I have been able to put this card together this afternoon, it was very theraputic being able to craft today after all the stresses of the past week or so. My Dad came home from the hospital this afternoon, and although I had hoped to be there I've had to take some time out to recover my own strength but hope to go back tomorrow as there are things to sort out. I was lead to believe that the support system would be in place before he was let out of hospital - but there's been NOTHING! The ambulance dropped him off with a bag of pills and his walking frame - that was it! Mum had to ring the ward to find out what tablets he had already had and what/when the next lot are due. The district nurse's office was just an answer machine and we have no idea if anyone is going to turn up to help put him to bed tonight, or if the Marie Curie night sitter will come either - I am cross and will try to keep calm tomorrow when I am chasing them all up!
Anyhow, back to my card. This is the cute digi image of Wee Fluffy on Lily of the Valley, available from Cuddly Buddly coloured with my Copics plus a pearl acrylic wash over the flowers to give a shimmer (not showing up though). The papers are digi scraps and I've used the sketch from the Corrosive Challenge blog for the card layout with flowers and pearls for embellishment. The For Fun challenge is for spring, and the Daring Cardmakers are looking for May flowers, Hawthorn or Lily of the Valley. Every May in Helston, Cornwall the Flora Dance takes place, and for the midday dance the ladies and gentlemen are dressed to the nines with sprigs of Lily of the Valley pinned to their frocks and in their buttonholes - if you'd like to see pictures from last year's dance look here.
The Digital Tuesday blog challenge is entitled 'thinking of you'. Although my Dad is very much on my mind and has influenced the text greeting I have used on my card, I think perhaps I've gone a bit too girly for him with the roses and pearls!