Thursday 24 January 2013

Gosh, that was tough

Thank you first of all for your helpful tips on my previous card. I am pleased so many of you liked my celtic border and I can say it was no trouble to cut out.
This morning I have struggled a bit but cannot procrastinate any longer. It had taken me days to start this card. My brother-in-law has a birthday this week but the sad fact is that as a family they have agreed that his wife who suffers from severe alzheimer has to stay in care. He is struggling terribly with this as they have been together such a long time. I could not be upbeat and jolly so this was my best effort.

Card is A5 made from my photography stash 
Dies used – sizzix Old Jalopy and
 Memory Box Blooming Vine, loopy rings and pine needle.


  1. This is gorgeous Flora,love the fab

  2. Fabulous card Flora, love the black on black.
    Caz x

  3. Good afternoon Flora,
    So sorry to hear about your BIL's wife that is so sad.
    Love your card it is just a perfect mans car, I like the car Die............would that work in the Grand Calibur?
    Have a great day

    Patricia. Xx

    1. No Patricia, it will NOT go in the Grand Calibur, I think it may fit in your cuttlebug as it is 15cm x 14cm x 1.5cm. xx Flora

  4. This is wonderful Flora. I love the car and fabulous detailing
    sue xx

  5. Gorgeous card Flora. I also love the car die.

  6. Oh Flora, how sad!! You have still managed to make a great card for him though. Christine x

  7. Beautiful card Flora... Love all the detail... Hugs May x x x


  8. Flora. A very hard thing for your B.I.L to have to decide, but she is in the best place. I think it's a most horrible illness.
    You have made him a lovely card I like this car image. Take care. Hazel

  9. Sorry to hear about your BIL's wife. A horrible decision to have to make.
    Your card looks fabulous. I love the car.
    Lorraine x

  10. Great man card, I'm sure he'll love it.

    Really sad about your brother-in-law's wife. I don't suppose it helps to know that someone who has severe Alzheimers is quite happy wherever he/she is, even in a care home, especially if they have got to the stage where they don't know their family. Doesn't make it any easier for the family though as they probably feel bad about it.

    Kat xx

  11. Hi Flora,
    superb card. Love every detail of it. So fitting for the occasion.
    I too am sorry to hear about his wife, such a horrible decision to make, but I'm sure she will be looked after well by people who understand the condition better than we can.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. hi Flora, brilliant male card, sorry about your BIL wife, have to agree with Kat, my late mum had this illness, not as bad as some have it.. pam

  13. Love the car and the design! A great card for a man!

  14. This card is wonderful, I really like the black on black and the car die; I am so sorry about your sister-in-law, we are knowing so many people touched by the dreadful illness, including a dear family sad Carole Z X

  15. WOW Flora, this is super card my friend. Sad about your SIL but life must go on...luv aNNie


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