Monday, 15 August 2011

Sympathy Card

Hey - hope you had a good weekend.  I'm getting much more active, and spent the weekend cleaning, gardening, baking muffins, bread, cookies... felt like a good wife for the first time ever ;)  I even moved all the furniture around in my bedroom just for a change.  Funny what pregnancy does to you.
Anyway, here's another card I created over the weekend with some not-yet-released stamps.  FUN!
With Sympathy
The silhouette flower in this card is from the 'Butterflies and Wildflowers' set from the new Indie Bloom Collection by Hero Arts and Basic Grey.  They are due for release 25th August.  The sentiment is from THIS beautiful set; sympathy cards are hard to make, but this set makes it a bit easier.  The gorgeous paper is from Lily Bee's Picket Fence 6 x 6 pad.  YUM.  Oh, and those fabulous wooden butterflies by Studio Calico seem to have been discontinued.  :(
Oh, and I just opened an Etsy shop selling some of my cards.  I imagine this can't be of much interest to you readers, as most of you MAKE cards, but one reader once emailed me and asked me if I sold them so thought I'd give it a whirl.  The link is on my sidebar - or click HERE.
Have a great day.
Supplies

27 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, Lucy! Glad to see your beautiful cards here again! ...and BOY, have you been busy! Now I feel lazy.

Tammy said...

Very nice sympathy card...they are so hard to make and this one is perfect!

cards by cara said...

Love the black over the blue patterned paper ...

Eveline said...

Such a beautiful card. Great new stamp.
Eveline.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Lucy! That Etsy shop will sell out in no time, Jo x

Natasha Kara said...

Looks like somebody has started the "nesting" phase of pregnancy :)I remember moving the stove at 1:30am, because I HAD to clean behind it. Pace yourself, but enjoy this time it goes by too fast :) So happy to see your beautiful cards again:)

Aimes said...

It's fabulous to see you back, Lucy! I'm glad that yourself and the bump are OK too!
What a beautiful card - love your use of that pretty DP as a background for your stamping!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Lucy, I missed visiting your blog but I have been out with my back issues. Hope your doing well :) :) :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful sympathy card! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Patti J said...

Yay! Lucy's back! Beautiful card, dear girl - please be careful moving that furniture! Hugs...

Paper Squirrel said...

Glad you are feeling better! And glad that you are creating again...you make such beautiful cards. Love the way you paired the turquoise and black in this card...somber, but cheerful at the same time.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Lucy, this is beautiful! Sympathy cards can be tough but that sentiment is perfect. I love the blue and black together...just lovely!

Kathlene said...

Gorgeous card, Lucy...love the colors and everyone's right, the sentiment is perfect. TFS!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the contrast!!

joy said...

Very pretty card, Lucy!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Lucy! Luckily, I've never had to make many sympathy cards, but the are definitely hard! I love the blue on this card, and the silhouette is just gorgeous. Good luck with your etsy venture!

Tina said...

Oh, your post reminded me of my pregnancy moments....and your card is gorgeous.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous card, Lucy & happy to hear you've got some more energy. I am 15 weeks pregnant and hoping I get some of your energy at some point soon - I haven't done ANYTHING in so long :-( Especially make cards...oh well! Hope you keep feeling good!! x

Ribbon Girl said...

Really nice card and glad you feel so fit and are doing so much but please don't overdo it especially moving furniture!! Mary G x

Jen W. said...

Glad you're back and feeling better and it seems like the nesting is well under way! LOL! Love that flower stamp and I'm bummed those butterflies are discontinued.

Yvette said...

Beautiful!

Cathy A said...

Lucy glad to see you creating again, I think there may be some nesting instincts forming, with you home activity.

Pitchoune said...

beautiful card,A+

Eva said...

The black and blue are amazing together! Love the stitching and the little splash of yellow in the butterflies.

Samantha said...

Great to hear your feeling on top of things and pregnancy is suiting you! Beautiful card as always hunny xx

Tiffany said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful sympathy card, love it so much!

Anniebee said...

OMG! This is so beautiful and dramatic with the contrast between the turquoise and black. Love it!