Thursday, April 12, 2012

A bit of Sunshine


I didn't think I would have a card for today wasn't feeling crafty after the meetings I've had this week but I felt better in the evenings and since the sketch on Totally Gorjuss was a nice simple one, with the help of Tilda who is also quick to layer the card came together quite quickly.
Yes I know its that Sizzix embossing folder again but  I couldn't help it and with a few bits of First Edition Boho Chic the card was made. I didn't think it needed flowers, it would've been a bit too much and especially with the flowers embossed in the oval which was dotted with a sakura soufflĂ© pen.
Without going into too much detail but its been decided that my Mum needs 24 hour care because of the non responsive epidsodes, we are just waiting for some new tablets to see if they work which is doubtful. Then forms will be sent to confirm funding and it will be a case of waiting for a bed.
So you understand things are a bit stressful especially splitting up a married couple of over 50 yrs and convincing them that this is for the best.

50 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card and I love that sizzix embossing fold....cute Tilda image.
Hope you get mum sorted out soon, know how you feel as we had the same problem with my MIL..it really is heartbreaking.

Anne

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Debby.xxx

Renata Elenbaas said...

This is gorgeous again Debby! Love that embossing folder, want it, want it! Hihi.

Hugs,
Renata

Melodie said...

A magical card. The background is a dream.
Hugs
Melodie

Daniele said...

that sizzix folder is a must have, it looks gorgeous as the background and really makes the image pop
hugs

susiestacey said...

Hi Debby, must be very difficult having to make these decisions. Hope you feel better now it is sorted. Lovely card and the background folder is very effective x Susan x

Irene said...

A gorgeous card Debby, I love the embossing folder.
luv
irene
xxxx

carrie-lee said...

A stunning card Debby just love the embossed backing with little gems xxx

agapanthus said...

Keep your chin up Debby, this has just happened with my grandparents and its not easy. Look after yourself and hope you can keep crafting to take your mind off things a bit.
Best wishes Karen x PS - Love that Sizzix embossing folder - saves doing it all on the scoreboard!

Helen said...

What a lovely card. Good luck with your mum & dad. It is always difficult to make these kind of decisions.

Squirrel x said...

Beautiful card sweetie, little Tilda looks amazing, and no, it didn't need any extra flowers, so good call. Part of my work is concerned with elderly client care so if you just need to offload please feel free to email me hun. Hugs Sxx

Beryl said...

Hi Debby - Just realised why (I thought) you weren't posting much lately. I'd lost you in my readers list. All fixed now. Sorry you've got family problems - I'm off out shortly but I'll cme back later and have a good catch up as well as getting some well needed inspiration.
Have a good day.
Beryl xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Alice said...

what a cute card! lovely colors and pretty embossed background!
Alice

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous .. i love that embossing folder and the beautiful sunny colours .They really pop.
Sorry to hear about your Mum- it is heartbreaking.
Lisa x

She said...

Gorgeous card Debby. Take care...it's an awful situation as I unfortunately know too well after having to place dad in a home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love S x

Viv's Visuals said...

Am not a fan of Tilda as you may know (LOL!), but this is a lovely 'sunshiney' card Debby! And am afraid I have just had a quick internet search for this folder cos it's lovely... you pest!!! LOL
Such a difficult decision for you all with your Mum, and things are doubly difficult when a couple has been together for such a long time but I hope it's not too long before you get your Mum settled. x

Trudy said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
Hugs Trudy

chanya13 said...

Lovely card, very sunny and spring. I also love magnolias satamp. Hugs chanya13

Louise said...

Hi Debby loving your pretty card and cheerful colours.
Hugs louise xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Debby, I love the embossed background and fab image.
What a dreadfully sad situation for you and your parents, my thoughts are with you.
Pauline
x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Debby, this folder is one of the loveliest I have used too. Love the Tilda and lovely colours. It's a heartbreaking time for you, take care. Carolxx

heidy said...

Ah your card is gorgeous Debby and thinking of you!
Big hugs Heidy

Bernice said...

A very cute card Debby. So sorry about your Mum. These things are so difficult.

Lorraine said...

Hi Debby, you must be stresses up to the eyeballs! What a horrible situation for you, hope you get your mum sorted.
By the way - your card is gorgeous, it really has a sunshine feel!
Take care
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Beautiful card,very very very beautiful! I start to write in English for you in my blog,thanks for your visit and for becoming my follower.
Hugs,
Sonia.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Debby, I like the embossing, the colours and of course the sweet tilda.
Kevin xx

Marian said...

Ziet er heel mooi uit en wat een mooie embossingsmal gebruik je
Groetjes Marian

Marian said...

Ziet er heel mooi uit en wat een mooie embossingsmal gebruik je
Groetjes Marian

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very lovely and sunny tilda,your card is so beautifully designed and so cheerful,love it.
janex

Aud said...

Another lovely card Debby loving the colours and such a sweet image. Aud x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Debby,
lovely card and the embossed background looks fabulous!

Sorry to hear those news, it's stressful to care parents, I do mine too;-))m

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful card Debby!! The gems were a perfect touch :)
Hugz of happiness

sallysbitz said...

Such a pretty card. Love all the embossing, looks very effective x

Sorry to hear about your Mum, hope it's all sorted soon.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Nannieflash said...

Oh Debby your card is stuning, I love the simplicity of the background but your Tilda looks fabulous.
I know difficult it is to deal with problems with the elderly, we had the same with my MIL, she had dementia and FIL just couldnt cope any longer, believe me she will get better help by what your having to do. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card!

Take care Debby.

Anita said...

Thank you, I needed some sunshine today :), great card!
xoxo Anita

Bonnie Weiss said...

There's something special about a girl wearing a hat and combine that with your creativity and it's way beyond special, Debby.

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful Debby, l just love your embossed folder and the gems really add a brilliant finish :)x

coops said...

stunning card debby.gorgeous sunshine colours and sweet tilda ;D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Amazing Debby, so effective and beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dora said...

This is beautiful Debby, I love that embossing folder, don't mind seeing it again at all :D xx

Marie said...

Lovely card, Debby. That is my 'go-to' favorite embossing folder. Love the great coloring and fantastic layers!

Tracey said...

First of all, this Tilda is just too sweet and adorable! I love her!!! Gorgeous card Debby!! xx

Anonymous said...

Simply Stunning card Debby LOVEthe background embossing too! and the gems hugs me xx

Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss Love your take on the sketch xx

Anonymous said...

Love this one Debby, gorgeous colours and great layout!
Helen x

scrappymo! said...

So sorry to hear of your situation regarding your Mum. It is so sad they will be apart.
Do they have care homes where you live that allow for the one partner to live in the assisted living area (their own apartment, laundry, cleaning and 2 meals a day) with a wing or separate building on the grounds where they have extended care (24 hour care).
Our friends found a place like that and are on a wait list to get in.

I wish you the best in your search to find the best care for your Mum. Your folks are so lucky to have family that are careing and nuturing.
Bless you!

You card is really lovely!

Stacey said...

Simple but gorgeous card Debby. I love all the little delicate details you've added. I really do hope that you are able to get the situation with your mum sorted out soon. Take care of yourself ~x~

jules said...

gorgeous again!!!

Faith A said...

Lurve that embossing and such a sunny card