Wednesday, 10 September 2014

One of Those Cards. . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone, their freezers and other kitchen appliances are well. Its an expensive business this home owning mularky eh?

Before I forget, I must apologise if I seem to be missing from your blogs. For some reason, with some, I can get on to the blog but it won't publish the comment (my Mrs Duck ID missing underneath) and my Reading List keeps disappearing. Its getting quite frustrating but please be assured, I haven't forgotten you, I am trying to comment lol!

Thank you for your kind comments on my card for the fellas. Have had to do another fella card yesterday as a get well card. Unfortunately, one of Mr D's friends, who is also one of his colleagues has suffered a heart attack (seems to be a lot of it about lately). He seems to be on the mend but it was a bit of a worry. Never made a get well card for a guy before (particularly one who is ex army and wouldn't appreciate any fru fru!) but I shall show it to you all soon.

Now, today's card was going to be a 21st card I made for my one of my workmates and then the next post was going to be the gift box given with it. However, John has pipped me to the post with his card yesterday so Roxy's card is on hold.
Sadly, recently I've had to make those cards we don't like to make as 3 of my friends have lost parents. One card, I didn't photograph as it had to go straight in the post and my camera wasn't charged.
This is one of the cards. I like to try and keep them simple and uncluttered and I knew that the SB Lily die would come in handy for these occasions. Thought that The Striplet should make another appearance too.

I inked through the die with DIs and added teeny weeny bling to the centres.

White card base A5 in size
Extra white card
The Striplet
SB Tiger Lily die
Pink satin ribbon
Distress inks
Kaisercraft sentiment stamp

You always just hope that your words can give a bit of comfort at a terribly sad time.

On that cheerful note, lol, I shall tootle off and hopefully enjoy a peaceful shift at work.

Have a great day yourself folks.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang. Great card, do like the effect of that striplet die must put one on my never ending wish list. I had trouble with Mr Blogger the other week so frustrating.
    Margaret M

  2. Gorgeous card Ang, one which will be very much appreciated I'm sure.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. It's a lovely card that would fit many occasions Ang. Nice to see the Striplet making an appearance again.
    Love Val x

  4. Morning, a subtle card very suitable for the occasion. Those sort of cards I can't bring myself to make as I find it hard to get a sense of pleasure making a card for a sad occasion. Hope you sort out your blogger problems soon. Janice x

  5. Morning Ang,
    A lovely simple card, love what you have done with the ribbon.

  6. Sorry about the sad occasion (and the heart attack) but the card is lovely all the same.

  7. Brilliant card Ang, love what you have done with the "Striplet Die"
    Sorry to hear about all your not so good things to make cards for. You will get there, and they will all be perfect for the occasion.
    It is rather worrying the amount of "heart attacks" amoungst young healthy people.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  8. Must try a ribbon through my striplet, not done that yet and it looks great.
    Blogger has been playing up with me too, keeps telling me I am not following any blogs...yeh, right!!
    Janice W

  9. Hi Ang, A lovely card and i am loving the weave of ribbon through the die .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  10. Ang. A beautiful card for the sad occasion, but I do like how you have put the pink ribbon through the striplet and it's nice to see pink rather than black. Not good for Mr D friend. It doesn't matter what age you are these days where heart attacks concerned. Live life to the full while you can is how I feel these days. Hazel xx

  11. Hello Ang, your card is so elegand and just perfect for the sad ocassion. With the striplet and the lovely floral die it's all that is needed. Love the way you've threaded the ribbon throught the striplet.

    I agree, there seams to be a lot more younger people taking heart attacks these days. It's really quite worrying. I think that it's the way we life these days, too much stress, long working hours, not enought time to enyoy family and friends, etc. Sad time for mr. D, hugs Kate x

  12. Fabulous card Ang. The lily die is lovely, and the striplet die - well, what can I say? I too am having problems with Blogger. A pain in the rear end. I promise I will drop you a line soon but am just off to the hospital with John. Hugs Christine xx

  13. What's up with Blooger? Apparently my blog disappeared for a while yesterday, for no reason whatsoever...just gone and then back!! This is a great sympathy card Ang. It's pretty, but not overdone. Very respectful. big hugs :)

  14. I know I have said it before, but what a joy to visit your blog, I never leave without laughing, even if this is a "sad" card! This is the perfect sympathy card, light colours and just enough embellishments. I too keep losing my reading list on my blog and its a real pain in the rear end! Michelle x

  15. Beautiful card Ang and blogger is being a right pain..I have tried to comment on a few blogs and been unable too..anyways love that striplet die and the lily one too huggles Sue xxx

  16. Perfect card for the occasion - I do not make 'Sympathy' cards only thinking of you cards - I goes back to losing my Mum at a young age and it being in December and getting these cards and opening a S card and Christmas card in the same day - I realise people spend them with good thoughts but I personally prefer to send a thinking of you as that is exactly hear you are doing xx hope you get blogger sorted out soon xx GailT

  17. Hi Ang,this is a beautiful card,and it is a difficult card to got it right in my mind ,you got it right.
    Blogger is acting up big time,I thought it was just me.

  18. Hi Ang,
    we all hate making those type of cards, and it seems lately you have had your share of them sadly.
    Beautiful card today love the striplet die cut, and the ribbon running through.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Hi Ang. Sorry that you have had to amke a few of these lately but this one is perfect. Looking forward to seeing what you have come up with for the ex army gentleman! Take care.

  20. I think we all have also had the sad opportunity to be on the receiving end of these types of cards and we would all agree that cards are welcome, wanted, and appreciated, even with only a signature. Just knowing that thought and care and time went into a card means the world.

    Then when it's as beautiful as this and with the meaningful and thoughtful words that I'm sure you wrote inside, Ang, it's even more deeply felt. Hugs, Darnell

    (PS I had to come right over after your comment at my place. You forgot to email me your snail mail address so I can send you that cheque we agreed on!! Mwah!)

  21. Very effective I like the way you've threaded ribbon through the Striplet Never easy making a Sympathy card but you've made a really great one

  22. Hi Ang! I love how you wove the ribbon through the striplet! Such a pretty card. Sorry for the occasion it's called for. Have a great day.

  23. Soooooo elegant!! I love the ribbon twined into that intricate panel :)