well it has been a few months since i have blogged (before christmas!!) ..but as you can imagine .. LIFE gets in the way .. well, here is a card i made for the challenge over on .....
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2#86
I made this card for my ANGEL fund raising facebook page , where i am still selling crafty items for funds for my brother on his long road to recovery from his life changing accident in May 2014 , over in California , USA.. and in the last months there have been joy, some successs and triumphs , ... also frustration , set backs , heartache..and lots and lots of tears ..tears of joy and tears for the brother i knew so well, slipping away .. we are blessed that he is still enjoying his wife and children, when they visit him at his care home .....
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE #343/343~ ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS
(LINKS ON MY SIDE BAR)
used craftwork papers, flower diecuts and card candy, art impressions girlfriend stamp, coloured with promarkers and paper , nestabilities square dies, sizzix swirls and flower dies, ribbons from stash.
for this Christmas card i have used the sketch (on side) over on :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2#77
CRAFTY HAZELNUT`S CHRISTMAS#259 ~ ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS IT CHRISTMAS
I LOVE PROMARKERS #298 ~ANYTHING GOES
GLITTER N SPARKLE CH B #167 ~TRADITIONAL OR NON TRADITIONAL COLOURS
(LINKS ON MY SIDE BAR)
used dovecraft paper and ribbon, image by mo manning, coloured with promarkers, nestabilities oval dies, memory box corner die, spellbinders snowflake dies, elzybells word stamp, dovecraft gems, finished with lots stickles glitter.
for this christmas card made for a friend , i have used the sketch over on:~
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2 #71
CREATIVE KNOCKOUTS ~ FESTIVE FUN#117
WINTER WONDERLAND ~ SPARKLE AND BLING(loads of sparkle and bling in this card)
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES C4C314 ~USE SQUARE CARD / SQUARE ITEMS(square card and squares used on card)
CRAFTY HAZELNUT`S CHRISTMAS#257 ~USE DIE CUTS OR PUNCHES (used loads of die cuts)
(LINKS TO CHALLENGES ON MY SIDE BAR)
for this card i used my minds eye glittered paper, saturated canary image , coloured with specrum noirs and promarkers, nestabilities circle dies, sizzix swirl corner die, creative exprssions pointsettia dies, marianne holly dies, docrafts ribbon, finished with stickles glitter.
NOW ONTO AMERICA ... AND THANKS GIVING .... my dear brother made it out of his carehome .......and home to his wife Allisons parents for a few hours.. apart from care homes and hospitals this is the first time my brother has been out for 18 months .....
above is my brother`s FIL getting him into a hired van..and below a hand made ramp up to their home .. looked on by Allisons mum and ofcause my dear little niece.... happy to see her dad!!
..and surprise , surprise some of my brothers friends popped by to chat .. so lovely to see photos of him out of his wheelchair/chairbed and into a "proper chair"
for todays creation~ a calendar easel card, i have used the sketch over on ~
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2~ 73
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~ ANYTHING GOES (CHRISTMAS GIFT)
used lots of nestabilities and sizzix dies, papermania brads, card candy and lots from my crafty stash!.. and a shop bought calendar and post it note pad
..... and what a difference a few weeks make .. my brother has had to have surgery twice around his heart , for a blockage which seems to have cause swelling to his face and arm/hand ..and meant he couldn`t have dialysis for a few days too..so as you can guess he has been very poorly ..but this weekend i have this amazing photo to share ..him sat up (yep not lying down) and he had used a pencil and written something , that i feel is very clear ..using his left hand .. as he cannot use his right after the accident
for todays card (is an order for someone who wanted a "SISTER" card),
i have used the sketch over on :~
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #72
MY TIME TO CRAFT #307 ~ INSPIRED BY BEATLES SONG ... " I SAW HER STANDING THERE .."
(i had to use this challege as my brother loves the Beatles ..and all American friends seem to have heard about THE BEATLES!!)
have used papermania paper, nestabilities square dies, various flower dies, card candy brads from my stash .
talking of SISTERS ... below is a photo of my sister-in-law , my nephew and niece, taken a few weeks ago....
..and below my BROTHER ..with my niece (visitng her dad in his care home) ..how life has changed for us all over the last year and a half .. many of you who follow my blog or on my fund raising facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Handmade-angels-love-and-support- will know about my brothers life changing accident in May 2014..and that i have been busy creating jewellery etc to raise money for therapy for him..he lives in America and nothing is free out there .... and i feel i am doing something for him ..while i live so far away here in England.
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