Friday, December 10, 2010

And finally...for Mum


I've recently been making some examples using bleach for a tutorial over at Gingersnap Creations.
These can be seen on their site with the exception of one.

This one I kept back.

This one is for my Mum.




For those that are regular visitors to my blog you may have gathered that the past 5 months or so have been up in the air for me. This was due to my Mum suddenly, totally out of the blue, being rushed into hospital in July and spending the most part of 18 weeks in intensive care.

I won't go into detail but sadly at the age of 68 the best Mum in the world, my Mum, passed away and her funeral was held a couple of days ago.

Christmas will be very different for us this year. It was her favourite time.

I'm not normally one for airing my private life online, but would like to take this opportunity to thank those that knew for the huge amount of support, not just from here in the UK but worldwide. It meant a lot, thank you so much.

I hope you like this card.

I know Mum would have said 'Beautiful!!'

Thanks Mum xxxxxxx

65 comments:

Helen said...

My very warmest wishes and condolences to you Jo, and your family, at this very sad time. The card is perfect.
Lots of love, Helen. xx

Paula said...

It truly is beautiful,in every sense of the word Jo - thinking of you xx

Sarah said...

And she would have been right on the money, it is beautiful indeed. So sorry for your loss :( xxx

Chris said...

Such a beautiful card, Jo.

Elaine said...

Jo, so very sorry for your loss and the difficult months you have been through this year. This card is indeed beautiful and captures something very special and peaceful for your Mum.

Elaine xx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi jo, sorry to hear your sad new, it is indeed a beautiful card, for me I would frame it and place it out each christmas a treasure of all the happy times. take care ju x

judith@poppy cottage said...

So sorry for your loss Jo, my thoughts are with you. It truly is a beautiful card, peaceful, gentle and touching. Perfect for your Mum. Judith xx

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear your bad news Jo, it is a beautiful card that you created for your mum x

*** Suzi B *** said...

So sorry to hear of your sad time,the card is perfect...

Sue x

Greensleeves said...

awww Jo, my eyes are welled with tears. My most sincere condolences.
It is a very beautiful and poetic creation.

kjjc said...

xx

Stiggy said...

A lovely card for a lovely lady.

X

joanne wardle said...

it is beautiful. Your mum always sounded like a wondeful lady. I know you will all miss her very much

Saskia said...

This is truly one of the most beautiful cards I've seen. So sorry to hear about your mother.

xx

PetraB said...

A beautiful and very special card. So sorry about your loss and the difficult and sad time.
Take care, Petra. xx

Suzanne said...

sometimes being brave enough to just say these words out loud sends a message of love out into the universe that will rebound and fill your heart with joy......it may take time but it will eventually occur.
Suzanne x

Willy said...

A wonderful card for your wonderful Mum, Jo. Take care!

Godelieve said...

Thinking of you Jo.
Beautiful card for your Mum.

Helen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum Jo. Am thinking of you.
Helen

Happy Days said...

So very sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful card and moving post. x

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry, Jo. This is such a difficult time for you. Your card is absolutely beautiful and your mum would love her card, I'm certain of it. She would be so proud of your creative success too.

I lost my own mum at christmas time, 7 years ago (Dec 28th), so I know how difficult it is. She had just celebrated her 61st birthday.

My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending love to you all.

Take care. x

Dawn said...

Another stunning card hun!

Love Dawn xx

Sija said...

Fabulous card for your Mum, Jo! Thinking of you and your family.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

craftattack said...

Wish you lots of strength to get through this sad time, but you have your Mum in your heart forever. Lots of sparkles from Germany, Valerie-Jael

1CardCreator said...

A beautiful card indeed, your Mother would have loved it I'm sure. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, this is a difficult time of year, I'll remember you in my prayers. ~Diane

Dotty Jo said...

Dearest Jo, you've mentioned how difficult life has been recently but I didn't know just how difficult until I read your post for today. I am so sorry to read about the loss of your Mom and will be thinking of you at this sad time. Special hugs to one of my favourite people in Blogland, Jo x

Carol Q said...

aw Jo, beautiful card and post - brought tears to my eyes. can't imagine what you've all been through the last few months.

Kaz said...

It certainly is a beautiful card Jo. Sending love to you and your family xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, sending prayers your way. I'm sure your mom would have Loved your card and rightly so its Beautiful!
Warm hugs Lynn

Gillian said...

Jo what a beautiful and fitting tribute for your mum, as someone mentioned earlier your mum must have been so proud of you and your creative achievements. This post brought tears to my eyes, thinking of you Jo and your loved ones at this very difficult time x

Moira said...

