2 Oct 2009

Crafty Calendar Challenge and In Memory of my Dad

Good Morning

Well today is the lauch of the Crafty Calendar Challenge. This month Georgia has set the challenge AUTUMN and there is also an optional extra of PLANTS AND VEGETATION. Autumn is my favourite season and I love flowers so I really enjoyed making my DT card. This is a monthly challenge with a new challenge posted on the first Friday of every month so you have plenty of time to join in the fun!

Image ~ Autumn Milly (Pink Gem Designs)
Papers ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Flowers ~ Green Tara and small tea rose
Leaves ~ McGill punch



One year ago today I lost my dearly loved dad. He was such a funny man and always had a joke to tell me every time I saw him. Chloe and Jamie often talk about 'Grandad John' and we all miss him so much.

This is my favourite photo of dad with Chloe and Jamie (Christmas 2005).

'Love and miss you always Dad'


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa first can I say love the new blog look for Autumn, secondly your card is beautiful I love the colours you have used it captures the first onset of the season perfectly the image is gorgeous I love it. How wonderful to post a picture of your dad he looks so happy and I am sure your memories are as happy, I lost my dad just over 30 years ago and I still miss him but the memories are still there.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, love the sweet image.
Sending hugs.

Debs said...

Hi Lisa
My thoughts are with you today.
Gorgeous DT card for new challenge - will try to get my entry in - got loads of time!!!
Have a good day.
Take care
Debs xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Lisa, your card is absolutely gorgeous and Janets beautiful image has been coloured beautifully, the papers and details are stunning. Im sorry that its still so painful for you over your dads death, I just want to let you know that Im thinking of you, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Margreet said...

one year have past, i think the first year is the most difficult because of all the first things without. Lots of strength today and im thinking of you. Unfortunately i know what is is to lose a parent. i'v lost both my parents and i miss them every day.

xox Margreet

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning card Lisa, such a pretty combo of papers and colours :) big hugs for you today it must be a very difficult day for you Donna x

Tara said...

Your card is wonderful Lisa and fits the theme so perfectly!
So sorry to hear you lost your Dad last year hun and hope you've found some comfort in reliving special memories!
Hugs Tara xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, beautiful card. I totally know how you feel today, it will be a year on the 14th October since my own dad passed away, not looking forward to it. Thinking of you. Love Sue x

Georgia said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous card Lisa, let's hope we get lots of entries! :)
I'm so sorry about your dad Lisa, I'll be thinking of you.
Love, Georgia xx

Jane said...

Sorry it is a sad day today, hun it must be difficult (hugs), I love your card, your design is gorgeous! hugs, Jane x

gina g said...

Hi Lisa. Gorgeous card sweet image and fab papers. Love the picture of your Dad and your Children, life is so cruel isn't it but i'm sure you have lots of beautiful memories of your Dear Dad. luv gina xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, Your card is stunning! What a lovely memory the photo is of your dad with your children. Hope you are ok.
Hugs Lynsey x

Ruth said...

What a lovely card.It's a pleasure to be on the DT with you.
I'm very sorry to hear you lost your dad.Father's are so special.I lost mine over 30 years ago when I was 12 and still miss him to this day,Ruth x

Laura (Faerielore) said...

gorgeous card hun, im sorry about your dad im thinking about you at this tough time xxx

Jo said...

I love your card Lisa, my favourite papers. Jo x

Emma said...

Gorgeous card Lisa...love the image, so sweet.
So sorry to hear about your Dad, lovely pic...thought from your comment it was this Friday (left a comment on your candy post.
We have to hold onto our pics and memories.
Love & hugs Emma xxx

theneon said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. I can just imagine you as this little girl, sitting there remembering him. The colors are perfect and I love the background papers.