I don't very often talk about myself or family members on my blog as it really just for crafting. But yesterday morning my Mother-in-law passed away, very peacefully. She had been ill for the last seven months or so, but recently went into a care home as she was getting more stable. Unfortunately two weeks ago she went down with pneumonia, and last weekend the decision was made that there was nothing more the doctors could do for her, other than let nature take it's course. It's been a very trying two weeks for all of the family, but she is now no longer suffering. I feel I was very lucky as I have always got on with mother-in-law and thought of her as another mother, along with my own. She will be sorely missed by us all.
Now onto today's challenge over on the CD Sunday blog, and this week it's Christmas in July. The subject was chosen by Wendy, and a good reminder to us all that we really should be thinking of making those Christmas cards now ready in time for the big day. Tess is still with us as guest designer and along with the rest of the team has made a lovely sample to inspire you. Do pop over to the blog and take a look. For my card this week I've used Debbi Moore's Victorian Christmas, and an 8x8 card base. By coincidence I also made this card for a mother (seems quite appropriate somehow). I chose this lovey lady all in red, and decoupaged her. I used gold mirri card for matting and also the corners which were cut using a Marianne die. The flowers were Prima flowers, and i thought that the red matched the dress perfectly, I just added some leaves and gold mirri card candy to the centres and added a sentiment made using the PC. I do hope you can join us this week, it's great popping by to see what you've all made.
Thanks for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.