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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sympathy Card


Morning everyone...hope you are havng a good week so far...I wish the weather would make its mind up...hot and muggy one minute...raining the next...typical British Summer me thinks!

Sympathy cards are never easy to make but needs must on occasions and when my elderly neighbour passed away at the weekend I wanted to make a card for his widow and family that wasn't too flowery and fancy...I'm really hoping this isn't too over the top...I've tried to keep it as clean and simple as possible and I don't know why but I really wanted to use Kraft card!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges...
Passion For Promarkers...Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Bows & Berries...Kraft
Sentimental Sundays...Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)

Digital Sentiment : Raindrop Echo Designs
Kraft Card Stock : SU!
Ribbon & Gems from my Craft Stash
Flowers : Crafty Emma's Store

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Sympathy cards are always hard because you want them to look nice but not too fussy. I think you have done a great job with the sentiment instead of an image and the flowers/ribbon just add the finishing touch.

Yep typical British Summetime :-( The weather was gorgeous here yesterday but looks like it's going to be wet today.

Lisa x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Donna.

Hugs Riet.xx

Faye said...

Hey UK. You've got this card just right. It is beautiful. xxx

Vicky said...

It's perfect Donna....

hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

This is a beautiful and elegant card Donna... Your neighbour is sure to like it a lot... Weather is the same here... Have a great day my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Vicky said...

Sweetie this is perfect hun they will cherish it I'm sure hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

this is beautiful donna.such a delicate design

xx coops xx

sari said...

Absolutly beautiful and so elegant Donna!! Love what you have come up with!! These are the hardest cards to make, but probbly most needed ones...=)
Take care sweetie! Hugs & Sunshine!

Mandy said...

Donna, your sympathy card is very elegant. I think the kraft card is just perfect.
xx

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

A perfect sympathy card! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! If you have not done so already yo may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win! I apologize if I already have sent you this!

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww this is just perfect, a beautiful card, sue,x

Feebsy said...

I like the simplicity and elegance of your card Donna, I'm sure your neighbour will be glad to know your thoughts are with them.

Feebsy
x

Julie said...

Spot on for the occasion Donna - very elegant!! Thanks for joining in with my Yellow Ribbon challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

Nikbee said...

A very elegant card for such a sad occasion.
Nikki x

Molecraft said...

Perfect sympathy card Donna, very elegant!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

This is so lovely Donna, a very hard card to make but you've got it just right.

Donna x

Love to Doodle! said...

Truly beautiful...xx (for such a sad occasion....but spot on perfect)

Emma said...

Such a sad, sad time...you card is perfect hun.
Hugs Emma x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous elegant card Donna. Love the colours and the details. Hugs Michele x

Pops x said...

This is stunning sweetie, hugs pops x

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Donna, what a beautiful single layer card (below) with the elephant; loving those colors and that beautiful gingham paper and ribbon - my favorites! You're right, sympathy cards are difficult but this is really beautiful. I love the organza bow and the kraft paper. It's so serene - you did a marvelous job. I hope you get rid of that chest infection. I can't imagine it being something comfortable to deal with. Do take care and have a lovely weekend. :-)

Marion said...

Hi Donna, Never easy to do a sympathy card but you have done this one beautifully.
hugs
Marion

Suzie Q said...

Hi Donna,
i think you have this spot on not too over the top but just right x
they are so hard to make this type of cardx
praying for sun we have a bbq for lots of people today fingers crossedx
hugs
suzie qx

Ann English said...

Gorgeous-perfect, just right sympathy card.
So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, this card is just CAS-tastic! Beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Juls said...

very stylish card! Love the use of kraft! Hugs Juls

bosenberries said...

I know sympathy cards can be difficult but you did a fab job of it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bows and Berries! Robin