Tuesday, February 23, 2016

With deepest sympathy

Good afternoon to you all and how are you today?
I started off so well this morning getting everyone up and sorted but then the day seems to have vanished.  How does that work?
I think it happens when entering my crafting room.
Isn't it funny how time disappears as soon as entering the craft zone?  Is it a strange phenomena or do we just get lost in creating?  And more disturbingly, why in my mind right now, is there some strange science fiction music!  Losing the plot.

Today I unfortunately have a sad card to share.  Yesterday one of my lovely neighbours lost her husband.  He hasn't been well for a long time so not a shock, nevertheless it is still very sad.
At these times it is always difficult to know what to say and do.
I always tell folk "you know where I am if I can help you in anyway, just let me know", as I hate to intrude.
She has had lots of visitors and family so I thought I'd pop over a card just to let her know I'm thinking of her.  As they're part of a big family in the village I'm sure she will get loads of flowers so I'm thinking to leave that for now and maybe take her some over in a few weeks time when things of quietened down.

The lighting isn't the best, we've just gone very dark here and had a hail storm pass by, not creating the best backdrop for photography.
The Lily is a digi stamp I got ages ago and I have used it lots for sympathy cards over the years.
I don't know why but I love a Lily for a sympathy card.  I have produced two of the images to be able to 3d it adding a seam binding ribbon to finish.  It is coloured in lightly with my prisma pencils.
The printing has been done on my computer then I have mounted it on gold card before mounting on the actual card.  I cut the rectangle using my paper trimmer.

I have another card to make for a friend but as I seem to have lost most of my morning I better go and do a little housework first.  That way I won't feel too guilty if I do a little more crafting later.
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.


Barb said...

It's a beautiful Erika and perfect for a sympathy card. Being there and remembering when the funeral is over is a wonderful idea. I'm sure your neighbour will really appreciate your kindness. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are always difficult cards to make I find, but yours is beautiful. Just enough detail and not too fussy to keep it sombre. I'm sure your lovely card and thoughtful gesture will be appreciated at this sad time for your neighbour.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

A beautiful card for a sad time. I know what you mean about the time disappearing while crafting.

Crafty hugs Pen x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, a really beautiful card for the sad occasion and your idea of flowers at a later time is not only so thoughtful but I think just right.
Funny you liking lilies for a sympathy card, cos, they were my whole bridal bouquet which was my second happiest day of my life at that point, Damian being born the other. They are the most gorgeous bloom though, Kate x

Cara said...

A very elegant sympathy card. I like the way you've personalised it, not something I would think to do. Cara x