Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Well! I am home once again and I hope to be home for a good long time.
Mom had a terrible fall this spring, so I went over to help her out until she was able to walk again and felt better. I came home for 4 days and had a phone call that she was in emergency with bronchitis, dehydration and heart failure so went back and stayed for quite some time.....I then came home for 4 weeks, during which I had company and a garage sale - of all things!!! Then back I went again to make sure she was going OK on her own. Thank the Lord she is able to look after herself still and is completely better.

I find that after such a long absence I had a very hard time making my first card. I think I have told you of this problem I have before. It is hard to choose an image, then the paper and then the layout. It is like starting for the first time again!! The more I think about it the harder it is. I finally jumped in and made a card......Certainly not one of my best, but I hope the first of many more to come on a regular basis.

This one I have made for my brother and his wife's Wedding Anniversary. I bought them from Diana - of course :o) - they are called ' Loving Bridal Couple ' and are number #168 from the BRIDAL COLLECTION 2010

The card stock is Bazzil and is actually Vanilla, but I have antiqued all the edges of it, as well as of all the Design papers with Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo'. Design Papers are 'Basic Grey - Cappella'. I coloured my image with Copics but forgot to list them - sorry!
The ribbon was tied with my Bow-Easy and was a small piece I had left from somewhere?

Here are two pictures I took:

This one I was trying to show the bit of stickles I put on it and also the sparkles in the Cryogen White paper I used:

Before I say goodbye for today, I want to tell you of a dear friend of mine: Claudette Holden. I have known Claudette for 16 years and she was a very special lady. She gave to everyone. She gave her love, her support, computer lessons on PSP, and so much more. She was an Artist and a Child of God. Claudette passed away last week from Cancer. I will miss her dearly. I send my love and prayers to her very loving and dear husband Steve and to all her family.

Thank you to each of you who have come back to see what I am up to. I sure appreciate your patience.
Love and Blessings,
Candy xoxo


Jacque said...

Welcome back, Candy...we have all missed you for sure! I am so happy that your mom is doing much better also!! It makes it easier to be away when she is getting along well! Your card is just darling and I know it will certainly be appreciated. You have done a beautiful job with that image...the papers are so pretty and the details are just too sweet!! Lovely job!! Hugs...Jacque

Liddy said...

I just found your blog and I love your card, it's gorgeous. So glad your Mom's doing better, I've been down that road with my parents and it's very heart breaking I know. Hint: Playing with paper helps. :)

cabio's craft corner said...

How nice that you are back Candy. Great to see you are making cards again, but of course hope that your mom is healthy too :o)
I love this stamp and never get around to use it. Now that I have more inspiration from looking at a finished project with it. So delightful and the shiny effect of the flower is a great touch on this card. Pretty card and can't wait to see more!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Candy!!!!! I'm so happy to see you post! Beautiful card and I'm sure they are going to love it! Gorgeous coloring and design! I'm so glad your mom is doing better!
big hugs!

Cami said...

Welcome back Candy! Your card is beautiful and I love the sparkle! Hugs, Cami

Kathy Gerace said...

Welcome back, Candy! You certainly have been having a time of it. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
Your card is very pretty! The coloring is great. You haven't lost your touch - the card is great!
Kathy Gerace

Anonymous said...

Morning Charlie! *wink* Just wanted you to know I don't think you've lost your card mojo at all! This card is darling and Ric and his wife will treasure it. Hope you are having a good day. BTW, we've picked up momma and she's settled in again just like she never left! Love you sweetie!
Barbara in SC

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Yay, your back and with a lovely creation, too. You have been missed so much. I'm glad your Mum is doing so well. It seems like she has had a terrible time. I'm also extememly sorry to hear about your friend. Keep your chin up. Love your card. Well done for doing so well after such a long break. I know if I dont do anything for 2 or 3 weeks I struggle with it to. Happy days, your back. Hugs. Lorraine

Eulanda said...

WOW THERE YOU ARE!! I was hoping all was okay but I knew you were helping out your mom. I just hadn't realized it was going to be for so long!! Sorry to hear about your friend. That's so very sad. Hugs. I love your "first time back" card tho!! It's fabulous and such a pleasure to see!! Looking forward to your next one!!

mycardz said...

Well, you know you've got me when you use a Magnolia image! So happy you've bit the bullet and jumped right in after your hesitation! You did a super job with these cuties! Love the sparkle and that gorgeous bow. Perfect coloring - I'm sure they will LOVE your card. I'm so sorry to hear of your dear friend's passing, how sad. I am so glad to hear that your Mom is doing better! I like good news. Glad you're back and can't wait to see MORE! :) hugz, Mary

mycardz said...

Oh my - blogger did not like my comment and came up with an error! I'll try it again. :) I'm so happy that your Mom is doing well - she's very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter to take such good care of her! Your card is so adorable! You know you had me with the Magnolia image, but you've done such a fantastic job putting this card together, the sparkle is perfect and the bow is great, I love gingham checks. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, so very sad. She would certainly be honored to hear your kind words! Glad your back and looking forward to more. :) hugz, Mary

Barb Hardeman said...

I know what it is to start up again after a long break. You feel all thumbs and what should be a quick decisions all of a sudden becomes a mammoth task. I love the way you colored this couple. And I think your choice of layout and dp's just adds a lot of ambience to the card. I hope your mom continues to improve and be independant!