Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Simply with sympathy

I made the previous card using scraps from a 12 x 12 DCWV Mariposa paper that was cut into recently and I still had a fair amount over. I decided to add a bit of interest by cutting the paper into three panels, distressing the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink applied lightly with an inkylicious dusting brush and adding another textured rub on, mounting on to a deep brown card blank.

The photo has made the card look a bit curved because it wasn't lying quite flat enough.

This is for:

Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - panels
Pixie's crafty snippets 35
Crafts and me 98: autumn colours
My craft spot 68: hope is rising - sympathy and encouragement
Pink elephant 163: sympathy/thinking of you
The sisterhood of crafters: sympathy
Fab n funky 135: use leaves somewhere
Catered crop: no stress to distress
Twisted Tuesday 21: cooling off (autumnal feel to the air) + inked edges
Paper and such: wings n things
Creative Belli 150: winged things
Deep ocean 33: things with wings
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
LEJ 18: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


  1. This is a beautiful sympathy card Hazel. XOXO Zoe

  2. Another fab, inspiring card! I have that Mariposa stack too and though the papers are beautiful I don't quite know what to do with them, apart from stroking and admiring them!! This card, and the one you posted before, are just lovely!

    love Mags B x

  3. This is gorgeous Hazel ... love that technique! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SYMPATHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Very beautifully made. I do like this idea of a split screen. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Beautiful card I love the panels and colours. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck Chris xx

  6. This is so lovely Hazel. I love the layout and that stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


  7. Just had a nice catch up, not sure how I've managed to miss so much! This paper is perfect for a sympathy card, lovely job!

  8. Beautiful card! I love the natural colors and simple prints. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  9. Love the card design with the panels of beautiful paper .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  10. This is a beautiful sympathy card. I love how stamped on the DP.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  11. What a sweet card I have that paper to. Just perfect for a sympathy.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy Birthday Linky Party.
    DIANA L.

  12. Beautiful sympathy card. Sometimes we need one of this.
    Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  13. Wonderful Hazel, I do love the 'chop it into three' technique - and I also have Mariposa to play with. Whoosh, I'm off for another check of those as I need some quickly made cards here. Di xx

  14. I spotted your card at MIM Hazel, it's beautiful, so elegant.

    Jo x

  15. Very sophisticated looking! Beautiful use of color! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  16. When I commented earlier I didn't notice you joined our Wings and Things Challenge at Paper and Such. Thank you for joining us and good luck with the draw!

  17. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  18. Love this Hazel, my fav of all the cards that you've posted for this Teaser so far!

  19. Gorgeous card Hazel, so fine and elegant!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight:)

    Hugs, Franz.

  20. This is so soothing and beautiful! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  21. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "I Spy Something With A “P”” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  22. What a beautiful card - I love the panels, they really do make it something special!
    Alison x

  23. Such a lovely card, Hazel!

    Just stumbled over your creation and had to leave some lines, saying how much I love it!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  24. OOHH...this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining my Anything Goes Amusing Challenges this week - I'm so glad you joined in on the fun!

  25. What a beauty! I love the way you distressed this beautiful paper :) Great job, Hazel. Thanks again for playing along with our Sympathy Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  27. Oh, how pretty! Love the three panels and lovely images! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  28. sympathy cards are always hard to do...
    this is lovely
    thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs this week

  29. Beautiful Sympathy card!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

  30. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the sepia look. So vintage...my favorite. So glad you joined us at LEJ Designs this week!


  31. This is beautiful! Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  32. What a gorgeous card! The panels are lovely!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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