Sunday, 4 December 2011

Rose Sympathy Card

Evening Everyone,

I mentioned in my last post that as well as the usual birthday cards I had a couple of unscheduled card to make. Sadly, this is one of those cards .It's one I never expected to have to make, and one of the hardest.

My son-in-law's best friend of many years, Gordon, died on Monday this week. He did have a heart condition but was scheduled to have a triple heart by-pass operation later this month ... he was only 54 years old ... so none of us expected this. Sadly, he died on his fiancĂ©e, Debbie's birthday.  As well as being a good friend to my son-in-law and my daughter, he was like an uncle to my grandchildren. We will miss his gentle manner and cheerful smile always.

I made this card for Debbie.

Materials used:

Cream card base
Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky, From the Heart of the Garden
DP from The Nitwits Heavenly Collection, from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine
Stampin' Up, So Happy for You stamp set
Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad
White card candy

Goodnight to you all,


nessy said...

so sad to hear your news ~ elegant card, just perfect!
vanessa xx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card and just ideal. Especially sad day for Debbie as it happened on her birthday. My dad died on my birthday in 1989. Your lovely card will be very much appreciated.

Jackie said...

Oh how sad at any time, but doubly so at this time of the year. A beautiful card.
Jackie xx

Di said...

Oh Elizabeth, how very sad. A beautiful card which I hope will give Debbie strength in the coming weeks. Your choice for this card is perfect - aren't roses for remembrance? Di xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

So sad even more so I think at this time of year, I'm sure your lovely card will be a comfort to his fiancee x

Jules said...

How very sad this is Elizabeth.

I am sure that Debbie will appreciate the beautiful card you have made. Like you I find these cards very difficult to make.

It always seems extra sad to lose someone when it is close to Christmas.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

a beautiful card elizabeth for such a sad time.

xx coops xx

Hettie said...

Lovely card you have made. I too hate making these but seem to be having to make a few lately.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh Elizabeth sorry to hear this sad news , my thoughts and prayers are with you all.the card is so beautiful and very tasteful it hits the right note for this sad occasion.