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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Happy Days and Sad Days

Its been quite a week really been to the hospital with "The Diamond" (XOXO) for a couple of days, we went full of hope, but unfortunately it was not to be, hence the sad day and realisation we have to learn to live with disability of a once very active person. HOWEVER the Happy Days return once you start to count blessings instead, we certainly have plenty and fortunately we are both very resilient. :-) So I turned my attention to some crafting and make the most of time off work. Luckily the JFF challenge is Thursday just perfect for me this week. And the challenge this week is from Von she set "Stars" now I find shapes quite difficult for some reason but today the creative juices flowed maybe it is because you should "Reach for the Stars" (the name of my piece) while you can. I inked a tag shape with DI bundled sage and Victorian velvet, I then ran it through the big shot with a star embossing folder and rubbed worn lipstick over the raised stars. I had the perfect vintage download picture which I machine sewed to silk fabric and lace along the bottom punched out larger stars and added embellishments the whole tag has also been glitter varnished but it does not show in the photo. Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by. XX

11 comments:

Von said...

Oh Sandra what an inspiring story we all need to reach for the stars and count our blessings and your tag is wonderful hope your going to put it in pride of place to lift you when your feeling down
Thanks for joining with us at just for fun :)
Hugs Von xxx

Zoechaos said...

Sorry to hear that the news was not good clearly you are both already bouncing back once you know it kinda gets easier.

Certainly inspired a smashing tag has a smashing old Hollywood feel to it. Thank you for joining us again at Just for fun. XOXO Zoe

Ang C said...

A beautiful tag

florenceandfreddie said...

Sorry to hear your news Sandra.
Beautiful Tag. So meaningful.
Regards Florence.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sorry to hear your news but glad to hear your you are trying to stay positive. Tour tag is truly beautiful love all the details and the red star is perfect.

Marie

sam21ski said...

You certainly have reached for the stars using this piece, great tag, thanks for sharing with JFF.

Sorry to learn nothing could be done at the hospital, but glad that you've bounced back so quickly - take care - Sam xxxx

Meggymay said...

Your tag is beautiful, love how you used the star to highlight the lady's face.
I hope things go well for you and your Diamond. xx

donna said...

You sound like a very courageous person and your tag is awesome! I love the image and all of your distressing.Cheers..Donna

Neet said...

So brave of you to share and lovely to see you "reaching for the stars". Lovely tag you have created - thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Sandra your tag is gorgeous !!!!!

I truly am sorry it didn't work out for Steve, especially as we all felt so positive this time! I know you two will support each other as always and find the inner strength to look forward and cope with the disappointment xxxx huge hugs to you both.

Jaqi said...

A truly beautiful tag, its so pretty