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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Coloured Butterfly

Good morning everyone.  Firstly I would like to apologise for not being around to comment on blogs or participate in the last challenge, my card was made but I never got to post it.

On May 19th the night of the Royal Wedding my very fit and healthy brother who had just retired in April aged 65 was in his home with his partner and said he didn't feel the best and went to bed.  Within half an hour he had, had a massive heart attack and was admitted to hospital.  He was put into an induced coma in the critical care unit of Auckland Hospital.  My sister flew in from Australia and we sat with him most days for a few hours at a time just talking trying not to get in the medical staff's way and also giving his partner a break.  On the 27th May, he had gone downhill and there was nothing else they could do for him.

On Monday the 28th at 3pm his machines that were keeping him alive were turned off and he was surrounded by his family and friends.  We had a lovely funeral with friends and family celebrating his life and hearing about stories he got up to with my brother when they were young.  He was far too young to leave us, but they say the good die young.
 RIP Brent.

Now I'm back to creating cards and family life, the day before my brothers funeral it was my son's school ball, it was a Millennial Maskerade Ball.  I made the masks for both my son and his partner it was great creating them it took my mind off other things that were happening.  Annaliese looked stunning and Ryan looked very handsome, they both had a great night.

Ryan and Annaliese at the St Paul's Collegiate Ball 2018

Here's another look at my card.

This fortnights Sketch #138

This fortnight our sponsor is
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the illustrator and owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Our lucky winner this fortnight will receive 
Prize:   £10 voucher to

spend on DigiStamp Boutique online store.  

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 created using 
DigiStamp Boutique images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Lilic Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Scraps from other cards all from Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Sentiment: From Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
 (There are 4 Sentiments with the set).

6. Tools Used.

7. Embellishments:
Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

8. Dies Used.

9. Inside and the back of the card. 

Take care everyone have a great fortnight and enjoy your crafting and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
Don't forget to enjoy life and embrace every opportunity you're given as life is far to short sometimes.


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge good luck Ginny DT for
CCC Digi Creations
My Blog As I do Rodos

tilly said...

such sad news, your card is so pretty and so are the masks you made, thanks for sharing at crafty catz and hope to see you again

Ribbon Girl said...

Kathie I was so sad when reading about your brother. I know what it's like to spend every moment you can in the critical care department, my dear husband died a few years ago in similar circumstances at 65years of age. I wish you all the peace of God as you carry on with your lives. Thank you for joining in with our challenge here at The Ribbon Girl, and best of luck with your lovely butterfly card. Best wishes, Mary xx www.ribbongirl.co.uk

Jac Curran said...

This is a beautiful card, the image is wonderful and I love your colour choices, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

Terri Winske said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's very hard to lose someone you love so much. May God grant you comfort and peace. Your butterfly card is beautiful with lovely colors. So glad you shared it with us at PIP Challenges.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is stunning. Love the purple and the butterfly. So sorry about your brother and the tragic surprise loss that you went through. Your son is handsome and they are a gorgeous couple.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Kathie, I just love your butterfly card and the dies you have used. It is just beautiful. I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing but happy you were able to be their for support and for the funeral. Love and prayers for you family. You son has gown so much...what a handsome guy and beautiful date. I love the masks that you created. So are amazing!

crafty said...

Sorry to here about your brother. May God be with you and all your family at this sad time and help you remember all the good times.
I love your pretty butterfly card and thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Shylaa Shree said...

Sorry for the sad news dear. May his soul rest in peace and the mask you made for your son is adorable and a beautiful pair.
Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

Loose Stitches said...

So very sorry for your loss. Wonderful photos of your family. Beautiful creations of your card and masks! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Paper Nest Dolls! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful butterfly and card; love the masks you created, too! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

And, so sorry to read of your loss.

Furrbster said...

So very sorry to hear about your loss! It must have been a terrible shock. It is lovely that you had something happy to fill your time with as well though - those masks look lovely and I am sure creating them was a welcomed distraction.

Your card is really lovely,

Thanks for submitting it for our challenge over at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

anne said...

Kathie, your card is so beautiful, love the colours and image. I was so sorry to read of your loss, I had hoped for better news. Our thoughts are with you. The masks you made for Ryan and Annaliese are stunning and what a lovely couple they make.
Anne xxx

Sandy How said...

Wonderful card, love the butterfly. Sorry to hear of your loss Kathie. Sorry am late commenting and thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.
Hugs, Sandy