash as I knew I had a scrapbook kit I'd bought  about 5 or 6 years ago when I made a special scrapbook for my MIL's 80th birthday.  It took me forever to make, she had a huge family of 7 brothers and sisters and 7 step brothers and sisters and dozens of nieces and nephews - as well as the 8 grandchildren she has.  There was a photograph of everyone of them in the scrapbook - a real family album and she loves to look through it.  She is the only one left of all her siblings now - she lost her last brother just after Christmas last year.  

This scrapbook kit was a K & Co one with literally hundreds of tags and sentiments of all shapes and sizes so I knew I'd find a sentiment tag that I could use, after that it was a case of a few punched flowers and butterflies - it probably took me longer to find the tag than to make the card lol

This is what I did...

Shaped card - craftwork cards
Papers - Birdsong from first edition
Ribbon - from my stash
Leaves-from the fabulous phlox die from memory box
Flowers -large flower punch EK success
               Small flower punch - Woodware daisy punch
Butterflies - large butterfly - Martha stewart punch
                 - small butterfly - Woodware
Gems from my stash 

I hope to get round to visit you all again soon - between doing my comments and DT cards I haven't had a lot of blogging time left over - looking forward to a big catch up

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Creative corner - flowers or mothers day
card crafters circle - floral
Crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon

see you soon


Judith xx


Joey said...

Hi Judith this is so very elegant. We have rain, wind and grey skys :( Joey x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is lovely Judith I do love that ribbon! Congratulations to your son on almost finishing. I am sure he will not let his disability stop him from fulfilling his dreams of becoming an academic. Have a good weekend - Susan x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Congrats to mom & son)!!!
Great card!
Make me laugh that it took you so long to find it! I do that all the time! Get it in my head I have to use this embellie a & look for it for an hour!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Judith. I love the colour scheme and beautiful ribbon.
Well done to your son (and you too) You must feel so proud.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue xx

Pat said...

Super card for this week's challenge, love the gorgeous bow. Hope all goes well with Tom's final essays and good luck with some free time.

Pat xx

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous! x

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous colours and die cuts .. i bet she loved it
Lisa x

Ann said...

Just beautiful, Judith. That ribbon is perfect!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours & that ribbon is yummy!
You enjoy it when you get some free time, because September will be here before you know it!
Hugs Shell xx

Sheila said...

Lovvely colours, fab layout. Loving that bow x

Pat K said...

Beautiful card with great colours Judith. Good luck to your Son in his reaching his both are an inspiration. hugs, xx

Caz said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Caz x

Julia said...

Lovely card and great colors!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Judith… I love how the sentiment is central focus… the colours are very pretty and I love the lush bow and pretty flowers! :-)
Sorry I have been such a bad blogger lately!!
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Sara S. said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the pink and green combo. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!

And a big congrats to your son for being oh-so-close to finishing his degree!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love your pretty card Judith,
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly DT

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love the embellishments...that spotty bow is fab! Wedgie xxx

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Wedgie said...

Wow...looks like I really loved your card Judith...sorry for all the extra comments!!

Wedgie xxx