Thursday, 8 August 2013

Sharing your sorrow...

Hello there, fellow crafters! Yesterday I had to make a card that I took no pleasure in making... a sympathy card. Like most people it is my least favourite card to make. I had planned to make a birthday card for a blogging buddy using this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch ... oh well, these things happen ... to all of us ... eventually.

This card is going to someone very close to the family. I'm keeping it clean and simple.

No patterned papers. For my background, I embossed the CS with the D'Vine Swirls folder. Extras include grey sheer ribbon, grey satin ribbon and white lace. I used white brads to adhere the embossed background to some grey CS and popped up the entire panel to the card base with foam tape. 

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread's "Sharing Your Sorrow" set, heat embossed in white onto some coral CS. For cutting and embossing, I used Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies .... and yes, more pop dots for a little height.

On the inside, another little sentiment from the same ODB stamp set.

Challenges for this card:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #210 - sketch
Colour Q #201 - colours
Word Art Wednesday #92 "Anything Goes" with uplifting sentiment
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #232 "Create Own Background" - embossed background
Make It Monday #152 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations #234 "Texture" - embossed background
Delightful Sketches "Make It Pop"
Whimsical Designs "Anything Goes"
Perfect Sentiments #86 "Favorite Technique" - embossing

That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. We're counting the days before we leave on our summer hols. I'm excited yet anxious about leaving our furballs behind. They're getting old and so many age related stuff going on... Enough of my troubles,  I wish y'all a beautiful Thursday, my friends!



  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, Asha. These cards are horrible to make, but I try to think of the comfort they will bring. I love the stitching and simple ribbon details.

  2. So sorry Asha. We all find these cards so difficult to make. Yours is very thoughtful, with the swirls and the wonderful sentiment.

  3. I'm sorry for your loss really is not a fun creation to have to make when you need one. That sentiment is really beautiful and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

  4. Love the stitching. Sympathy cards are always so hard to make, but so nice to have on hand. Thanks for joining our Make it Pop Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  5. I am sorry you needed a sympathy card, Asha, especially for someone close, but the one you made is beautiful and will be greatly appreciated by the recipient. Wonderful sentiment for a sympathy card.

  6. Heartwarming sentiment...Love your stitch work!

  7. This is so beautifully done. I love the quote. It's one I haven't seen before but it really hits the mark.

  8. Hi Asha! It's never easy losing someone we love, but what a blessing this card will be as a comfort to them. Your sweet thoughts shine through your art and I hope it will be a blessing. I know that it sure is a blessing to me to have you share your time and talents in our challenges, and I'm very grateful. Thanks so much, and have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. I am so sorry for your lose Asha...I can imagine I will have no power to make any card..but you did it very well...hope they are a bit happy to see your lovely card...

    I see your card on MIM hope you like to see my card back...big hugs from me Asha....

  10. Its awful Asha when we make these cards but this will give them at least some comfort beautiful make hun . Enjoy your time away and relax and chill have a great time hun hugglessssss Sue xxxxxxxxx

  11. Beautiful card!! Sorry you needed to make a sympathy card! They are always difficult!
    Thanks for sharing this at TMS!

  12. I'm so sorry you needed a sympathy card, but it turned out beautiful. Love the embossed bg, and the sentiment is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

  13. perfect design for a sympathy card and the words are just right. Sorry to hear this Asha-sending you hugs x

  14. Death is something I am all too familiar with this year unfortunately. As hard as loss is it means a lot to receive a card like the one you made for your close friend Asha. The sentiment is really beautiful and I admire your stitching so much. Hugs

  15. Stunning use of both the sketch and the colors, Asha. Wish I'd had this one to give this last week. I still haven't been able to make a sympathy card for my friend and her family.

  16. I'm sorry for your loss. What a beautiful card - your friend is sure to appreciate it. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  17. Asha, first of all I'm so sorry. Your card is beautiful! I do hope you'll have a great time on your summer holiday! Thanks for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  18. Love this color combo - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  19. What a lovely sentiment for such a sad occasion. The design and colors work so well for a condolence card.

  20. What a lovely card you have made Asha for such a sad time. Beautiful design and what lovely words. Big hugs for your friend..Hugs Lozzy xx
    Thank you for your well wishes, each day is getting better xx

  21. What a gorgeous card and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Digital Delights by Louby Loo Challenge♥

  22. So sorry for your loss. Your card is very lovely. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week. Good luck. Hope you'll come back soon.

  23. I am very sorry for your loss. It is a very beautiful card you made. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.

  24. Wonderful combo of colors. Love the embossing and the sentiment inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday last week and hope you'll join us again in our new challenge starting today. You are a blessing!

    JO ANN

  25. Sympathy cards are never anyone's favorite card to make :(. So sorry for your friend's loss.

    On a lighter note though your card will surely be much appreciated and adored. It is so beautiful! I love the sentiment and your stitching around it.

  26. Sorry you needed to make a sympathy card! But it was beautiful <3
    They are always difficult to make!

    Added me as a follower of you, hope you will stoppe by my blog to some day :)
    I have a big blogcandy were you can win scrapping supplies now.
    Hugs from Susanne


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