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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Two cards, and an explanation...

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.
Before I show you my cards for todays challenges, I think I need to explain something, My posts lately have been quite quick ones and they might become quite infrequent over the next few weeks.
 My brother was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour a few weeks ago. He has spent the last couple of weeks in hospital, and yesterday I brought him home. As he lives alone I will  be spending alot of my time helping to care for him over the next few weeks. I do hope that you will understand and forgive me for not keeping my blog upto date, but I fear that I may not have much time for crafting and family must come first.

Now on to the first of this weekends challenges....

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #86 Ribbon and Lace
our sponsor for this challenge is Fantastic Ribbons   
My card was made for one of the dinner ladies at my daughters school, who was giving up her job to have a baby. I had to make quite a large card to enable all the other dinner ladies and staff to sign it.
As you can see I used papers and images from a forever friends CD. I printed out a few various designs and sizes and decoupaged them to look like a group of bears.

I used a strip of of ribbon and lace across the card and finished off with some tiny buttons and button brads.
I do hope you will join in and dont forget to pop over and get some more inspiration from our very talented team.


Second challenge card today is for
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday  its a sketch challenge
Our sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish 
They very kindly gave the dt images to use, I chose this cute image Five little froggies.

I used papers from a papermania pad

 and printed the sentiment off the computer. I finished off with a strip of braid from stash.


Thanks for looking.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sue x

5 comments:

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, and you know I counted the frogs dont you?
I am so sorry to hear about your brother, how terribly sad, the poor man, and poor you to go through this with him. Take care of yourself too.Will send you loving thoughts and prayers, as I have been there.Do take care of yourself.
Luv CHRISSYxx

sandiblu said...

Don't know how you managed such wonderful cards under the circumstances Sue but ... you did it !!
Sorry to hear your news and, of course, understand totally that family comes first, as it did with me last year. Just remember one thing .... look after yourself as well 'cos we forget the carers and they are soooo important !!

Loads of hugs, Sandra xx

Lin said...

Two very different but very gorgeous cards.

I am so sorry to hear about your Brother and wish him all the very best. You have no need to apologise if your blog is not kept up to date at this very difficult time!

Hugs

Lin xx

Carole of Brum said...

2 fabulous cards, both look so great. Sorry to hear about your brother, blogs can take a back seat at times like this. Take care of yourself too, all the best. CoB

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Fantastic designs!

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