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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sorry I haven't been around much .....and It's Christmas! Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good Morning all

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 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

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 

Judith x


Whisper said...

Aaah bless you, what a rotten time you have been having lately, sending you hugs.

Oooo what a super sweet image and a great layout too, Luv Sam x

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear that you have been having such a sad time, Judith. I sincerely hope that happier times are on the way. Please give my best wishes to your daughter and her family.

Jennifer. x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love the image and the lovely bp.

Pat xx

Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear of all the sad things that you have happened lately. My heart goes out to you, your family, friends and your daughter at such a difficult time.
Your card is gorgeous, a delightful cute image and stunning colouring.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's loss Judith… that's awful.. so hard to deal with. You are going through a bad time… with the loss of your friend's parents too. I'm glad you've been able to do a bit of crafting… it does focus your mind and is a bit of respite. I hope things get better for you very soon hun!
Wow! your card is gorgeous… just love the Peace, Love and Joy… so perfect with the adorable image… and LOVE the doves… the snowflakes looks so pretty with the dove in the corner!
Sending Love and huge hugs
Sue B xx

Pat K said...

Really lovely card Judith..great colouring. Sending big hugs, xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Judith you really have been riding such a roller coaster. Hoping that things settle and the hearts heal in time. Love your card today. Fab image choice and beautiful card. Love the distressed edge finish. Love all the embellies too. Perfect finishes. Hugs, Wends x

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to hear what a bad time you have been going through Judith. My thoughts are with your family.

This card is so cute and pretty Judith. I always lose myself in my crafting.