Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sympathy 1

An older woman at our church lost her sister this week.  I haven't always been very good at sending sympathy cards, so I'm trying to do better.  I know they can really be encouraging.
 Here's a close up of those gorgeous little Lilly of the Valley flowers.  Can't wait for them to come out this spring; the smell is so heavenly!  I used a second Lilly of the Valley stamp to create a background on the kraft layer, but unfortunately the focal panel obscures most of them.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #172--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafting By Designs--thinking of you
C.R.A.F.T. #300--Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry
MFT Color Challenge #16 (I didn't end up using any yellow, just couldn't make it work; I hope it's ok)

Wags n' Whiskers #148--use kraft
Suzy Bee's #69--embossing (the lacy background is heat embossed)
Sentimental Sunday #248--anything goes
Mojo Monday #387--sketch

Card Mania #66--spring

Supplies:
Stamps: Fred She Said "Lilly of the Valley" digi; PTI "Boutique Borders: Sympathy" and "Year of Flowers: Collection"; Our Daily Bread Designs "Crochet" Background
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles, large" and "Large Scalloped Circles"

10 comments:

Crafty Time 4U said...

Very sweet card, I love your coloring and how you incorporatedo both challenges!

Crafty Time 4U said...

Very sweet card, I love your coloring and how you incorporatedo both challenges!

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is lovely although not a lovely occassion and yes i love to see them in the garden a sign of growth and reborn. Thanks for sharing at craft this week

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

So pretty and so thoughtful....

Thanks for joining us at Sentiment Sundays Anything Goes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge!

Sandy S
SSDT

Camille Short said...

A beautiful card!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Asha said...

Another tasteful card, Heather. These are not easy cards to make. I think I'll keep an eye on you! :)
hugs, Asha

Veronica Z said...

Heather this card is beautiful and I am sure I will bring a smile to the recipient. The floral image is lovely. Thank you for playing along with the MFT Color Challenge!

scrapfantazje said...

Your Card is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge we hope to see you again soon:)

Marzena DT

Susan R. Opel said...

Just LOVELY! Lilies of the Valley are my favorite flower. :)