Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Sad Occasion - 2

This is the second of four sympathy cards I’ve needed to make the last couple of weeks. This is the hardest of the ones I’ve made, because it’s for my friend who has now become a widow. It is really sad for me to now think of her in this manner. She is only about four or five years older than I am, which isn’t really that old.






She loves African Violets, but I didn’t have any, so I hope she will enjoy these pansies just as much.  They are by Fred She Said.

pansy close-up with wm
 




 
The background paper is done with an embossing plate by Cheery Lynn Designs that has been rubbed with distress ink. Inside I’ve used MS punch-around-the-page, pansy punches.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop – sketch
Corrosive Challenges – punches
Great Impressions – punches or dies
The Crazy Challenge – recipe – ribbon, pearls, dies
Shelly’s Images – anything
Little Miss Muffet – layers
Pattie’s Creations – monochromatic
Truly Madly Crafty – monochromatic
Daisy Doodles – anything
Lollipop Crafts – flowers
Hotshot Crafts – distress inks
Aud Sentiments -- bingo: flowers, embossing, thinking of you
Ladybug Crafts -- 2 of something: stamped sentiment - 1 inside, 1 outside
Divas By Design -- dies 
Paper Play Challenges -- dies
Delightful Challenges -- anything
Paper Playtime -- sentiments 
For Your Inspirations -- photo inspiration - lavenders 
Bearly-Mine Challenges -- flowers 
Everybody-Art-Challenge -- thinking of you
Cutie Pie Challenge -- real or faux stitching

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

dj1952

41 comments:

Annemaritta said...

dj, this is so beautiful. Embossing gives deep effect and ah, those colours are sweet. Very tasteful too.

It's always nice to come here and I keep I keep checking new bloggings every day. xx Hugs from the rain.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured image and papers.xxx

Deloris said...

What a beautiful card. I'm so sorry for your friends loss. I know how hard it is to make sympathy cards. You did a great job on this one. Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

Sandi said...

dj, beautiful card. Sorry to hear that you've had to make so many sympathy cards as of late. The best you can do is be there for your friend, and pray for her husband's soul.
Thank you for your comment at our challenge blog, I try to make things visible enough regarding rules, it makes life easier for me and Pattie. Thanks for playing in our 'Monochromatic' Challenge #46, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Ph, I am so sorry you had to make a sympathy card. It did turn out lovely. The image is so pretty... and I love the flowers. Thanks for palying alongwith us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful card. Yes, it is difficult to make sympathy cards...my least favorite cards to design. I am sure your friend will enjoy all your effort and cherish it always.

ahlers5 said...

This is so beautiful. It's unfortunate when we have to do a sympathy card, but you did an amazing job. She will know how much you care.
Diane

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

This is a very beautiful and tasteful card, dj! I´m so sorry to hear all that... even though we have a strong hope, it´s nevertheless heartbreaking.
Hugs,
Uli

Debra Miller said...

I'm sorry to hear of your friends loss. This is a beautiful card she will appreciate I'm sure. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet! Deb

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will love it and really appreciate it. Glad you joined us for the monochromatic challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

Joey said...

This is a beautiful card and such a lovely colour tone too. Sorry to hear about your friend. Thanks for joining us at lmms. joey x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh DJ I'm so sorry to hear of your friends loss! Such a beautiful creation for such a sad occasion!! I'm sure she'll treasure your creativity as much as she does your friendship! Well done!
Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

cotnob said...

This is a beautifully finished sympathy card, I'm sure your friend will appreciate it.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Pauline
x

Deanna said...

Gorgeous sympathy card. Your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness Deanna

Helen said...

This is a beautiful card. So sorry for your friend's loss. As someone who was sadly widowed at the age of 35 myself, I know your friend will feel blessed to have friends like you. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Helen xx

Sarah said...

Hi there, such a pretty card - a real shame it was for such a sad reason.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at the Cutie Pies.

Sarah

Janice M said...

Very pretty, love those roses. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card for such a sad occasion
Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI this week for our Double Trouble and good luck with the challenge and also for playing at Diva's
Hugs Laurie x

Michelle said...

DJ, I'm sorry that you had to make this card. I'm sure your friend will deeply appreciate the care you have put into it. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Mary J said...

A very beautiful card, DJ, perfect for the occasion, albeit it being a sad one.

Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet

Mary x

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our Monochromatic challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - sad for all your recent losses. Thanks for playing at FYI!

Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie! Oh not fun at all, having to make a bunch of sympathy cards, especially when your close to the individual, you want it to be just perfect for them. I really like the african violets here, I'm sure she loved it too. :)

*щурчо* said...

The story of the card is pity, but...the card is such a beautiful! I love the designer paper that you use and the amazing coloring...
Thank you for plaing along with us at CCH#122 - A Recipe

Dawn said...

Oh what a beautiful card, despite why you have had to make it. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Deirdre said...

Such difficult cards to make. I think you did a beautiful job on this one. I am sure your friend will appreciate it.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay Challenges this week.

tiggertastic said...

so clever and well made

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

sophiesmama said...

Fantastic card, Debra! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!
Hugs,
Mary

Julie said...

Sympathy cards are never fun to make but yours is so pretty. Thanks for joining us in our Bingo challenge at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Jenny said...

It's difficult to make a card for such a sad occasion...yours is lovely and I'm sure will be much appreciated. Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Wendy said...

So beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's loss - so sad! She will love the card - Thanks for joining in with FYI!

Debs said...

So beautiful and elegant - perfect for the sad occasion.
Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mynnette said...

I'm so sorry about your losses--especially your dear friend's husband. I know that this card will make her feel better--it is gorgeous and made with love. Hugs and God bless!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

well these are the hardest cards to mske but youve done a fantastic job and hope the card is liked thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

Ren-Yi said...

Brilliant coloring and love the faux stitching. Sorry for your lost though. From personal experience i know how tough it is to make a sympathy card... :(

Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play.

Catherine said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight....

craftymum said...

A lovely card debra...for a sad ocassion.! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x

Carol said...

It's a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Julie said...

A stunning card for such a sad occasion, I'm sure it gave some comfort to your friend. Thank you so much for joining the Ladybug Challenge this time, be sure to join us again tomorrow for a New Release Blog Hop, Hope to see you there,Julie.x

Plastic Cards Printing said...

This one is looking so nice and best card for the situation. In how much time this card was designed?