Monday, 25 February 2013

Sympathy Card

I've not been up to crafting much the past few days, but had to make a sympathy card for Mum to send to one of her friends who has just lost her husband after a long illness.  I wanted the card to be subdued as befits the occasion, but also to be uplifting.  I decided the blue with touches of white on a beige base would fit the bill.

The image is a very old stamp by Elusive Images from one of the Oriental sets so possibly a fantasy flower.  Anyway, I've coloured with blue Copics B21, B24, B26 & B39 and a little bright pink RV34 & RV66 in the centre of the flowers for uplift.  For the leaves and stems I went for a blue green with BG72, BG75 & BG78.  I've inked around the edge of the image with Pumice Stone DI and also used it to edge the patterned paper.

Here's the card:

It's a tent fold A6 size and with nothing to stick out so went through the ordinary post.  The base and mats are Sahara Sand by SU! and the paper is from Nitwits Cottage Charm Too collection, and the pretty punched border I've had in my stash for ages - a gift from a friend.  The text on the front and inside is from a mini Sympathy set by Kaiser Kraft.

Plenty of white space so Mum could add a personal message for her friend.

Crafty Cardmakers have a blooming challenge running so I can enter my card with them.

On the home front I am sad to say there is no change and no news .. .. I have tried to phone but my calls are either being ignored or the reception is so bad where DH is that they are not being put through .. .. I wonder?  I have also tried emailing but that got bounced back .. .. still, it was a pleasant enough weekend.  Jason's girlfriend joined us and the two of them worked hard at levelling off and tidying up the garden.  We now have the space for cars off the road, once the surface has settled and we decide what kind of hard landscaping to put down.  Jason is designing and pricing up for a car port, possibly with a green roof .. .. sounds good and will make up to the environment for the hard landscaping we plan instead of the lawn!

I have still to start my DT cards for this week .. .. my mojo has definitely done a bunk so I'm not sure what I'll come up with.  Hopefully this evening I can set too and at least make a start.  The builder came back today to sort out some of the major cracks so I have dust sheets over the furniture in the bedroom until he finishes the job tomorrow .. .. then I will have to paint the wall again - along with the laundry room and Jason's bedroom - such a hassle!


  1. A beautiful, beautiful card!

    Still thinking of you, hun. *hugs*

    love Mags B xxx

  2. So beautiful I am sure it will be much appreciated!
    take care hun, thinking of you


  3. You're much in my thoughts.
    This is so fitting & beautiful with the colouring & the little pink in the centre of the flowers. I love your inking & matting plus the paper is perfect for the image.
    Much love from me
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Your card is beautiful. I had to make a sympathy card this weekend and used a similar layout.

    I'm sorry to hear about your problems with your DH. I hope things are resolved soon. If your Totally Papercrafts teamies can do anything to help, just let us know.

  5. This is such a beautiful card - the colouring is gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your situation. I hope things can be resolved for you soon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxxx

  6. Beautiful card Annie. That image is lovely, just perfect for a Sympathy card.

    Take care, Annie.

    Kat xx

  7. Hi Annie,
    What a lovely card,
    simply beautiful,
    take care,
    sending big hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  8. Hi Annie, this is such a beautiful card, love the colours and sentiment.
    Keep your chin up hun, sending you a big hug.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Love this Annie. Can you please Facebook message me your address and phone number Lynn xxx

  11. Stunning card for a hard time. It's lovely. Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  12. Such a lovely elegant card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

  13. Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Blooming Image" challenge.
    Fiona x


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