Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blue Flower Sympathy

Hello, friends.  I am back again today to share a sympathy card.  I need to make a few of these for my parents, as their stash is running low.  For this card I used a flower image from Crafty Secrets, from their Flower Garden set.   The sentiment is a freebie from Doodle Pantry.

I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and  mounted it on several layers of patterned paper according to this sketch at From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches:

Here are the other supplies used:
  • Patterned paper:  Creative Memories, Colorbok
  • Cardstock:  Three Birds
  • Die:  Nellie's Multiframe Ovals
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Gems:  Studio G
  • Bow Maker:  Craft-Dee BowZ (received for Christmas)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes UE
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
A Gem of a Challenge Something New (used brand-new bow maker) UE
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes 3E #2
Card and Scrap Use Flowers UE
Country View Monochromatic UE
Craft Mojo All Things New (used brand-new bow maker) UE
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with Handmade Bow UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE 
Crafty Secrets January Linky Party 4E #1
Crafty Sentiments New (used brand-new bow maker) 3E #1
Digi Sketch Challenge Say it With Flowers - put (T) with name for theme 4E #3
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges Anything Goes UE
DL.ART January Linky Challenge UE 1/day
Eureka Blue and Bling 3E #1
Great Impressions Use Something New (used brand-new bow maker) 3E #2
Inky Chicks Anything Goes UE
Inky Impressions Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy January Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
LEJ Designs Anything Goes 3E #1
Lexi's Creations Anything Goes 2E #2
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes UE
Mema's Crafts Bingo (I chose Digi or Rubber Stamp, Punches or Dies, Free, Pearls or Bling) 3E #3
MFP Speedy TV New Year's Resolutions (to use my patterned paper) 5E #3
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes 5E #4
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover - Use Something New (used brand-new bow maker) UE
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #1
Pin and Tack Anything Goes with Sparkle 5E #1
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Anything Goes UE
Robyn's Fetish Use a Digi 3E #3
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #3
Shelly's Images Out with the Old/In with the New (used brand-new bow maker) 5E #4
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
The Stamping Boutique Use 3 Designer Papers UE
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Gorjuss Ribbon UE
V's Sweet Ideas Anything Goes 2E #2
Victorine Originals 3 Layers UE

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. Absolutely stunning! Love the layout and the colors.
    Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craft Room Door!

  2. This is so sweet. Nice to have these ahead of time
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day and a Happy New Year
    DIANA L.

  3. What a lovely sympathy card! Thanks for playing along with 2 Creative Chicks!
    2 Creative Chicks

  4. What a wonderful card & such beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches challenge!!!

  5. I love that you did your monochromatic in the blue! It really brings a sense of peace to the Sympathy card! Thank you for entering it at 613 Avenue Create!

    Melissa M
    DT Member

  6. Gorgeous.....Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we hope you will join us again next week for another Fab challenge...
    Suzy B DT

  7. Hi Kitty, the flowers you picked from our Digital Flower Set look so pretty and they way you've colored them in the shades of blue is perfect. Very classy!

    Thanks for sharing and posting this card in our January Linky Party

  8. Beautiful vibrant card thanks for joining in at polkadoodles.

  9. Beautiful card, everything goes so well together
    Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
    Hugs katie x

  10. Snap! We both made blue sympathy cards! I like the design of this card. x

  11. Another beautiful card! Thanks for joining at Craft Mojo: All Things New

  12. This card is simply lovely. Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge! Good Luck! =) x

  13. BEAUTIFUL creation and love the choice of color/pattern papers! Thanks so much for joining in on our January Linky Party at Crafty Secrets and also our January challenge at Shelly's Images! I hope you'll be back to join us again next month!

  14. Forget-me-not is my favorite flower! Your card is so beautiful and calm, love it. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, good luck

  15. Its a sad fact that lots of Sympathy cards are neede every year so it's good to have some too hand rather than have to rush and make one when it becomes necessary. This one is really lovely - a nice choice of image and papers, and they work well with this layout.
    Popping in from the SDD FB Group Blog Ladder

  16. I really love this image. Love the challenge list lol. Love from Jacqui at sdd blog ladder

  17. Very pretty lovely image and colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  18. Pretty card and nice combination of papers

  19. Pretty card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

  20. Beautiful card Kitty, lovely colour combo and image is stunningly gorgeous...Your cards are a pleasure to view...BUT, where's Kitty????

    Here is a link for what I use but you must remember it is not easy to use, I taught myself years ago and have upgraded to this more 'modern' programme, you can start with an older version....this is the new one...http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod5130100

    You will also need to purchase/obtaind filters and plugins for this programme to be successful. I test tutorials for a lady who does digital graphics so she provides me with a lot of the filters for what I need....also there is a technique on how to insert the filters/plugins and how to use them effectively....are you confused now....luv anniexxxx

  21. This is a very pretty card. l like your coloring, I'm a Prisma girl too.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  22. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at FTH.

  23. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  24. Thank you so much for joining us on our first monthly challenge of 2014 'anything goes', what a great theme to start off with.

    A perfect card for such a sad occasion. It has a great balance of subtle and colourful. The colours you've used are beautiful and match the papers perfectly. Great layou too.

    I really hope you will pop back and join in with more of our future monthly challenges, always crafty goodies/digis up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  25. Lovely card, I love the image of the flowers its so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, Susan x

  26. Oh I am back again! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week with your lovely Sympathy card - not easy ones to do but you have nailed it! Susan x

  27. Wonderful Sympathy card. Really beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  28. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  29. A gorgeous card. thank you for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge. Marlene DT

  30. Beautiful coloring. I love the monochromatic blue! Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  31. Beautiful card for those hardest moments. Thanks for sharing at Mema's Crafts.

  32. What a pretty, pretty card! You did a great job of interpreting the sketch! Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Secrets January Linky Party! Good luck!

  33. Love your card and thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!!!

  34. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap!
    DT Unni A

  35. Great take on the sketch. Love your card. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  36. Such a lovely sympathy card........thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  37. Beautiful card and I love the blue colors! Thanks so much for joining us at From the Heart Stamps sketch challenge!

  38. Beautiful card the image ind design are lovely, very difficult cards to make.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

  39. Love all the shades of blue! Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  40. Such a beautiful Sympathy card. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  41. Beautiful sympathy card. Love the soft blues you used. So glad you shared it at TTCRD.

  42. loves the colors,loved your card, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  43. Beautiful card! I love the touch of bling. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge!

  44. this is lovely
    Thank you for joining us at Digi choosday this time
    Love Jan

  45. Beautiful card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x

  46. Beautiful card, Kitty. Great layout.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

  47. Fabulous . Thanks for joining in over at LEJ Designs .LEJ DT