Sunday, April 11, 2010

With Sympathy

Hello everyone.

Today i want to show you a card that i needed for my wonderful friend Jacque. Some of you might now that she and her family had to carry a loss of a beloved family member. I would love to give the Beddingfield family my heartfelt condolences.

Usually i must say i like to purchase sympathy cards just because it is such a sensitive situation and i do not want to set a wrong tone with colors or even image. However.. i know Jacque ADORES Magnolia stamps and for some reason i felt confident with the card i made for her.

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The image is water colored and on the flower petals is some Stardust Stickles unfortunately it does not show very well. Stamping the sentiment on the side of the stem was an after thought.. i had fist the sentiment tucked on a tag underneath the bow but than the right side felt empty … boy oh boy my hands were shaking when i stamped it on… cause i could not take the image off the card anymore – once i glue it down with my score tape.. that stuff sticks :-)

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Stamps:  # 804 Daisy can be purchased though Magnolia-licous and the sentiment is by Stampin up
Papers: Basic Grey “Origins”
Embellishments: Stampin up, Making Memories, Stickles, Scor tape
(i use for my crafts the thin and  1/8) Coloring: Stampin up ink refiller (So Saffron, Barely Banana, Glorious Green, Going Grey)

{PS if you like to leave Jacque a little note.. i think she is feeling a little better now.. i have waited a bit with showing this card on my blog.

Hugs ya all

43 comments:

Danielle said...

A really beautiful sympathy card Claudia - and stamping the sentiment on the side of the stem is perfect! She'll love it!
Hugs, Danielle

Debby said...

beautiful card for a very delicate occasion.

LISA said...

Nobody like to make these cards my friend, but you have made a beautiful card for them.The sentiment running along side the stem was genius.
Hugs Lisa xx

Tracey said...

This is stunning Claudia. SYmpathy cards are always difficult.

Pam said...

Beautiful card, simple and well done. The caring thoughts will be appreciated.
Hugs to you,
Pam

My name is Wynneth said...

This is beautiful Claudia - these cards are so difficult to make - I know, sadly I had to create one myself last week for a dear friend who lost her husband.

I love visiting your blog every day, you are such an inspiration - your work is amazing :o)
hugs
wynneth
x

pinky said...

Its very beautiful and perfect for such a sad occasion.
Pinky

Trudy said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!
I love the colours and details and design are fantastic.
Hugs Trudy

Christina C. said...

Oh Claudia, this card is just perfect for Jacque....I know she must have loved it!
I love the beauty and simplicity of this card and the care that went into making it! Love & Hugs, Crissy

Myrna said...

Beautiful card!

crzy4stamps4me said...

Claudia, your card is so tender and sensitive. Appropriately done. You did such a nice job picking out the colors and the perfect stamp. Thanks too for listing the numbers of the stamps. That really does help. I'm sending warm thoughts your way, barbara from Washington state xo xo xo

Marie said...

Sweet! Really fitting for the situation.
xMarie

resmith said...

Beautiful Sympathy card!!!

Andrea said...

in one word, Beautiful
hugs andrea

Jacque said...

Claudia, thank you so much for showing this card which arrived at my house at such a perfect time! It is infinitely more beautiful than the picture shows and I certainly felt every ounce of love and concern that you put into it, I will ever be so thankful for the friendship and love you expressed at the time of Dad's death. Love and hugs...Jacque

Peggie said...

Very lovely and so personal.

Jean said...

The plain and simple cards make the most beautiful sympathy cards and this one is one of those. you did a supurb job..
Hugs, Jean

Linda L said...

I need a sympathy card too. It is always so sad to loose a loved one. Cards helped me when I lost my mom than my dad. When I knew that a friend took the time to make it for me it really meant a lot.
I love your card. I just got my first Magnolia stamps. They are so cute. I love this flower.
Claudia I just found your directions for a Diagonal Double pocket card at splitcoast stampers. I am going to a card mingle and need to take a project. I love making these cards. I am wondering if it is ok if I use your directions? I will but your name at the top with the web address.
I am also having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you stop by.
thanks,
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Simple but yet Beautiful ....love the way you colored it.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I think she will love it.

Sue said...

Hi Claudia
wow what a beautiful card, never thought of useing this stamp for a symapthy card, stunning creation, sue,x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Elaine

Nancy said...

Claudia this is a perfect sympathy card. Your work is stunning and I am sure that Jacque love this card.
Awesome job!

SCRAPPINGJOL said...

What a beautiful sympathy card Claudia. I think it will mean a lot to Jacqui that you made this for her!

Love,
Jolanda

Karen W said...

Beautiful card. I think it is tastefully done.

Hugs

Lori said...

Beautifully done, Claudia. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Tanya Rudd said...

Love the contrasting colors. The flower pops off the page.
Hugs
Tanya

Heidi said...

I don't think that you can go wrong with a flower and this is very beautiful: perfect for the occasion.

sreynolds999 said...

Elegant and simple. Beautiful card!

Lena said...

Hello Claudia
Wow what a beautiful card!!! I love this symapthy card: perfect and delicate! Really a great job!
Hugs
Lena

Diana Crick said...

Your card is beautiful in its simplicity. The sentiment is in the perfect spot.

hugs, Diana

Sandra said...

beautiful - I am sure it will mean a lot to Jacque.
Sandra

Deb said...

Simply, beautiful. I'm sure Jacque loved it.

Candy said...

Dear Claudia,
Your card is most apropriete and I love the sentiment where you put it.
Hugs, Candy

doris said...

Eine traumhafte Karte hast du gemacht!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Sue P. said...

Perfect. Simple sensitive design yet full of feeling and meaning.

Larisa said...

very nice job!!! I tryed to use this design for one of my cards but I was unlucky to clour it as well. You are talented with colouring!!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Claudia, and wow hunny this is such a stunning card hunny Jacque and her family will be pleased to receive it. Of course sympathy cards are always so difficult, like you i tend to buy them too, but you can never buy a gorgeous card like the one you've made!

Hope you are well hunny have enjoyed catching up with your latest creations they are all stunning as always. Big hugs Linda x

Cheryl said...

Stunning for sure. Sympathy cards are so very difficult but yours is sure to be one appreciated.

Ingrid said...

What a wonderfull card to get in such a sad time. I think it will be appreciated a lot!
Hugs Ingrid

Gina L said...

I think this is a wonderful sympathy card. It's simply so elegant and lovely! Gina L

Patti.Jo said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure greatly appreciated. Love the with sympathy by the stem...perfect touch! Well done Claudia!

Tammi said...

Love where you added the sentiment, this is lovely Claudia! xx