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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Keeping it in the family

Hello folks, hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Its so nice to see some sunshine. Today is a sad day for me and my family, as its a whole year since my Dad passed away from cancer. I still can't believe that a year has passed by so quickly and I'd like to thank all my friends and family for their ongoing support - you're all wonderful!

With this in mind I was pleased to see a "card for a man or boy challenge" over at Allsorts this week....this card is for my Dad...

This cheeky little chappie reminds me of my Dad quite a bit....althought the image has a lot more hair than Dad had!! Dad was a complete handy man....complete with lots of tools! There wasn't anything he wouldn't try and fix himself!

I've spent this morning with my mum and my sister and her hubby at Wisley Gardens, a beautiful place that we visited with Dad when he was well. We wandered around the gardens and bought lots of plants between us.

After this I've had some time to myself, so I did what makes me happiest....I baked some cupcakes and made some cards!! Here is my next card...

I'm pleased with how this card turned out, the LOVT image is really cute and these papers are lovely new ones that I got free with a magazine. I've added a punched flower and a little glitter. I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:

DYSU - use a flower
Lili's Little Fairies - your favourite craft tool (my flower punch)

Finally I've made a card for the medals and monarchs challenge over at Sir Stampalot this month....

I haven't got any olympic or jubliee inspired craft items in my I decided to go with the colours of the Union, white and blue.....these are  colours we're going to see a lot of this summer!! I also decided to add a cup of tea.....after all...what can be more British than a cup of tea??

Pop by all the blogs mentioned to see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created for us this week!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Tracey T said...

You've been a busy lass! Love the cards you've made, but where's the photo of the CAKES!!! The closest I get to a cake at the moment is seeing what you've been baking! Thinking of you today and sending a big hug - your dad will be watching over you, love, and I bet he's so proud. xxx

Kim said...

Great cards, always a good way to keep your mind occupied. Sorry you lost your dad so young, but happy that you can recall the good memories!

brenda said...

Hello Rachel, you really have been busy.

Know how you must be feeling, it was two years Christmas since I lost my Dad and you can't help but remember, but crafting does help occupy the mind.

Your tea cup card is just perfect for our theme, it would also fit the theme at Penny Black and More where stamplaot sponsor a prize.

Thanks so much for joining our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot this month.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous thank you so much for joining us for our I love you Mom! challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautifully creative.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

princesskitten said...

Super cards - lovely

kitten - DYSU team

pinky said...

Its just perfect for our challenge.Love the card you made for your Dad. I make atc's to remind me of my late Mum too. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Elaine said...

Hi Rachel thank you for your lovely comments on my cards.
Your cards are fabulous, I love the mum and dad ones best,what fantastic work, well done .

Hugs Elaine

Linny said...

I love the image you have used on your card, for this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter. thanks for joining in. Linda x

Tracy said...

Ahhhh a lovely cup of tea, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Ruth said...

A lovely card for our Medals and Monarchs theme at Sir Stampalot.
I love the others,too and can understand how you miss your dad...

Ruth :)