Monday, 4 March 2013

What do you do when...........

Last week I lost a very dear friend. It was sudden and unexpected and he wasn't old (63).

I am not good at sympathy cards, I can usually put one together for someone who has lost someone that I didn't know or weren't close to. To make a card for the wife (who is also a dear friend) of this friend just left me blank. I wanted something that wasn't just 'with sympathy', I did put out a plea for help on the Lacy Sunshine Facebook page and the lovely ladies there pointed me in the right direction!

Now on Friday I got Annettes candy (wonderful!!) and one of the stamps was the most impressive tulip stamp I have ever seen and an idea started to come to me! By yesterday I know what I would make and this is it

I printed this beautiful verse by Mary Frye onto a sheet of Centura Pearl, snow white which has that beautiful gold shimmer. I then over stamped it with the tulip stamp using a lovely sea green ink (that was also part of Annettes Candy) and sprinkled some transparent crystal embossing powder over it and heat embossed the image.

As a sympathy card I think it does and says what it should and on the inside I put our personal message to his family.

I just wanted to share this one with you as it was really the result of getting the fabulous candy on Friday so I have to say again - a big thank you Annette!

Thanks for stopping by I hope you'll call back soon!


  1. I'm very sorry for your loss Laurian. I think that your card is inspired and just perfect. What a serendipitously timed candy win. I'm sure that your mourning Friend will really appreciate this card. Nicola x

  2. Laurain,

    So sorry to hear you lost a dear friend, it's always hard to hear....Your for his wife is just beautiful, know she will appreciate it. And congrats on the Candy win!

    Chris B

  3. This is such a beautiful card Laurie and I'm sure it will bring great comfort to your friend on the sad loss of her husband. You have my every sympathy. Hugs x

  4. A very comforting card for a sad situation - so sorry to hear about your loss.


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