Monday, April 9, 2012

With Deepest Sympathy

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is Buttons and Bows - and we are challenging you to include at least one button AND one bow on your project.  Unfortunately, the mother of a friend of mine recently passed away after a very short battle with cancer.  I made this card for Hettie and it was made with an enormous amount of love and prayers.


I used Easter 2010 for the cross and Flower Shoppe and punches for the flowers.  The cross is popped on the card.  I used a script Cuttlebug embossing folder for the mat.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up window punch and shadow punch.  I used some lovely Sky Blue crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and finished things off with a button and some pearls. 

If you are like me, you've got quite a stash of buttons, ribbons and twine in your collection of crafting supplies.  Why not get them out and make something for this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut?!

32 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...
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jessica said...

What a beautiful card Kate!! These cards are so very difficult to make but you did a beautiful job!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

This is a very pretty card!! So sorry that you had to make this type of card. Hettie sounds familiar!?!? Humm... It will come to me!!
Kristan

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Ok so Hettie is related to my cousin Joel's Wife Sarah!! Just don't know how??
Kristan

Sonya said...

Beautiful card...

Dana said...

Nice card. Very hard to make sometimes. Sorry for your loss.

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Arcy Scraps said...

The card is very beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's mom.
♥ Cyndy

Diane Hodrick said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss. You did a beautiful job on her card...the love shows.

Tanya/Nonna said...

Kate this card is truly stunning. I love the white on white with that touch of baby blue. I know that it must have been difficult to make, but I also know it will be so appreciated by your friend. I am so sorry to hear of her loss and I'm sure she will be comforted by your friendship and the love you put into this beautiful card.

Amy said...

Beautiful card- very elegant! :)Amy

CraftyJAR said...

It is a gorgeous card. So sorry you had this reason to make, it give my sympathies to the grieving family.
Judy

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, your card is just beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about your Mother's friend. I am sure she will appreciate you beautiful card and your thoughtfulness. You did a beautiful job.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter my friend:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

~Tammy~ said...

So elegantly beautiful Kate! Not a card I ever ever like to have to make, but I find that it comforts people when a card is made from the heart!

Again beautiful!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your friend's loss, Kate. This card is absolutely stunning!! Sympathy cards are by far the hardest to make and you have done an amazing job :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Megan said...

So sorry for your friend's loss. Gorgeous card!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Kate... So sorry to hear about your friend. These cards are so difficult to make and we usually have to make them in a hurry. We are all so fortunate that you shared this with us because there comes a time when we have to make them and every bit of inspiration helps. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapper69 said...

Soooo Sorry to hear about your friends mom.... This card is BEAUTIFUL and I'm sure she will appreciate all the love that went into making this for her....

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers.
Hope your Easter was wonderful!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Kate Sympathy cards are always the hardest to make but the most appreciated. Yours is beautiful. Karen

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card my friend.hope you had a wonderful easter. and so sorry to hear such sad news. hugs

Naomi Edwards said...

Hi Kate, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's friend, it is not hard to see how much heart you put into your card, it is stunning and it is bound to bring a smile to anyone's face, if not right away, later for sure. Beautiful job girl...
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Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! Sorry for your friend's loss and I'm sure this will be a comfort!

April said...

Beautiful card! I love the touch of blue. I am sorry you have to send this type of card, but I know it will be much appreciated.

Tammy said...

Kate!!
This is so very beautiful and anointed!!!You did such a super job in a not so great situation:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tracey said...

Beautiful card ....love the embossed background and the colour combo. The crinkle ribbon is always so pretty.

Angi said...

So sorry to hear. The family will love this gorgeous card!

Tammy said...

This card is so beautifully done.

Karen said...

Your card is so beautiful and made from your heart. Sorry to hear about the passing of your friends mother. May she feel comfort in knowing you are there for her.

Sheila... said...

Sorry about the occasion, but this card is very delicate and pretty.

Karen H said...

My sweet and amazing friend, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend's mother. :( This card is truly exquisite and I am certain the love you poured into it will be felt every time it is held and admired. She is blessed to have you in her life. This card is magnificent in every aspect.. the embossing, the cuts, the gorgeous flowers.. the exquisite blue and white. Everything is perfect. All who loved her are in my prayers.

Hugs and blessings!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I am sorry to hear about your Mother's friend. I am sure she will appreciate you making this card for her!

Georgiana said...

What a beautiful card for a sad occasion.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations