A New Challenge At Time Out – #95 Sympathy

Hello … bonjour … hope you’ve been finding some time to create this week!  We start a new challenge at  Time Out this morning … and this fortnight we have a theme for you … Sympathy, with an optional twist of Distressing (using Distress Inks, distressed edges, torn paper etc).   I chose not to twist this time around …

Time OutI find it difficult to make sympathy cards in advance … and prefer to make one only when needed … that way I’m thinking of and praying for the recipient and the family member or friend that they’ve lost as I’m creating.  This card went to a wonderful friend earlier in the year, after the loss of a dear and truly special person in her life.  It’s simply stamped and one layer … the flowers are from Papertrey and have enamel accent centres, the sentiment is from Hero Arts/Simon Says Stamp, and the little glossy accented heart is from Winnie & Walter.  The scored lines ground the images.

Where will our theme take you … and will you go with our distressing twist?  Whichever way you choose, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  We’re sponsored this fortnight by Happy Little Stampers (thanks, Kylie), who are offering a $15 GC to a random twister.  As usual, our overall winner, as voted for by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with heaps of inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our fabulously talented Guest Designer, Sue from Sue’s Card Craft.  If, by some chance, you haven’t seen Sue’s gorgeous cards before, do pay her a visit … her blog is chock full of beautiful work!  Even if you have, why not pop over, say hello, and enjoy a gentle meander through all the loveliness!

I’m joining in at …

CAS on Friday – Flowers

Happy Little Stampers – One Layer Card

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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35 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #95 Sympathy

  1. lollthompson

    Beautiful card Anita. Love the pretty flowers and the scoring along the bottom. Sorry about your friend’s loss. I’m sure your lovely card gave her comfort. xx

  2. Jeanne

    What a lovely card to express your care, concern and sympathy. I really like its simplicity and beauty. The scored lines at the bottom add special interest to the card. I’m so sorry to hear your friend suffered a loss. I’m sure your thoughtfulness helped her through a very difficult time. Hugs.

  3. Daria Z.

    Such a lovely sympathy card! I, too, tend to make sympathy cards as needed. I’ll keep this idea for the future.

  4. Bobby

    Your lovely flower is the perfect accent to the large script sentiment, Anita. The wonderful linen cs and the score lines add a touch of elegance.

  5. Michele F

    I will cherish it always, Anita… the best thing were the prayers inside, and also sharing it with my FIL before he passed away – he loved it, too.
    I really adore sympathy & thinking of you cards the very most… is that terrible? But I’m someone who starts with the message, and then creates the card.
    Perfection, that’s what this one is… xx

  6. conil

    For me, it’s so hard to make this kind of card. When I have to, I’m usually distressed by the loss of the person involved and that means my creativity is a low ebb. By the same token, I dislike making them in advance because it takes away from the personal aspect. What’s a girl to do…I guess jump in with both feet.
    Your card is the perfect way to convey sorrow. Clean, simple, a pop of color and detail…yep, heart-felt perfection. Sounds a lot like you are…

  7. quilterlin

    A lovely crisp design, Anita – love the linen texture, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. djkardkreations

    You have such a recognizable style, Anita. I was rapidly scrolling through the new challenge post and, boom, immediately stopped on this striking card! I can tell that this serene design wasn’t made in advance because there is no mistaking the heartfelt care and love that went into it! LYAMYMAAHTHFYS!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. TK

    Beautiful, Anita! Love your textured cs, and the stamped flower is perfect. I too agree with making it specifically for someone in mind.

  10. Nonni

    The simple, clean look of this card is perfect for the sympathy theme, very soothing. The score lines add a lot of interest, this is a great design!

  11. BarbGhig

    Beautiful sympathy card, Anita! You’ve used one of my all-time favorite floral sets and I love that it’s one layer! Love your scored lines, too…they’re perfect with your design!

  12. Anita

    This is gorgeous, Anita. A beautiful floral image, a sentiment that says exactly what it needs to, and the textured base and score lines keep it wonderfully understated.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x

  13. Wilma

    Beautiful card, Anita. Love the gorgeous flower and the scoring lines. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  14. born57

    Beautiful symphony card, Anita! I love the flower and sentiment stamps you used. The simplicity of the scored lines add so much and just a bit more detail.
    Tom and Nicole seem to be doing ok, still lots of healing to do, life is keeping them very busy. We are not sure when Tom will be able to go back to work and we are still praying for a full recovery. They have had so many wonderful people surround them and that is truly a blessing.
    Hugs and thanks for all your prayers.

  15. shirley-bee

    Beautiful sympathy card, Anita! I like the simple flowers with the large sentiment. The scored lines add such balance to the card. And thank you so much for my card, the Folk Flowers looked lovely!

  16. JennyC

    Absolutely beautiful Anita. It is so hard to make these cards because you never want to have to send them and then you’re always worried about whether it’s too bright or too happy or … This card is perfect. Elegant, classy, just perfect. Jenny x

  17. Jill Vickers

    A really beautiful card Anita – and I absolutely love that you made it while thinking of your friend. Your caring is truly evident in the design and I sure it was much appreciated. Hugs, Jill


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