Thursday, March 30, 2017


WOW another week coming to a quick closing!
Where is the time going?

I'm away from my crafting cave today ... finally able to get my arm up on the steering wheel after my bought with tendinitis so I'm headed to my sister's shop for some pampering. But while crafting yesterday I made this quick sympathy card that I thought I could share with you today.

I stamped this Penny Black 'Letters & Flowers' stamp for a DT project but then decided to use something else instead.  Of course this is how I end up with all these bits & pieces on my work station  ...  so, as not to add to the pile, I decided to use it on a card for the sale box and sympathy is always one of my most requested after birthday cards.

The background paper is from an OLD DCWV paper pack called 'La Creme'
and my sympathy die cut is from Tutti Designs.

On my stamped image, I simply softened the starkness of the black/white by sponging a little ink ... actually the ink that was left in one of my sponge daubers ... can't even tell you what the color is ... sorry!  LOL

I hope you're having a good day!  I always look forward to my time with my sister and I plan on linking up for lunch with my 87 year old Mom too.  Just so happens she has a hair appointment with my sister later in the afternoon so that works out quite nicely!

Challenges to share in:
The Male Room Challenge #57 - Black & White + 1 color

Happy Day to you!
Thanks for stopping by!
As Always . . .


  1. Beautiful card, love the image and the colours.
    Valerija xx

  2. Beautiful and elegant and a card surely to be appreciated by it's recipient! Have a fun day, I will be here in my creative room all day, it is raining all day here and into tomorrow without a pause....good day to be crafting!

  3. This is a lovely Sympathy card, sorry for the need though. I love the whole look, subtle and comforting. The inside sentiments say it all, this will surely bring comfort. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Mom and your sister, how FUN!

  4. Love your card and I hope you stay on the mend!!! You are having a ladies day and I love those days. Enjoy your Mama's company. Blessings to you and your Mom. Hugs

  5. Dar, I love the combination of papers you've used for your Sympathy card. The subtle tones and beautiful flower images make for a wonderful combination. I think sponging the colours onto the flower heads was such a good idea---it continues that soft look. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. Such a beautiful peaceful additional colour, gorgeous sympathy card. Thanks for linking up at The Male Room.

  7. Glad to hear your arm is better Dar and that you're out and about. Always great to visit with mom's and sisters. I agree that Sympathy cards are always in such demand, and you've done an outstanding job with this one. I love all the elements ...beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday WWC112 Anything Goes Challenge.

  8. it is lovely, I like the inking around the stamp, such a great effect that gives to it!! So good to hear you were able to get out and visit with family too!

  9. Oh, my! Love that image, and what a beautiful, beautiful sentiment inside. I like how you sponged lightly around the flowers. I hope you enjoyed your day of pampering!

  10. Your card is so beautiful, Dar! So elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  11. the inside also adorable Darlene
    and I love the outside much
    that text sentiment is perfect choice with that flower
    you have adorable DIES Sympathy
    beautiful and elegant card Dalene
    Monika (try to catch up a bit and look your beautiful cards hope you like to walk around my blog too.. only if you have time :) SMILE)

  12. Darlene, you have created a beautiful card. Sympathy cards are not always the easiest to create, but you have done it to perfection, both inside and outside! Thank you for joining us on Watercooler Wednesday. I love your card!

  13. This is such a gorgeous card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti

  14. This is a really beautiful and elegant sympathy card. I think the image and colours are just right. And the words inside are perfect. Thanks so much for playing in our Colour challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.


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