Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Won! I Won!

Those sweet girls over at City Crafter Challenge picked my card for week 4 Colour Challenge and I am just absolutely thrilled and (to use a Liverpool expression) Buzzing!!
So, thank you girls, so much.....


This weeks' Challenge at City Crafters is hosted by the talented Kirsty Vittetoe and this is the inspirational picture

Isn't it just beautiful? ... How I love post cards and script.....
And the Guest designer this week is none other than  Melissa Phillips of LilybeanPaperie... a true artiste of crafting....
All the designers have done such amazing work this week ... really hard acts to follow...





I so wanted to do a card with post marks and script and stamps and envelopes... all tied up with twine...(sigh)
But my heart took over.....
You see both my grandfathers were French ... My mother was the apple of her Papa's eye... and was even sent to a french school rather than an English school.... 
I never got to know either Grandfathers, but my mother always talked with such love in her heart about her Papa... and said that had he lived to see me... I too would have been adored as she was...
Papa was born in Paris ... and my heart took me to this card...


Shabby and distressed to remind me of the era of  'Papa' ....French script I typed about Papa straight onto antique paper... and to remind me that he was an interpreter in France - See this book?

This is the dictionary he used ... a Third edition printed in 1916... gold edge ... now aged and shabby, but my only token of my 'Grand-père'



The little girl on this Melissa Frances paper with the french verbs.. reminds me of my Mother and her schooling, 



An antique button on pretty scrunched seam binding and a tag from Bluebird Lane with of course the lace ... so reminiscent of my Swiss Grandmother too... a glittered butterfly nesting on some burlap tells me they are never far from my heart...

I also have another card to share before I leave you for my week away...

I made this a few days ago... it too has a French theme....










A beautiful tag from Bluebird Lane - papers from Papermania and embellishments from my stash...

That is it for now my friends... I will be away for a while... 
I have been nurturing my soul these past few months and now my body needs some nurturing too... I need to feel the sun on my face, stretch my limbs and lose myself in the cool waters of the Mediterranean.... and hopefully come back stronger. Your comments and your visits have been a blessing.... I will miss you ....

Keep safe 

Till soon

Ros









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