Monday, 8 February 2010

WK21 - A Touch of Tartan - at Sophisticats

As promised my 2nd post for today, it is MY challenge this week, at Sophisticats WK21 which is "A Touch of Tartan" this the 5 year anniversary of loosing my dear dad, who was my very best friend, so in his honour, I have choosen this weeks challenge, he taught me everything there was too know about Dancing, (and life in actual fact) Scottish Country, Ballroom & Jazz....and he was Scottish through and through, his name was Bruce Cameron Robertson,  the Robertson's were a CLAN, from Struan... he was very proud off his a "touch of tartan" girls, does not have to be much...the girls on the DT have utterly rocked this challenge, so thanks girls for that, we were kindly given some amazing digis to use from Judy at Digital Ink Co, who are sponsoring our challenge this week...and Judy was a star in her own right this week, when she helped me to download ZIP files....I was tearing my hair out and even went off to bed one night in the huff....LOL...but she helped and within 5 minutes I was printing Images like no-ones meet Ella, isn't she just to win 3 fabulous digi images, take part in our challenge this week.  We are also introducing 2 New DT Members the lovely Tasha and Diane, I am looking forward to getting to know these pop over and give them a huge welcome.....I am off to do some more crafting, try to get through this day, as best I to all....Avril xxxxxx


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Avril.

Hugs Riet.x

Nicola said...

Your dad would be real proud of you Avril in choosing this theme in memory of him. Your card is beautiful - I do love this image which you have coloured so beautifully - the glitz is awesome. Ooh your tartan ribbons and bow are awesome and show her off to perfection.
Nicola -x-

Teri said...

Ah, fabulous hun! Dad would be chuffed to bits I'm sure!
Love the Tartan theme this week - hmn, thinking cap on. . .
Teri x

Doreenobrn said...

A gorgeous card Avril. xxx


Fabulous card Avril
Hugs Dianne xx

Christine said...

Hi my Edinburgh Rock am sure you WILL get thro the day with happy memeories of YOUR ROCK to keep you going..sounds like you have had wonderful times with your rock?? your card is truly lovely & the tartan looks stunning the heather touch fab..wish youd asked ME about the zip files could have talked you thro it...

BIG HUGS Yorkshire Pudding XXXXXX


You have been busy Avril since my last visit and i am loving all of the cards, they are all gorgeous, particularly love the lilac one below, thats one of my favourite colours. Have a lovely afternoon hugs Linda x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my! she is just darling! i love the shimmer on her petticoats too!

hugs ♥

Mandy said...

Hi Avril,
hope your getting through today with lots of lovely memories...Gorgeous card as always,,
Mandy xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Avril Ann,
This is a gorgeous card and I love the theme you have chosen. I hope today will be full of sweet reflections and no more falls.
Fiona x

Kazabing said...

Hiya Avril, Lovely card to match the lovely memories.

Sarpreet said...

fabulous card, brilliant image

Liz said...

Wow avril in ur honour must really try to do this weeks I am Scottish to the hilt hun Love your card greast job of it

Liz xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kat said...

Great theme Avril and since I have some tartan paper I'll be able to take part...I hope.

Kat xx

blackdragon said...

Oh my darlin' wee friend... huge hugs... and all my love today and always.
Hope you have spent the day remembering happy times... smile, close your eyes and you'll see him smile too. I hope you're feeling ok after you've had so many fall.... hey it should be a laugh in march... but at least i'll be there to catch you as brian wont be.
you take it easy... get more rest... alll my love always xxx
ps thanks for joining us at Tellens place... i nearly forgot to say it!!! Naughty/ bad DT person!!!! xxxx

Mandy said...

Avril hunny, I hope you've been o.k today and managed to focus on the happy memories you have of your dad, and I'm sure he would have been thrilled and proud of you dedicating your challenge to him.
Your card is gorgeous as always, fab image you've used, and thank you for helping me overcome my fear of using tartan, I was so happy when I found pink tartan lol.
I'll be coming to you for advice with the zip files, I so don't like them!!!
Take care
love n hugs Mandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Avril that image is a pure delight and the added tartan is such a lovely effect.

Lorraine x

Nancy said...

Awesome job!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Clare said...

Big hugs Avril, so sorry but was away from the laptop yesterday & only catching up now. Your Dad would be so proud that you have dedicated your challenge to him hun. It is things like these that help get us through our grief. Sometimes we buy a plant or flowers to remember them for anniversaries but how lucky are we Avril to beable to create something with our crafts which is totally unique to them, and we can keep them forever. Thinking of you darl, hugs Clare xxx

p.s your card is beautiful x