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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bird Chorus

Hello to all who are visiting my blog today. My husband and I had a funeral to go to today. One of our neighbours who has been in a nursing home for the past 3 years. It was held at a local Anglican church where he and his wife were married nearly 65 years ago and where they attended services ever since then. It was a very long service starting at 10.30 p.m. and finishing at 12 p.m. It didn't feel that long though. He was an interesting man. Very involved in music and actually received a British Empire Medal for his services to Music. He was a policeman in early years and then a soldier and played in both of these services bands. He also taught fife drums to children at school and was very involved in a local band as well. A wonderful Christian man who was very involved in the life of his church. The army band played at the beginning of the funeral service and also at the end. One of his granddaughters (also in the armed forces) played Ave Maria on the clarinet with organ accompaniment. His 3 children spoke, 2 granddaughters and a great-granddaughter and one of his old friends, they met when they first joined the policeforce, 70 years ago. The church choir also sang two songs and the minister spoke as well. A wonderful testament to him. The local band he was in formed a guard of honour for his coffin. We didn't stay for the refreshments after as there were so many people
We decided to eat out for lunch and then came home for the rest of the day and had a very light tea. Our youngest daughter called in before tea on her way home from her nursing studies. I had laid down and fallen asleep, so she was here 30 mins before I woke up.
I caught up a bit with some blog commenting and then sat down to make my card for today.
Here is what I used,
The basecard is SU Real Red, I embossed a piece of white card with a Cuttlebug folder called Divine Swirls and added a green ribbon. The image is a digi from Doodle Pantry and coloured with Copic Markers. I added a sentiment from a retired SU set called Cute and Curly and cut with a matching punch. I used a topnote diecut on the inside and added a sentiment from SU set Heard from the Heart, inked in Real Red. The little bird is from Kaisercraft clear stamp set Fine &
I would like to enter this into the following:
ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for Furry and/or Feathered Friends
Christmas Inspirations - 43 - Dry or Heat Embossing
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Challenge 8 Feathers and Fur

Well catch you later,
Take care,

front of card

inside of card


  1. This is just fabulous Sandy,what a great image. In answer to your question about my flowers They are just two EK success

  2. Super card Sandy and love those little feathered critters...
    like your embossed backing..


  3. The white looks so good with your image!

  4. Great card!
    Might have to put Divine Swirls on the list!
    I have the SU sentiments, so I'm good there! ha

  5. The birds are really cute. I also like how you have decorated the inside of your card, with a little birdie and nice text.

  6. Cute card love the embossing too! Thanks for entering our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Lovely card. The birds are so cute! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play again next time too.

  8. This is such a colourful Christmas the birds.touch of ribbon is a great the inside too, love mum

  9. Lovely Christmas card Sandy .
    Love the singing quartet

  10. What a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play with us soon again.

  12. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge...hope you'll join us for another fun challenge on Wednesday! :0)
    Helen x


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