Sunday, August 12, 2012

No words enough

Hello ,welcome to my room . Still oh so cold here in Adelaide , only making 14.8 degrees here today . We had an enormous electricity bill the other day but heck we have to stay warm ..
Doug still feeling the effects of his strokes cannot get warm even with his tracky dacks on and t-shirt underneath,  so aircon it is . Which means healthy me is running around in  only jeans and t-shirt but there you go ; if that's all we have to worry about life is still good .
Made time to make a very special card today . Fran's Mum passed away yesterday afternoon and as Fran comes to my workshops , she would have seen all the Sympathy cards I have so a new one was needed . Am sharing cause it is in the post box  already and I am pretty sure she wont see this post .
On the front of card base of Shimmery White I stamped the background stamp Floral in Blushing Bride ink . Diecut  and embossed  scallop oval for sentiment from Stamp-It. Flower, leaf and bow from my stash .

For the inside I inked Floral in Bashful Blue. Right hand sentiment is from Artee Stamps in Brocade Blue . And because I computer  printed the right hand signing in black , I thought a  small silhouette image might soften the tag . I chose this background stamp  because I know Fran likes the image .
Am entering challenge ..     words only
Now I have 8 birthday cards needed for September so better sort that lot out .
Might even look around for some challenges later tonight .
                                                       My thought for today

              A shadow in the parching sun , and a shelter in a blustering
                  storm , are of all seasons the most welcome; so a faithful friend
                  in time of adversity , is of all other most comfortable .

                                                        - Anne Bradstreet.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Marie-Louise said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the floral background stamp.

Lisa Jane said...

Always a difficult card to make but yours is so pretty and i know will be a great comfort.
You sounds busy ..look forward to seeing your cards .. and 14.8 is warm here lol!
Lisa x

Sandy said...

A lovely sympathy card, and I know Fran will appreciate it.

Monica said...

Hi Shirley-Anne,

This is so touching - such a lovely card and even lovelier post with a beautiful quote. Love how the card is done with the inside so detailed as well.

Relieved that Fran is with the angels now.

Sorry that your electricity bill was a bit steep... but you needed to keep warm, you are more precious than you know, dear friend.



Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Whimcees said...


You have made your friend a lovely card - she will see the love in it. I wish I could send you some of our hot weather - seems so funny how our two weathers are so opposite! My electricity bill is frighteningly high - from the air conditioner! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Chrissy said...

A sad card to make Shirley-anne, but the inside contrast to the front..
Weare feezing here to in NZ...and raining!!!


PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in with our 'words only' theme over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
What a great card that is very appropriate to the sentiment. The backing paper is very beautiful and I like the little flourish to embellish the card.
I hope you will be entering more of our future challenges on our blog.
Huggles Lisa xxxx

Moira Gray said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Craftymess.

Jane said...

Beautiful card, Fran will love it and the thought that has gone into making it.

Beccalite said...

I always stuggle with sympathy cards, find them very difficult to make, but you have done a wonderful job, I love it.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx