Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sympathy cards

They have to be the hardest cards to make. They're something I never did when I used to sell them. I just couldnt bring myself to make money out of someone elses grief.

Today I've done two, one from me and one from the Slimming World group I belong to. Both for my dear friend Jenny whose husband lost his fight for life last night. He had been terminally ill for about 7 years slowly declining over that time. It'll be a release for Jenny after all those years
nursing him but right now she is going through that awful process of fresh grief.

I deliberately chose black and white as the theme, as its Jennys favourite, with just a touch of red to stop it being too funereal. I used my lovely poppy die cut and a butterfly one I had forgotten about until recently. Both cut using red mirrior card.

RIP David Martin

Monday, 4 February 2013

1 February . . .

. . . and a great start to the month. Sitting at the craft desk twice this week has left me with a few birthday cards in hand. I used my lovely Hunkydory Elegance set to get me going. I enjoyed trying out a technique I saw on CnC during their promotion for this set last year, its a floating heart easel card - a Valentine card for my dear hubby who is working so hard to get my floors downstairs finished

I liked the floating idea so made another easel card, using more of the HD set
You lose the effect of the acetate as its hidden behind the bit that sits up, but it does mean you can see the base through the card when laying flat!

and heres what I did with the green bit of the kit. Theres another card which I wont show yet as its for someone who might see this blog, so secret for now ;)
All for now, more from Craftland soon (hopefully)