Blogging Buddies

Saturday, 24 April 2010

FUNDRAISING - In Memory of Ronnie

As some of you may already know, my blogging and DT buddy Emma tragically lost her father in September last year, in an accident at  work.  Emma has teamed up with the wonderfully generous Paula from Pollycraft to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of him.

Emma gave Paula a brief low down on her dad and Paula came up an amazing special edition digi simply called "Relaxing Ronnie"

 

He's available to buy for only £1.50 directly from Emma and also from the Pollycraft ShopALL proceeds from the sales will go to the YAA.

  She also has a challenge running with some awesome prizes over on her blog, all you have to do is purchase the image, it's only £1.50, make a card or other project using it, enter it into her challenge and please also spread the word.  The Yorkshire Air Ambulance need £7200 per DAY to keep both helicopters maintained and flying.

I love this image.  It brings back memorys for me of my dad when I was a kid.  Mum had the final say on all furnishing, decorations, ornaments - the lot, and she had LOADS of ornaments and frilly doily table cloth things.  I remember once thinking my dad didn't look right on a pink sofa lol!   So with that in mind, I had to bring "Relaxing Ronnie" out to play with my stash and here's the result....

Not exactly to my taste - but mum would be so chuffed with that sofa.  To her credit she has a bit more taste now lol!  Think we even had similar retro wallpaper at one point hahahaha!!  

Mel X
   

6 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mel :-)your post is so well written too :-) I love the pink armchair and retro wallpaper ,,,and the torn and distressed edges,, brill !

Luv
Lols x x x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Lovely card Mel!, will be popping over to Emma's blog.Just love that armchair mmmm yes we had one like that also lol!!
Take care love Vicky xx

Rainmac said...

What a fabby card Mel, love the retro feel xxx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww brill card with Ronnie, great colouring, luv the design you have done, brill hun, sue,x

Liz said...

Mel thats a fab card did not know thats what that stamp was about but I will dso summat with it Ive a friend in hospital its very tiring but I will give it a bash sooner or later!
Liz x

Emma said...

Aw gorgeous card hun, love the torn papers. Rofl at the pink sofa...
Thank you so much for your support and donation, good luck with the challenge.
Hugs Emma x