Friday 19 June 2020

Sympathy Cards

I can't believe it's a week since I last blogged and two weeks since I last made something-I have had quite a few down days lately and have had two sympathy cards to make too-not for myself I might add well for me to send!
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post for Hollys project.

The first image is a pre-coloured image from the Fall Cotton Wreath set from Jan's Digi Stamps.
The die-cut doily frame from Sizzix-scalloped circle die from Creative Dies and B.paper from stash.

The second one was made using a tip about using the negative part of the die too I saw on Claires blog.
I die-cut the butterflies from Elizabeth Craft Designs -heat embossed with silver and put back in the negative with just adhesive on the bodypart leaving the wings free.Stamped sentiment from a CAS-UAL Fridays Stamp set and then matted and layered onto recycled coloured packaging and black cardstock.
sweet stampin-Dies/punches
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
all fun-ATG
CD Sunday plus-ATG
the paper girls-circles
digi choosday-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG
krafty chicks-CAS
lets craft and create-ATG
alphabet challenge-F for flora/fauna
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
MAWTT-things with wings
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
Patties creations-things that fly
crafty animals-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG with dies
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


meg said...

Two beautiful CAS sympathy cards

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You've certainly made up for your absence Carol, these are Gorgeous cards. Your sympathy is so beautiful, it has a delicate appearance, lovely colours. Your second, the butterflies are just gorgeous with the embossed frame to the fab colours.
Take care
Faith x

Diane said...

Wow what gorgeous designs and colors.

Hugs diane

Chrissy said...

Two beautiful sympathy cards Carol and not an easy card to make but they are really beautiful, I LOVE the butterflies, so pretty..


Freubelmina said...

What beautiful comforting cards you have made Carol.
Both different but very beautiful, well done.
Hugs, Wilma. X

Pamela said...

I really like the first card. I too have had to make far too many sympathy cards recently.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful butterfly card, I love how you blended the colors behind the negative. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!

Janette said...

Hi Carol, both your cards are beautiful and I just love the wreath and frame.
So sorry to hear you've been on abit of a downer, think things are going on and on and its all abit much at times, I hope it all ends soon and we can get back to normal, take

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards, impressive and lovely designs/x

MiamiKel said...

So beautiful, Carol - love the softness they behold. So calming and serene. T he butterflies are really special! Beautifully done, my friend! xx

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Carol, so pretty - perfect for a sad occasion.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Seafield Jo said...

Sympathy cards are the hardest to make and you've done a beautiful job here.

Thanks for joining our challenge.


CD Sunday Plus DT

Babs said...

Two gorgeous cards Carol for such a sad time, the butterflies are so beautiful and the colours are lovely..
Hope you feel better soon
Babs x

Alison59 said...

Two gorgeous cards here Carol :-)

Lynne said...

Two super cards Carol. Not an occasion we like to make cards for, but always feel as though we should have one in reserve x

Jocelyn said...

Two lovely cards for such a sad occasion. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards as always

Michelle said...

Beautiful sympathy cards Carol. Sorry to hear you've had some down days and I hope you are feeling a little better now - hugs - Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

Two beautiful cards, Carol - so lively in their naturalness, and yet, so calm and soothing in their colors. hugs, de

Cath Wilson said...

Great Sympathy cards. Not always easy to make. I especially love the butterflies. That's a nice die. It looks brilliant :-)
Never fun to make this kind of card but it's great when we come up with a good design.
Cath x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two beautiful cards Carol. Two very different styles but both stunning. CAS designs seem to suit sympathy cards so well. The wreath is really lovely, simple and stylish and the butterflies are so very pretty.

Dionne xx

Carol L said...

It's hard to make sympathy cards when you need them, so it's always good to have a few on hand. Great design on both here, but those butterflies are just lovely!

CaroleAnn said...

Carol, both these cards are stunning, but I am taken with the butterfly one so beautiful. I always find myself marveling at your artwork!!! XXOO

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Both cards are so beautiful Carol, in fact stunning. So sorry you've been feeling down lately, the current situation has a lot to answer for!

Now wearing my DT hat.... thank you for joining our 'Things With Wings' Challenge at Moving Along With The Times - both cards are superb, so difficult at times to make a condolence card

Good luck with your entry


LOU said...

Two beautiful cards Carol. Love the image from the first and the butterflies in the second.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #133 sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards Carol
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely cards for these sad occasions. Always difficult to make but necessary nonetheless. I hope you feel better soon, these strange times are playing havoc with peoples demeanour, stay strong.

MagsB said...

Sympathy cards are so tough to make. Yours are absolutely lovely! I hope you're feeling better now, I also have 'down days' and they are horrible while they last.

Take care and stay safe!

love Mags B x

HilaryJane said...

Two great cards, I particularly like the butterflies. It seems that we are all a bit up and down these days and needing sympathy cards adds to that. I am sure and up time will return soon xx

brenda said...

I just saw you in the comment list on another blog and it occurred to me I'd not seen a post from you recently so popped over. I can see I've missed two if not three, went back to check my reading list and non of them appear there, so very strange as I'm still on your follower list.

B x

pinky said...

Nice to see you back again Carol, was beginning to worry!! Your sympathy cards are both very elegant and perfect for the sad occasion. I have been over and followed the blog ;)

Pia S said...

Difficult cards to make, especially if they are for a specific person in mind. I like to make some to have on hand, just in case. The first a lovely classic one, the second is more uplifting with the colors, but appropriate for a sad occasion still.

creationsnz said...

(So glad the sympathy card is not for you!) What a lovely way to frame the wreath. Those butterflies are so light and pretty.

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors and dies for the butterflies. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Sentiments)

Pop's Cards said...

These are both stunning, I love them both, hugs Pops x

Diana Soling said...

Always my least favorite to create but you did an amazing job. These are both stunning. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!

rachel said...

Two beautiful cards Carol...sorry to hear you've been feeling down...its hard not to sometimes - just know there are lots of people out here who do think about you...sending huge hugs lovely lady xx

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous stuff going on here today! One of my favorite digis, which I do have, and some of my favorite butterflies, which I don't have but have always wished I had every time I see them. So pretty what you did with the butterflies. I hope you're feeling better now.

Joy Wilson said...

I just love those beautiful butterflies! Your card is perfect for our anything that flies themed challenge! I hope you join us again soon!
Hugs, Joy
Patties Creations Design Challenge

Claire said...

Thank you so much for the mention.

Sorry you are feeling down, I really do not think that this whole new 'normal' society is helping anyone at all. Your cards are beutiful. I especially love the neutral colour scheme of the first one

Hayley's handmade cards said...

Both cards are beautiful, Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Hayley DT for

Pamela Duncan said...

Nice work on both! Thank you for joining our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! Pam, DT

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful cards and love the colors. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Let's Craft and Create and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Nancy Hills, Design Team Member for Let's Craft and Create

Claudia Martins said...

Great Job!Such a beautiful card !! Thank you for your fabulous creation and sharing it with us at Aud Sentimens Blog Challenge . It's always great to have you with us.HAPPY CRAFTING!
Claudia Martins - DT
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Mrs.B said...

Hi Carol, These are lovely cards, something I find hard to do, although I did have to make one last week out of necessity.
I think this lockdown is getting to a lot of folks and I'm not much of a blogger these days either - maybe our inspiration is hiding from this virus!
Hugs, Avril xx

Jean said...

Elegant CAS cards Carol xx

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful sympathy cards! Love them both. The butterflies are something I always like to have on a sympathy card and yours are lovely. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Jackie C said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Helen said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to make, Carol, but yours are perfect! I love those beautiful butterflies on the 2nd card! I love the soft colours and the lovely delicate silver die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge this month! Take care :) said...

Beautiful cards Carol, never easy to make but you always put so much thought into you cards they are wonderful. Take care Michelle x

Pattie G said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Artist & Owner

candio said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us over at Digi Choosday Challenge.

Brigitte said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the butterflies, so very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! I love the neutral colors in the first and the second is just so lovely. I must give it a try.

Christine Kiehl said...

Lovely cards! Hope you and yours are doing well!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…