I have been thinking about this card for a long time and I bought the WMS Man of the Hour set in May with the intention of making something special for dad back then. The trouble is that thinking about my dad makes me feel so sad and it's severely affected my mojo. He's 12,000 miles away but because of dementia he's even further away than that. My poor mum can't manage any more after he had a fall and he's been in a nursing home for the past three months. I would have loved to visit him through the summer but my own wee lad hasn't been well enough to travel as he has had yet another medication adjustment to try and control his epilepsy and he's been struggling to deal with it. Hubby's been working away from home a lot so there was no question of travelling without him.
I wanted to make a card to sit on dad's bedside table so that anyone who didn't know him before would know just how wonderful he is.
The main inspiration for this card is the wonderful Darnell's NBUS Challenge # 5 challenge. I've bought so much over the last few months - about time I used some of it.
I was inspired by this brilliant Mojo Monday Sketch 414.
Also by CTD359
And probably most importantly by this week's Muse Joan Bardee. Joan's card reminded me of the sentiment I had been "thinking about" for dad and her message gave me just the kick in the pants I needed.
This photo of my dad taken on Anzac Day last year gave me a little more inspiration as well. I tried to make my sentiment panel look like a medal of honour such as those he's wearing here.
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