14 January 2011

Thinking of you


All I can say is thank goodness for challenges because I needed somewhere to start in  this terrible situation, as most of you know it is always hard to make sympathy cards- normally I don't have a huge problem with them but this time it truly was a challenge on my mental abilities -I am sorry if this post seems a bit erratic but I am still in a sort of shock.

  Last Friday a long time family friend lost their daughter - she was only in her mid 30's and it has yet to be determined what actually happened as I believe she was at home when she collapsed. What makes it even harder is that she only got married a couple of years ago and not only has she left behind a loving husband but also a four month old baby.  Our hearts are breaking for her husband and son, her parents and her brother.  I have known them all since the children were very young and it hits even harder that they are only a few years older than my eldest. Not only have I made a card for the husband and son- which is this one I have also made a card for the parents and one for their son and his wife- they will be in following posts.  I keep seeing her smiling happy face and it just blows me away that she has gone.                 

That is all I will say about this situation because it is so hard.

This card is for the  card patterns Sketch 97 and I am sorry but I think it may be a bit late for the challenge- I imagejust needed the helping start to make these cards- I varied the sketch a bit adding a few extra bits on the front. Hope you like it - the second picture is the inside and the sentiment is from Paper Makeup stamps- "when There's Nothing Left To say" collection- I was lucky enough to win this set last year and this is the first time I have inked it up. Thank you Katie you made my life so much easier with this set. The church stamp came from a papercraft stamp collection -"weddings"- it was the only stamp of a church I had so I thought I'd use it.  The paper collection I used for this card I unwrapped it and stuck in my stash -I can't remember where I bought it I know it was ages ago and have never had the heart to cut into it but I thought it just perfect for this card- if anyone can help please feel free to email me so I can give the right company credit.

Card recipe:- Card base-White cardstock 5"square. Papers-I wish I knew what this set was called because it's just divine; Stamps - Papermania "Wedding" collection (church), paper makeup stamps-(inside greeting); Inks- Versamark Watermark, Jet Black staz on; Other:-Embossing Powder-  Judi Kins Black Detail; Dies-Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Ovals small #4, classic ovals scalloped small #4, Petit Ovals small #1,Petit Ovals scalloped Large #1: Double sided adhesive, Kaisecraft Pearls, Jemark- Big crystal stickers; Ribbon- value craft

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Catch you later


Kathy S

1 comment:

  1. What a nice sympathy card...they are thee hardest to design, aren't they?! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns and you aren't too late:)