Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Heartfelt Sympathy

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On Sunday we had some very sad news. John has very little family and he is very close to the two cousins he has.  Sadly his cousin's husband died very suddenly on Saturday.  It has come as such a shock to us all and John is very upset for his cousin and her family.   John asked me to make a nice card for Pauline - as if I would make any other; but I know what he means.

My Card

7 x 5" tentfold card made from ivory pearlescent card
Ivory and taupe pearlescent card - Jellybean Crafts
M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice e/f - Spellbinders
French Collection Auvergne die - Sue Wilson
Wreath Strip - Cheery Lynn
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Cala lilies - very old (ancient!) stash
Ribbon and pearls - stash
Sentiment - computer generated

It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to do because my mind was a complete blank.  However,  I got there in the end.  I really love these French Collection dies from Sue Wilson.  I would love more but it can start to get silly if you're not careful. We end up with so many dies and rarely use many of them.  I'm trying to be a bit more discerning now.

Hope everybody is fit and well.  Take care.


  1. So sorry to hear about John's cousin's husband. My thoughts are with you and John's family.
    Your card is so beautiful, the design and delicate colours are gorgeous.
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  2. This is beautiful Christine, xxxx

  3. Christine I am so sorry to hear your sad news, sending some (((((hugs))))) for you both.
    Your card is beautiful, it will be so appreciated.
    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Christine,

    So sorry for yours and your Husbands loss. it's a beautiful card that you have made and I am sure it will be appreciated. Thinking of you all.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Morning Christine,
    So sorry for your loss. A beautiful card, these are always the most difficult to make.

  6. So sorry to hear your sad news Christine, my thoughts are with you all.
    Although these types of cards are the most difficult to make you have achieved such a beautiful design and it will be much appreciated.

  7. Sorry to hear the sad news Christine. Your card is beautiful, so elegant and serene. Carol x

  8. Aww, so sorry to hear of your sad news Christine, and sad too that you had to make a card for yourself and John, but you have made a stunningly elegant card and I know it will be most appreciated, hugs to you both, Kate x

  9. So sad but your card is brilliant certainly it will give some comfort Thinking of you and all your family Love and hugs Carole x

  10. This is a perfect card Christine. I'm so sorry to hear your news. X

  11. Sorry to hear your sad news Christine. Gorgeous card. I buy very few dies now but when I do they are mainly Spellbinders as I find I get more use from them.

  12. Sorry to hear your sad news Christine your card a beautiful


  13. Christine, sorry to hear your sad news. Easier to except when expected, but a sudden death is so hard. Your card is beautiful, and yes we can keep adding dies to our collection, but it is silly. Hazel x

  14. Hello Christine, so sorry to read your sad new. Your card is beautiful and will be so much appreciated, hugs Carole Z X

  15. Hi Christine
    A beautiful card for the sad circumstances. Just the right amount of embellishment and the lillies are lovely.
    Take care both.
    Ang x

  16. Sorry to read your sad news Christine.
    Beautiful card created with beautiful added sweetness.xxx
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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's cousin's husband, Christine. Another reminder that we never know when it's our time and how precious each minute is. Your sympathy card for Pauline is breathtaking and it's obvious it was made thoughtfully and with lots of love. She will be comforted by it. Hugs, Darnell

  18. So sorry for your loss. Lovely card.

  19. Beautiful card! I love the dies and the calm colours you chose.
    It is always so hard to make a Sympathy card, but you have made a gorgeous one. I am sure John and his cousin loved it.

  20. Beautiful card! I love the dies and the calm colours you chose.
    It is always so hard to make a Sympathy card, but you have made a gorgeous one. I am sure John and his cousin loved it.


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