Wednesday 19 February 2014

Card for a Sad Occasion

Sadly, my daughter asked me to make a card for her friend who gave birth prematurely and lost the baby soon afterwards. My daughter said she didn't want a traditional sympathy card - she wanted
'something pretty and colourful'.

I used some Prima papers I got free with a magazine. The yellow birds are from a stamp set that came with the paper pack and the birdhouse is from another magazine freebie. I die cut the doily - the cardstock isn't red as it looks in the photo, but a raspberry pink, and stamped 'thinking of you'.

I'd like to enter:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges Build it up
Digi Darla sympathy
Crafty Cardmakers come fly with me
Tuesday Throwdown  Winged fairytales
My Time to Craft sympathy


Nance said...

Such heartbreaking news! I'll say a prayer for your daughter's friend. Unfortunately, I have a little nephew in Heaven, born prematurely and left us 3 days later. That was 9 years ago and it's still very tough for my brother. This is a very subtle but pretty card that should lend some comfort and express the love and support of your daughter. These are the tough cards to make but truly labor of love. Have a good week.

chrissie said...

Such sad news Marina but this card is just right I think.

Love Chrissie x

Lin said...

You have made the perfect card for such a sad event. I love the soft subtlety of the background and the bird image is just so peaceful.

Thank you for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

NanaConnie said...

Such a beautiful card for a sad occasion, Marina. I'm sure it'll bring comfort. I'm so glad that you are playing in our "Winged Fairy Tales" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness how sad but I believe that your card hits just the right note and am sure it will be appreciated. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty card with us at CCM and More.


Pia S said...

This must have been a challenging task, it's really difficult to make sympathy cards for such a sad occasion... I think you made a card that fits your daugter's directions, and it's a beautiful one.

Debi said...

A very lovely card for your daughter's friend. You made wonderful choices in both the paper and stamps. And it fits the current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown perfectly. Thanks so much for playing. Good luck. Hope to see you back next week with a card for a much happier occasion.

Suze Bain said...

A very pretty and serene card, perfect for such a sad event. Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Xx

Nonni said...

That's always sad news. Beautiful card for the occassion.

NickScrapShack said...

So sad to hear! You made a beautiful card for her....

Thank you for playing with us at Digi Darla this week!

Good luck