Sunday 2 June 2013

Mermaid in a bowl-A Day For Daisies

Hello friends. I was unable to share the card I was making for challenge #64 at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner, because of unforeseen circumstances. Last week's  theme was Vintage.
I used a digi stamp from A Day For Daisies called Mermaid in a bowl.
The wonderful paper is from the UK called Pion Design.
I'm loving the Fran' tage embossing enamel and sprinkled some on the corners and over the flowers and awesome chipboard embellishments.

I was working on this card just before my Mother passed away last Monday, May 27th. 
Her name was Gail, and she would have been 91 this month.
She had recently fallen and broke her hip. She was a week in the hospital until her body started to shut down. I'm thankful that she didn't suffer but passed away peacefully with family around her.
She told us she had a long, good life and that she was ready and wanting to go home to the Lord.
I'm the baby of the family and as I watched her age over the years I realized that getting old is not for the feeble. Her strength shone through her heart every day.

Thanks for all your thoughts and that my mom has been called home to be with the Lord. Her pain and suffering are over...We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and she is in her element now. I am feeling her love, presence,and strength all around me, and I am comforted with that but feelings of sorrow and loss engulf me like a wave at times. I refuse to let death steal my Joy, so I choose to focus on all the special moments we had with her.
My mom had 10 children, 48 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren on the way. She would have been 91 on June 21st. She taught me how to be loving, nurturing, kind, and strong, as that's how she was. She lived a life of service and sacrifice...always thinking of her ever growing family, and others, before herself. I hope to be more like her everyday. Her last words were,"Thank you".

I would have loved to have given this vintage mermaid card to her for her 91st birthday.
Here's a picture of me and my mom, and my three daughters at her 90th Birthday party last year.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make it Monday Anything goes
Crafts And Me Challenges #135 Shabby Chic
A and T Emerald Fairies Die cut/punches
Natalie and Amy #10 Fantasy 
Challenges 4 Everybody #21 Anything goes 
Glitter N Sparkle #35 B for bow 
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #162 Use a digi 
Chocolate, coffee, and Cards #40 Fantasy/fairies 
Crafts For Eternity 3 of the same letter(digi,dragonfly,dewdrop crystals) 
Simon Says Stamps Simon says: Anything goes

Tail: V000,RV91,RV93,RV95,BG000,C00,C1,C3
Hair:E40,E42,E43,E44(I didn't like this color so I covered the hair with diamond,and stardust stickles.) Looks better like this anyway.
Bowl: BG0000,RV91,0
Smocch Glitz Frost was used over tail.
Stickles: Stardust, Diamond
Spica pen: Clear and Gold 



Chrissy said...

Oh! Debora, your post made me cry, what a wonderful stong woman your Mother was, she looks amazing in the photo for 90 years young.Bless her, my heartfelt sympathies go to you and all your family..

Fabulous card, I just love the image and all the details on your card, just gorgeous.

Take care.


Deanne Saunders said...

What a pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our CHOCOLATE, COFFEE and CARDS challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Chocolate Coffee & Cards said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card and super choice of image. A Day For Daisies is one of my favorites! Super details and really lovely coloring!

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know how hard it is to deal with this loss. Please accept my sincere wishes of condolence. Thanx for taking the time to join us at CC&CC. Hugs, Joanne.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the colours and layout.
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mum. Thank you for taking the time to join us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

craftygranny said...

Gorgeous card and such a beautiful image . thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle hugs trisha x So sorry to hear of your loss.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a stunning card! Love the image and your beautiful colouring. What a special family photo to have xxx

Dawny P said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. What a good age she was and it sounds like she had a wonderful life.

This is lovely :) I really like the design and colours you used. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Unknown said...

This is just so adorable! Love the image, the size, sparkle...
And - I'm sorry to hear about Your mom... Sending a big hug...

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card you have created! All the details and the colors!!! I love it! Your coloring is amazing too. Thank you so much for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


Debi said...

I decided to visit all the debs who entered the MIM challenge this week. I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful card and loving story about your Mom. I'm so sorry for your loss. Wow - 10 children, 48 grands and 63+ greats! A full and very blessed life indeed!
I do like the vintage look of your card esp the way you just sprinkled the embossing enamel various places.


Pamela said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Glitter n sparkle x

Wendy said...

Stunning image and card Hun I love it thank you for joining us at natalie and Amys challenge xxx Wendy