Tuesday 13 April 2010

Back at last and very late!

I feel as if I've been away for ages but I've actually been here all the time looking after my lovely Mum who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, as you can imagine it's more or less a full time job and leaves little time for much else. My sister Gillian and her daughter Rachael have also been staying with us for the last few days which allowed me to get out to work when necessary. I wish I had enough space to have Mum here all the time but with my elder son having to give up his room and sleep on his brother's floor it's a situation that can't be any more than short term especially as he has his all-important Highers coming up in a few short weeks. So Mum has gone over to my other sister Karen for a couple of days and then will have to be returned to the home she shares with her own sister at the end of the week. We are hoping that the social care team will now step in and provide the maximum help before my aunt goes into meltdown!
(Whilst on the subject I just want to add a huge thank you to my sisters - don't know what I'd do without the two of you! xx)

Anyway while all that was going on I missed the deadline for the Scrap The Art DT card I had started but not had time to finish, this fortnight our inspiration comes from the art of Paul Klee and his work Senecio, 1922.

I wanted to use the lovely orangey patterned paper - another one from a recent swap so used it for the central circle and found a toning spotted paper from a free download to use in the background. My butterfly image is by Clare Curd from the Papermania Doodles set of clear stamps, some of the flowers came from the same set and I added some little paper flowers from my stash. I used half pearls and dewdrops for the centre of all the flowers and the sentiment is just the text part of a stamp by Katie & Co.

It would be fantastic to see a few more crafters joining in with this challenge, there are some great sponsors and a prize to be won each fortnight.

Also entering this for the challenges at:
Stamptacular Sunday - Spots & Dots
Secret Crafter - Get Well
Allsorts - Petals & Pearls
My Time to Craft - Pretty Pearls


Gillian said...

Hi Jenni
The card looks fantastic I'm glad you managed to get it finished.
Love Gillian XX

Annette said...

Gorgeous! Love the colour comob - very cheerful! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Carol Ann said...

A beautiful card Jenni.
Hugs Carol Ann xx

Scrapping Haven said...

What a beautiful card honey. I hope your the care is provided for your mom I know how Alzheimers is. My prayers are with your family.

Laura said...

I had to stop by and comment on this card even on your blog: it looks amazing! I like the butterfly and the sentiment and the little flowers...everything just blends in!

I am sorry about your mother, I hope you guys will get some help soon.

And good luck to your son with his exams (I am so glad I got rid of school ;)...).


Michelle H. said...

Both of these projects are gorgeous!!
Love the colors and wow the flowers!!
Hope you have a Blessed day!!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jenni, what a really beautiful card! I love everything about it - the butterfly is fabulous and those flowers are just brilliant. Love your colour combo too. This would truly lift anyone's spirits. hugs, Jo x
BTW, there will be a modest candy giveaway over at my blog around April 28th so don't forget to drop by!

brenda said...

Hi Jenni

What wonderful colours and that spray of flowers sets it all off beautifully.

Thank you for joining my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card thanks for sharing & joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Leonie said...

Love the big dot paper and that butterfly is to die for! gorgeous! thanks for joining in with us this week at SSC. hope to see you again soon!
Hugs Leonie

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fab card Jenni - gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.