I'm so sorry that I haven't been around too much these past couple of weeks
We've had such a bad time,
My lovely daughter Alison was 3 months pregnant and a scan showed that the baby had died so they have had a really awful week with everything that that has meant, and I have been looking after my grandson for much of the time while they have been dealing with it all.
To add to that we had two funerals to go to one on Friday and the other Monday, each the parent of very good, very old friends, people we have known much of our lives. So all in all a very sad time for us all.
I've been doing a bit of crafting when I've had the time - it has helped just to be quietly doing something, but blogging has been non existent. I feel as if I haven't visited properly for weeks. it seems to have been one thing after another happening lately - I'm sure things can only get better!
Anyway I'm hoping to get back to crafting and blogging and visiting you all again over the next few days and I'm making a start today with my DT card for
The theme this week is
(with an optional twist of tags bags and boxes)
I decided to make a big 8 x 8 inch card with this lovely image called The Nativity available here from
Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
I distressed it slightly with white distress paint from TH and I quite like how it turned out.
This is what I did...
Image - The Nativity from lil diva stamps at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolour pencils
Papers - LOTV - Father knows best
Sentiments - MFT
Wood dove embellies ( distressed with white paint - Kars
Dies used - stitched square - frrom MFT elements 16, holly and berries - Sizzix, Memorybox frostville wreath
Glitter - Glamourdust
Head on over to Fab'n'Funky to see what my teamies have made this week - you're sure to be impressed, and call in to me later today - I have my DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty challenges to share with you