Saturday, 9 May 2015

My Time to Craft GDT - Sympathy

Hello all... it's Saturday again and so time for another of my GDT challenges over at 

and this week's theme is 


This is one type of card that I don't enjoy making.... but I do try to keep in a supply of them in case they are needed.... 

I  think this Pink Petticoat Image and Bearly Mine Design Paper work really well together for Sympathy/Condolence Cards. The digital paper was a freebie ages ago.... the original is actually green which is lovely and works well, but I fancied a change for this card and so have altered the tone to purple with imaging software.  I like to add a few gems or a butterfly to signify hope and eventually brighter times ahead... 

Paper: Bearly Mine Designs
Punch: Martha Stewart - 'Royal Butterfly'
Gems: Stash

Hope you can pop over to My Time To Craft and see the rest of the teamies wonderful creations!

Sorry my last post ended a bit abruptly... it was scheduled and I usually add a bit of chit chat on Wednesday evening but I got a fever of 102F and felt awful. My tooth had flared up again, but also my chest... so didn't know whether to go to the doctor or the dentist!! ROFL..... decided on the doctor and now have some antibiotics and steroids so feeling a bit better now. 

On the way back from the doctor's on Thursday, it was such a beautiful day! Although I didn't feel very well I really needed cheering up.... so Mum and I stopped off at the lane near the meadows....  isn't it a lovely place... we are so lucky to live near here.

it's a very short walk to the Bluebell Woods... lots of birds singing...

it was lovely and sunny and there is a bench nearby to sit and relax. We saw two very friendly doggies going walkies... A lovely Spinoni with gorgeous silky wheat-coloured coat, and a very bouncy little Spaniel. They were both adorable! 

Glad we went our little walk yesterday as today (Friday) has been non-stop rain all day!!

Hope the weather brightens up for everyone soon! I'm hoping to do a bit of crafting this weekend and also read some of my crafting and history magazines... I have a few unopened yet! terrible I know but will enjoy catching up with them! :-)
Thanks for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate them.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs


meg said...

Wonderful image with sentiment Sue, it's so difficult to make this type of card,i like the simplicity and the soft tones of your backing paper. The little gems are a lovely finishing touch.

Hope you are feeling a bit better now and the antibiotics have kicked in, hopefully brighter warmer days aren't too far away and they will help. Take care Hugs Meg xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, just love it

Oh hunnie what are we gonna do with you? I hope you're starting to feel a bit better now. Enjoy your magazine catch up & take it easy
Huge hugs Shell xx

Pat said...

Hope you are feeling much better today Sue, the sun is shining at the moment and hopefully it is going to get warmer this week. Lovely photo's glad you enjoyed your walk.

Beautiful card, love the image.

Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So lovely Sue. I have to send a lot of get well cards and condolence cards living here where I do. I don't enjoy making them either. Yours is just right, very pretty but not over the top.
Sorry you are poorly again and I do hope you will begin to feel better soon.

Pia S said...

These cards are hard to do, in general I struggle not making them too depressive nor too cheerful. This one is perfectly balanced. Great color choices too.

Pami said...

Hi Sue, this is a really lovely card, you have done a great job with cards that are very difficult to do. The photos are lovely, I love walking through woods especially when the bluebells are out! P x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this card is so sweet, what a pretty one, I love Pink Petticoat design stuff. Sorry to hear you have been poorly again this week, Hope the antibiotics kick in and get you better soon, Love the bluebell woods piccys they are lovely, Love Hazelxx

Janice said...

A super card Sue, I always like sympathy cards to be non fussy and this one is just perfect. Can't believe the temp you ran, and there's me thinking you were fine! Hope the meds are kicking in now and you are much improved. Jx

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue - perfect image for the occasion and I love your butterfly and gems - especially the reason behind adding them.
So sorry to hear you've been so poorly again - hope the antibiotics are starting to take effect.
Gorgeous photos - a beautiful place to take a walk.
Enjoy the catch up with your craft magazines.
Take care lovely lady.
Debs xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the gorgeous photos too hun, weather rubbish here too for the last couple days.

Donna x

Chrissy said...

A beautiful Sympathy card Sue..elegant, and I love the Dandelion wisps image. Gorgeous spot to go visit and love the name "Bluebell woods"..I do hope you are feeling better now..I'm so sorry you are feeling poorly.


Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, great image and love the simple additions for this type of card, the papers are perfect.

Great photo's and glad you made hay while the sun shines as they say. It is very hit and miss here, bucketing it down one minute and a little bit of sun the next and central heating is back on again tonight.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Sue, I love the image and gorgeous colours.
Sorry to hear you are unwell. I do hope that you are feeling better soon.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card for a sad occasion Sue, I like the stamped image and the colours. gorgeous pictures
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sue, such an elegant design - perfect for a sad occasion.
I'm sorry that you are still poorly, I hope your new medication does the trick and you are soon feeling much better.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

May said...

A Beautiful sympathy card Sue, Love the design & pretty colours...Poor you I do hope you are feeling so much better..and the ABs have kicked in... the photos are lovely x x Hugs May x x x

chrissy xx said...

Such a BEautiful card Sue. I really do love your colour and design and these little butterflies are so pretty too. I too always have a few Sympathy cards ready..Fabby photo's bet you wanted to take one of those doggies home lol thank you for sharing.
Sorry to hear you've not be well again. hope the antibiotics kick in quick!
Wev'e had a lovely day today long may it continue x

Ann said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well! Your card is beautiful - love the image. Feel better soon!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Sympathy card Sue! I love the beautiful paper and the added butterfly!! I hope you to feel better.
Sending hugs, Tammy

Anneke said...

dear Sue
a very elegant and beautiful card and i like this flower stamp.
you are surrounded by the forest and it looks so serene and quiet.
we are living between lakes , woods and country side.
take care my friend and you know, i am a fan of your work.
hugs from Anneke

Anneke said...

dear Sue
a very elegant and beautiful card and i like this flower stamp.
you are surrounded by the forest and it looks so serene and quiet.
we are living between lakes , woods and country side.
take care my friend and you know, i am a fan of your work.
hugs from Anneke