Monday, 13 October 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 125

This time at Crafty Cardmakers, our challenge theme is, 'It's Only Words'. So, we want a sentiment to be the focus of your creation.

Now, I'm not a big fan of wordy cards. In the days before I used to make my own, I used to hate it when I chose a really lovely card only to find it had been spoiled by insincere saccharine inside. If there's something I want to say, I prefer to do it in my own words and my own handwriting. So, you won't find a lot of words on my card. The main exceptions (other than simple 'Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas' things) would be when I'm asked to personalise a card for someone and when the image is quirky enough to make a jokey sentiment necessary. So, I had a think and finally settled on a condolence card.

I made the card for my 'ready box' because it's always a useful type to have, and since it doesn't have a specific recipient, I've kept it neutral in terms of religious references.

I created the sentiment in Photoshop Elements and cut it and its frame with a Sizzix die. The background is another Sizzix die - a beautiful lattice rectangle which always cuts really well. The flowers are again made using Sizzix die cuts - from the Susan's Garden range, although the extra greenery was cut using a Crealies die.

I hop you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu where the Pink team want to see anything floral,
Pile it On where they want us to use  two or more die cuts,
Crafting at the Weekend where anything goes,
Kitty Bee where they want die cuts/punches,
Aud Sentiments where anything goes with a sentiment.


Sally Dodger said...

A lovely card. Your colour choice is great and the die cuts are really pretty. Your flowers are beautiful. Sally D.x.

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Josephine! Love the die cuts and flowers! Just beautiful!
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Suze Bain said...

A lovely card Josephine, I love that lattice die you've used (and I'm with you on the sugary sentiments, lol!) xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Josephine! That background die cut is simply stunning and those frames are such a lovely way to showcase your sentiment! Adore your colour palette too! hugs :)

crafty-stamper said...

I am absolutely with you on words and verses-no two people have the same choice-Beautiful sympathy card love the colours and die-cuts--thanks for joining us at CATW
Carol DT x

Billie A said...

Very nice card and colors. Sad that we need sympathy cards and I know I should make more.. This is a great card for that special person in need. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Striking and pretty - TFS over at Eclectic Ellapu this month x

Kim x said...

Lovely card Jo, I know exactly what you mean about sentiments on a card, I'm not a great lover of all those flowery verses either.
hugs Kimx

Julie said...

Lovely card. Sympathy cards are always difficult to do but yours is perfect. Glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Leanne said...

Beautiful card. The colors, choice of dies and the sentiment are perfect. These are some of the hardest and not popular cards to make, you did a wonderful job putting all the elements together.
Mahalo for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges (#34). Good luck!


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