Monday, 25 November 2013

Anniversary Wishes

It is my Mum and Dad's 65th Wedding Anniversary this week, unfortunately Dad is in a nursing home suffering from dementia so we will not be having the usual family celebrations this year.

Dad went from being perfectly normal this time last year to being unable to remember what happened five minutes ago now - I find that quite frightening and very, very sad.

Mum and I will go and visit him on the day and take cards with us, but his moods are quite unpredictable now so I don't know how we will find him.

Anyway enough of my miserable rambling, this is the card that I have made for them - the colours are much more vibrant in real life, I'm struggling for light at the moment.

I used one of Joanna Sheen's TC Chiu Decoupage Sheets and Pink Petticoat papers, the sentiment was computer generated.

I have decorated the inside of the card and you can see the decoupage layers in this photograph.

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

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Celebrate!
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge 57 - Use Violet
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 154 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 87 - Holidays and Celebrations
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 94 - Any Sentiment
4 Crafty Girls Challenge 6 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated..



Unknown said...

Beautiful card my friend, doesn't matter what mood your dad is in just give him a big hug and tell him you love's moods change from day to day and good days are a aNNIe xx said...

Fantastic Card love the image and layout Pauline so talented. Love Alison xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Pauline beautiful image,, sorry to hear about your Dad, I have just lost my Dad to Dementia, and my Mum is in a nursing home with it too, it's an awful illness.
Hugs Julie xxxx

rachel said...

Hi Pauline - a beautiful card - but a very sad story - made all the more difficult for me because my dad seems to be going that way too. Nothing diagonsed yet but I think its the path we're on. Give your mum a big hug from me! And you take one too!!! Rachel xx

Christine said...

Hi Pauline so sad to think of what your poor dad is like now..BUT your mum will have lots of happy memories not the same as having dad about I know (I used to work with elderly care & know what you must be feeling) on a brighter note hope you have a lovely day with your sure she loves this gorgeous card you made..

smiles mousey sister Christine x

Hanny said...

It must be difficult to see your dad changes, also difficult for your mother and ofcourse that they are not together anymore. The card you've made for them is gorgeous, I am sure your mother is loving this and if your dad is in a good "mood" he will love this to.
65 Years.......what a time!
I hope you have a nice time and you'll find him well.
Hugs from the Netherlands,
liefs Hanny♥

Sue said...

Your card is so beautiful Pauline.
Happy Anniversary to your dear mum and dad. So sorry to hear about your dad, it must be so sad and difficult for you and your family.
Sending you hugs
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! your card is SO beautiful Pauline… I love the image and the decoupage really gives it a lovely 3D effect. I zoomed in and the fruit looks good enough to pick up and eat! :-))
I'm so sorry about your dad… my dad got sudden onset dementia near the end… it just came on out of the blue after an operation… I found that was the hardest thing to deal with... more so than the physical illness that he had… my heart goes out to you and sending you huge hugs!!
Take Care
Love Sue xx

KandA said...

Such a really beautiful card Pauline. I do hope you and your Mum had a good day with your Dad.
There are no words that can make things right again, but remember you will always have the support and love from all your blogging buddies xx

Tamie said...

Super cute creation! I love the colors and your layout. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Pauline. So sorry to hear about your dear Dad and hope things go well on your visit. Pat K x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Pauline - sure to be treasured. Sorry to hear about your Dad - must be so sad for you and your Mum - look after eachother :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline. The image and design are gorgeous.
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be really difficult to watch him go through this. I hope he is having a good day on his anniversary.
Lorraine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a beautiful card Pauline. I am sure the recipients will love it. Judy x

Carol said...

A lovely card and design Pauline. It must be very hard for you all with your Dad's dementia...big hugs for you all, no doubt it will be a tough day. Carol x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, love the image and clean style. :)

Hugs, Anne.

viera- scrapbooking a svet papieru said...

Gorgeous card

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

It's a beautiful card Pauline to commemorate a very special anniversary that not very many people will see. It is so seldom that people reach such a significant milestone in anniversaries you must all be so proud. My father's memory was taken from him at quite an early age due to a cerebral aneurysm but, like your father, he was still precious to me but in a different way, we can't always choose the paths life gives us but I guess we make the most of them. Enjoy your day with y our wonderful parents hugs Susanx

Beryl said...

It's a beautiful card Pauline. You mum will appreciate it for sure - you'll have to see how your dad is on the day. So sorry to hear he has been struck by this awful illness.
Beryl xx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Pauline,

Sorry to hear about your Dad.

A beautiful card, beautifully done.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Pauline this is a magnificent card! Wow! Great job in the layering and popping up - and such pretty soft colors. I especially like the background paper. Just lovely, inside and out. xo

Melodie said...

Wow, I can see again such a wonderful card.

Pia S said...

65 years of marriage - that is impressive! I hope youl all will enjoy the big day - you've made a gorgeous card for the occasion! So sad to hear about your dad, it must be really hard on your family...

Carol L said...

What a remarkable card to commemorate an even more remarkable anniversary! This is just stunning and clearly made with such love!! It's just so sad your father can't enjoy it like he should :(

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful card, Pauline!
I pray that your Dad will have a "good" day when you and your Mum go to visit with him. It must be so very hard for your Mum and for you too.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous love the image and the depth a great anniversary card hope they liked it
Hugs Kate xx

nwilliams6 said...

Pauline - this is fabulous. Happy Anniversary to your parents. Your card is super pretty and sure to bring a smile. I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know what this is like as I went through the same thing with mine. I will add you all to my prayers and hope your visit goes well and you have time to do some fun stuff this holiday. Many hugz to you and your family!

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card, Thanks so much for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge!
Hugs Donna DT x

Michelle J M said...

Wow, 65 years, what an achievement. I've just had 40 and it feels like forever! Beautiful card Pauline and perfect for your Mom and Dad. Hope the day went well. Michelle x

shaz earl said...

Beautiful card Pauline thank you for joining us ta Joanna Sheen
Hugs Shaz xx