Saturday, 15 September 2012


Have no idea where the last couple of days have gone!  Promised myself some 'me' time today and happily played away in the craftie space once I got home from a shopping for a few last minute bits and pieces...
Finished off two rather OTT fancy creations, which I'll share at a later date and also remembered to pop on some ribbon to this one!

I am not a 'fussy and fancy' sympathy card  kind of person at all. Although I have seen some beautiful intircate and heavily embellsihed sympathy cards I alwasy think that you wouldn't have the inclination to aprreciate them whilst you're feeling so very sad. So I opt instead for plain basic ones - after all it's the thought that counts!

This was another quickie card made for my stash box - I have none whatsoever that actually say' with sympathy' - have a few that could be used as sympthy cards but none with the actual sentiment, so thought I'd rectify that by making a couple.
I used autumnal colours as that's what the weather is currently like here!
I masked off a rectangle with some post it's, and then used some of my fave colours from the DI drawer - Barn Door, Wild Honey and Dried Marigold.

The tree stamp has never seen ink until now (to my shame) and I bought it on a trip to the NEC two years ago! I used Brushed Corduroy DI on both tree and sentiment.

The stamped piece has been sat on the desk for a few days whilst I decided if I was going to leave it bare, add a couple of pearls (I stick pearls on everything given half a chance....), or add something else. In the end I opted to wrap a piece of scrap ribbon round it and then layer it onto a slightly larger card.

Challenges -
Ribbon Carousel - Sympathy
Creative card Crew - Tree
Creative Belli - Autumn
Lexis - Autumn Colours
Twisted Tuesday - Sympathy
C.R.A.F.T - Autumn  

Thanks for visiting and if you've left a comment, I really appreciate you taking the time!
Supposed to be our Club Finals Day tomorrow and the forecast is just dreadful - so I may manage some more time making messy before the big suitcase pack starts on Tuesday!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image .xxx

Netty said...

Smashing CAS card Viv, x

Jackie said...

A truly beautiful card, so tasteful. I love CAS for sympathy cards :o)
Jackie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Viv. CAS but awesome. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


Maureen said...

Simply beautiful Viv, as are the other cas cards!!

Pat K said...

Beautiful and so peaceful. I agree, CAS is the way to go. Great fall colours with white.

Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge - hope to see you again. hugs, Pat K.x

SUZYD said...


coops said...

simply stunning viv.gorgeous autumnal colours :D

xx coops xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! Love the color, it's vibrant.

Unknown said...

Simple, beautiful, perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very striking, yet simple. Love it!

Thank you for participating in this week's Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Patty Gorka said...

This is awesome! I never think to mask off this stamp, so clever! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors you've used and that beautiful tree image! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!!

Shelby said...

This is a perfectly design CAS sympathy card! Very soothing and lovely.


Lee said...

Your card is Stunning.I always think in this case less is best.x