Sunday, March 20, 2011

One of seven sympathy cards...

This is just crazy.  Three of my friends had relatives who've passed away; and my dear MIL lost her youngest sister.  So that would have been four, but I feel that I also need to send one to her brother, sister and brother-in-law, since I know all of them.  I was able to give one of my past cards to my MIL, but I didn't have anything appropriate for the rest.  Having a mental block hasn't helped me much lately either.  On top of these cards, I have a couple of "get well" cards and some anniversary cards to finish.

I started looking through past stamped images and digis that I've already colored to see if I could save time there.  I found these swans that I really like. I colored them with my promarkers.  They are by Nicecrane Designs and can be found here.  I usually like to add a little more bling, on my cards, but since I'm going to be mailing this one, I didn't want it to be too bulky.  The papers are K&Co. and the stamp is by MS.  I used vellum to stamp on for the sentiment; a technique that one of my new friends, Natasha, has used on some of her cards.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

There She Goes Clear Stamps - sketch
Scrap-Creations - anything
 I Love Pro Markers - male & promarkers
Paper Pretties - male (sympathy card)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything
Crafty Sentiments - animals
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything
Totally Papercrafts - buttons
Totally Gorjuss - buttons
Charisma Cardz Challenges - dies
CES Challenges - song - Swan Lake
Sugar Creek Hollow - anything
Gingerloft Challenge - anything
One Stitch at A Time Challenge - for the boys
The Crafty Pad - digi

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave a comment.


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Seven Sympathy cards! That is a tough one. You'll be seeing a few on my blog too, but not 7. This is great Debbie! The swans are a perfect choice and the coloring is great.

Dorcas said...

One of my favorite cards of yours Debbie! You had a tough call having to make so many but this is great! Look forward to the other six!

Leah the Orange said...

beautiful card - classy and elegant and simply stated. i'm so sorry to hear of all the losses around you lately, but thank you for sharing your card with us at Charisma this week. xo

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Debra.

Marion E. said...

My condolances on all those lossed that you go through! It must be really hard to keep up with things. And I think that you did a great job by going through your pre-colored images. I love this cards... the swans looking at the leaving birds... so appropiate! Great layout.. very stylish! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally papercraft Challenge and hope that you will be back again next week!

katesacraftybugger said...

beautiful cards.Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers -Kate

Tine said...

Hi Debbie. The type of card we wish we didn't have to make, and having so many to do as well must be a mental strain and you have my condolences at this sad time.
You have done a great job with your swans and I am sure your kind thoughts and the time spent making this lovely card will be much appreciated. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I like your design for this symp. card a lot! The decent colors and the picture are perfect...
Hugs, Uli

Nikki Byrne said...

I am so sorry for all the losses you have been through recently. But this card is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Nikki

Heather said...

I'm sorry for the losses felt & am sure this card will bring comfort, it looks so effortlessly calming. Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Congrats on your win at Scrap-Creations!

Dana said...

I am sure the family will be comforted by the pure beauty and the love that went into making it! I find that swans are so serene, they make perfect sympathy cards! I think this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Julie said...

A fab card, lovely image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Donna said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful song choice! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna x

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I love how you kept your coloring so simple. It really highlights the swans. Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on our blogs and leave us a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!

Chris said...

very lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Pretties.

Milliesmarvels said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation! Love it!:)

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ :)


Annemaritta said...

Gorgeous! Calm, beautiful.