Thursday, 27 June 2013

Such a true sentiment

Today is the first one of two funerals I'm going to in this coming week, both people I classed as good friends - sigh:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- papers from the 'Fairy Rhymes' paper pad by Prima - part of a lovely prize I won from Caz recently :)  I used one sheet of butterfly paper and part of another sheet ('cos the pink is a perfect match) for the solid layers of the butterflies, along with a snippet of pearlescent cream for the top layers

- butterfly dies are by Memory Box, the solid one is 'Isabella' and the matching 'lacy' one is 'Pippi' - I totally adore these!

- sentiment is Penny Black's 'Friends matter', stamped using 'Toffee Crunch' Dewdrop ink pad onto a snippet of cream the same as the main card to be sure of a match, then die cut with a Nestie

- and just a little row of pearls added to each of the butterfly bodies

I'd like to enter this for the current Oldie but Goodie challenge, which is to use something at least six months old. The theme is 'Butterflies' and my 'oldies but goodies' are the Nesties die, the Penny Black sentiment stamp and the snippet of pearlescent cream card for the lacy butterfly wings.

I'll be travelling for about eight hours in total today  - think it'll be beans on toast this evening when I finally get back home :) Quick and easy comfort food!

Di
x

29 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

Sending you huge hugs Di. Whatever I say won't help, but know that your blogland friends are here for you, and sending you hugs. Drive carefully huni Karen x

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about how you're spending your day Di, such a shame. Hope it all goes as well as can be expected. Beautiful card and such a true sentiment.

Hugs
Brenda

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!!
Lynn

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hugs Di - a very lovely calming card {also just to let you know my water droplets just arrived on my desk at work...}
Take care... Mxx

Kath said...

A beautiful card with a wonderful sentimen
Take care, Kath x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Beautiful and really so true
hugs Tamara

scrappymo! said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of you good friend. You have made a beautiful card which will mean a lot to the family.
Take care on your journey and crafty hugs to you...
Maureen

Annie said...

Such a beautiful card Di. Hope your sad day goes well today.
Biggest hugs,
A x

Sue - said...

A beautiful card for a sad occasion. Sending hugs and have a safe journey.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for a sad occasion Di. Thinking of you and sending you hugs and strength to get through today.

Take care xx

Cathy said...

Hi Di, so sorry to hear of these sad occasions, your card is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect. Big squeezy hugs Cathy xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely lovely card Di, and wonderful sentiment.

Will be thinking of you on your sad day today. Safe journey xxx

mamapez5 said...

What pretty backing paper Di. I love the butterflies too but am annoyed that you have to buy two dies, (or have a steady hand to cut the mat layer!)to make them. Though it is probably worth it for butterflies as we all love to use them on our cards.
Travel safely. Kate x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a very beautiful, peaceful card Di. I'm so sorry to hear you've lost two of your friends recently. Sending big hugs, Vicky x

Sandra H said...

So very sad Di for you to attend them your card is lovely xx

Planetsusie said...

just sending you a virtual hug Di the coming week won't be easy for you but I will be thinking of you and your friends' families.

This is a lovely card and the sentiment is perfect!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Spyder said...

This is gorgeous , love it!
((Lyn))

moira said...

this year just has to get cheerier

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is sensational!! God speed and be safe on the road, Di and Len. Sending you a huge cyber hug, my friend!!

Hettie said...

Beautiful card there Di. Thinking of you on this sad day.
Hugs
xx

Glenda Atkins said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of two of your friends, sad times! Thinking of you, hugs
Glenda

Kathleen said...

Hope all went well, unfortunately we are coming to that time in our lives when funerals are going to be more often than we would like.
Really lovely card and adore the sentiment.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

That is a beautiful card for such a sad occasion and will be a comfort to the recipient in the coming months. Hope your travelling didn't wear you out too much. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what a wodnerful card Di and praying for all, love Shaz.xx

Debs Willis said...

Sorry to hear you've lost good friends. Sending hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful paper and butterflies! Love the sentiment panel with the lacy edges too!

MaryH said...

This is lovely, just a quiet good-taste elegance...all round. TFS

Francesca said...

beautiful creation
thanks for joining us at Obag

Hugs
Francesca

Natali said...

Beautiful and very elegant card.
Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Butterflies” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
Hugs
Natali