I would like today's post to be in memory of a lovely friend and crafter - Sandra / Dec O Cards, who sadly passed away last Saturday - i first met Sandra on a very cold Saturday morning in Blackpool waiting with her daughter Jen (Jenbob) outside a B&B waiting for the others to reappear from their early morning jaunt to a craft shop! (we were on a craft retreat), i was really nervous and apprehensive, as i had never been on anything like this before and i shouldn't have worried, as within a couple of minutes we were laughing and chatting and they both wanted to also meet Alan and Harrison too - to say i had the best time ever that weekend was an understatement, a couple of times after that Alan drove me from Yorkshire to Warrington so i could see Sandra, Jen and the others again for a crafty day.
When i was first starting out crafting and running challenges (usually PB ones) over on Docrafts - i always remember Sandra as a person i could rely on to take over a challenge from me, if i couldn't find anyone else and bless her she was always one of the first people to put their name down to enter the challenge too.
As you can imagine this has been a very difficult card to make - i also don't do sympathy cards (there is a reason and some of you know already), but i also remember Sandra loved her cat and PB's (i actually got into them on that craft retreat, as the lovely Evelyn bought a load for us all to stamp up !!), the papers are Bo Bunny - 'Isabella - (that the lovely Louise persuaded me to buy last Saturday at The Craft Barn and i'm so glad she did, as if you look closely on the roses paper is say's 'You Are Beautiful' and Sandra definetly was), the punched edge is MS - 'Cherish', Punched Flowers - 'EK Success', Cream Pearls - 'The Hobby House', Pink Pearls - 'Habico', Sentiment - PB.
Today's Card And Challenges :
Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Bingo' - i went for Punches, Free (Image), Ribbon
Cupcake Craft - where Challenge No: 237 is 'Raining Cats And Dogs'
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to Sketch No: 201
Penny Black At Allsorts - where the April Challenge is 'Blossoms & Bows'
The Ribbon Girls - where April's Challenge is 'Just Add Flowers'
Image - Penny Black - 'Merci Bouquet'
Sentiment - Penny Black - '.......smiling'
Papers - Bo Bunny - 'Isabella'
Punched Flowers - EK Success
Punched Edge - MS - 'Cherish'
Cream Pearls - The Hobby House
Pink Pearls - Habbico
Ribbon from stash
Thanks for looking and for any comments you would kindly like to leave are very much appreciated, Luv Sam x