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Saturday, 16 April 2016

A Sympathy Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Thank goodness the weekend is here. I wonder what you have planned?  The only thing we have on the agenda this weekend it going to see the comedian Lee Hurst at our local theatre. Yes, it is very local just 15 minutes walk from our house. It is amazing to be able to walk to a theatre it is quite small with just 300 seats but they do get some good acts there and it is a very good community resource.

I heard some very sad news in the week the mother of one of our friends died unexpectedly. I wanted to make a card to show that we were thinking of them. Sympathy cards are never easy to make.


I wasn't quite sure where to go with this card. I suppose I wanted something pretty and I didn't want to use black and white. I started by using the Heart Lattice Embossing folder for the background.


I cut an oval frame with some of Sue Wilson's dies I think they were from the Austrian collection. The ivy was cut with some other dies by Sue Wilson. The flowers were cut with some Spellbinder dies I wanted them to be in silhouette. 


The background for the sentiment was cut with the centre dies from the set I used for the frame. The sentiment came from some dies I won from Hochanda a while ago, 


I hope this card will say what I can't say with words.


Have a great weekend. 

Take care. 

Hugs Jackie

22 comments:

  1. This is perfect for the occasion Jackie. A lovely card x

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  2. Always hard to make - this is perfect :-)

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  3. Very elegant and so suitable Jackie. Enjoy your weekend.
    Laine
    xx

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  4. Just perfect Jackie. It's alway so hard to make Sympathy cards, you did this one beautifully.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. No never easy to make but this is lovely.

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  6. Jackie, such a lovely, peaceful and beautiful sympathy card - very elegant and heartfelt. Your friend will appreciate it and likely keep if for a long while. hugs, de

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  7. A stunning card -so suitable!

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  8. It's a lovely card Jackie, I like that you haven't used black and white, the world can look very dark and dreary when you lose a loved one, so a little colour is a lovely touch. It's personal and serene. Re Lee Hurst, I've never seen him live so hope you enjoy it, would love to though, when I watch him on the TV he always tickles my funny bone :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) Debs x

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  9. Beautiful sympathy card for your friend Jackie, love the colours you have used.
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. Such a beautiful and lovely sympathy card! Love the dies that you used to make this beauty!

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  11. A beautiful card for a difficult occasion, lovely colour & die choices. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  12. lovely card, do like the cutting dies

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  13. So sorry to hear your news but you have created and beautiful sympathy card, the dies are great. Hope you enjoyed the theatre. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  14. A beautiful card for a sad time....Joolsx

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  15. A really difficult card to make but it's beautiful x

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  16. Beautiful sympathy card. Love the design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. A lovely card Jackie, and those die cuts are beautiful.

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  18. Sorry to hear your news. This is is a beautiful sympathy card. Cathy x

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  19. It's beautiful Jackie & perfect for the occasion! They are indeed difficult cards to make but very important too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  20. Gorgeous details today! love all the die cuts, hard to make something so lovely for such a difficult occasion

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  21. Hi Jackie
    It's not an easy occasion to make a card for but I think you've got it just right. The card is very pretty.
    Love Diane xxx

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