Sunday, 6 March 2011

CR84FN18 ...

.... our colours this week are so warm and pretty - and the inspiration photos are truly lovely. 



The pictures are by Adam from embrace life photography - I spent quite a while looking at the stunning photos on his website.  Weddings, portraits, engagement pictures - just fab!  And the dresses - mmmm!!  It's well worth a visit.

Now this is one of the hardest cards I've ever made - but also one of the most special and, strangely, happy cards.  I told you yesterday that my sister died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday night, so my card for CR84FN18 is the one I made in memory of her for my brother-in-law.  Tracey was always so happy and friendly and these colours made me think of her.




The photo of Tracey was taken at my wedding in 2001 - she looks so beautiful - with bright reddish orange hair!!  I've no idea what her real colour was!  I found the backing paper in my stash and it was perfect.  I've kept the card quite clean and simple.  The sentiments were computer generated, one cut out with my Spellbinders die and inked to match the beaded circle, the Loving Memory sentiment was simply cut out and then I made the border with one of my Martha Stewart dies.  I added some pretty flowers as the final touch.  I found a wonderful verse on the Internet and added that to the inside with a message for my brother-in-law.    I gave him the card on Friday - he loves it and was so pleased.  Still hard to believe that someone so young has gone. 

Spellbinders:  Fancy Tags (S4-235), Beaded Circles (S4-292) die #4, Large Classic Circles die #5
Inks:  Distress - Mustard Seed
Accessories:  Backing paper - Papermania; Card from stash; Sentiments computer generated;  Woodware flower punches

For more inspiration using these wonderful colours do check out the Design team's blogs - they have some wonderful cards to share with you.


Finally, before I go - we have a new Guest Designer for the month of March - Deb Hickman - do check out her blog. 

That's all for today - do drop by tomorrow - I hope to have a card to share with you.  Take care - tell your family you love them!!


26 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Deborah. Such a sweet way to remember and honor your sister. I am sure he will love this. :)
Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister Deb! This card is so pretty. Surely your brother-in-law will treasure this wonderful keepsake.

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Deb, this is such a loving tribute to your dear sweet sister. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure your brother-in-law will cherish this forever!

Pauline said...

A beautiful tribute for your sister Deborah, so sorry for your loss and my condolences go to you and your family. xxx

Meredith said...

Deb, what a beautiful tribute to your sister, and what a wonderful gesture for your brother in law. When there is so much heart in a project, it is always so special. I am sure this will be treasured.

Stella said...

Deb this is such a lovely tributrto your sister and your btoher in law will love it. Gorgeous. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care. X

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister. So sorry and hugs to you and your family.

Deb Hickman said...

So sorry for your loss but what a wonderful tribute, your card is beautiful and something your brother-in-law will treasure.
Thank you for the warm welcome.xxxx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Deb, my heart aches for your loss. Your project must have been a very difficult one to create, but you pushed on a created a very loving acknowledgement of the person she was and how much she will be missed. Hugs to you, sweetie.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

What a lovely tribute. I am glad that you brought you some moments of happiness as you remembered your sister with joy!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely tribute to your sister, Deb. I can imagine the emotions you felt while creating this. Your brother-in-law will no doubt treasure this.. my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time.

Lisa Somerville said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister, you've created a wonderful card in her memory for your BIL to cherish. May you find comfort at this difficult time.

lynn said...

beautiful tribute---so sorry for your loss, deborah.

Paula said...

A stunning & very personal tribute. You've been in my thoughts & will continue to be so. With very much love - Paula (PEP)

Sharon said...

Stunning! This is such a fitting tribute to your sister Debs. It will surely be something your brother-in-law treasures. So glad that you found comfort in making it. Still holding you all dear to my heart, in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, a very beautiful tribute to your sister. Thinking of you.

Donna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a wonderful tribute to your sister, your brother in law will treasure it, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, a beautiful photograph and a wonderful tribute to your sister.
Jackie xx

GinaA said...

Hi Deborah,
So Sorry to hear about your Sister, the card is something to treasure, bringing back happy memories for you all. At times like this, words cannot say the things we’d like them to, and I would just like you to know that my thoughts are there with you.
GinaA
x xx

Mirna said...

So sorry for your loss, Deborah! This card is an amazing tribute to your sister! I'm sure she is loving it in heaven!

Chrysalis said...

Hi Deborah - I was so sorry to get back from a weekend away, to read your sad news. I will be praying for you all, especially your BIL. Sometimes there are just no words to say, but I'm sure he will treasure your card. With love and best wishes, Chris x

Andrea M said...

Deb - I am so very sorry for your loss.... Mere words just don't seem to be enough at times like this. I can't even imagine what you and your family must be going through :( You are all in my thoughts!!!
What a beautiful tribute to your sister - something to treasure always! As hard as it must have been to put this together, I hope it was also therapeutic. Absolutely beautiful Deb!!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

You've created something really beautiful here that I'm sure will be kept and treasured. This must be such a hard time for you and I hope you found comfort in making this card and, I'm sure, thinking about Tracey as you did so. Take care Deborah, Vicky x

Angelica said...

So sorry for your loss, what a beautiful tribute to your sister, I'm sure this card will be treasured for ever.

Ginny said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You made a beautiful card in your sister's honor. I'm sure your BIL will be touched to receive it. My heart goes out to you and I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Elise said...

THIS was such a beautiful way to celebrate your lovely sister! YOUR BIL must ABSOLUTELY treasure this! AGAIN, I'm so sorry to learn that your family is dealing with this unfair, unexpected loss. I hope that paper craft and your lovely blog sisters bring you much comfort. My prayers are with you! xoxo!

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