Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pink Roses and Sympathy

Good morning! I hope you're all keeping well!

Sadly, I have needed to make a Sympathy card for a friend who has lost her Mum. (How tough it is, when all the shops are full of Mother's Day cards!)


I paper-pieced a Penny Black stamp called 'Love Blush' with scraps from the Snippets Box. Though I did colour the tiniest bits (are they called sepals? It's many years since I did Science at school so I may have that wrong!) - anyway, I used Spectrum Noir DG3 on them.

The mat is cut with a Spellbinder's Floral Ovals die and I distressed through the die with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to give a faint pink shade. The paper is from a 'Country Diary' stack that was free with a magazine quite some time ago!

I decorated the inside, too

I'm glad to say my friend likes it!

I'm entering Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge - thanks for the reminder, Di!

Well, the tidying and dusting won't get done if I just sit here looking at it (wouldn't it be wonderful if that worked? More crafting time!!) so I'll love you and leave you and hopefully be back to browse your gorgeous blogs later.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

19 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Love paper piecing at the moment, love your flowers and the lovely doily!

Great matching background paper too!

Hope you've had a great week so far!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is beautiful Mags, I love the image and gorgeous colours
Hugs Sue xx

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card....gorgeous image and fab papers.xxx

Di said...

Hi Mags, this is lovely - and I can see why your friend likes it. So soft and pretty.

Seems like you used snippets - you can come and play in the snippets playground remember :))

Hugs, Di xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. Super image and love the paper piecing.
Oh how I wish the housework would do itself too.
Mags
x

Mary J said...

That's gorgeous Mags! I love the paper piecing and that beautiful die!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card for a very sad occasion. You did a lovely job of the card...Like the paper piecing on the flowers.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie....

This is gorgeous....

Love the colours too...

Huggles Pops x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the paper you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely use of your snippets, even if it is for a sad occasion.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.really pretty papers and colours and i love the roses :D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

Perfect card for such a sad occasion Mags. We always need these unfortunately.

Gemma said...

Beautiful card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Amy V. said...

Your paper piecing is gorgeous. So sorry for your friend's loss, but I am sure your beautiful card has touched her heart.

Bridie Payne said...

Lovely card, I love the die cut.

Liz McGuire, said...

Sympathy cards can be so hard to do, but you have created the perfect card,

Liz x

Lynne in NI said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's Mum, but what a pretty card- beautiful inside and out.

Annie said...

a beautiful card for a sad occasion.

thank you for your kind words of support, I'm sorry I've not been buy to visit or leave comments. Hopefully things will settle down soon, although there is no change to the home situation.
hugs, annie x