Friday, 8 August 2014

Heartfelt Creations - With Sympathy

Afternoon friends....well it is a very wet day here in Peterborough, so just a s well I am in the craft room and haven't any plans to go out in it:)  

Just a quickie post today just to let you know that I am still about and also to update you on the  latest show dates on Create and Craft. 
I will be back on screen on August the 26th 1pm and 5pm with the Festive Christmas collection and again on the 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th September bringing you the September collection....can't believe I am saying September, this year has just gone by so quickly and I don't know about you, but so much has happen this year and if someone would have told me what I would be doing I would have had a good giggle and said 'in my dreams':)  It truly has been an amazing year for me although not without it's woes:(
I don't have the times yet for the September shows,but I will let you know as soon as I get confirmation.

So today I ave a Sympathy card to share with you. Sadly we are required to make these from time to time and it is with much sadness that we take on this task however knowing that they are so much appreciated by the recipient makes it so much better to be able to create.  I think this image is just so pretty and just adding a few die cuts and a small flower makes it a pretty, but not over the top card for this sad occasion.

  • The cute little bird image is from the  Birds and Blooms stamp set. I coloured it in using my Dove blender pen and distress inks. I have inked the edges with Tattered Rose Distress ink. I have die cut it out using the Cut Mat Create die sets.
  • I have used the lilac shades of paper from the Cut Mat Create paper collection.
  • I have used several of the beautiful lace like dies from the Cut Mat Create die sets just to add a little decoration without going over the top.
  • I stamped the 2 butterflies from the  same stamp set onto the patterned paper and fussy cut them out.
  • The Sympathy sentiment is again from the same stamp set.
  • The small flower is from the Sweet Lullaby Die set.
Don't forget you still have a few days to enter the blog candy to be in with a chance to win a Heartfelt Creations stamp of your choice and some crafting goodies just click on the link in the side bar.

I am off to Cadwell Park tomorrow to share my hubbies love of cars. I am sure it will be a fun day as I now know not to make the assumption that it isn't my kind of thing as I did with the Formula One at Silverstone however I am not so sure about this one, but as he has showed so much interest in my hobby(now job lol) and I still have quite a few jobs that I need finishing off in the craftroom I think I should just go and show him a little support too:) We are going with my sister and her family and taking my grandson Mason along so I think this will kind of make up for it if it really isn't my thing:)...,fingers crossed that it doesn't rain:)

Oh and before I go have you seen that Heartfelt Creations have a Design Team call out:)....I urge you all to give it a go!  The saying is you have to be in it to win yeh?  I wouldn't have  thought that I stood a chance and look at me now 18 months after joining this amazing company:) Click HERE for all the details.

I will be back soon take care x


  1. Gorgeous , and what a fab job you have done in the last 18 months x

  2. Sad but true. Your card is very subtle. I have problems creating the right 'mood ' for sympathy cards. I guess a lot depends on how well you know the recipient, but if in doubt I keep it simple.

  3. A really beautiful sympathy card - lilac works perfectly for this and the layered die cuts are lovely :-)

    Hugs, Kat x

  4. The card is beautiful.
    Have a good day out Nikki with Hubby and family and looking forward to the shows. x

  5. Lovely soft colours, very appropriate for a sympathy card. Enjoy your day at Caldwell Park - hope the weather is kind to you. Pat x

  6. Hi Nicki
    This is a lovely card! I agree about sympathy cards not being over the top. The little flower is so cute - the die does it all. Have a good day out! Best wishes, Anne O

  7. Hi Nikki
    Lovely card, the colours so suitable for sympathy. Have a great day out with your hubby and grandson even if it's not your thing
    Best wishes, