Friday, 7 March 2014

Sympathetic Birds

I did a lot of chores yesterday, so today I've happily pottered around home. One of the things I had to do today, was replace the ink in my printer and that leads me into my craft space, which in turn leads me to sitting and checking out the challenges! Oh! Is that where the afternoon went?

Sketch #15 at Seize the Sketch seems to follow the lines of the card that everyone is making with the Tag Topper Punches. I thought I could work with it anyway. Then I saw the colours in the challenge at PPA Color Challenge and thought they were perfect for this sympathy card. The birds in a tree are from Serene Silhouettes and 'You're In My Thoughts' is from A Dozen Thoughts.

Inside is a verse from a 2011 stamp set, Thanks For Caring, which sadly, never made it into an annual catalogue. I prefer this verse over all others for a sympathy card. "May you find peace and comfort in this difficult time and know that you are loved."
No doubt you've realised that the colours are Smokey Slate, Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder. I had Night of Navy card but not ink so I substituted Midnight Muse, and used a piece of the ribbon too. There was a silver foil Starburst circle left over from another card, so I added that too. A tiny Wisteria Wonder Candy Dot is placed on the greeting.

I'm heading out of town tomorrow for my grand daughters first birthday and Monday is a work holiday in my state - Labour Day,  celebrating the 8 hour working day.

Hope you have something nice planned too...

PPA194 March 6


  1. Gorgeous card! I love the way you have it tied shut on the side, very cool idea!
    <3 Emily L.

  2. This is so pretty! Love the touch of silver! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  3. Lovely card - such a pretty image you've chosen!

  4. Fabulous. Love everything about it.

  5. I love the design of this card and how you created the side opening. I found you on Seize the Sketch and thought if you love sketches I'd invite you to join us at Mema's Crafts. This month is a sketch challenge and you have four chances to win. Just follow this link

  6. So pretty - love the colors! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at The Doodle Garden! :)

  7. Great card, Rachel! So many wonderful details! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts!


In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel