Wednesday 17 April 2024

WOYWW 776: Saying Our Goodbyes

On Monday we said our good-byes to Paul at a packed service.  It went so well and was a beautiful way to remember him.

The flowers are from the spray which was on the coffin.  There is another larger vase in the house full too and I am pressing two of the roses.  Thank you again for all the love and support which came our way.  The wake was also a celebration of his life.
Some days I am only managing my #dailycollage2024 but I am also trying to keep up with my crafting.  I am looking forward to the crop on May 18th and just need to start firming up numbers to see how much it will cost each of us and whether we will be catering or asking you to bring your own lunches to reduce costs.  I shall be going into work on Friday to catch up with where the students are with the work ready to go back next Monday.  Stay safe everyone and Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

April: My Collage Journey So Far

 For April I have chosen a brown/sepia palette for my #dailycollage2024 journey.  I have been using the Darjeeling Infusions collage papers from Clarity Crafts and finishing each page as usual with one of their words stickers.

Sunday 14 April 2024

Anniversary Memories

 It is my husband's funeral tomorrow - we were married nearly 34 years.  I thought I would share a selection of the anniversary cards that I made him over the last few years.  Links to the instructions are below each photo.

The last one I made for him (see HERE).

Wednesday 10 April 2024

WOYWW 775: Less Than A Week To Go

 I finally have everything ready for the funeral next Monday.  #2 son has prepared a visual tribute using the photos from the order of service and set to Heartbeat which was Paul's favourite TV show.

My desk shows some of the photos which were uploaded and used.
Still keeping up with the #dailycollage2024.  I am glad I managed to visit all the desks last week.  I shall try to do the same this week as it helps keep me grounded.  I have had some lovely cards from my WOYWW family. 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Friday 5 April 2024

Thinking of You Spring Flower Tag

The latest challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Spring Flowers.  I used the Beauty Blooms stamp set from Clarity Crafts.

Die cut two tags from Clarity stencil card using the largest and smallest nested arch tags dies.
Add Thinking of you and one of the small flower outlines from the Beauty Bloom stamp set to the small tag in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink.
Add the flower inner in Purple Delight Versafine Clair ink.
Add one of the large outline stamps to the large tag in Monarch Versafine Clair ink.
Continue adding outline blooms to the large tag in Paradise Versafine Clair and the inks already used.
Mat the small tag onto black card and trim leaving a narrow border.
Add the small tag to the larger one.
To finish, add narrow ribbons through the hole in the large tag.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

WOYWW 774: Getting Ready

 Sorry I still haven't got round to visiting desks but I have been busy scanning photos, choosing music and getting ready for Paul's funeral on 15th April.

#2 son took me down to London last week to see the shows I had booked to see with Paul.  It was a bittersweet trip but I know he wouldn't have wanted the tickets to go to waste.  The shows were excellent and my son treated me to lunch at Aqua at The Shard.  It was wet while we were there but the views from the 32nd floor were spectacular.
I cheated with my #dailycollage2024 as I had Thursday and Friday's prepared in advance.
As you can see, for April I am going with a brown/sepia palette.
I will try and get round a few desks this week but it might be a generic comment.  Don't forget to visit/link in with Julia at Stamping Ground.

Tuesday 2 April 2024

The Happy Couple

A colleague was married last week.  This is the card I made a while ago for staff to sign.  I wish the happy couple a long and happy marriage.

Monday 1 April 2024

#dailycollage2024: The End of a Difficult Month

Working on my #dailycollage2024 pages has helped keep me on an even keel since I lost my husband earlier in March.  These are my pages for the second half of the month.  I am very grateful to family friends and colleagues who have been so supportive.

I have found many of the Clarity Words stickers comforting as I have added them to the pages each day.