Monday, August 28, 2017

Sending hugs

Hello there...
It's bank holiday monday here and the city will be heaving with people... It's the Beatles festival, with  groups playing live everywhere, and a few miles away is the famous Cream Fields music festival. Thankfully it's warm and the sun is shining...

 I have another card to share, made from left overs


 The background was a piece of previously sponged and water splattered cs and I added some translucent embossing paste with a stencils over the top


The sentiment was cut from a sponged and siver embossed left over and the die cut leaf was smooched in versamark and embossed


An update on my Aunt...
We've spoken many times over the past few days and as I expected, she made the sudden decision to move scared by her recent stay in hospital. Having had a few days to settle she's now thinking differently. In Lincoln she has a far better quality of life - I've always known that, the north doesn't have nearly as much to offer, so I never pushed the issue of her moving, much as I wished she were nearer. Where she is she has all her friends around her and they really look after her. Her home is safe and perfect in everyway for her needs, quiet, in a pretty rural village, and ground level with much cleaner air than here. For a person with asthma and heart problems that's a big thing. Sadly nothing here could compete to the care she recieves where she is - from the health authorities to the volunteer drivers who take her anywhere she wants to go.....And more importantly, she loves living there and admits she would be so unhappy to leave it all behind. 
It goes without saying that I would love to have her with me, I adore her, but I know how independent she is, she loves her own company, having people around for an hour or so is fine but living with family, much as we love them, is a no no. We are very alike in that way so truth be told, she doesn't really want to give up her life in Lincoln and leave her friends. Somehow we will work it out, so that she has the best life she can for however many years she has...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

 

12 comments:

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Ros, thank you so much for popping by was lovely to hear from you. I do hope all goes well with your aunt and I agree so much better to be in her home with friends nearby especially if she is so independant.

As for your card my this is beautiful it always amazes me how you achieve such stunningly beautiful colours and the added texture and touch of shimmer is beautiful.

As for the dressmaking it's never to late I'm the oldest in my class but I have such a fun time with the other ladies and have made tons of stuff even made a jacket but that was really difficult but the sense of achievement is amazing especially as I couldnt even sew a button on anything !

Marie

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the update on your beloved Aunt. It sounds like she has had a shock and now that things have settled a little she will be more than happy to stay at home and knowing how well she is cared for must be a huge relief to you too x Such a pretty card Ros and do so love the extra attention to detail with the clear embossing paste and the stencil on the background. Sending hugs right back to you too x

Greta said...

It sounds like your dear aunt actually has a great environment, which of course is wonderful for both her physical & mental health. Maybe you'll just need to visit her a bit more often. Wish I'd done that with some of my family, but sadly didn't make it the priority during my working years. I really love the look of your background, Ros--totally forgot about the translucent paste I bought long ago! You make the best use of your left over pieces! Enjoy your week--sounds like a fun festival!

Diane said...

Your cards made from 'leftovers' are always so beautiful. The die cut leaves with the EB powder are so pretty! another gorgeous card! I can totally understand your Aunt's reasoning and at her age it might not be a good idea to go through all the stress and work of moving....she is lucky to have you!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a soothing and beautiful background ...I love the shades of green and the beautiful stenciling!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Leslie Miller said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Ros! Such a gorgeous, soft background, and the added stenciling only makes it better. The leaf sprig echoes the wavy pattern perfectly. Fantastic use of leftovers! Now that you've given such a clear picture, I can totally understand your aunt's point of view. I would not want to give up that clean countryside life and network of friends and helpers. It must be a nice break to visit her where she lives. You'll just have to go more often.

nancy littrell said...

I Love your soft green tones and all the texture from your stenciled and embossing paste background. Beautiful additions with your die cut sentiments and leaves. TFS your card and your update of your sweet aunt. Sounds like she made the right decision to stay in her home. Hugs...

Maria said...

Your card is gorgeous with the lovely soft background and translucent paste! You do a wonderful job of using left over pieces! How fun for the festival to be nearby with good weather. Also, thank you for the update on your Aunt. Sounds like she is happy where she is. My mother-in-law feels the same. It's wonderful to be independent as long as possible. Take care and have a good rest of the week!

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS colors in your BG and I LOVE the translucent stenciling!

Stella said...

Sweetie it just as you wrote; after a few days back home your aunt saw things in another perspective. It sounds like a marvelous place to live. But on the other side...it must be true bliss to have her nearby. But this works best I guess for the both of you. It's a huge commitment to live together or very close to your home.

Your card is a delight to look at; A mix of colour and gorgeous techniques. Wow!
I hope all is well; sending a hug!
XXXXX

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is another sweet one with lovely background!
I believe things will work out just fine for your aunty! Do take care!

Barbara said...

Mmh, it's apparently been a while since I last visited - the cards I have missed out on! But I love to catch up and this one is a truly gorgeous specimen!

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