Thursday 11 March 2010

In Memory

My Grandad has been forefront to my mind this week, he was born on the 10th March 1909 and died on the 11th March 1989. Although I think of him all the time, this week is special and when I sat down to make a card tonight he was there in my head. So I did something I rarely do and made a card just for me.


The book page is from a story called "The Girl Who Loved Graveyards" - and I guess I do. I often visit my friend Sean and I laid my wedding bouquet on my Grandads grave when I married in 2008. Of course graveyards can be sad places, but for me it is somewhere to feel closer to those that I loved that are no longer with me.

The rusted heart felt right, even though its been 21 years, he's still very much in my heart, and I used my initial to signify this is my heart. The black ribbon signifies grandad and is attached with a brad bearing the letter "G".

Happy Birthday Grandad, I love you always.

11 comments:

Scrappelise said...

They are both so very fine art, your card and the tag for Carrie! And it is so nice of you to share your feelings about your GD and the things around that. I like the way you made and used the symbols. Hugs XX

Kaz said...

aw Audrey, I just want to hug you. :(
your card is stunning, I love the details like the heart, your initial, the page is perfect too (I love graveyards too, could you guess?!)
gorgeous card moo. love you. xx

Carol Q said...

what a lovely post Audrey. he was obviously loved very much. your card is gorgeous with all the different accents to signify it's meaning.

Carrie said...

you should make cards for yourself more often Audrey - its beautiful - and my tag is wonderful - thank you - look forward to receiving it xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its important to make for yourself I think. Especially when you have a head full of thoughts and memories. This is like a card version of a journal page. Really beautiful Audrey.

Ali.. said...

This is gorgeous audrey and a beautiful token for yourself to remember your him by, im really glad you managed to vent your thoughts with your crafting :) x x

joanne wardle said...

so beautiful, and a lovely thought

Seona said...

It's really beautiful Audrey and all the more so for the touching story behind it. x

Greensleeves said...

Beautiful card and a moving story, Audrey. I agree about graveyards, they can be very daunting but also a place where you feel closer to your dear departed.

Karin said...

It's a beautiful card Audrey. I Love how you've made this card so symbolic to your thoughts and feeling for your Granddad.
Graveyards are a place of quiet closeness to the ones that are no longer here in the flesh but close to our minds and hearts. A mysterious place so close to those beyond. {{{Hugs}}}

Paula said...

Beautiful card, Audrey. March is always a sad time for me too, as my mum died 36 years ago on 7th just days before my dad's & my birthdays. I know how you must have felt and am glad you have a grave to visit, because I thik they are a comfort. Mum is at the crematorium which isn't quite the same.