Saturday 16 June 2012

Silver butterfly card

It's week 72 over at 'Less is More' and it's a
theme this time which is...............
Something Shiny
 I made this quick card,...... I think my mojo has 
vanished completely for the moment. I almost didn't
 bother making a card this time, but I haven't missed
 one LIM challenge so far so.....
Anyway here it is,Pink Petticoat dp ( silver?), silver
 butterfly ( Cuttlebug die),PP sentiment.Clear gems
from stash.
The tiny clear stones I used in the display here
all spilled onto the floor, the whole container full !!!
the second time this has happened , I should just take
 a few out each time to use & NOT leave the top off ( note to self).
I thought this sentiment was 'speaking' to me today, read below
to understand that.

Sorry personal stuff below,and it's very long... ok to skip this bit !

ps. It was my brother's funeral yesterday, a very emotional
 day for us all.The church was packed as we knew it would be,
 he was adored by many and such a lovely gentle man.
 Still can't believe he is gone, .......still can't believe
 I have lost two brothers in  the space of three months!
His three children wrote and read out their own lovely
 poems dedicated to very moving.This brother also read
 out a poem he had written for our other brother at his funeral
 only three months ago.I made commemorative bookmarks
 for everyone there and to give to others who didn't attend.
( See pic below)
My brother wrote poetry, and my other brother and 
my mother ...all used to write poetry. The poetry writing gene
 stopped with me though alas !, but at least I made and chose poetry
 for the bookmarks !The poem was read out at the funeral too
 as my SIL loved it so much when she saw it.My SIL
 read it out too, she was amazing. It was a long 5 hour
 journey there and the same back all in two days.
 So tired today,the traffic gets worse each time.
Not a good day today,............. I hope time will improve
 things as it always does. Thankyou to everyone for
 all the support, emails, comments etc.It has kept me going
through the last few difficult months.Bless you all .
 Viv xx



Scrapmate said...

Pretty card. I like the layout.

Jan said...

Fabulous card Viv xx Jan

Sue said...

Hi Viv, your card is lovely and the bookmarks are so beautiful.
Sending you hugs and thinking of you at such a sad time

Loli said...

Hola VIv, beautiful poem, this is an emotional tragedy for your life, is like a big feeling of emptiness in the heart, i hope for you and your family courage, the life don't stop,
Very delicate and elegant card Viv.
A warm hug from Palma you and your family are in my prayers.

Viv said...

Such a sad time Viv - I feel for you all - it was 2 years ago this week that I said my final goodbye to my Mum and my thoughts are with you all. This is a lovely card too - sending hugs xx

Kathyk said...

So sorry to hear of your recent bereavements. Your bookmarks will surely be treasured

Yur card is fabulous

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

Such a pretty card and sorry to hear your sad news of your brother , sending you hugs K x

Kim S said...

Oh, Viv, you have dealt with so much...I hope your crafting time was a bit of relief.

Doreen said...

This is a fabulous card ,love the

Crafty Loops said...

As always Viv your cards are stunning, and the bookmark for your brothers funeral is so lovely. The poem had me crying. Im so sorry to hear your family has had two deaths lately, and I hope you are ok. My brothers are very dear to me and couldn't imagine my world without them in it. The eldest is 31 and the youngest just 11 with a 23 year old in the middle. My thoughts are with you and your family Viv. Sending you all big hugs. Lee x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a stunning card and beautiful verse Viv.
Thinking of you and yours. Hold on to all those precious memories.
RIP Alan. Asleep with the angels.
Love Sheila x

Suzilou said...

Very pretty card and great sentiment. Beautiful poem. x

Inkyfingers said...

I'm glad you made this lovely card despite not feeling like it Viv. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope the happy memories of your brothers will bring you and your family some comfort. It was such a nice idea to make commemorative bookmarks and your poem was well chosen.

Canonbury creations said...

Beautiful LIM card Viv, fabulous setting.
What a wonderful idea to have a bookmark in your brother's memory, the poem is beautiful, not one I've seen before. Hope they are together and not suffering any more. Treasure your memories Viv they are eternal.
Sending you a big hug:)
Val xxx

Anne said...

