Monday, 21 November 2011

Daddy's Little Girl ....

Tomorrow I've been married to my DH for 25 years :-O!   We have a family meal arranged, but it just wont be the same, someone will be missing :( ... hopefully though he will have collected his O:) wings and will be with us in spirit.  

The card below was made for the Sketch Saturday Challenge #181, that's last weeks challenge!  

After asking the fab Mo Manning to draw me a "Father and Daughter" image. I made this card for my Dad and gave it to him at dinner time when I took Mum her meal on 26th October just 4 days before his condition worsened :( .  He looked at it and :) , closed his eyes and squeezed my hand tightly and held it for quite a few minutes.  Now, you might not think this is significant but it is ... Dad was NOT tactile at all, I don't ever remember him telling me he loved me (I know he did/does, but he would never say it) and the last time he held my hand was when I was a small child!  So this memory means the world to me! 8->
Dad took the card with him when he went!

... a close up of the image ....

and used on the inside in B&W

To make this card I used :~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Shery K Designs 2011 ~ Free Paper Pack 2
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Leaves ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Cuttlebug, Nesties


  1. A gorgeous card Jilli, perfectly coloured and I love the very beautiful verse.

    Donna x

  2. Aww Jill, made me cry, a beautiful card and lovely verse. I am sure your dad wil be with you and congratulations on your 25th!!

    Hugs and love
    Barbara xx

  3. Im so very sorry for your devastating loss Jilli but what a wonderful memory for you and you Dad knew you loved him so much after you gave him this stunning heart goes out to you
    Mina xxx

  4. Probably one of the hardest cards you have ever had to create but made, given and received with so much love, care and affection. Your dad loved it and you dearly, and he will be with you tomorrow and everyday in spirit and in all your hearts and minds. His memory will live on throughout you all. <3 x

  5. I know how much this beautiful card means to you and the moment that it created for you. Thank you for sharing it and your feelings with us in this post. :) Your Dad will always be with you. Always. xxx

  6. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m so happy you could join us this week on our “looking back” challenge at Mo’s!
    Ps) there’s still one more day left to join in my “no strings attached” blog candy if you haven’t already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar.

  7. Hi Jilli! What a sweet store about your dad...and what a perfect card!! I love the DPs and design. They are the perfect backdrop for this touching Mo Manning image! I can see why this is one of your faves! Thanks so much for joining us for our fun "end of the year" challenge at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  8. What a great card and wonderful story! I can see why this would be a favorite! Glad you shared it with us again in Mo's Challenge.


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