Thursday 18 May 2017

…through the dancing poppies stole a breeze, most softly lulling to my soul

Had to make up a sympathy card tonight for a colleague whose father passed away and used Wild Poppy Silhouette from Donna Downey Studios teamed with a stamp from Kimmie’s Sympathy Set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on it.

I didn’t expect to have the chance to play along again over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers but this is a ‘dispatching’ card so am joining Edna again.  Hoping for better news when I get in to work tomorrow that may lead to a hat trick if someone is hatching and hopefully that someone appreciates snark!

I’m just under the wire to enter this over at TGIF where their theme is sympathy or get well cards.  Truly one of “those” occasions as they say, sometimes the hardest cards to choose supplies for and the absolute hardest to find words to write inside but I think also the ones most appreciated.

Ended up going with watercoloured flowers on this one using an old stamp, wasn’t sure how old but found blog posts featuring it from 2013.  The sentiment is also from a long since retired set, think I’ve had mine at least a couple of years and bought it on clearance.  With all my old rubber and flowers I am also linking this up at Retro Rubber.

Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Forest Moss & Mowed Lawn
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps ~ Kimmie’s Sympathy Set

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello Donna: so glad you entered our RETRO RUBBER challenge with this beautiful card. Sympathy cards are hard to make but you did a lovely job with yours.
    Simple and elegant, those poppies are beautiful.
    Thank you for playing along, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  2. I agree with you that sympathy cards are hard to do. You've found a perfect balance here between solemn and pretty. I like that you've avoided black. I like the softness of the watercoloured flowers. It's just lovely - if lovely should be applied to a solemn event. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber.

  3. Very lovely card - sympathy cards can be really difficult but you've nailed it. Thanks for coming back to play again at the Sisterhood

  4. Love this elegant CAS style card... the watercoloring is eye catching. Sympathy cards are challenging and you perfected it. Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you again in our gallery!!

  5. This is a beauty of a sympathy card. Not the time to get your snark on, but maybe if you do go for the triple, you can sneak some on a baby card! ;) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. Beautiful sympathy card.
    For me, these are just the hardest cards to make.
    Thanks for Hatching Matching and Dispatching with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

  7. Love your watercolor card! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  8. Thanks for coming back to play again at the Sisterhood, sympathy cards are so difficult to make, but I think your colleague will appreciate that you took the time to create something so beautiful to offer them comfort and support, Jo x

  9. This card is simply beautiful.

  10. Beautiful card, awesome poppies. Thanks for making it back to us again at the Sisterhood with your "dispatching" card.

  11. This is awesome! Thanks for joining at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

    Majo - DT ♥


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