I'm not surprised you have lost your mojo, sending you hugs at this sad time. What a good idea to do the bookmarks.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the silver butterfly on your lovely card Viv and what a very true sentiment.

I'm so sorry to hear you've lost your brother. The funeral sounds very moving and how comforting that so many people turned out to pay their respects. I love the poem on the bookmark and what a lovely way to commemorate him. It must be so hard for you to lose two close members of the family in such a short space of time. Sending big hugs, Vicky x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, love the shiny butterfly. So sorry for your loss, the bookmarks sound so lovely xx

Mandi said...

Viv, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Been sch difficult times for you all. My sympathy to you and your family
I am sure the poetry will provide special memories and great comfort

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Your card is lovely as always Viv. I`m so sorry to hear about your brother, my thoughts are with you. Stay strong love.
Lynne xxx

Deanna said...

Viv, Your in my thoughts and prayers. The bookmarks are just lovely. They will treasures those forever. Your card is gorgeous and surprised you were able to make one with all that your going through. Keep well and rested :)

Chrissie said...

Sincere condolences Viv, my thoughts are with you at this really difficult time.
I think that your bookmarks are such a lovely idea, a perfect commemoration!
Your card is lovely too and I'm really grateful for your loyalty to our challenge!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Carole said...

My deepest sympathy Viv, prayers and healing thoughts for you and your family. I lost a grandson this past Christmas Eve and I know what you mean about your mojo not being with you, it can be difficult.

Your card is lovely Viv, and I love the butterfly. Carole xox

Marijke said...

this is just gorgeous, love it

Jackie said...

Good morning Viv, what a beautiful card and an even more beautiful bookmark with wonderful words. I am sure you will always be able to see your brother's glow...hugs
Blogger is still misbehaving so I am visiting while I can! :o)
Jackie xx

Beccy said...

Oh Viv, your bookmarks are a beautiful tribute to your brother. The verse is so touching and so gentle for such a sad occasion.
The card you made is beautiful too, as always.

Christine L said...

Hi Viv.... well first of all, that is a beautiful card... i love it's simplicity and elegance!

And secondly..... big (((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))) for you... I'm drying my tears after reading your bookmark poem... I stood at my sisters funeral and talked about her - it is three years ago now, but I still feel the loss of her so badly. Your bookmarks are a beautiful way for people to remember your brother.

Big hugs again
Christine x

Carole Campanile said...

Oh Viv, I am so very sorry to hear of your loses. My sincerest condolences. I never seem to have the right words to say but want you to know that I think your bookmark is a wonderful gift. It is a wonderful little commorative of your brother.

My thougnts are with you at this sad time.


Susan said...

Viv, your card is so pretty! I love that shiny butterfly. It sounds like you've had several tough months! I'm so sorry for all that you've lost! The bookmark is a wonderful way to honor your brother. Sending up prayers for you!

M said...

The silver butterfly is so beautiful and delicate.

I'm so sorry to hear that you have been going through a tough time. Hugs. M x

Darnell said...

I love your shiny silver butterfly, Viv! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of another brother. May God watch over you and your family and give you the strength and support you need. I love, love the bookmark poetry!

Suze Bain said...

Such a sad time for you Viv, your bookmark is lovely ( as is your LIM card!) xx

Rosemary said...

oh viv!! i am so very sorry to hear about your brother! how very devastating to lose both your brothers so close together! i will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

your LIM card is just stunning, as is the bookmark that you made for the funeral! hugs!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of a "shiny" -- your bfly looks great~

Glenda Atkins said...

Very beautiful and elegant card Viv! My heart goes out to you at this time, such sorrow for you and your family. Life can be so unfair at times. I wish you peace and comfort.

GinaA said...

A beautiful classic card for the LIM challenge.
The bookmark you have created in honor of your brother is just perfect, I do hope all of your happy memories sustain you while you grieve for your brothers. 'Only ever a thought away, loved and remembered every day'

Linda said...

Beautiful card Viv. So glad you joined in at LIM xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Viv

My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time for you all XXX. The poem is so moving and makes such a lovely bookmark. I'm sure it was very moving when it was read out....

Your card is just beautiful and your photography amazing - even if all the bits did drop on the floor after!


Liz Armstrong said...

Stunning card Viv : )

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