Monday, April 30, 2012

Card for a dear friend

This card goes to a special dear friend who just lost her hubby of 57 years.  I can't even begin to imagine the loss & the loneliness she's experiencing right now.  Thank the good Lord that she has a very supportive family surrounding her with so much love.  She certainly has all of my prayers as she travels this road.  I thank the Lord that He is with her to comfort her & bring her peace.  "Cookie" was a very special man.  Loved by all who knew him.  "My Prayers are with her"

She loves butterflies so I made an attempt to create a card including butterflies on it.  The florals & butterflies are from my stash. I believe they're by Brenda Walton. The sentiment was computer generated using the lovely Edwardian Script font & then cut out with my trusty Nestie oval & scalloped oval die cuts.   I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Musical Flourish" & then distressed everything with DI "old paper".  It has a hint of green in it that I just love.  The green cardstock, pearls & ribbon are all from my stash.  I used my FABulous Bow Easy to tie that sweet creamy bow. 

I want to enter this in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges: #31 for a Special Lady
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  #130 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges Blog:  #24 Use Punches or Dies
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #23 Ribbon or Twine
Hooked on Crafts Challenges: #20 Flowers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #8 Anything Goes
Outlawz Greetings Challenge:  for a girl (at heart)
There She Goes Clear Stamps:  TSG154 May Flowers
Victorine Stamps:  #33 Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  #77 Anything with Flowers (won Top 3 ~ YAY!)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Pile on the Flowers
Catered Crop:  Letter "B" ~ Butterflies, Bling, Butter cream ribbon, Brenda Walton
Creative Inspirations Paint:  Inspired by Flowers
Great Impressions:  #2 Lots of Flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  Green
The Crafty Pad:  #168 Flowers
The Paper Players: 93 Tic Tac Toe (Flowers ~ Dry Emboss ~ Square Card)
Catch the Bug Challenge blog:  Recipe:  Dry Emboss & Bling
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #7 Distressing & Embossing
Just Some Lines:  Flowers
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  #87 No Stamping (I won! YAY!)
Moving along with the Times:  Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge:  #124 Embossing
Crafts and Me:  #81 Embossing
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #36 Distressing
Truly Scrumptious:  #79 Distressing & Die Cuts
Flourishes:  #166 Bingo (Bling ~ Die Cut ~ Emboss)
Ribbon Carousel Blog:  #50 Anything Goes with spooled item (ribbon)
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  #49  Letter "B" ~ Butterflies, Bling, Butter cream ribbon, Brenda Walton
Tuesday Throwdown:   #95 Use some sparkle

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope to be creating more often.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Christina C. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Sharron!
I'm sure your friend will appreciate and treasure this beautiful token of love and concern!

Tracy said...

Hey chick! Great to see you posting. :-) This is so pretty. Those BW pieces make the prettiest embellishments. So sorry for the loss of your friend. His wife will find your efforts a blessing. When I find a spare moment(do those exist???) I'll send you an email to catch up. For now it's fun seeing us side by side in several challenges. Have a great day!

Cyndi - YaYa said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful.. I know Myrna appreiated this special card...

Carol said...

Beautiful, elegant card Sharron. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol GDT x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, such lovely floral embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Jenny said...

You are a wonderful friend to make this for your friend...what a terrible loss! Beautiful and touching card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps Sharron!

Tammy Ortiz said...

this is so beautiful. I love the sentiment and I love how you designed it. I am so sorry for your loss.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!

Joann Burton said...

Hi Sharron, It is always hard to lose someone especially when they have been a part of your life for so long. I am sure your friend will love the card. You did a wonderful job with it. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Sassy Raggedy

Amanda said...

A very beautiful card and I know it will comfort your friend immensely. It is absolutely too pretty for words :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous creation, love it sooo much!

Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this fortnight.

Hugs, Franz.

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the design and gorgeous bow! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

Tina said...

this is amazing, so lovely with beautiful soft colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines


Crystal said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. Sorry for the loss of your friend. Thanks for joining us over at SOS this past week :)

Rica said...

A beautiful card Sharon, a lovely design with so pretty and wonderful colouring and details.

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Scattychick said...

Such a pretty card and I love the ribbon you used :) Thank you for joining us at Craftymess x

Deena said...

this gorgeous card should bring a little relief to her sorrow...Thanks for joining in the "B" challenge at Shopping our Stash...

Angela Crandall said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure your friend will appreciate the love!

So glad you could join us in Great Impressions Blog monthly challenge!

JoanieMc said...

Absolutely beautiful!! So soft and so lovely. It's just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for entering your creation in The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. Hope to see more entries in the upcoming weeks and/or monthly challenges too.

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing along with us at Catch the bug.

Margreet said...

Beautiful card....thanks for joining FFF!
xxx Margreet

Mau xx said...

This is so pretty Sharron, I love the soft gentle colours. Thank you for taking part in the MAWTT challenge.
Thoughts of your dear Friend, I ask for Gods blessing on her.
Hugs Mau xx

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge!Your card is just delightful!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful card and just perfect for the sad occasion!


Torico said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous ribbon!!
Thank you for joining us at this weeks TSG challenge!

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Sharron! I love the pretty flowers and butterflies and the lush bow. It's a perfect card to show your friend that you are thinking of her during this difficult time.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

What a pretty card - Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Laurel said...

I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card .
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Diane J said...

Gorgeous card, Im sure your friend will get great comfort from it. Beautiful ribbon bow and embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane xx

Purple Card Lady said...

Sharron, what a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge. :-)

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

What a beautiful and elegant sympathy card. Such pretty floral embellishments and the bow is magnificient. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge.


Becky G said...

Such a pretty card! Sorry to hear about your friends husband. This should sheer her up! Thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge at Catch THe Bug,

Becky G

Scrappy said...

Such a beautiful card! So sorry for your loss! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again soon!

Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Sharron, love the pretty bow and sweet flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft.

Liz Weber
Hooked on Craft Design Team

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So sorry for your friend's loss Sharron. Your card is precious and I'm sure she will love it. Sending prayers out to her and thanks so much to you for joining us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Kianel said...

Beautiful and very elegant card!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paint challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Elke said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Good luck.

Elke XX

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Sharron!! Love the colors and the details. So pretty. Gloria

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Cheryl said...

I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Your card is gorgeous and is sure to bring some comfort.

I’m stopping by from the Catered Crop.


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Melly said...

What a stunning creation!
Just a perfect wee card for the sad occasion!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges this time
Hugs Melly xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Sympathy cards are so difficult. 57 years together - what an achievement - but when that special someone isn't there after 57 years they will need family and friends. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Kathleen said...

So pretty, colours.Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat x