Saturday, 15 March 2014

Special wishes for a special lady


Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend.

I would like to show you today a card I made for my dear bloggy friend Jennifer, whose pussy cat Pally sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. Poor Jennifer is devastated as she is a big animal lover and thinks of her pets as her second family; so this was just to let her know I was thinking of her.


It was quite difficult to know what to make as I have never made a card for this particular eventuality before ... so I just went for a soft gently slightly distressed look, but not quite so overtly purple as I would tend to use for a human sympathy card.   Anyway, Jennifer has now received it and seemed to like it (it has to go all the way to Australia), so hopefully I was on the right track!


Stamps: sentiment from Penny Black transparent set "Hugs!";
Media: sentiment stamped "tea dye" and flowers distressed wtih "dusty concord" Tim Holtz distress inks;
 Papers: LotV "Timeless Victorian", with edges distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool;
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft; pearl hearts from The Hobby House; pearl brads, spacers and wooden butterflies from my stash;
Tools: "Floral ovals" nestabilities; Simon Says Stamp "Fresh Daisies" die; Marianne D "Forest Branch" die; EK Success large flower punch.


Challenges:
Frilly & Funkie - Neglected Dies 
(both the dies on this card really!)
Simon Says Monday - D is for Distress
Sweet Stampin' - Special Lady
Papertake Weekly - Bingo! (2nd entry)
(gems / die-cuts / flowers)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #168 - Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs,

11 comments:

  1. What a really sweet thought Pauline and a lovely card. This must have really cheered up your friend. Our cat Billy is like our second family and is sitting here purring as I type ;0) x

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  2. Hi Pauline, this is a wonderful card to cheer up a friend, subtle and not too bright at all. Hope you're doing okay. Ruby x

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  3. What a lovely card and such a thoughtful gesture. I bet your friend was thrilled to receive it. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  4. What a lovely card for your friend. All the elements including the dies give this card a feeling of nature. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  5. Beautiful flowery card! Lovely design with the wood butterflies as accents! It has me thinking of spring! Thanks for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  6. Gorgeous card Pauline and am sure Jennifer really appreciates this too, very thoughtful of you :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. What a wonderful project Pauline. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in our challenge!

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  8. Love your card Pauline, it is so delicate and the flowers and butterflies are lovely! Such a lovely thought as well! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day or Special lady challenge at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck, Love Jacky x

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  9. What a pretty card!

    Thank you for participating in this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

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  10. This beautiful creation is sitting on my marble top washstand. It is even more stunning in real life!!!

    I have thanked you in an email, Pauline, but I just want to say "thank you" again. Your thoughtfulness means so much to me.

    BIG Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  11. Beautiful, Pauline - such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x