Monday, April 27, 2009

Good news and bad news

The good news from yesterday was seeing our daughter and her fiancé... who came over to have dinner and celebrate their engagement with us.... the bad news was just before starting to serve up dinner we had a call from hubby's niece to let us know her mum ( his sister) had had a seizure and was in hospital and they had found what seems to be a tumour on her brain..... she is conscious and feeling okay - has spend the day having heaps of tests and then this evening was transported by helicopter from Palmerston North Hospital to Wellington Hospital, where she is to have surgery tomorrow. Our prayers are with you Diane, and with Terry, Angela, Matthew and Rachel.

I made an engagement card for Emma & Brad. I used HA design Block Flourish and embossed in white Holographic powder. The love birds were from a free set I got in a magazine and the sentiment by Hero Arts. Used my Threading water edge punch and used a scrap of Cuttlebug'ed white ( still waiting for the CB to be fixed)
They loved it. Found a lovely verse for inside -
" Our wish for you is that the joy you feel, the happiness you know and the love you share....will be with you through a lifetime of tomorrows"

After dinner I had a mother's day card to make. Some of the ladies at work want a supply to look through. This one is inspired by Arlene's card for the one layer challenge,

I used an Inkadinkadoo flower stamp for the rose, and stamped it in Impress Ink - Pansy then used my new watercolour pencils to colour it in. The Happy Mother's Day is by StampIt. Again stamped in Pansy. The writing is HA Old French writing. I edged all three panels with the pansy ink and sponged on Tim Holtz - Distress ink - Shabby shutters. Add the flowers and all done. Thanks Arlene for the inspiration.
Thanks for visiting.



2 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Lovely cards! Congratulations on your daughter's engagement! Happy times! And so sorry to hear about your hubby's sisters. Our thoughts are with you and we are hoping for the best possible outcome! :-)

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Dawn: I'm so sorry to read the news about your SIL. I hope the best for her and your family. I hope you will keep us posted.

Congratulations on your daughter's engagment...such a lovely card.

Hoping to hear good news...