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.

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.


  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

  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

  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

  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.

  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!

  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
    Lols x x x

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

  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

  9. What a pretty card!

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

  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

  11. Beautiful, Pauline - such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x


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Pauline x