Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A tragedy and a sympathy card

Yesterday a terrific teacher and mentor of mine passed away from breast cancer.

Her name was Lindsey Dyer and she was the co-Director of the Chorus I sing in, A Cappella West.

She was full of life, joyful and enthusiasm, especially for the craft of barbershop and educating others in it.

I took this sneaky shot of Lindsey with the gold cup before the 2018 competition. We went on to win that cup, in large part because of her. 

This is a photo of me with Lindsey and Gail. Lindsey also knew how to have a lot of fun.

We are all very sad she has gone. She will leave a big hole where she once was.

I've made a card for our Chorus to all sign. There are 95 of us so it had to be a big card.  It's 4 pages altogether.

Our current Chorus costume was orange and purple, some of Lindsey's favourite colours as it happens, so it was a no brainer what colours I would use. I also added green and white as accents.  This card took me 4 hours to make, longer than any other card I've ever made, but this one was very special.

I hope you like it. Here are some pics.

 This is the front.

 I added 6 different types of beads as a feature.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Blue thank you cards

Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me.

October's Unstampabelles' challenge is up and ready to view. Remember that the DT examples are given each Monday. I'm usually in the first week.

This one is nice and easy so why not join in.

94: October - Well, Thank You TWIST  Brilliant in Blue
Make a thank you card and make it blue.

I've made two.

Have a great day, I plan to.

Dale x

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It's all about love - and frames

A new month, a new challenge at ARTastic.

Image may contain: plant and outdoor
Grace Cossington Smith with The Window

Criteria - use frames

Here is my take on the challenge.

I wanted to use the colours in the painting.
I've matted both photos, which creates a frame.
Then I've added two sweet wooden frames with the first initial of each of my boys' name inside it in a heart bubble sticker.

Get busy.

Dale x

Hello To You card with crocheted button flower

I love October. It's my birthday month.

Have a gander at the October challenge at Archiscraps.

You have to use distressing on your project.

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I chose to make a card this month.
I've got two torn papers on my card.

I also made a really cute crocheted button flower.  The yellow ribbon "stem" is distressed at the bottom.

What will you make?

Dale x