Thursday 12 April 2018

'There is no place like HOME' and 'Happy Birthday'

The road trip is all going well. Dad and his sister, Cis are totally enjoying themselves, telling stories from the past and I am recording as we go. With a few hick-ups here and there, though it doesn't matter, because they forget they already told a story and are happy to tell it again. Cis has an amazing memory at 93 for their family history, able to remember names and dates of those who lived near and were related.
Dad's memories are so mixed up now that nothing is accurate but as he talks to Cis the memories just flow, It's so beautiful.
I need to get lots of footage of Cis talking so dad can watch her on the iPad when he's at home and missing mum.   Elysha is happy to sit and listen or watch TV or colour in. I don't think I will get much colouring  done myself, as I need to prompt with questions, make drinks, meals, clean up etc so I think I was dreaming.

By night time and when the nurse arrives at 7 I'm ready for bed too lol. Tuck me in and read me a good night story, ready to start all again the next morning.

But I thought I better post a couple of cards first.

What do you reckon????Aren't these stamps the coolest. I had to have them. They are from Studio Katia  Whimsical Town, I only had time to colour one card before I set off and this one was stamped on Canvas Cardstock and coloured with copics.

So easy to colour with copics, pick two colours one dark one light. Colour with the light, add a bit of the dark then pull out further with the light. Works perfectly.

I used all but one of the house stamps as I saved one for a different card. I stamped and masked and stamped again. There are other filler stamps as well as the tree. I also stamped the sentiment from the
set with includes Your Invited sentiments. These houses are soooo cool.

This is a Lily of the Valley stamp that I have had forever and I was reminded of her the other day. We are always so busy buying new stamps and forget that we have the most amazing, cute, pretty stamps there right in front of us.

I coloured her with my Copic rainbow combination that I can't think of off hand- being away I cant check the combination. But it sure does look pretty and soft and perfect with this little sweetie.

After I finished colouring I added a die cut silver glitter paper 'HAPPY birthday' and then lots of the smallest wee diamond gems to look like little rains drops.


There is no place like home - Copic colouring

My little fairy is all about celebrating your birthday.

There is no place like home

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

There is no place like home

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


lostinpaper said...

Sounds like you are having a blast! You will need to get home to have a rest though lol.

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Aileen, it sounds like a hectic trip but one which will be looked on in the future as a treasured memory. I love that wonderful birthday card. Like you, I have some amazing images that I have almost forgotten, being so busy acquiring new ones. But sometimes the old ones are golden, as is your sweet fairy. Beautiful colours, but I would expect nothing less of you. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

She’s a gorgeous little thing and you’ve coloured her beautifully. I love the little bit of sparkle too. A girl can never have enough glitter! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Ina G said...

Imagine living in one of those cool brightly coloured funky houses! Oh what fun. Love that card. Your sweet fairy is just 'darling'. Lovely touch of shimmer and the wee gemstones falling from the sky. Lots of loving memories on your trip and one to treasure forever. Enjoy.

Karren said...

What you are doing for your Dad is absolutely wonderful, Aileen. Hugs to you for your kind heart. And what gorgeous cards you've showcased today - love those houses!

Viv said...

Ah so pleased that your trip is going well Aileen! I bet your dad will remember it for ages too.Safe journey home. Loving your amazing houses card ...that fab colouring...again!and love the fairy one too...yes think I have that image too...must use older stuff..makes a note ;) hugs Viv xx

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved your houses, but I absolutely adored your sweet little fairy. You're right, Aileen, so often we have the perfect stamp right at hand without purchasing more for our collections. This sweet little imp is so beautifully coloured and I love the little droplets of gems. Perfect! Thanks so much for joining us for our "All Occasions Challenge" this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

brenda said...

A really sweet Fairy image and in such pretty colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'For the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge. The houses are fab as well.

B x

BożenA said...

Two amazing cards, Aileen. The first one makes it possible to move to your town immediately. These houses are so amazing and I love how you colored them. The second card is the quintessence of a sweet style, I love it for its simplicity. Quite a lot of CAS style, my favorite !!

Helen said...

Your card is so very sweet, Aileen! She is beautifully coloured! You are right though, we need to revisit our good old stamps regularly, as there are so many special images hidden away! Enjoy the rest of your wonderful trip away. I feel sue you will look back on every day with special memories. Time really is the most special thing we can share! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

pinky said...

Your little fairy card is super cute, love it! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Bobby said...

I'm glad you're recording the stories, Aileen. They are precious memories. That little town is so whimsical and colorful and your fairy is darling in her rainbow outfit. I love the added raindrop diamonds.

Ruth said...

So glad that everyone is having a fabulous time and you are collecting all those memories for your Dad for when he gets back to his home. I always remember that granny could remember what she did in 1943 somewhere on duty in the middle east but not what she'd told us 5 minutes ago. Must be so lovely to hear them natter and your first card with the houses just makes me think of what you're in right now - happy houses all jostling together. Enjoy the rest of your trip and look forward to seeing what you colour when you return :) xx

Created by Kath said...

Your coloring is excellent! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Bobby said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing your colorful village with us at Addicted to Stamps and More, Aileen.