Wednesday, 23 March 2016

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

Good morning dear blogging chums. Hope everyone is well.

Apologies for being AWOL for a few days but extra days at work and Mr D having a hospital appointment for a consultation about some involved dental surgery has zapped my time.
Hasn't helped with the dreaded "software conflict" still playing up between laptop and camera.

Now, sadly a few weeks ago, I had to make one of those cards. My friend Julie's Mum passed away, in a bit of a blur as the poor lady was fine on minute, then suddenly got rushed into hospital, diagnosed with cancer and passed away within a week. All a bit of a shock for poor Julie and family.

Cream card 
Pale pink pearlised card
CE Tapestry embossing folder
TST Elegance border mask
Presscut Square dies
John Lockwood Rosebud Elements stamp
John Lockwood sentiment stamp
Victorian Velvet DI
Dusky pink mica powder

I like to keep these cards relatively unfussy (if that's a word lol!). I cut the aperture inside and around the roses with a craft knife, a wing and a prayer.

Right, off to get a slice of cake before Mr D eats it all (I haven't had any tea so that's my excuse) as I'm scheduling this.

Will hopefully get this camera business sorted in my time off at Easter so I can show you my tiny pile of purchases from the was lovely catching up with Christine but I was done by 3pm as it was not very busy.

Meantime, hope the rest of the week is kind to you all.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang
    A very lovely Sympathy card , i am sure it brought a little comfort to your friend .
    Hope you managed to get a slice of cake.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  2. Hi Ang, not cards we like to make but unfortunately they have to be done and this is a beautiful one.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Ang, a card that none of us like making, but yours is lovely, and just right. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Good morning Ang. Just right for a sympathy card.
    Pleased I went to John's workshop rather than NEC! But look forward to seeing your purchases.

  5. A very clean and beautiful card Ang. Just right for such a sad occasion.
    I don't make sympathy cards personally as I find them so upsetting to make as they bring back so many memories for me.
    But you have done a wonderful job xxx

  6. A difficult card to make but I am sure it was appreciated, Ang. It's very stylish and perfect for the occasion.


  7. This card is gorgeous, such a sad occasion for your friend but at least her Mum did not suffer for months.
    Love the pastel shade of this one, xxx

  8. Morning Ang,
    This is a lovely card, what a shock for your friend, as as Wendy has said at least she did not suffer.

  9. It is a sad fact that we do need 'these cards' from time to time and I'm in agreement that they are best being 'unfussy'. If it isn't a word we crafters can always adopt it for ourselves

  10. Good morning Ang a charming card which says everything. A pretty colour as well. Sounds as though the NEC is losing support from a lot of stallholders from comments made by those who went. Shame really as it used to be such a good show. Be interested to see your goodies though. Hope you can get the technology sorted. Love from Jackie xx

  11. A lovely card, I lost a friend recently in the same circumstances, sending hugs xxx
    Shame about NEC, I stopped going due to the cost, shame because I loved going. Looking forward to seeing your goodies xx

  12. Hello Ang,
    This card strikes just the right note, and I hope your friend is recovering from the shock of her sad loss.
    Maureen xxx

  13. A perfect sympathy card, I'm sure it will bring comfort to your friend. Looking forward to seeing your haul from the NEC. Cara x

  14. Hi Ang, not an easy card, to make, but this is just right for the occasion, and I am sure it was appreciated

  15. A beautiful card for such a sad occassion. Hugs Mrs A.

  16. ahi Ang, what a really beautiful card for your friend, I love your design, it's so elegant.
    What an awful shock for her and the family, I'm sure your card helped to know you were thinking of her.
    You take it easy, Kate x

  17. Always a difficult card to make but I love the simplicity.
    From the tub!

  18. Hi Ang,

    Gorgeous card. Sorry to hear about your friends Mom, what a shocker! Hope you did not over spend at the NEC lol! What a silly question.
    Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog. Always great to hear from you.

    Take care

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Sorry to hear about your friend's Mum.
    I'm sure she appreciated your kindness in such a lovely card.

  20. A very appropriate and pretty card indeed, a very kind gesture too.

  21. Hi Ang, a simply beautiful card, not an easy card to make. Glad you had a good time at NEC. Looking forward to seeing what you bought. Janice xx

  22. Hi Ang, always a difficult card to make. Its really beautiful.
    lookiing forward toseeing your crafty buys.
    Love Val in Spain x

  23. Ang, your card is just right! What a shock for your friend, yet in another way she didn't have to watch her mum suffer for weeks! I am having problems of always having to sign in to google. I just give up after a while. Hazel X

  24. This is so pretty and elegant! Hugs!

  25. What a lovely card and so right for the occasion. A great shock for your friend but I am sure she will be happy that her mother did not have to suffer.
    I am fine now but extremely tired and with the shorter days coming not looking forward to my daily trips to the home to visit DH. Watching him becoming weaker is also very hard to take. Next week there will be good news from my place.
    Margaret M

  26. Beautiful as always, the colours and design are all gorgeous.xx

  27. For such a sad occasion this is a beautiful card Ang

  28. These are the toughest cards to make, but I have to say you did a brilliant job of it, Ang. This has everything to bring comfort to someone needing it. I guess it's good not to linger in pain with cancer, but I must say, a week is the quickest time I've ever heard about. It's not enough.

    I wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter and I hope your man duck has a smooth time of it with his upcoming dental surgery! (I mean, how bad can it be, considering he has a beak and all?) Hugs, Darnell