Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sympathy Card #6

Hello, everyone!  This is the final sympathy card for my Mom as I think six will be enough for now - I certainly hope she doesn't need that many and that these will last a long time. For this one I simply did some basic stamping, so it was a quick card.


I used a neglected wood-mounted rubber stamp from Penny Black called Blush.  I used this one a lot when I first bought it many years ago.  I stamped it several times in Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue.  The sentiment is also an older wood-mounted stamp, from Rubber Stampede, and it is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I added some shimmery grey ribbon and a silver butterfly charm.  The stamped blue cardstock is mounted on charcoal-grey cardstock and then onto a blue card base.

I found inspiration in the Forget-Me-Not challenge at Double D Challenges, specifically the blue colour and the flower theme. Here is their inspiration graphic. This is my third and final entry.



I am also linking up to Penny Black Saturday's Anything Goes challenge. I haven't played there for a long time!  They have an adorable new blog badge:



I would also like to join these fun challenges:  Beccy's Place January AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Ribbon or Twine 1/2;  Butterfly Challenge Butterflies plus I for Inks (hope stamping with ink counts) 2/3; Craft Stamper AG with a Stamp 1/3; Crafting for All Seasons Monochome 2/3; Creative Inspiration Florals UE; Glitter n Sparkle Monochrome 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 1/5; Sparkles Monthly Monochomatic Blues 2/3; Sweet Stampin' Things with Wings (must stamp) 1/2; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Ribbon Girl January Any Image UE 

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


55 comments:

  1. Fabulous. Lovely colour combination and well presented details...xx

     {aNNie}

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  2. Beautifull, simple and elegant, just the right amount of everything!!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  3. A beautiful creation with the lovely PB stamp Kitty, it's one I've had for years and use so often.

    B x

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  4. Love this pretty creation in Blue and addition of a gorgeous ribbon and tiny butterfly is very cute!

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  5. Just beautiful! I love the light blue color and those flowers are so sweet!

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  6. Beautiful sympathy card so elegant and no easy to do. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Helen DT

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  7. Beautiful and perfect sympathy card! Thank you for joining our Double D Forget Me Not challenge!
    Diane DD DT

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  8. so elegant and this blue is perfect!

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  9. Such a pretty card Kitty, love soft blues.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. A beautiful and elegant card Kitty. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  11. Gorgeous card, love that stamp (I always wanted it) The soft blue with the charcoal is lovely together.

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  12. Oh love the blue floral against the blue card Kitty. Such a graceful image. Another beautifully done card Kitty! Hugs-Christina

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  13. wow!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  14. This is gorgeous, really love the soft colours, have a lovely day sweetie, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

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  15. Great shading of bue tones on this card, Kitty!! Love so much the flower stamp, great idea that to stamp it several times! Love the little butterfly charm and I know well it ehehe... :D You have kindly gifted me with some of them! The silver ribbon makes your simpaty card very elegant, it's a gorgous touch of style!!!
    I hope your mother doesn't have to use all your beautiful cards...!

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  16. Stunning card ! Love the Colors and design !
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges Blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT Member

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  17. Beautifully done card! So elegant!

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  18. Hi Kitty, The stamp is a lovely one and looks good stamped in Brilliance ink which gives such a lovely sheen. Your card is very elegant. Barbxx

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  19. This is so elegant and beautiful, Kitty!! I love the pretty stamped flowers!! They look amazing!! You did such a fabulous job on all of the sympathy cards - and they are by far the hardest to make!! Have a great day my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. It's so hard to do sympathy cards and yours hits just the right note. Very pretty and rather elegant! Have a lovely week, Kitty!

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  21. Kitty
    I love your sympathy card
    beautiful and love the blue color of the flowers
    adorable ribbon too Kitty...sweet and elegant sympathy card
    do you have mojo now...I think so...
    I just come back from Indonesia (32 degree) to Germany (-5 degree) I feel tired freezing and jetlag and my hubby fly to Asia for a business trip too oh ooh I am alone with my sons hehe
    just wanna say hi to you my sweet blogland friend
    hugs, Monika

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  22. Basic is beautiful! I think I you've done a great job making all these sympathy cards, I hope they'll last long...

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  23. Another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.

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  24. This is a beautiful and elegant card, I love it. Such difficult cards to get right and yours is gorgeous Kitty. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.
    Sue...xxx

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  25. So soft and elegant creation Kitty. Love the flowers.

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  26. This is beautiful Kitty.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  27. Another exceptional card. I hope you Mum gets to keep them for a while too. Thankyou for fluttering by again for my inky challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. Fabulous card Kitty, I like the soft effect of the flowers, and the ribbon and charm are perfect. Hoping they last your mom a long time.

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  29. Gorgeous Kitty and like you say, hope you Mum, does not have to use too many this year...this would most certainly cheer up, a grieving person..love and hugs my friend xxxx

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  30. That is really lovely - very classy and I love the stamp you used :-)
    Thank you very much for my Chrimbo card and the super die cuts :-D

    Hugs
    IKE xxxxx

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  31. Love your flowers stamped in the soft blue and the ribbon on the side is lovely!!! The little butterfly is so darling!!! Surely you mom was impressed with the cards you made for her - all so beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  32. What a gorgeous stamped image card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  33. What a gorgeous stamped image card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  34. Very pretty, love the color and great added touch with that ribbon. Nicely done. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

    Leanne DT/OCS

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  35. This is a great card! I love that PB stamp and used to use it a lot. So nice to see it again.

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  36. What a great flower stamp Kitty, it's very pretty. I love the way you've added the knotted ribbon too. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  37. So beautiful....sympathy cards are so hard to make when you need them.....much easier to have a few...

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  38. Gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Ribbon Girl challenge! xoxo t.

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  39. Very elegant....blue and white is very calming, perfect for a sympathy card!

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  40. Beautiful. And this design would work well for many other occasions, with the lovely floral done in blue. TFS & Hugs

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  41. Very clean and simple! A great classic creation and always nice to have sympathy cards on hand.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


    ♥ Sue Kment

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  42. This is everything that it should be for a sympathy card. Moving, simple, elegant. I like it!

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  43. Lovely card!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

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  44. I have that stamp & need to use it! Love sympathy card & so glad you joined us at PBSC!

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  45. Beautiful card Kitty! I love the colors, very calming! xoxo Olga

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  46. Love this soft eleganc of this card!

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  47. Sadly this is the perfect Sympathy card but oh how I dread making them! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Amusing Challenge! I look forward to you joining us again this next week. :)

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  48. beautiful design!! :) love these delicate flowers :)

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  49. Awesome card!!! Thanks, for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper! Smiles from Nat DT member :)

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