Friday 3 April 2009

Sympathy cards

At last, I've done a few sympathy cards. I always feel that these should be kept simple and I often opt for a couple of lilies on a background, but today I've abandoned lilies and used other flowers.

The background for the first two cards is a lovely embossed paper by K & Co BW which doesn't need much added to it.

This background is BG, with the picture printed on to linen card to give a slightly watercoloured effect:
The background for this one is Anna Griffin:

And the red paper backing the roses here is BG, surrounded by a piece of K & Co Brookfield:

and lastly, a very simple one:

They all have inserts that say 'with deepest sympathy'.

This is all very well but ...

... my next job was going to be making some sympathy cards - well, these are getting closer, I suppose - I just saw the 'You're in my prayers' stamp on the shelf and fancied using it (stamped with Brilliance pearlescent ivy and clear embossed - although you can't see the shine on here), so this is the result:

Off to make a cup of coffee now ... and then I must get on with some sympathy cards!

365 cards day 34: that's eggs-ellent!!

It so happens that I'm making some quick Easter cards to supplement stock ready for selling this evening for Tearfund (some more I made last night if you scroll down), so I've just added to the supply with a couple of cards for today's 365 challenge - particularly focusing on using ovals and eggs:

They are quite 'busy' cards, but sometimes people want something bright and cheery, especially if sending to families with younger children.

More quick Easter cards

I made a few more quick Easter cards last night. I apologise for the poor photos, but time is of the essence today.

The first one features a bunny, so I'm linking for DCM 'bunnies and chicks' and also for today's Alphabet Challenge Blog 'B'., not only bunny, but butterfly.

Challenge 8 on The Pink Elephant is Easter, so all of these cards are good for that, also for this week's Created by hand: 'Easter and/or Easter eggs.

Four more decoupage ones: