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,


scrappymo! said...

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!!!

Mrs F said...

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

Marie-Louise said...

Elizabeth this is beautiful. The white tulips are gorgeous.

Bernie said...

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.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful and elegant too.

Rita said...

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

Sandra H said...

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

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous x

Jackie said...

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

kokoclowie said...

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