Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This reminds me of my dad

This image reminds me of my dad. Not really sure what it is exactly. It could be the fact that he was wrinkly (is that even a word?) like the turtle in the image. It could also be the glasses, or it could be the pipe with the smoke billowing from it. My dad smoked like a chimney till the day he died. It could be the way the image makes me smile - I don't know. All I know is that from the moment I saw him, I started thinking of my dad.
My dad was the most intelligent human being I knew. There was nothing he didn't know and very little he couldn't do. He loved my mom so much that he couldn't live without her and died ten months after her, from a broken heart. I remember so much about him and most of it makes me smile. He could not walk past a Wimpy without stopping for coffee. He read every roadsign, no matter what language, in Afrikaans and made up some really insane translation. When I was at the lowest point in my life as a young girl, he didn't say much, he just took my arm one morning and asked me: "Have you spoken to God about this my child, you know He doesn't talk about what you tell him, don't you?"
So, this card is for him, even though he isn't here in person, I know he is still around, because I can hear his advice so clearly sometimes.
Love you dad, always!


  1. Aaaw, I love your turtle and your Dad sounds like he was a very special person.

  2. Hi Tertia,

    fantastic card,I love the embossing matches the image perfectly, great colouring.

    Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

  3. Hi Tertia,

    Isn't it silly how we can look at something a bit off the wall and it reminds us of someone we love? I find myself doing that realm or reason as to why the image or object reminds me of the person but for the simple answer that it does...

    Anyways, this is a fabulous card! I love the image and you've done a splendid job on your layout and coloring too!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again next week for some more challenge fun!


  4. Love the turtle! This card just puts a smile on my face! Thanks for playing!!

  5. OMG I LOVE this image!! Way too cute and perfect for Fathers day! Love the texture on the brown paper.

  6. What a really cute turtle Tertia, and your dad sounded like a very special person and I can tell you miss him loads, I think he would have loved this card esp if he could have read what you wrote about him. Great colors and I like how you have decorated the inside as well.
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Donna xx

  7. Gorgeous card and a perfect image. I have never seen him before! Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  8. This is such a cute card! I love that image and you've colored it so well! The colors of the card are perfect and I love the embossed paper! Just wonderful all around!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at SSC this week!

  9. A really wonderful card, love the turtle image!You tell such a beautiful story of your dad. These are prescious memories and you are lucky to have them.
    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

  10. What a lovely story of your dad. I bet he is looking down smiling...well except for the part where you called him wrinkly...tee hee:) Really sweet card. Love the image as well. It's cute. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at SSC