Friday, April 8, 2011

April Challenge at By the Cute and Girly challenge blog and sad Memories

Hi everybody,

The April challenge at By the Cute and Girly is to make a "Cute and Girly" item.  My 2nd make for this month is a tent card using a La Blanche stamp,  Prima Ballerina Blooms, Wild orchid flowers and one of my own handmade charms.  The lacy scrapbook corners are available here.
Then I continued on and made a 2nd, slightly larger version of this card with the addition of one of my vintage butterflies, available here and entered it in the March challenge at Cardznscrapz where it won me a 12 x 12 Graphic45 paper pad!  Boy was I thrilled, especially when the prize arrived just as I was heading out for another painful session with the Dentist.  He almost didnt have to sedate me..........!!!  Here is Version 2...

But...these cards have a hidden can remove the central stamped section and replace it with a photo (5 minutes before Auntie Maisie arrives for tea!) of your choice.  So I have replaced it with a photo that has real memories for me.  It is the last photo taken of my parents mother was a widow a few weeks later and it is the last photo of Dad that I have...the Prima bloom hides the ever-present cigarette in his hand.  It was taken at a flower show.  All the lillies in the background were grown by my mother.  Now I forget how many prizes they won....
I havent got around to scrapbooking the photo yet..its just too much personal sadness but maybe if I made a card with purple tones to display it would be a start!
Now if you have made any items that would fit the "Cute and Girly" challenge theme dont forget to enter them.
Geraldine x


  1. what a a wonderful card Geraldine.. i love the stamp and the corner .. and what a great idea re the photo.. fabulous
    Lisa x

  2. hiya geraldine , that is a very sentimental photo for you and tfs , the card/ photo holder is gorgeous and not surprised it won over at cns , hope you are injoying your paper stash

  3. Wow this is awesome Geraldine, so elegant and what an idea to replace the photo. Love it xxx

  4. That's a lovely story although sad Ger is a great photo and as I already remarked awesome card, you deserved the win.

  5. Beautiful idea Geraldine and what a great way to showcase a photo that means so much to you.


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