Thursday, 13 September 2012

White Tulips - a sympathy card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all had a good day. I've had a busy one - not crafting, but visiting my daughter. She was baby-sitting today so we took the opportunity to drive over there to see our wee great-granddaughter, Rhian, for a while. Her mum, Jenny, was on her way to the antenatal clinic for a check-up, only 11 weeks to go before our great-grandson is due to make his way into the world - exciting times :) We drove her over to the hospital so didn't spend as much time with Rhian as hoped but it was lovely to see her even for a short time.

The card I want to share with you today is a sympathy card.

I've kept the colours to soft shades of green, a touch of gold and white. It was a simple and easy to card to make, needing few supplies.

Materials used: 
A deckle edged white card base; 
One 6x6 sheet of paper from the Chelsea Green Capsule Collection from Papermania; 
Apiece of smooth white card embossed with the Craft Concepts Universal Silver Ferns folder; 
Tulip topper from Kanban's Rose Garden Toppers; green Studio G ink pad, VP0003; narrow white organza ribbon. 
The 'with sympathy' greeting is a print out from a Joanna Sheen CD - I've forgotten which one :(

Having been out all day, I've spent next to no time in the craft room. However, I have been sorting through photos, searching for a particular snap from years back ... didn't find the one I had in mind but enjoyed the trip down a few memory lanes in my search.

I did find a particularly nice photo of my two youngest grandchildren which I plan to make a layout with ... after it has been scanned and saved on the computer.

But first, it's time for another cuppa :)

Happy crafting,


  1. That is a very pretty, thoughtful card. I need to make some sympathy cards ahead...They are not something that you want to make when you are feeling a wee bit sad!

    You did a lovely job!

    I went to a free, Friday night crop at the local scrapbook store. It was officialy a 5pm till 10:30pm crop but you could come and start time during the day. I babysat till 5pm (usually SIL is home by 1:30 or even 2 pm but of course not that and I met up with 2 friends there. So glad I went, as I found that they have really heavy card stock for sale that is much like the weight of your card. They only have a dozen or so colours in that weight, but I bought one of each for now and will go back when they have paper on sale. The salesgirl mentioned it would not be too long of a wait:) Yay!!!

  2. Sounds like a very full but enjoyable day Elizabeth and a new baby due soon is something to look forward to :)

    I love looking at old photo's, especially black and white ones!

    A perfect card for the occasion, beautiful tulips on the front.

    Enjoy your cuppa xx

  3. Elizabeth this is beautiful. The white tulips are gorgeous.

  4. Oh this is lovely Elizabeth. Love the soothing colors and white tulips!
    Sounds like you ahd a fabulous day, always lovely to spent time with the little ones.

  5. Oh this is so beautiful and elegant too.

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely day Elizabeth. I hope all goes well with the delivery of your great-grandbaby. I love your card and the white tulips are so special. Hugs Rita xx

  7. Truely Elegant Card Elizabeth and l have to agree soothing colours too! x

  8. What a beautiful card, I love the white tulips :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Hi Elizabeth, this reminds me of a card! The one you sent me is beautiful, love the colours and the tulips are so pretty. Mum and I both loved this shade of green. Thank you
    Karen xxx


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