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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sticking With a Theme

Hello to my friends,
Do you recall this card?
White background created with Garden Delight M-Bossabilities folder, Anemone Flower Topper
Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities®, bow, pins and butterflies. 

And here is a version very simplified for a different occasion.
This time I used Daisy Flower Topper and Enchanted M-Bossabilities folder.

So yes, a sympathy card - one of the more difficult cards to make. I've sat at my craft desk many times wondering what colours or designs are suitable.  Dark colours just seem extra sad.  
But for me, the designing become less worrying and more achievable if I take a version of a card I like 
and remove some of the embellishments.
Do you stick with a theme?
Back tomorrow - I'm cooking the Sunday roast today, pondering on a what dessert...
Take care friends.


36 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Again you give choices and ideas. Keep them coming.

scottish crafter said...

Again you give choices and ideas. Keep them coming.

scottish crafter said...

Again you give choices and ideas. Keep them coming.

scottish crafter said...

Again you give choices and ideas. Keep them coming.

scottish crafter said...

Again you give choices and ideas. Keep them coming.

jucrook said...

Loving the designs today. White with a splash of colour is so elegant. As for the roast.....surely it has to be Crumble for dessert...apple and blackberry, rhubarb, peach, apricot.............whatever.....

melanie said...

Beautiful card I do find these cards hard to do and I have done loads recently .As for pudding a crumble for me I have loads of rhubarb at the moment so thats my pud .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Christine
Beautiful cards. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make and the colours are unusual but it works.
What about a trifle, thats what we are having.
Sue

nmty said...

hi Christine, you are so right sympathy cards can be tricky, but I think you have hit the spot here. this card is so elegant, but not too fussy, I love it. As for dessert, if i wasn't on a diet it would be cheesecake for me! How about letting the boys choose!
enjoy your Sunday, lv norma

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, lovely cards today.x

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, lovely cards and I really like the two very different 'choices' you have given...enjoy your Sunday lunch! Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, again a lovely card so elegant it could be used for many occasions. Pudding would be tiramasu or baileys trifle if i wasnt on a diet. Have a great day x

loftylass said...

Morning Christine - love the cards and I think I'll be copying your theme. Enjoy your day. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Beautiful cards so elegant.
I'm with the others on this cold wet day it has to be crumble mixed fruit for me.
Enjoy.
Lydia
X

Cinders said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely cards that can be adapted for any occasion, simple and elegant!
I agree with some of the others, on this cold rainny windy Sunday, it would have to be one of my favs... Crumble
Enjoy your day
Caz x

hazel said...

Morning Christine, lovely card really like the implicity of them, whilst still looking stunning. im doing the sunday roast today too. so looking forward to eating it more than cooking it though. xx hazel

kelly said...

Christine this is beautiful.I adore the colours and would also be perfect as a thinking of you card too.Have a lovely sunday dinner,enjoy the rest of your day.
Kelly.

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine, a lovely card yet again ,i love the colours , as for your pud everyone is going for crumble, im a pie girl myself with lots of custard Mmmm enjoy whatever your having . Let us know tomorrow what you ended up with lol Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Another lovely card that can be used for loads of occassions

Hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream or cream yum yum

xxx

Lucycat said...

It's very difficult to choose colours on a card for such a sad occasion but I think you have done well I really like it. x.

Ali W said...

Less is more, is a definite philosophy in this case, it just looks so elegant and really suitable for a sympathy card. You read my mind, Sue Yorkshire, hot chocolate fudge for me too. Chocoholic as I am! Have fun Alison :)

Sue said...

Beautiful, simple but stunning card. Sx

Hellma said...

Lovely card Christine, much prefer this color than the usual baby pinks or blue, but even worse the yellows. Has to be hot chocolate fudge cake and ice creammmmmmmmmmm.

T C said...

great card as always Christine and I think that it's a great idea to pick a fav and simplify it for those sad occasions, sunday roast for us but no scrummy desserts (DIETING) T x

Redanne said...

I love the way you have adapted the card to use as a sympathy one. I tend to have two styles, plain/pretty (although I have done cute today)and grunge/steampunky and not sure which I like the best to be honest! Chicken dinner today with some added yorkshire puds, yum. Enjoy the rest of your day Christine.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful cards.

Ita said...

Hi Christine 2 lovely cards and you have a great idea for a sympathy card ,it is as you say the most difficult,I use sometimes a lilly of the vally and most times I use a dark lilac card,which works well,unfortunally I seem to be making so many of them over the last few months.After seeing your card the embossing is a great idea thanks
Ita

Teresa said...

I love your new cards with the embossing and adore the tiny butterflies :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Susan Flynn said...

Really stunning Christine and lovely colours. Enjoy your roast xx

AnneRD said...

Your sympathy card has just the right tone for a sad occasion. Anne x

Elizabeth said...

I really do like both versions of the card today. Your version of the sympathy is definitely on my list to do especially that I have the die's. We are having stew and dumplings today as I think it is that sort of weather for it. Not having a pud today but I would agree with the rhubarb crumble idea.
Hope you enjoy anyway.
Elizabeth x

occasionali said...

Lovely simple card Christine. Just came at the right time for me. I have, unfortunately, to make three sympathy cards tomorrow. As you so rightly say they are the most difficult to make but your inspiration has made my task so much easier. Thank you.

Sandra said...

Hello Christine.
I love both of the versions of that card, simple and beautiful, its the sort of card you could have made ready and embellish for any occasion, not that I am ever that organised! I don't have a theme as such, I try and match the card to the recipient (the fav colours etc), I don't think you can go wrong when you have spellbinders to hand. I would like to add that mine are almost all very organised!
Pudding would be my husband's Sticky Toffee Pudding, absolutely delicious. Hope you enjoyed your lovely roast!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the idea of using a card design and removing some elements etc for a sympathy card. Its always so difficult xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
Sorry I couldn't come by yesterday and earlier today. My son went back to University today and we were so busy yesterday, I was behind with everything. I got home totally shattered today, so am trying to catch up as I recuperate.
I loved the original version of this card, CAS and stunning. The second one is perfect and I agree with you, sympathy cards should not be dark and miserable. I think we need to pass our thoughts with a little lift and your card definitely does that. I am like you at times, I have made a card and loved it so much I have had to recreated it but always by swapping or omitting something.
Hugs Linda x

LisaK said...

This is such a lovely card. The colours and simplicity of the design are just perfect :0)

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