Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Rest In Peace, Marion

Here is a sympathy card that I made yesterday following the passing of my brother-in-law's partner's mother who had been suffering with Alzheimers for a long while.

I normally buy my sympathy cards but saw this Cd over at Kraftyhands, and also saw some samples on Linda Simpson's blog and just felt that I had to have the Cd for those difficult cards that we all have to have/make at some time or other.

I used an 8x8 scalloped card blank. I matted a piece of the backing paper onto silver mirri and also one of the toppers onto the silver mirri. I took one of the sentiments into Paint and removed the printed sentiment . I then took this into Craft Artist and added my own sentiment - On the loss of your Mum -  and matted this onto silver mirri. In the bottom left hand corner I placed three cala lillies and added a purple bow.

In the inside, I took a plain insert from the Cd and placed this on the left hand side  and one of the inserts with a verse and placed this on the right hand side. There are two verses to choose from in each of the colourways as well as the one without a verse.
I added our names to the bottom of this.
I apologise for the poor lighting in the photographs but I was in a hurry to get this to Brian and Bridie and it was already dark when I took the photographs.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Wednesday Challenges
Crafting by Design - (W)- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - (W) - Anything Goes
Tuesday Challenges
Through The Craft Room Door - (W) - Anything Goes
Monday Challenges
Make It Monday - (W) - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - (W) - No 87 - Flowers
Thank you for stopping by.


Linda Simpson said...

Sorry to hear of your family's loss Wendy. A beautiful card and thank you for mentioning me in your post.

Linda xxxx

Jan Ltc said...

So sorry for your loss Wendy but what a beautiful card Hugs xx Jan

Andree said...

A wonderfully sensitive card Wendy, the papers are lovely. My sympathies to your family x

GiGi said...

This is a beautiful and touching card. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

Lisa S. said...

Your card is very pretty and I'm certain your thoughtfulness was deeply appreciated by Bridie. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

Marie Gamber said...

Just beautuful! I am your newest follower!

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Xx

Josephine said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Avril Ann said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss, Wendy, this is lovely, it sure looks like a fabulous CD, and am sure your BIL will get some comfort from

Debbie Fisher said...

wow beautiful card & such detail. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, i`m sure they will love this card xxxx

Jennifer said...

This is a lovely card, Wendy...I'm sure your family will find it of comfort at this sad time.

Sympathy cards are always difficult to make, aren't they. (I found out last night that a friend's Dad passed away last week, so guess what I will be making this afternoon).

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

jane stillman said...

A lovely card, love the cd, it is so tasteful for what can be a difficult situation to make cards for

Zoe said...

Hi Wendy, it's never easy having to make a sympathy card you have made a fabulous job with this card, the colours although quite spring like are subtle and go perfectly with the image. I'd like to thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blog xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you all for your great comments. X

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card Wendy. I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Helen said...

Just beautiful - I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful and elegant, love the gorgeous papers and I am sure it will have brought them some comfort
Lindsay xx

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.