Well I don't know about you but this week has flown by for me. It only seems like yesterday that I was thinking about what had to be done on the week off (No grandson this past week) and here we are again at another weekend.
Today I have created a bright summery card with some lovely retro K&Co Papers by Brenda Walton called Neopolitan. I have had them for a while and I just can't resist them when I need cheering up a bit or the weather is miserable, as it had been all day yesterday.
I used some Deep Toffee card for the base and added some sugar pink for matting using Spellbinders Labels One. Then I used a white inksentials pen to do the dotty background so the brown card wasn't so bare. I cut two matching papers with the largest Postage Stamp die for my background and then made a rosette with another, coordinating paper and topped it with one of my lovely pearl buttons from The Hobby House.
The butterfly was from a mixed Metal Embellishment pack at WOC and the American Crafts 'joyful' ribbon slider and the ribbon were acquired at Michaels in Florida, when I was on vacation about five years ago. I decorated the inside with the same papers and put a Spellbinders Labels One panel in the sugar pink card for writing on.
I hope you like it as much as I do. This really cheered me up and brought a little bit of sunshine into an awful miserable day yesterday (from both the funeral and the weather).
Just to let you know, the funeral went off really well. It was quite short, but really nice actually. They read some lovely, very moving poems, including the one sent to me by Christine Harrop (on the blog last week) and everyone enjoyed them I think. I feel alot better now. I think seeing my niece and saying farewell to the little one helped to give me some strength and some closure. Emma was so brave, scarily so in a way, but brave nonetheless. We still have no news on the autopsy, but have been told that it can takes weeks to get the coroners report. So we will not know the verdict of negligence for some time yet. I am still praying for a natural death for Emma's sake.
Well that will be the last of the updates now, I hope you will understand. I need to let everyone recover now and heal. My brother, his wife and family send their warmest thanks for all your wonderful words and prayers. They have been truly touched by your warmth. Thank you, again, from me too.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and best regards Linda xx