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As 2012 comes to an end it seems an appropriate time to blog this card which was made to support Hazel, a much loved team mate at OSAAT who lost her husband. We all clubbed together to make cards which our Leader Choccy made into a condolence book for her. It was a marvellous thing to do and when she needed us we demonstrated that she is part of our family and that we care.
I used a digi image from Stitchy Stamps called Sympathy which has a very graphic cross on the background which immediately inspired me to create a layered card. I cut the base of the cross out in cardstock, the second layer in gold card and the 3rd layer in damask paper.
The dove is in 2 layers, the 1st is to show the back wing and then the final layer is the ‘front’ of the bird. I used the paper and card on the backing panel to match the cross. The image below shows the decoupage layering at a different angle
Probably one of my most sedate and sophisticated cards for a very classy lady. I do hope that 2013 will bring you peace and happiness Hazel J
It is quite befitting that I blog this today as yesterday we met the Bishop who will be presiding over the ceremony for Uncle Roy’s Funeral. We were making arrangements with him and discussing the order of service. I have never been involved to this extent with a funeral and it is a very sobering thing to have to do. I am going to be putting together the booklet for the service and will do the catering, the funeral will be on Friday 11th January so I’ve got a little while to get it all sorted out.
The good thing that has come out of his death is that it really makes you take our own life in hand. Makes you re-assess how you want to live your life. It makes me want to life my life to the full and enjoy every moment. The financial mess he has left us to sort out has also given me the impetus to sort out a will and put my final wishes somewhere accessible. I have come to realise that not doing so is incredibly selfish and until now I had never really given a thought to my own mortality, I mean no-one really wants to thinks about the day we will leave this mortal coil do they?
All I will say is that as we use more and more technology, more of our lives become tied up in computers. As Uncle Roy was disabled almost all his dealings were by computer and he didn’t give anyone his password………….. My tech genius husband was able to run program that cracked his password in only a very scary 89 seconds!!! It was an obscure word too so let that be 2 lessons to you. Please make sure your loved one has access to your password for when the time comes and also make sure it is secure so it is harder to hack.
Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Sentiment – Computer Generated
Paper – Capsule Collection by Papermania
Tools – Scissors, 3d foam,
Techniques – Decoupage
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-
- ATC’s & Cards With Attitude
- Creative Inspirations Paint – Anything Goes
- Creative Moments - #7 Embossing/Anything Goes
- Digital Tuesday – #191 Layers
- Fat Pages & Cards With AttitudeAnything Goes
- Hiding In My Craftroom - #78 Freestyle
- Hotshot Crafts - #14 Clean & Simple
- My Heart Pieces – Anything Goes
- Order of the Opus Gluei - #147 Free For All
- Outlawz Saturday PAM – PAM122912 Silver Gold or Sparkly
- Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
- Stamp n Doodle – Anything Goes
- Tuesday Morning Sketches - #178 Anything Goes (something different used a digi without colouring it in)