Monday, September 9, 2013

'ABC' Challenges #44 - Sympathy

Hello dear friends and followers - Happy Monday to you!! Time for another challenge at 'ABC' Challenges.  Before I tell you about this week's challenge I would like to say that I was completely blown away by the amazing entries last week for the Use Your Markers Challenge - thank so much for continuing to support us and share your talents with us!  I came across a couple of blogs and talent that I just have to share with you at the end of this post.   So...back to this week's challenge ABC#44 - Sympathy.  Here's my DT card to share with you:
Sympathy cards are not something most of us think just to make - but sadly we do seem to need to have a couple on hand from time to time. I have found that it's very nice to have one to grab and send rather than try to make in a hurry (especially as my heart is breaking for someone for their loss).
I kept this one kind of subtle and added just a couple embellishments.  The background is made from a retired piece of Stampin Up DSP that I ran through the BigShot and the square lattice texture folder.  The paper was thin enough that the fibers came through so I sanded it a bit more to give it a uniform texture.  This is the first time I had used this particular stamp.  The flowers were a bit tricky for my tired eyes to color in but I like how it turned out.  Hope you do too. 
If you would like to have a sympathy card on hand to share with someone, please consider joining our challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges.  The other ladies on the DT have also made some beautiful sympathy cards to share with and inspire you.
P.S. here are a couple of blogs that I visited last week that I really enjoyed:
 Nicole from Nicole's Craft Nook (thanks Nicole for being my newest follower too)
and Pia from Pias Papir og Perler
Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm sure glad that you did! Hugs always and special hugs to dear Jeanette. D



  1. Thanks, Danielle for the shout out!!! So sweet of you!!! :) :) :)

  2. Oh my gosh!!! I hit "enter" before I got to comment on your card!!! LOL

    The rich purple is so gorgeous!! I love the image and matching die cut ~~ really well done!! :) :)

    I know it's a sympathy card, but it will brighten someone's day when they receive it!! (& that's probably the whole point, right??!)
    :) ;)

  3. The textured blue background looks fantastic, and it's perfect for a sympathy card! Your card is beautiful and very appropriate for such a sad occasion.

  4. Hi Danielle. Beautiful sympathy card. Love how you've sanded down the background - adds lot of texture and interest. Your coloring of the flowers looks perfect to me. Loll xx


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