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Saturday, 27 July 2013

With Sympathy

Hello there, Happy Saturday!
I am happier this Saturday than most because I am finally on annual leave! Its been a rather long week....and I've worked many more hours than I should....but finally I have a week off! I'm not going anywhere...I just have some day trips planned and lots of me time! Ohhh.....and of course there will be afternoon tea! I have three different teas planned this with mum, a Charlie and the Chocolate factory themed tea and another burlesque tea. Read about them over at my afternoon tea blog! As a result of all this tea I will also be running a lot this week!!
Anyway, we have a new challenge for you over at My Time to Craft and this week its an interesting one - we'd like you to create a card or project with "Sympathy" as a theme. Now I say this is an interesting theme as I love to see how everyone interprets it. Providing sympathy comes in many forms and for many different reasons, and from personal experience I know that everyone deals with situations where sympathy is given in very different ways. We saw an awful lot of sympathy cards when Dad passed away from our amazing friends and family and I was struck by how similar they all were. With this in mind I have tried to create something a little bit different....
Instead of white, which seems to dominant a lot of sympathy cards, I have chosen soft pastel colours on a Kraft background. I have also added a little bit of sparkle to my card. Now 'm not saying that there is anything wrong with the traditional sympathy cards that you see, I just wanted something a little bit different.
For more inspiration please pop to the My Time to Craft challenge blog to see what the lovely DT ladies have created this week - and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - summer colours
I'm also hoping that having this week off will mean more time for crafting and doing some blog hopping ....things that I have really missed recently!
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


mixamatoasties said...

Fab card. That image is just lovely.

Enjoy your time off.

Susan xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the design and fab

Chris said...

Hi Wedgie. I think sympathy cards are very difficult to make, but you have done a fabulous job with this one!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



Pat said...

Beautiful card Wedgie, have a great holiday week.

Pat xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty and elegant, love the beautiful floral image and the clean and simple layout is beautiful
Lindsay xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun..hope you are having a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Wedgie, I like the CAS design.
Kevin xx

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love the design and that flower!

Sheila said...

Lovely card x

Judith said...

I really like your take on a sympathy card Wedgie - for me they meed to be fairly simple in design and this doe it for me hugs judith x

Diane said...

A lovely CAS Sympathy card Wedgie......

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

hugs Diane xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful CAS creation hun, great image & choice of colours!
Hugs Shell xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely CAS sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

Lynne K said...

Beautifully understated elegance! LOVE the colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Kim. said...

A beautiful and elegant card, love the soft colours of it.
Kim xXx

Sally H said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations!