Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sometimes it gets sad.

My entry for the Less is more 3 squares challenge this week, just sort of developped. I had the basic idea of where to place the squares,and I wanted some punched flowers and it just ended up as a sympathy card.
So sorry that the theme's not exactly inspiring, but sometimes I find these cards the most challenging of all because the situation they are designed for is so emotionally charged. My apologies if this lowers your mood, people but it's still about creating something which will mean something to the receipent. As I'm writing this I am beginning to feel that the impression of this post will be too gloomy.  Anyway: It's 2 small squares and a larger one, embossed with a CB folder.  The text and stamp are from American crafts and the flowers are punched and Pebeo dimensional paint added to the centres.  The squares are distressed with milled lavender ink.
On a more cheery note.  Went to the craft fair, it wasn't worth the entry fee and it appears to attract less interest every time, but like a good crafter I sniffed out a few things I really didn't need: few stamps and some nesting dies, and some die cuts in shapes I would not invest in the die for, but will have a go at the dies (eg umbrella).  The one good thing, Debbie Moore and Flower Soft were there with very professional stands.
I've got to go out tonight and really can't be bothered as it's cold and windy, but a girl's got to make the effort I suppose
Catcha later

26 comments:

  1. I like what you have done here, I agree this kind of card is challenging to make,this one fits the bill without being a gloomy card xx

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  2. I agree with the previous commentator these cards can be very difficult to make and this one is pretty and sort of cheery without being too over the top. I like it.

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  3. Beautiful card, and just right for such an occasion. It conveys the message perfectly without being too solemn.

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  4. I've had to make a few sympathy cards lately and it's never fun...but this is beautiful!

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  5. these are always the most important cards, and it's great that you did it. the card is beautiful and works perfectly with the sentiment

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  7. Dont know happenened there. lol.

    Love this card. Simple but made very tastefully, for such a sad occassion. xx

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  8. What an ingenious way to position the squares--love it!

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  9. This is very gentle looking, just right for those difficult occasions!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. This is beautiful and Im sure the recipient will be comforted from receiving it
    Thank you for joining us again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  11. Not gloomy at all! This is a very elegant and well thought out design. Love the soft colours. xx

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  12. I think this is a softly elegant card - I do like the scroll detail at the foot of the card. Lovely.

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  13. Unfortunately, all card makers have to make sympathy cards at some time and this one is just lovely.

    Kathyk

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  14. You did a stunning job with this card. I like the layout of the squares and the added texture. Very elegant.
    Caroline xxx

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  15. Love how you interpreted this challenge......lovely card!

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  16. I really like this, and it's the type of card we all make, so not gloomy.

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  17. A great card love how you have used your squares.

    Anne

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  18. It`s a fact that card makers have to make cards for all occasions, sad or happy. This is very tasteful and not at all gloomy. Lovely card.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. It's perfect. Tasteful and fits the bill. I am sure it will be well appreciated

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  20. Wonderful design and so fitting and right. Love how you turned the squares and the shading is very subtle. Good job I think!
    Sarah
    http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2011/03/monday-monochrome-moods.html

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  21. This card is perfect. They really are difficult cards to do but i think you have nailed it

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  22. I love the soft muted colours - it works so well for a sympathy card. Hope you enjoyed your evening out in the end!

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  23. a less is more card really is the right thing for a sympathy card, people just want to know you thought of them - I can see a lot of thought went into this card, and the muted colours are very soothing x

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  24. I love to pop over and see your fab blog.. i have a little something on my blog for you!
    Hugs xx

    http://mycraftblogumentary.blogspot.com/

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