Friday, 25 November 2016

Good Bye to an Old Friend

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I do hope that you have had a better week than me. I have been ill and yesterday we attended a funeral. We said goodbye to an old friend. He had been ill for a while. It was a lovely serene service, followed by a burial. We were so lucky that it wasn't raining.

This is the card I made to send to his wife when we first heard the news of his passing. We got to know them both through church so I wanted the card to have a cross on it.

This is an 8" x 8" card the paper for the background was in my stash. 

This is our friend in his back garden enjoying the sun. His hair went white overnight because of some treatment he was having. He was a very wise, gentle man and very good to talk to. He and my husband used to have great debates. 

The cross was cut with a Spellbinders die this is my favourite go to die from the set I have used it quite often. 

When I made my last sympathy card I felt the need for a With Sympathy sentiment die. I treated myself to the one designed by Sue Wilson. I cut it in brown and gold so I could create a shadow. 

The Exquisite Poppy dies were a very good investment. I love the flowers they make and and changing the colour adds to the variety.  

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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  1. So sorry to hear of your friend. You've made a lovely card :-)

    Hope you feel better soon xx

  2. Hugs to you Jackie, its never easy when we lose someone dear and its hard to know what to say to help ease the pain. Your card will have been a comfort to his wife. Sorry your still feeling poorly, I'm in the same boat, this cough refuses to shift. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs - Debs x

  3. This is a lovely card and I'm sure it brought comfort to your friend just knowing that you took the time to think of her and make it.

  4. A beautiful card for a sad occasion. Wishing you better soon Jackie. Shabneez xxx

  5. it's a very beautiful card Jackie, sorry about your friend.and I hope you feel better soon.
    Gr Karin

  6. A beautiful card for a very sad occasion. I hope it brought comfort to your friend. Your idea to get a sympathy die is brilliant Jackie and one I will be borrowing please.
    Crafty hugs

  7. You are not having a good week are you Jackie, so sorry about your friend he sounded a nice chap. Your card is lovely and I like how you have done the background, not somber but respectful. Hope the weekend is better is for you. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Beautiful Sympathy card. So sorry to hear about your friend

  9. A beautiful sympathy card Jackie, So very sorry about your friend, he looked like a lovely man. Take care.
    Linda xxx

  10. So sad to hear of your loss Jackie. A beautiful card and sure to be treasured.

  11. Lovely card for a very sad occasion.

  12. Beautiful card, Jackie and one to bring some comfort to your friend's wife. Sorry for your loss. xx

  13. Beautiful Sympathy card for your friend Jackie, hope you have recovered a little now.
    Take care Pam x

  14. Sorry to hear of your friend's passing Jackie. You made a lovely card and I'm sure it brought comfort to his family. I hope you feel better soon xx

  15. such a lovely card to remember your friend

  16. What a very elegant card for a difficult time.

  17. A beautiful card for a sad occasion He sounded like a great friend that'll be missed by everyone I hope you feel better soon too

  18. So sorry for the loss of your friend! Your sympathy card is beautiful!

  19. Oh Jackie, this brought a tear to my eye. Crafty hugs to you, dear one. Your card is so emotive and will have meant to much to make, thank you for sharing. x

  20. Sorry to hear such sad news. Lovely make xx

  21. So sorry to hear of your loss Jackie. This is such a beautiful card. Cathy x


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