This is a really lovely way to say good bye to your lovely mom. Like Gillian this post made me weepy. My thoughts are with you Jo and I do hope the future is brighter than this year has been.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, I'm sure she's in a beautiful place with no suffering. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this holiday season. Your tutorial was wonderful, staying busy helps.

PaulineC said...

So sorry to hear your news Jo. I am sure that your Mother would have loved the card.

Basement Stamper said...

My heart has been with you all week, big hugs to you. Your card is gorgeous and you know your Mum would have encouraged your artwork.

Shar said...

I know I already said it but big hugs and my deepest sympathies. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of your huge loss. My thoughts are with you,

Lucy x

mustavcoffee said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, your card is beautiful, your Mum would have loved it, I'm sure she was so proud of your success. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time, xxx

Louise said...

I know for sure your mother is looking down and loving this card!!!

xxxxx

Chris said...

Sorry Jo, I had to delete previous comment I made a big typo.
Here goes again.
You are a wonderful testament to your Mum's beauty and grace. Your art shows the love you have in your life.
Condolences,
Chris xo

Jacqui said...

So sorry Jo - she was too young

Karin said...

It's a beautiful tribute to your mum, Jo.

Laura said...

Bless you Jo.

I have just found a few words I wrote while expressing my sorrow when my Mum died. I will email them to you. Re reading them tugged at my heart strings but they are poignant but not depressing.

craftytrog said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear mum Jo! She would definitely have loved that stunning card! xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Oh dear Jo I'm so sorry about your mum passing away so unexpectedly at such a young age. I wish you all the strenght you need! What a difficult time always, when one looses a beloved one but especially in this december month! Hugs Nellie

Lottie said...

Thinking of you and your family dearest Jo. I lack the vocabulary to express my deepest sincerity.

God Bless

Piddawinkle said...

it is so beautiful am sure your mum would have loved it and been very proud of you and your art, with much love to you at this time of great loss

Gini said...

Oh Jo I'm so sorry for you and me both, my Mum's funeral is this coming Weds. I don't think we are ever ready to let them go.
Gini
xx

Karen said...

What a beautiful card, and a lovely, touching tribute to someone who was clearly a very important person.
Words feel so inadequate in the face of such a loss. We haven't met in person, but we are both daughters and mothers, and it is from that shared experience that I send you my deepest sympathies.
Karen

Val said...

Dear Jo - such a beautiful tribute so someone who was so important to you.

Take care, and much love to you and your family.

Hugs
Valxx

JeanFB said...

What a beautiful tribute, Jo. My heart is with you.
((Hugs)), Jean

Sid said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss Jo......the card is a fitting and lovely tribute to your Mum.

She said...

Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment. Sincerest condolences to you on the loss of you lovley mum. She must have been lovely, she had you xx

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful card and your tutorial on the GC blog was terrific. So sorry for your loss - sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

2amscrapper said...

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your card is a beautiful tribute to your mum. Helene

JoFY said...

Jo, So sorry for your loss - thinking of you.
Take care
Jo

craftimamma said...

That is such a beautiful and moving (I'm in tears as I type) tribute to your mum and I'm sure she's smiling at you.

So sorry to learn you have had such a difficult time Jo. My thoughts are with you.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

suzanne said...

Jo, sorry to hear about your mum, she was a wonderful lady, I used to pop into the town hall to speak to her after we left school, she always had time to chat, i'm sure she'll be missed by all who knew her.
thinking about you all
Suzanne x

IsaNorris said...

So sorry for your loss Jo. The card is beautiful indeed.
isa xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

I'm so sorry for your sad loss, as you say your Mum would have said that the card is beautiful and it most certainly is. xx

Carmen said...

The card is simply stunning Jo - I'm sorry, so very sorry to read the news behind it.

Zuzu's Blog said...

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Amy said...

sparkles and SWEETness! LOVE IT

Gez said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news. I'd like to add my deepest condolences too. I lost my Mum suddenly 2 yrs ago & she was only 66 & also my best friend. I know a little of how you must be feeling right now & send you the biggest of cyber hugs you can imagine. I am sure she will never be far away.. I quite often smell my Mum's perfume when I least expect it!
Your artwork is amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all.xx
Hope you find peace in your heart this Christmas time & know your Mum is safe. Love Gez.xx

NETTI said...

Oh Jo, I've been away from arty things and my laptop for some time over the festive season and have only just seen this post.....I'm so very sad to hear of your loss.
The card is lovely and your mum certainly would have loved it too.