Saturday 22 December 2012

Heartfelt Sympathy

Good morning dear friends.  I am posting this card with a heavy heart.  A very dear friend lost her husband a couple of days ago.  I know there is no good time to lose a loved one but there is much at Christmas to bring back the sad memories, eg hearing Christmas carols, writing Christmas cards to name  but two.  I know this from experience because I lost my darling dad on Christmas Day  and then my mum, who I can honestly say truly was my best friend, only a couple of weeks before Christmas a few years later. But I cannot conceive of  losing my soul mate, although I know there are some amongst you who have gone through this.

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Anyway, I couldn't really get my head round making a card so I stole the card I made the other day for John and just made a few changes, adding an appropriate verse. I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Marvellous Squares and Diamond Strips and Accents.  The striped organza ribbon was from my stash, the silk cala lily from Hobbycraft, and the grey pearls, which toned so beautifully, were from the candy I won from Patricia.

Well, I'm off to do my food shopping today and that's it - all ready. And if I forget anything well that's just too bad! We'll do without.

Have a good day everybody. Love and hugs from Christine x


Unknown said...

Oh gosh Christine, words just don't seem enough do they in times of sadness like these, this card is just so beautiful hopefully it will ease the pain a tad.

Karla said...

Prachtige kaart Christine.
Ik wens je alvast hele fijne kerstdagen.

Groetjes Karla

Sue said...

Oh dear Christine, so very sorry to hear about your friend's loss. My heart goes out to her as such a sad time.
Your card is so beautiful and I am sure the thought that goes with it will be appreciated.

Good luck with the food shopping!!


Stamps and Paper said...

Sorry to hear of your friends loss Christine and especially at this time of year...your card is beautiful


janieworkum said...

Deze kaart heb je zo mooi gemaakt, ondanks dat is dit een moeilijke tijd jouw en je vrienden.
groetjes janie

Carole Z said...

So very sorry to hear your news Christine, losing someone close, especially a partner, as with your friend, must be devastating at any time, but at this time of year especially, thinking of you...your card is beautiful, Carole Z X

Sue said...

Oh wow I'm so sorry to hear of your friends loss its heartbreaking ..the card is beautiful Christine xxx