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Saturday, 27 July 2013

A sympathy card

Good morning all

Can you believe that this weather is still holding!  We have been just about living in our garden for the past few weeks - breakfast and dinner out there every day! - and we even had an Indian take away in the garden last night - now there's a first, there I was sitting with my curry and a glass of the new blackberry Pimms that I treat myself to in Tesco - this is the life!! - but its also why not much crafting is getting done around here.   

It was actually quite an experience in our garden tonight - though nothing to do with the food.  We live very close to the coast and its the Sunderland airshow tomorrow, there we were sitting eating our curry and along came a Lancaster bomber - so low you could look up and see the undercarriage clearly and then a spitfire went zipping past - then the red arrows did a few loops and finally a typhoon (no I'm not an expert - though I've seen them many times at the airshow) - but had a look at the Sunderland website to see what was going at at tonights opener.  So impressive and we'll be walking down again this weekend to see the displays as they fly out over the coast and sea.  

Anyway I digress I have a new card to share today for 
My Time to Craft Challenge
and also
my Whimsy Inspiration card this week

The theme at My Time to Craft is 

Sympathy Cards

I used the gorgeous image Full Bloom available here
from Stampart design by Kathryne at Whimsystamps

I think I've used this one before (Kathy has some gorgeous floral designs and I just love them)
but I thought that this one really lent itself to a sympathy card.  I kept it very simple with the focus on the image and made it into a pretty easel shape.  I personally think that a sympathy card should be simple in design - its not really the time for OTT embellies - well that's my opinion :  ).

Here's what I did..

Image - Full Bloom form Stampart Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics and shaded with prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - created in word
Papers - MME lost and found - blush - love these papers
Ribbon - my current favourites from a pack of american crafts ribbons bought at TK Max
Pearls - Kars
Card - Bassill basics
Die cut shape  for frame - Spellbinders labels 10
Tag - Dienamics tag die set

For once I have the colours for you of my copics - a favourite go to combo of each colour set

Reds E39, E37,E35, E32
Greens G63, G61, G11, G0000
Beiges E43, E41, E40
prismacolour pencils - Tuscan Red and Warm Grey (70%)

Things seem to be so quiet around blogland - perhaps just a simle little sympathy card will be an easy make and we'll see you at MTTC this week - see you there


Judith xx


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful Judith and it will definitely lift the spirits for any recipient.
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Angelique said...

Gorgeous. Fabulous colouring, love the dept on the frame.


Claire said...

This is a perfect sympathy card, lovely image and colours. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the design and fab

Pat K said...

Beautiful colouring Judith on this lovely card. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Pat K x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Judith what a wonderful sympathy card, you have coloured that gorgeous image fabulously! I fully agree with you that they should not have a lot of embellishments on them. I have some of the new Pimms its quite gorgeous isn't it, especially with some fresh blackberries in that soak up the flavour and are a treat to eat at the end! We have been living in our garden too. I eat my breakfast out there watching all the bumble bees zipping around the flowers. We have lunch and dinner out too. I think that's why things are so quiet, people are on hoiday but also just enjoying this fab weather. Its far too nice to stay indoors you never know how many years it will be until we have a lovely summer like this again! Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is just lovely Judith and right for the sad occasion. I agree that they shouldn't be over the top with fussy finishes and embellies.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend


Wendy said...

Perfect sympathy card Judith, it's beautiful.
We too are enjoying all our meals outdoors that is until lunch time today loads of flying ants decided to join us, so moved indoors to finish lol...
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and your Pimms if you have any
Hugs Wendy xx

Pat said...

Lovely card Judith, the image is coloured beautifully. Hope you enjoyed the air show and have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the shape and the colour, sure to brighten up someones day
Lindsay xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a gorgeous card Judith. I love that image and your colouring is so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Judith - amazing colouring and perfect detailing.
I too have been living outside for the past 3 weeks or so - but unfortunately today has brought buckets of rain :o(
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, what a sweet card. Love that you were so close to the planes, your own wee private air show, how cools that, Love Hazelxoxo

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I agree that sympathy cards don't need a lot of embellishments.
Nikki x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card judith, I like the image which you have coloured perfectly and I like the ribbon, I find these the hardest cards to make.
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

Aaah super and what a great sentiment too.

Don't blame you for enjoying the weather whilst it's here either - i bet that was an experience seeing all those planes fly over - there is an airshow in Shoreham (West Sussex) about 10 mins from our house and one year we had the Euro fighter fly over us and boy it was so loud i nearly jumped out of my skin !!, luv Sam x

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Beautiful work, Judith. I love it for a sympathy card. your colouring is fabulous and I love how you've framed it. Gorgeous! xx Kathryne

Ann said...

So pretty, Judith!

Sheila said...

A lovely card, great layout x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really beautiful creation hun, love the image & the colours you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright colours and that image.
Lol I had to laugh about your planes as that is what it is like everyday in my garden. Living between 3 RAF airbases we see all sorts everyday. In fact when we had a 70th party for my mum's birthday the red arrows flew over and mum said they had been arranged for her but they were really just getting ready to land after arriving back following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee lol.
Kim xXx