Sunday 15 May 2011


The card I'm showing today features a flower which has very special memories for me...
When I was 9 years old my lovely dad had a severe stroke and was in hospital for a long time. It was around this time of year and as he loved flowers I picked masses of bluebells and took them to his little ward and filled lots of containers with them. He was delighted and when I see them in bloom I always remember that time. He did recover well but,sadly, suffered another more severe stroke 3 years later and passed away after 10 days in a coma.

Well, as you can see he passed on his love of flowers and he also passed on his love of drawing them. This BLUEBELL  image is from my last batch of digi images available HERE.

I bought some more gingham paper as I think it really complements floral images.
Hope you like it.

Crafty Creations  ...anything goes
Creative Card Crew ....May flowers
Kaboodles ...Lots of layers
Moving along with the Times..2 B's (Bluebells and Bow)
Divas by Design ...anything goes
Everybody Art
Tuesday Throwdown ...diecuts

For those of you who asked on Docrafts, the tutorial of how I made these flowers can now be seen HERE. Thanks for all the lovely comments you've been leaving on my gallery over there!!!


  1. Such a beautiful card bluebells and your drawings are truly gorgeous hun..your dad would of loved them :o)

    have a lovely afternoon...I will be thinking of you cos' I lost my dad too when he was only 59..

    Sending big hugs Vicky xx

  2. Hi ruth bluebells apart from snowdrops are my favourite flower this is a beautiful image so delicate looking and fabulous too...

    Babs x

  3. Hi Ruth, your bluebells are stunning and I love the card you've made with them. You're right, the gingham looks perfect with them. xx

  4. Hi Ruth this is truly pretty and I love the colours you have used. Thank you for the lovely comment you left today on my card it was kind of you. I would be happy to share the card in your gallery. Hugs Debbie x

  5. A very beautiful card Ruth! I love the bluebells and the pretty die you cut them with. Wonderful details you added also. So glad that you joined us at TT this week.

  6. this is such a stunning card jenniexx

  7. This is great Ruth!Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design.

  8. This is so pretty Ruth - I love to see the Bluebell carpets at this time of year, and we have quite a lot of them in our garden. Love the swirls and the gingham paper - just perfect.

    Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you again. Sylvia x

  9. Beautiful Bluebells and gorgeous card. I love the way you have made your flowers.
    Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. What a very touching story, but you did well bringing back your Dads memory.
    Thanks for playing along at CCC

  11. Hi Ruth, what a lovely card. So clean and fresh, love the touch of glitter. Thank you for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  12. Hi Ruth, lovely card and what a beautiful way to remember your Dad.

  13. The card is beautiful Ruth, your bluebells image is super. You have a wonderful talent from your Dad and lovely memories too :) Sarah xx

  14. Ruth Amazing,Thanks for sharing..


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth