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:

aussie aNNie said...

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

 {aNNie}

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

vinita jain said...

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

Lori Kobular said...

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

Helen Haines said...

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

Diane said...

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

Tina Z. said...

so elegant and this blue is perfect!

cotnob said...

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

Chris said...

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

Barbara Godden said...

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

Mary Ann said...

Your cards are Beautiful!!!

Christina H. said...

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

Creaine said...

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

marion said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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...!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

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

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very elegant sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done card! So elegant!

Barb said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Lori said...

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!

Monika Reeck said...

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

Pia S said...

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

Billie A said...

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

Sue said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful!

UTs Hobby Time said...

So soft and elegant creation Kitty. Love the flowers.

Camille Short said...

This makes a great sympathy card.

Kuni said...

This is beautiful Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

Mrs A. said...

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.

Donna said...

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.

Avril Watson said...

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

ike said...

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

Petra Swart said...

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

Diane said...

What a gorgeous stamped image card design.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

What a gorgeous stamped image card design.

Hugs Diane

Leanne said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Beccy said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Tamara said...

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

Tracey said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Sue from Oregon said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lovely card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Greta said...

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

Olga Fink said...

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

Arlene Rose said...

Love this soft eleganc of this card!

Chris said...

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. :)

Lea Brawn said...

A gorgeous card x

Nat said...

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

Nat said...

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