Monday 23 February 2015

Thinking of You

A new follower to welcome today - Shona Erlenborn.  Shona's blog Shona's Stamping Stage has lots of inspiration for using different cardmaking techniques.

Today's card is a sympathy card for a friend.  Unfortunately, I've had several sympathy cards to make lately and they never get any easier to make.  I prefer to use the sentiment 'Thinking of You' rather than 'With Sympathy'.
The stamp is 'Poppy Stems' by Stampendous, coloured with Promarkers and a green Stardust pen.  The die I used is 'Peek-a-boo Dots' by Die-namics.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. A lovely card Liz, sympathy cards are so difficult aren't they? And often need to be made at very short notice too

  2. Love the fab image,this is

  3. This is so pretty Liz. Loving that poppy image and it was a great idea to use the Polka dot die like that. Sympathy cards are always hard for me too. I'm sure your friend will appreciate this one. Thanks for the shout out.

  4. Always hard to create sympathy cards and yours is just perfect. I love the dots down the side and they go perfectly with the poppy. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. I think we all dread making sympathy cards but know this one will be appreciated so much. Love the color combo and those beautiful poppies.

  6. I'm sorry that you've had to make so many sympathy cards, Liz, but you sure make comforting ones! This snippets card is JUST the right design for the circumstances!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

  7. The poppy is a great choice for a sympathy card and this is a lovely image and I agree about the thinking of you sentiment. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. I love this comforting style of sympathy card you created! The small dots with those beautiful poppies look wonderful together!

  9. Fabulous card and love the stamp, great layout and I like the sentiment, does seem a tad warmer than with sympathy.

    Kath x

  10. A beautiful card, love the peek a boo die <3

  11. Love your elegant poppy card Liz.
    Hugs Veerle xxx

  12. Beautiful card Liz, like you I have a few to make, love your elegant poppy.

  13. Back again! I sit in South stand but I always use the West stand ladies at HT. I'm easy to spot with my red hair and blue crutches so say hi if you see me!! We also go in the left hand side bar before hand. UTG tc Zo xx

  14. Hi Liz, I am delighted to have fond your blog. Your cards are so pretty and very unique. I also prefer "Thinking of You" . . . they don't need to be reminded, they need to be supported and loved. I have gotten out of the card making side of crafting and want to get back into in. My family and friends are complaining that all I do is sew and they miss getting a surprise card in the mail:) You are an inspiration. I am your newest follower and I would be over the moon happy if you were to follow me back. Come visit and see what I did with washi tape in my kitchen.
    Have a lovely day.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  15. Hi there

    This is a lovely Sympathy card. I do know what you mean about liking the Thinking of you sentiment. These type of cards are always hard to create. I think it is because we do so with a heavy heart...

    I love the dotted die beside those poppies!

  16. Really lovely card Liz, I like the the Thinking of You sentiment too. I like your use of the Peek-a-Boo die as well, it goes so well with the poppy stamp.
    Jean x

  17. Hi Liz

    Firstly, how lovely that you touched base with Zo :) And gosh, how I love this card - it's absolutely beautiful - and I'm in the Thinking of You camp as well!

    Sitting here looking at a beautiful card on my desk right now :))


    Di xx

    1. It was lovely to meet Zoe, even though it was outside the Ladies!! :-)

  18. I'm with you about using Thinking of You. It conveys sympathy and the person knows you are thinking of them. I love the red and black peeking through the holes.

  19. Beautiful sympathy card, I like the idea for the sentiment,too.

  20. Hi Liz,
    this is the type of card we all dread making, and I like your style of thinking about the sentiment.
    Great design with such a wonderful poppy stamp too.
    I really do like that peek a boo die you have used on a few of your delightful creations.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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