Thursday, 8 February 2018

Snowdrop Sympathy Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are having a good week. I am enjoying the sun but not so much the cold. I did go out with my friend yesterday and as we both like crafting we ended up in Hobbycraft. We did buy a few bits well it would have been rude not to. Today I will be crafting.

I heard some sad news on Monday that a friend had just lost his father after a rather long illness. The friend lives a long way away so the only thing for me to do was to make a card. These cards are never easy to make. I do like to make them though as it gives me a chance to think about the person while I am busy. The card has been received and I have permission to share it.

I decided to use the snowdrop stamp before I decided on a design . The aperture was cut with the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. I do find the basic shape dies very useful. I am thinking about buying the hexagons. The butterfly paper was in my stash and so was the ribbon which came from a gift bag. 

The snowdrop stamp is from a set designed by John Lockwood when he used to work for Creative Expressions. I stamped it with a grey Memento ink onto Neenah card stock and it was coloured with my Promarkers. 

This is another Creative Expressions die. 

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. I will be back tomorrow with another Design Team Piece. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card. Says like to see snow drops sign of spring approaching and lift your spirt. Yes I like the basic shapes and like my circles but find the oval easier to use as images seem to be longer

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Jackie
Gr Karin

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Jackie, xxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Sympathy cards are not easy to make but you have nailed it with this one Jackie. The snowdrop image is so apt for this time of year and the backing paper is beautiful. Glad to hear to enjoyed your shopping yesterday. Hugs Jennifer xx

emma goddard said...

Beautiful card Jackie, sympathy cards are never easy to make xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

lovely card today Jackie

Alison59 said...

A beautiful thoughtful card Jackie :-)

Oooh I love HobbyCraft - postie delivered my latest box from them today.....shhhh don't tell my hubby lol x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Jackie, love snowdrops.
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Such a restful piece Jackie!

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
that is very beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
Love that snowdrop stamp and the beautiful design.
That sentiment die is a brilliant shape and such a very handy one to own.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Beautiful card Jackie, lovely image ans colours.
Hugs Pam x

Jan Ltc said...

This is just lovely Jackie xx Jan

Carole said...

Beautiful work, Jackie - such a lovely snowdrop image and a calming colour palette. x

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous sympathy card! Those snowdrops look like they are weeping! Love the butterflies too!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card for the toughest occasion, but I also make them on an as needed basis for the same reason xoxox

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful card Jackie. Snowdrops are so lovely and so appropriate for this kind of card. Cathy x

Donna Ellis said...

Sorry to hear about your friend’ Father, but grateful you are there for him, Jackie. Your beautiful card, so peaceful and lovely, will show your love and concern. Hugs, de

Shabneez said...

Adorable card Jackie - love the snowdrops. Shabneez