Thursday, 17 June 2010

Feeling my age!!

Firstly can I apologise for not posting regularly. I have many health problems which mount up at times and generally floor me for a while. Hopefully those who have chosen to follow my blog will have compassion and understanding- thank you for this. As I have previously mentioned, I appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog and all the comments are very welcome and help build up my confidence to try different things.

Todays card is for my daughter, Ruth. Her birthday is on Monday- the longest day. I always say that I was very well aware it was the 'longest day' when I was lying in the maternity hospital- I thought the day was never going to end LOL!! That was nearly 24 years ago and it honestly feels a lot less. So much has happened in those 24 years, much of which I can't remember, yet I can distinctly remember giving birth to her. I thank God every day for my children, Ruth and my elder son, David.

When Phindy released this digital image, I knew I had to buy it, as it brought back memories of my daughter when she was about 4 or 5 years old and she came shuffling out to the garage where we were at the time. When I looked down she had her dad's old work boots on her feet, with untied laces dangling- what a sight! We actually have it captured on video, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of her as I would have liked to show you just how alike this image is of her.

Items used;
Phindy- 'Big boots girl' digital image
8"x8" square white scalloped edge card- Craftwork cards
Hot pink & lime green card- Hunkydory
Circular flower die cut, flourishes and ribbon border- Marianne creatables
Hot pink ribbon- old stash
Coloured using promarkers
Layout using Card patterns sketch 68
Happy birthday sentiment- Craftwork cards

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1) Bee crafty challenge 31- Bloomin marvellous
2) Card patterns sketch 68
3) Donna's den of Crafts- This is the 1st challenge... Happy Birthday theme
4) Paperplay week 24- Something old (My ribbon- it's so old and part of a kit I bought about 4 yrs ago!!)
5) Phindy's Friday challenge number 9- One for the girls

Hope you all have a great weekend and that the weather stays nice here in the UK.
Trish x


  1. Trish, this card is so gorgeous and the story behind it makes it that much more special. Ruth is one lucky girl to have you for a Mother. Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Thanks for joining us over at Donna's Den of Crafts. wonderful card, Trish. Good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  3. Wow what an amazing card!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place challenge.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  4. Wow! Great colour choice Trish! Your daughter will love it! Thank you for joining us at Donna's Den XX

  5. I know all about health challenges getting in your crafting way. Stunning card!

  6. That looks fab I love the image, thanks for joining us at Donna's Den & good luck.
    Jenny x

  7. Gorgeous card, Trish. I'm sure Ruth will love it! Believe it or not but I was going to email you if you hadn't posted by tonight. Hope you're feeling a bit better now. Big hugs xx

  8. What lovely vibrant colours, sounds like it's the perfect birthday card for your daughter, Many Happy Returns to Ruth for Monday!

    Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place Challenge

  9. Such a sweet card Trish, I know Ruth will adore it. Beautifully coloured image,lovely bright papers, and I must get me some of those dies! Great layout too.
    Hope you are feeling better, I'll be in touch over the weekend.
    Take care Trish
    Love Elaine xx

  10. Gorgeous card Trish, love the colours :) Sorry you've not been feeling so good - hope you're ok now.

    Thanks for joining us for the first challenge at Donna's Den & good luck!


  11. Absolutely beautiful, wonderful colouring and gorgeous balance of embellies, love the swirls!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Phindy's!

  12. I love your image. I think that is one of Mo's. Your color combo is really different and I like it. Thanks for playing along with us at Donna's Den of Crafts. Good luck on the challenge.

  13. This is such a sweet image and sounds like it is just perfect for your daughter. This is the first time I have found your blog and I love it :D
    Thank you for joining us at our first ever Donna's Den challenge and good luck.


    Amy xx