Saturday, 16 February 2013

Crafty Feeling

Does anyone else find crafting therapeutic?

I have had a very difficult few weeks in my personal life and although in the beginning I wasn't able to concentrate for long I found that crafting let my mind wander from my problems.

Happy to say, we have turned a corner and things are looking much brighter. Fantastic family, great friends and strong faith have gotten us through and we will be much stronger as a family unit for being tested in such a way.

So I thought I would share a few of my creations with you. Sadly I am not the only one going through a difficult patch, have needed a lot of sympathy cards lately as friends have lost loved ones.

This first one I thought I would actually enter into the CASology challenge The cue word was 'red' Being February you immediately think of Valentines day. A sympathy card would most definitely not be your first choice.

Although there is a pop of colour I like the simpleness and elegance of this card. It uses the SU Fresh Vintage and Close As A Memory stamp sets, real red and soft suede ink and suede taffeta ribbon.

plain and simple again with just black and white, all stamps SU Close As A Memory.
And finally,

night of navy card and ink, white craft ink and the same stamp set.

These cards were made with specific people in mind but I did make a few of each extra to have on hand. Hopefully I won't need any of them!

Off now to start the taxi runs for the kids social lives. Perhaps I shall fit in a wee lil bit of crafting later.

Have a good weekend folks ........ 'til next time ........ xx


  1. Hi there, sorry to hear things haven't been good recently but glad there's been a change for the better. I love these cards, they are fab. I think clean and simple is your forte. stick with it. Good to see you blogging too. Keep doing the challenges, it let's other people see your lovely work. Kx

  2. Beautiful cards, love the red flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  3. So sorry to hear you've had a rough time but I hope things continue to look up. Your cards are lovely and will surely be much appreciated. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Gorgeous sympathy cards - they are definitely the hardest ones to make, but you've done a wonderful job - they are sure to bring some comfort. And I always think it's smart to have a few on hand! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  5. These cards are perfect! I love the layout of your first card, it has perfect balance. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  6. Sympathy cards are never easy for me to create, but you've created some beautiful ones! I really, really like that first one! The ribbon divides things so well and the colors are gorgeous together!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! I really hope things continue to get better for you!