Thursday, 12 November 2009

In Sympathy

Hi everyone in blog land what a wet and windy day it has been here. Now a good friend of mine at work recently lost her Father - he had a two year fight against cancer and inevitably lost. I am not good at sympathy cards but I hope she likes this one. I wanted to go for subtle colours and a flower always fits well with this type of card. I have used the sketch at Mojo Monday shown below - this is the first time I have

managed to do one of the sketches here. The flower is made up from some circles of different sizes which I have feather cut along the edges. I put a button in the centre with some fibre through it for interest. The circles were then mounted on to pale pink glitter card punched with my favourite scallop punch.

The idea for this flower is from the Polka Doodles CD Rom - Candy Doodles and I think Nikki showed it on one of her Create and Craft appearances. The card underneath is from Core'dinations Whitewash set, which has been lovingly distressed using my scissors and some sandpaper.

The semicircle is the other side of the whitewash card with a ribbon tied around it - eventually. The gems are from my stash and I used them to fill the empty space it the corner. I printed out the sentiment my self using a font I downloaded called, inappropriately, Selfish but I liked the look of it for this card.
I will also enter this card in the following challenges : -

Practical Scrappers - Colour/white core card stock,

Lots To Do - Distressing,

Tuesday Taggers - No Patterned Paper

La La Land Challenge Blog - Use punches,

Simon Says Challenges - Thinking of You and

All Sorts Challenge Blog - Bring out your bling.

I am really pleased with is card and I hope you will feel free to let me know what you think.



Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Lovely card - very subtle colours. I am sure your friend will love it. Not easy cards to do but you have done this one very well.
Dawn xxx
PS. Tutorial comments duly noted!!!

Susan said...

Its a lovely card - I find sympathy cards very dificult - never sure if I've got the"tone" of it right.
Thank you so much for the award :-)
I'm off on a craft retreat this weekend - eeks - never done anything like this before! So will fill in the questionaire when I get back - craft room is now packing room!
Hugs SuzyX

Donna said...

Hi Ali, you've posted some great cards over the last week, I've only just got round to catching up with my blogging after our weekend away...hope all OK with you :) Donna x

Elizabeth P said...

Beautiful pink card! I love the flower, it´s very creative! I´m sure your friend will love it ;)

sam21ski said...

So sorry that you've had to make this card, but that's just the way it goes sometimes

Thanks for playing along again this week with Lotstodo - Sam xxxx

Jules said...
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Tracey Parrott said...

a beautiful card and fun technique..thanks for sharing it!

Sherri said...

Love that is just sooo pretty! Great card!

Joni Parker said...

Really gorgeous work on this!

brenda said...

Hi Ali

We have exacrly the same weather here in the Fens, but perfect excuse to stay in and craft. Always a difficult card to make, but the simplistic elegance is just right.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Ali

I deleted my previous comment as I noticed there was an error in it. I had a few problems posting last night!!!!!

So sorry about that.

I think we all struggle with sympathy cards and yet really it is even more personal to receive a handmade card in such circumstances.

I am sure your friend will appreciate the lovely gesture you have made.

You have made a lovely card and I love your handmade flower.

Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

Ali I am sure your friend will love this card, I know what you mean about sympathy card so hard to do. Good Luck with your challenges. thanks for taking part in TT this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Teri said...

I think it is beautiful - she will be touched by it I am sure.
Teri x

Lou Sims said...

I also find sympathy cards very difficult but you have made a beautiful card.


blackdragon said...

Thanks for joining us at tuesday taggers this week ali.... sympathy cards are just the worst thing to make but this is lovely... elegant and stylish. you did good as always. love lynx

email: said...

Great design! I love the clean lines and layout!
Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Sue said...

this is lovely Ali.I find these cards so difficult to make but you have created something beautiful:)


Angie Cortes said...

Beautiful Card! I LOVE the flower! I know your friend will be touched!

Teri said...

Me again! Thanks for sharing this lovely card at Tuesday Taggers this week hun!
Teri x

Elena said...

Really sorry to hear about your friend's loss...
Your card is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining our challenge at La-La Land!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card x Thanks for joining in with TT this week x Janet

Maureen said...

Very pretty! I'm no good at sympathy cards and you've done a great job! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge