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CR84FN #35

Hello everyone,
How was/is your day so far? Today I finally had the chance to finish my card for the challenge over at CR84FN. The moment I looked at the colors I knew I wanted to make a card for Marcels' mother; she will be 72 years on August 13th. We're celebrating her birthday in the UMCG;  Marcels' father is still there and it's the only place to get together and share some time with my in laws, my SIl,  her children and our family. Just a small party, not too long. But Marcels'mother definitely wants to eat cake and have a good time. My in laws really want to celebrate this special day.
Over to the challenge! Just look at the gorgeous colors:

I decided to create my own patterned paper with different stamps from my favorite brands.... A polka dot stamp and a floral stamp from Darkroom Door; seam binding from Pixie Dust Paperie , some sittching and a heart-shaped pearl from my stash:

One of the Text-it stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps and more stitching. The …

For the bride and groom!

I Hope you all had a great start of the new week. We are still enjoying fall here in Holland; argh! This afternoon I went to friends by bike and on my way home I had the "privilege" of a rain shower that looked and felt like a waterfall. Soaking wet; there was not one single piece of dry clothing left. I looked like a drowned cat..... I can only dream of having dinner in the garden; the BBQ is covered with dust :)
But today is a special day. It's the wedding day of one of my sisters Jacqueline ( Come on dearie! Where are the photos of those handmade jewels/quilts of you? :)........)
She and her husband Frits are celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary. They got married on a special date: 8-8-1988........ Congratulations sweeties and happy anniversary!! XX
And of course I made a card. She received it so now I can post it here! The stamp is from the Fancy Phrases set of Waltzingmouse stamps:

That lovely heart-pin is a gift from Cathy; seam binding from Memrie Mare and an adh…

Home sweet home............................

Hello everyone....
How are you all doing? It has been a few days since I've been here,,,, We had a week of mixed emotions and ups and downs. Last weekend our eldest son Michiel moved into his own apartment and he is so happy there. Although he already noticed that his life is a bit more busy with cooking meals, grocery shopping, cleaning and doing the laundry. I noticed less laundry and less clutter here :)
My FIL..... First of all I want to thank you - also on behalf of Marcel - for your heartwarming comments, emails, thoughts and prayers. The world of bloggers never ceases to amaze me and we are grateful for that.
Marcel visited his father this afternoon with Michiel. It has been the 1st time for Michiel to visit him after we heard the bad news. He looked a little reluctant to visit his grandfather and and wasn't eager to go on his own. I can imagine that;  it's hard to visit someone knowing that his time is limited due to cancer... But they had a good time; together with my MI…