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.
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
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Challenges I'm Entering:
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.
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.