Hi y’all, I have a long day.. partly blogging, partly spending half my day at the vet, sending my Meera, German Shepherd of 12.5 years to the vet for an eye and ear checked. We are trying to determine if Meera needs a cataract surgery, or at her old age, this may not be a good idea. We are scheduling to take her for further tests to determine her health condition. If she doesnt get it done, she will suffer pain at her eyes and go blind on one eye. :(. Meera has been with us for the last 12 years and 2 months. We got her from a local breeder, though her mummy is from Germany :). She is just a lovely gorgeous dog and I love her so very much..she has been my constant companion on all these years. She is a Gentle giant :).. muah Meera..
Back to my card.. I just had to participate when I saw this sketch at Sketches in Thyme. I love it! So here is my take on the sketch.
I had used .. .Waltzingmouse stamp for this, with the coordinating Nestie dies. The strip of patterned paper is from Webster Pages. The flowers is from a die cut – Sizzlit, and I had overlap it with felt flower and some tiny yellow roses. I do so love the crinckled ribbon.. I think they are really kinda cool.
I slept in late today.. it has been such a good rest after awhile. Feeling relax, hubby and I went out to a vegetarian (full.. not even eggs 🙂 ) restaurant. I had ordered a lovely garlic naan with palak paneer(ground spinach with cottage cheese.. oh yummy) and hubby ordered a more traditional dish.. yogurt rice. We are on a full vegetarian diet for a month as required by the Hindu rites with the passing of my father in law. It has rather unnerving for me, being vegetarian for the first time. I think I have even put on weight coz the need to replace meat with more carbo :(. I do welcome the flavourful vegetarian dishes however, I still find it a challenge to be a pure vegetarian (which include using only culinary that are specifically used for vege dishes only) and fussing over every ingredient on the package… to be something not really my style. However, out of respect to the ritual and rites to my late father in law, 30 days it is! 🙂
Today I share with you a really simple card, based loosely on day 273 of 365cards. I am still half asleep hehehe. I love the webster pages for Christmas. I have done no stamping whatsoever.. just the basic cut and paste and a little inking, and stitching. Oh yeah love the MS snowflakes punch. But I so Love the Santa on the hot air! The sentiment is really light and hard to capture.. but I do so love this sentiment! and how true it is!
Hi y’all, I am a little behind on this card, but kept thinking about the fabulous sketch and work by the DT over at 365cards. They are having vintage blog hop challenge week.
A very quick post, coz I will be going over to the family home for prayers for my father in law who had recently passed on. Its 16 days continuous prayers, and the 16th day is this Sat and it will be rather elaborate event with Hindu rituals and prayers.
Back to the card, I love the finishing of this card (finally :p).. coz I had used a lot of my favourites.. the doily, distressing, holly colour in, vintage doily by Martha Stewart, and check out the new lace that I had gotten. I just love the lace.
Okie dearies.. thanks for dropping by. Till then. take care! hugs..
Just wanna say thanks for all your condolence wishes. I will share more in my next post. I am just feeling exhausted at the moment.
This is a quickie post for Sew Many Cards Challenges (SMC) using turkey image and punches. Yeap, thats this week challenge. So do hop over and see all the fun projects by other DT members. Join us for this challenge.
Hi peeps, I just wanna say thank you for all lovely support and wishes received. Things at home are still a little stressed and tired as we prepare to receive the remains of my late father in law. We have been doing a lot preparation, running around and waiting.
I felt the need to craft. I find crafting as a form of release in moments of stress, it just calms me down and allow me to express my inner feelings. I have seen wonderful sketches this week, and I was wanting to play but somehow not in the mood of creating anything cheerful. I saw this gorgeous sketch Cardabilities Sketch 15 and I remembered the beautiful and meaningful Skipping Stones set of Healing Wings and Dandelion Wishes that I had, and decided to take out these and get on with it.
I love the beautiful sayings of this sentiment stamp. So meaningful and close to heart.
Thanks for dropping by and all condolences received. A heartfelt thank you. Celebrate the gift of Life! hugs to all 🙂
My father in law, Krishna, passed away peacefully on Friday late night, after struggling for a few weeks in ICU in a Medical Center in India. He was 92. He has lived the last twenty over years in India.
The above card I made this morning, from me and hubby dedicated to him in his memory. My hubby wrote this :
This day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed, we shall never forget,
For those loved, don’t go away, they walk beside us every day,
unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed and very dear.
For my dad, father and friend… may his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Thanks for dropping by.
This card is inspired by 365days Day 258, Tone on Tone, Card Positioning Systems Card Sketch 193