It is two years to the day since I lost my beloved Peter. I was thinking last night about the last time I saw him, and how much I wish I had known it was going to be the last time, how much I wish I had said and how much I wish I had been by his side. His dear mum, bless her, does not have to mark this date as she passed away recently and my heart's wish is that she is now with Peter and they are a comfort to each other. God bless you Betty.
Two years. It is no time at all and yet it is the longest time of all.
A caterpillar does not cease to be when it becomes a butterfly, and Peter, I know, has not ceased to be.
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Here is another card I have enjoyed making. The star is really prominent as it is on several layers of card with foam pads between. I like that dove and the star are hiding the little nativity scene - like the old style advent calendars always used to have a nativity scene for the 25th December.
Here are some of my recent makes. Most of them have gone to a charity sale, except the birthday card which was for my good friend Sarah, and the two snowman ATCs which are for the CB swap. I have been lucky enough to be given a CraftRobo as an early Christmas pressie and have enjoyed playing around with it. The Let it Snow and Peace on Earth cards were made with templates I bought from Tina at www.forevermemoriesforyou.co.uk and from Debbie at www.cardmakingheaven.co.uk Hope you like my latest efforts.
Have just re-read yesterday's post where I was saying I couldn't wait for the weekend to come so I could play with the cute companions set, and now I am sitting here thinking it just goes to show you should be careful what you wish for! because I got to play with the cute little creatures much earlier than expected thanks to having such an awful day at work that it led to me walking out. Well, that is a problem for another day. In the meantime, here is the 2nd card from the cute companions set. I stamped the mice and some of the baubles and tried my hand at watercolouring them - could do with a bit more practice but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
A wonderful parcel of goodies arrived today, including the gorgeous Country Companions Christmas cd and stamps. This is the first card I made from them. The scene is decoupaged, and I have added glitter flocking powder to the snowy areas and the tops of the lettering. Can't wait for the weekend when I can have a proper play with them all!
My reward for having a bit of tidy up in my craft room was to make these two quick cards tonight. The lady with a fan is made from wrapping paper. I just cut her out several times and decoupaged the various layers.
The little Christmas card was just to try out some new pens. I love the metallic green, and the lighter colour is the same pen but watered down and colour washed. Along the base is some glitter flock for snow tho’ it doesn’t show up in the picture so much but I like the sparkly effect like frosty snow.
This is a card I made for a swap on the CB forum. It took me far longer than it ought to have (partly because I took it apart twice and partly because I couldn't find just the stamp I wanted for the leafy background - until today that it) but I kinda like the end result.
I am so sad this evening. I miss my beloved Peter so very much and for some reason it is hitting me hard today. I have put a ticker on here for him and it is showing 20 months now, but it doesn't seem to get any easier. Not really. I can distract myself for a time, but it is always there - in the background of my mind, and in the ache of my heart.
Wanna make me happy? Give me card, ribbons, gems, dies and papers galore; then follow up with beads, findings, more beads, wires and - oh yes, more beads. I confess, I am a crafter, and one who is utterly addicted to all things home made. I’ve even been known to try my hand at cross stitch and machine sewing. When I’m not crafting, I love reading – mostly novels and mostly fantasy. I also garden, and this year am growing my own for the first time. Honestly, watching the tender little plants (some of which I raised from seeds) is like tending to babies. I love them! Above and beyond all the foregoing passions is my love for Twinkle. Now, you may think Twinkle looks like a cat – and truth be told she does often behave like one, but I know she is my little soulmate and the most precious little being in the world.