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Wednesday 8 August 2012

My sympathies

Hello all,

Today I have a very sad card to show you, one of my dad's friends lost his wife this weekend after several years of illness. Of course we were going to send a card, but I didn't have any more sympathy cards in my stash. So this is what I came up with yesterday morning:

I don't really like to 'jazz up' such cards, as I don't really feel it's that appropriate, so kept it pretty plain. Hope the family likes it.

* Kraft base cad
* Silver and bronze matted card, distressed
* Studio Light 3D image
* Flower punch
* Some scraps, ribbon, brown pearls and peel off letters from my stash

* Perfect Sentiments (CAS Sympathy card)
* Unstampabelles (Paper Flowers)
* Crafty Sentiments (CAS)
* Deep Ocean Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Creative Inspirations (CAS)
* Pile it On (Add Metal - Metal-coloured card)
* Crafty Pad (Show Some Metal - Metal-coloured card)
* Ribbon Girl (Bingo - I've used ribbon, pearls and an image)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)


  1. The card is perfect the right amount of somber and beautiful. Thanks for playing a UnstampaBelles.

  2. I think your card turned out perfect! I love the color scheme.

    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.

  3. always a difficult card to make - but it is beautiful and really peaceful. Wonderful colours
    Lisa x

  4. Very nice card for such a sad occasion. Thank you for joining in our August challenge at Unstampabelles.

  5. you did a very nice job on this love the image you choose thanks for playing @ the perfect sentiment.

  6. Not a card we like to make, but this is a lovely CAS card, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. I think you're right about not "jazzing up" a sympathy card, especially since this one will be for a guy. I always find those a little more challenging. You did a lovely job. Thanks for sharing it at Perfect Sentiments.

  8. This a perfect sympathy the image you have used and great use of the punched flowers. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

  9. Beautiful, with just the right amount of color. Thanks for playing a lot with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  10. I think you have nailed it. Looks good and they know that you went to the trouble to make it for them. Thanks for entering this at Unstampabelles.

  11. You chose the perfect image for a sympathy card, and I agree with you that less is best for such an occasion! Well done!

  12. Lovely card. This design, with the choice of colors, design and embellishments, is so appropriate for a sympathy card

  13. Great card for such an occasion!Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. A lovely card - just right for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining in our Paper Flower challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  15. This is gorgeous, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

  16. always such a hard card to do... it is lovely
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  17. lovely card - well done for keeping it simple at such a difficult time - and thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week xx

  18. A lovely sympathy card. I with you, I keep my sympathy cards pared down too. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  20. Your card is very pretty. Sorry you had to make it for a sad purpose. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. I hope the next time it will be cheerful.

  21. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for participating in the PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again!