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Monday, May 28, 2012

Wildflower Sympathy Card

Hi again and welcome to my small piece of blogland!
A busy day today, popped over to the shops with a friend and bought a few groceries. We then went into town to pick up a couple of products from an Art shop that I had ordered. It's called Zest It and is supposed to help blend coloured pencils. Will have to have a play with it. I also had to go see our youngest daughter as she asked if we could put some money into buying her some new glasses. She will be coming off our private health fund after this next birthday and wont be able to get anything off her glasses next time unless she signs up for her own health cover. Our eldest daughter was there too, as she had taken a day off work. We all went to the shops together and looked at some dresses possibly for the bridesmaids. Also bought some new trainers so I can get out and do a bit of walking. After visiting a couple of secondhand shops, I dropped them back home and headed back here. I stopped at the supermarket on the way and bought some chicken to make butter chicken for tea. It was very nice.
My card today was made using the following:
Basecard is SU Choc Chip cardstock. I then embossed a piece of SU Very Vanilla and ink distressed the edges with SU Close to Cocoa. I used my new nestie again to cut this gorgeous oval in  Choc Chip. I then added a deckled oval in Very Vanilla and stamped the wildflowers from SU Asian Artistry. I added the butterflies which are just a small section of another stamp from another SU set called Up in the Air. The sentiments both on the front and on the inside are from yet another SU set called Love & Sympathy.
I used a large oval to cut the sentiment and then ink distressed it. I used foam dots on the large oval as well as the sentiment.
The inside has a piece of the Very Vanilla (distressed) again I used partial bits of the two stamps to make my image in the right hand corner. I stamped the image onto a scrap piece of the Very Vanilla and then cut out with the Deckled Oval die and cut a larger oval using the Choc Chip.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge 82 ~ With Deepest Sympathy
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 69 ~ Distress it.
Make It Monday Linky Party - #91 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 -  Distressed!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you enjoyed seeing what I made.
Take Care,

front of card
 inside of card


  1. oh this is just brilliant Hun,love the sentiment,and love the distressing,bless you too for playing at creative craft challenge,sounds,like you had a great day too,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous card I am LOVE that die.....its on my wish list...


  3. oh gorgeous card and super image
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Hi, Sandy! Love your card! CAS elegance through and through. I thought I was already following you, but found out today that I was not. Well I corrected that. I saw this project on MIM!
    Big Hugz,

  5. Gorgeous card!
    I think I have the Floral that what it's called?
    I'm putting the deckled ovals on my list!

  6. really pretty and elegant card, love the verse inside!

  7. Very pretty card.

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

    Hope you can join us again soon.

    Susan x

  8. Beautiful card Sandy, for a sad occasion.
    Kevin xx

  9. like this one,embossed paper, nice background..pretty flowers and frame. sentiment thoughtful. love mum

  10. Hi Sandy .This card looked awesome in real life .The sentiment is so beautiful .

    hugs Shirley-Anne

  11. I REALLY love this sympathy card. It's always a shame when we have occasion to make one, but this is a beauty. xxx

  12. Very stylish, lovely sentiment.

  13. Lovely sympathy card! saw it on Make it monday.

  14. Stunning card Sandy! I love that it has a double sentiment on it and the color choice you made is completely classy. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  15. Oh, this is so beautifully elegant!

    Thanks for joining the Distress It challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  16. What a wonderful sympathy card. I know it will bring comfort to someone special. I saw your card at MIM!

  17. Fantastic card and colours.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  18. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts on "With Sympathy" challenge. Good Luck!
    -Sony DT

  19. Lovely card Sandy. I really like the striking colours you've used.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm #138 & 153 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  20. A beautiful card. I love the simple elegance of the image and the sentiment is really thoughtful.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge on Crafty Cardmakers.


  21. Hi Sandy

    This is lovely, a very elegant sympathy card. The embossing looks beautiful.

    The inside of the card is simply stunning.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  22. What an elegant sympathy card Sandy, and the verse is beautiful.Love the frame and the colours you used.


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