Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Very Special

It's my Dad's 87th Birthday tomorrow and this is the card I have made him, I think I should be safe to post it this evening - I don't think he will be surfing the 'net tonight!

Dad has recently moved into a nursing home after being diagnosed with Dementia and has settled in remarkably well.  Just below his bedroom window there is a small aviary with several budgies in it and he has taken rather a liking to them so I thought this image from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD would be perfect.

The decoupage image and leaf papers are both from the CD and the yellow lattice ones are from Pink Petticoat, I computer generated the sentiment.  I have layered everything onto black card stock and punched a scalloped border with a Fiskars edge punch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Boys will be boys!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 183 - Anything with Scallops
Paper Playtime Challenge 16 - Lots of Yellow
Oldie but a goodie Challenge - Boys/male cards (CD and card stock over 6 months old)
613 Avenue Create Challenge 31 - Anything Goes/Optional twist: Use a Sentiment
Word Play Saturday July Challenge - Birthdays
Just Us Girls Challenge 200 - Sketch

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Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A lovely card Pauline I really love the image of the budgies! Your Dad should love it, so pleased to hear that he is settling into his new surroundings. Susan x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Pauline - lovely image and perfectly matched DP's - great LO too.
Your Dad is sure to love it.
so pleased to hear he has settled into his new surroundings - it must have been such a worry.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Pauline this is absolutely FABulous, those budgies look so lifelike, great papers and design your dad is going to love it.
lorraine x

Betty said...

A lovely card Pauline beautifully made, your Dad will love it

Michelle J M said...

I am sure your Dad will love this Pauline, I think it is perfect! I am so glad that he has settled in well and how lovely that there is an aviary where he can watch the goings on of the birds. Michelle x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Pauline and I am sure your Dad will love it.

Donna Ellis said...

He will love this card, Pauline! Glad to hear your dad is settling in his new home, but very sorry to hear of his condition. I hope he will be very happy where he is. Your card's colors and details are beautiful, Pauline. hugs, de

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline. The image is gorgeous and sounds like it is perfect for your dear dad.
I hope he has a good birthday, he is sure to be thrilled with this card you have made with so much love.
Sue xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Pauline - I hope your dad continues to enjoy his stay - so sorry to hear about the dementia. Big Hugs xxx

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful and I am so happy your father is adjusting well to the nursing home.

Beryl said...

This card is lovely Pauline. It appeals to me because I used to breed budgies - along with several other types. I'm sure your dad will love it too.
Beryl xx

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!

Melodie said...

Of your new card, I am completely thrilled again. I Love Budgies,

Ellen said...

Pauline, your Dad will love this!! I know I do! Awesome layout and those budgies are fantastic!! Happy birthday to your POP!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and fabulous image
Hugs Kate xx

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Your Dad is sure to love this.

It must be a weight of your mind to know that he is somewhere that he can be cared for 24/7 .. .. and where he has settled in easily.

Happy birthday to your Dad.

Love Jules xx

julie_woolston said...

Oh Pauline I love this absolutely beautiful, your Dad will love it, pleased to hear he's settled in his new surroundings, both my Mum and Dad are in a home with Dementia , it's an awful disease isn't it .
I hope your Dad enjoys his birthday.

Hugs Julie xxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. Fab image and design.
So glad to hear you're Dad is a little more settled.
Lorraine x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer use of the sketch! What an a beautiful card [I am partial to birds] Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Sue B said...

Aww this is beautiful Pauline… the budgies are really sweet and the papers are perfect with it… your dad is going to love this! I'm glad he's settled into the home ok… it sounds nice with the budgie aviary nearby his window!
Hope he has a lovely Birthday today!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xxx

Pia S said...

I think this card with budgies will be appreciated by your father. That's what I love about making my own cards, it's so much easier to give a personalized themed card for the ones you love. I don't think you easily would find a card with budgies in any store...

Andrea said...

what a fab card Pauline and it sounds like the perfect choice for your dad ,I'm sure your dad will love it ,wishing him many happy returns and a great day hugs
Andrea x

The Gov. said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful image, Pauline, and lovely papers. Thanks so much for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create challenge this week.
NanaConnie DT

Maria Levine said...

Love those birds! Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

kanda said...

Beautiful card Pauline. I love those decoupaged budgies and the wonderful design. I'm glad your Dad is settling in okay - must be such a relief for you and your Mum - and I hope he had a wonderful birthday xx

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Pauline - a gorgeous image and I'm sure your Dad will love it! Thanks for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge! Kim x

Chana said...

I love the crisp, clean lines of this design. It is very aesthetically pleasing! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
Chana, Owner

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful and thoughtful, Pauline. I love the papers and layout.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Lozzapops said...

I love this card Pauline, what a gorgeous image!! Not been around for a while but hope you are well! Laura xx