Monday, 16 September 2019

With Sympathy

I have one of those necessary but not nice cards to share today. It was made  for my Aunt following the loss of my Uncle.

No cute image today only lots of rubber and ink. On a whim, I bought this stamp set a while ago and kept picking it up and putting it back down again with lots of head scratching!! The wreath alone just wasn't enough so I hunted through my stamps and found the flourish in an old Banana Frog Christmas set, which worked a treat with the leaves around the edges. It also fits the theme at these two chellenges.

Crafty Catz #474 - Anything Goes - +/- With Sympathy
Little Red Wagon #514 - In Memorium

It was a lovely weekend here, lots of sunshine and really quite warm during the afternoons. I love walking the dogs early before it gets hot and it was actually a chilly 6 degrees so a fleece was necessary yesterday morning.

An interesting web.

The pups on the lookout for newly released pheasants.

Wills Wills (on the right) catching some early morning rays. Surprise was still in bed!!

I hope you have a good week. See you when I do xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card understated which is just right, sorry for your loss

brenda said...

Difficult cards to make but this is perfect for occasion Sarah. Thanks for sharing the photos - is that you haylage in the distance or isn't it that at all?

B x

meg said...

A beautiful Sympathy card, Sarah, the wreath and leaves are perfect with the sentiment

cotnob said...

A pretty card Sara, so soft and delicate.
Lovely photographs, Ramsey loves early morning walks - I think it is because everything smells different especially if there is a dew.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very lovely card for a sad occasion.
Love the stamped wreath and your background stamping in those different colours looks wonderful.
Talking about pheasants I have a story to tell.
My BIL was builiding a house and was nearly finished, doors were open as they were fitting floorings.
In strolled a pheasant and promptly did his business all over the place.
Apparantly he had built his house right in the path the pheasant always used.
I can tell you he wasn't amused.
They never did stay in that house long it never felt like home to them.
I just wonder if the new owners have ever left their door open. LOL
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jo said...

So sorry for the loss of your Uncle, Sarah.....Such a difficult card to make but that's beautiful. Lovely photos too x x

Julie B said...

Great use of those tiny images, I seem to be using those type of stamps a lot at the moment too.
Awful weather for my journey to Warrington yesterday after so much fab weather too. A it wasn't in the forecast, baling was supposed to be at 10:30 yesterday but when I came home from my Copic class in the afternoon, the skies were still grey and the hay on the ground. More rain last night but the sun has come out a little since noon. Hopefully a couple of days drying out and we should be able to bale at last! :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully stamped card for this sad occasion Sarah.
Lovely photo's, nothing nicer than a brisk walk in the quiet of the early morning and your location looks very peaceful.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Sarah, so sorry for your loss..great photos too, looks like it is starting to get cold as I am falling into Summer..


Annette said...

It's always a difficult subject matter for a greetings card, but you've done a lovely job. Sorry to hear you've lost your uncle though. Sending hugs. xx

Carol S. said...

Sarah, sorry to hear of your sad loss. A beautiful card and perfect for your Aunt. Hugs, Carol

Jane Savage said...

A beautiful elegant card Sarah; my condolences on your loss.
Gorgeous photos of an atmospheric autumnal morning....Surprise had the right idea though xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is just so BEAUTIFUL.X

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry you had a reason to use this beautiful card. You've definitely created a lovely design befitting of a special remembrance. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon!

Michelle said...

So sorry for your loss of your uncle Sarah and I'm sure your Aunt will appreciate this beautiful card - your photos are so lovely - hugs - Michelle x

Tammy said...

Sorry for your loss Sarah. Such a beautiful card, I love that wreath! Great photos too.
Hugs, Tammy

Pat said...

So sorry for your loss Sarah, but a beautiful card. Great photo’s.

Pat xx

Lena said...

Sorry for your loss, Sarah. You're right these cards are never nice to make, but unfortunately from time to time we just have to make them. Your card is beautiful and you definitely found the perfect leaves and flourishes to frame your beautiful flower wreath. I'm sure your Aunt appreciated it very much.
Have a lovely day.
Big hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Debbie said...

Beautiful card hun. Love all the stamping and the heartfelt sentiment. Sorry to hear about you're uncle. Sending hugs to you all. Stunning pics of your dogs and horses. Hugs xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love the way you've paired those stamp sets Sarah. Works a treat! Beautifully done hun. I really love the greens around the edge, finishes that card perfectly! So so fabulous hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo