Sunday, April 3, 2011

Two new challenges

Hi everyone,
Sorry I have been MIA lately. Some of you may know this, others not. My Dad was in the late stages of cancer and I have been spending as much time as I could with him. So no card making or blogging. Sadly he lost his battle last Thursday.  He will be missed terribly by many people. Yesterday I squeezed in some time to make two cards.
The first is for Hambo. I didn't play last week so I didn't get that awesome caterpillar image so I'm using another of their's. Still awesome. The challenge is to use Bright Green and Pink. I think those are cool color combination, so I had a lot of fun with this challenge.

The second is for D2D progressive challenge, Spotty Dotty Watering can. I love this image. I think I'm drawn to flowers, I just love coloring and creating with them. The sentiment is also a D2D one. If you haven't ever played in one of D2D challenges, I say go for it, NOW! Lots of cute images and you get a freebie each week you participate. Here is my card for this week;


Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

14 comments:

  1. Oh Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with you - having just lost my father to diabetes last year. I am so glad you had some time with him. Card-making was good therapy for me, and I am glad to see these sweet cards today. Thinking of you! (Look in your email for a little something!)

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  2. So sorry Shirley to hear of your sad loss. My dad is in the last stages too. I glad for you to have been able to spend as much time as possible with him. Pleased you've used your cardmaking as therapy, think many of us do the same. Will be thinking of you. Hugs lin

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Shirley!! It makes me feel better to think that making these cards was therapeutic for you. They're both so sweet. Big hugs!!

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  4. So sorry for your loss, Shirley. You are in my thoughts. Glad to see that you are unwinding by making some cards - beautiful ones at that! :-)

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  5. So sorry for your loss - fabulous cards! Beautiful job with the image! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear of you dad's passing. My heart goes out to you. I still miss my mom everyday and it's been 6 years. You are in my thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to play along with our Hambo Hoedown this week with your darling card :)

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  7. Love your cards. I am sorry for your loss, however and wanted to thank you for playing along with D2D!
    Emily

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  8. I too am sorry for the loss you experienced recently. I hope your memories of him will comfort you for many years to come! Your cards are very CUTE! You can enter your dotty watering can card in our SPOTTY DOTTY challenge at the Card-IDeas blog right now for a chance to win a Free digi of your choice too, if you'd like to link up that is =) Thanks for joining us at Delightful Inspiration's progressive challenge *Ü*

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad--praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Your cards are wonderful, and I love the way you colored the flowers! Thank you for joining us at Designed2Delight!

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  10. So sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my dear "poppa" to lung cancer a few years ago and there is not a day goes by that I don't think of him. He kept every single card I made him, so my card-making helped me get through the toughest part. Now, when I think of him, I smile and know that he is watching over me and still laughing at the silly cards I make!

    Thanks so much for sharing your "cool" creation with us this week...Hope to see you again next week!

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the papers and your coloring is fabulous!

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  12. HI Shirley! I was wondering why I didn't hear back from you...I'm so sorry...my deepest condolences...saying my prayers for you and your family {{{hugs}}}

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  13. Hi Shirley, I hope you find comfort in knowing that you gave your Dad the GREATEST gift anyone can give...yourself & your time. We all are praying for you & your family. I love your card! I have a thing about flowers too. Thank you for joining us this week @ Card Ideas. See you next week.

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  14. So very sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Your cards are lovely, thank you for joining us at Card Ideas. Hope to see you again!

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