Sunday, 27 May 2012

CR84FN55 - Deepest Sympathy .....

.... Hello - I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Today, and for the next two weeks, our CR84FN55 colours are lavender, celery and grey.


Our inspiration photos are courtesy of Leslie at A Creative Mint.  I do like these photos, particularly the cotton reels!!

Now that we've settled into our new home, I have to rebuild my stash of cards - I gave a lot of cards to my Mum and Aunt before we moved to the States.  This colour scheme is really pretty and can be used for all sorts of occasions and I've decided to use it to make a sympathy card - something you always need, just in case!

For the layout I used a sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL190.  I know that it's too late to submit to the challenge, but it was just what I wanted for my card.  I started off by folding in half a sheet of A4 lavender card.  I then cut a couple of mat layers - one in green and one in white.  I embossed the white card with one of my Cuttlebug folders (so glad that I've rediscovered these).  I cut an oval mat from the lavender card onto which I mounted a beautiful cross.  I used my Spellbinder die to cut the cross and while in the die I added a touch of subtle colour using chalks.  I kept the sentiment very simple and printed it, in grey (black was too dark) on the computer.  The font I used was Garamond, 22pt and I added a shadow effect.


Spellbinders:  Cross Collection (S4-265), Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) #4
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Card - Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery;  Cuttlebug Folder - Victoria; Pebbles Inc Chalks

I know that the team have come up with a really varied selection of projects for this week's colours - so do check out their blogs by clicking on the links below:

Mona PendletonLisa SomervilleAndrea MathewsSue LelliPauline PollingtonSuzanne CzosekShannon WhiteHeather Jensen.


It's the Memorial Day weekend, today we are planning to visit The Henry Ford Museum, specifically Greenfield Village.  There are a number of activities planned to honour veterans, as well as a reenactment of a Civil War encampment - with music, parades, people in costumes.  It should be really good fun and hopefully I'll have to some photos to share with you all later.

That's all for now - I hope you're all having a super weekend.!  See you soon.

20 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful Sympathy card Deb! Love how you added color to the elegant die cut cross and the textured background looks fabulous! Hope you enjoy your first Memorial Day weekend living here in the States :)

Shannon White said...

Such an Elegant and Lovely Sympathy card Miss Deb! Love the Pretty embossed BG and soft colored die cut Cross too! 8-)

Big Hugs and Happy Memorial Day weekend! 8-)
Shannon

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, I recently bought some Spellbinders cross dies but haven't used them yet. A lovely selection of cards since my last visit :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

A fab card Deborah, I like the delicate chalking of the cross die cut, these type of cards are always a handy addition to your stash, I needed 2 sympathy cards last week and didn't have any prepared! Enjoy the festivities!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah not the sort we like to make but unfortunately we need. Love the cross die.
Enjoy all your weekend celebrations...

Anne

*Alison* said...

great colors :) Thanks so much for entering the DYSU DT Call.. it is going to be hard to narrow it down.. not an easy task.. Good Luck!
HUGS
Ali
-owner of
The Alley Way Stamps
DYSU CHallenge blog
Free digital stamps

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah - really lovely for a sympathy card. Hope you had fun at the museum!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that ornate cross, Deb, with you embossed background. These colors really do lend themself to a perfect sympathy card!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant CAS sympathy card. Beautiful card. Good to have on hand and I hope you have no one to send it too. ;) Enjoy your first Memorial Day here in the states!

Vicky Hayes said...

What lovely colours these are together! You've made a beautiful sympathy card with them - and that embossing looks great with the ornate cross. Vicky x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Deborah. The colors work so well for the occasion. Great textures!

Craftilicious said...

Really elegant sympathy card Deborah - hope you had fun on your first memorial day.
Tara
x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Stunning, what a fab colour combo! You've used the colours really elegantly Deborah! Good to hear that you're settling in :0) Gay xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Deborah, Thanks for stopping by blog with your kind words.

What a beautiful sympathy card. Very elegant with all the texture.

cbuswell said...

Beautiful sympathy card, lovely embossing. Great to hear you're settling in, the weather must be quite the change!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Sympathy card, the embossing folder looks wonderful with the cross image!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card. LOVE the sketch. Wonderful design.

Ardyth said...

Lovely, elegant card! Pretty and serene.

Lisa S. said...

Love the embossed panel and gorgeous cross die. Such a pretty card Deborah!

Lisa said...

This is lovely Deborah, the texture adds SO MUCH!!

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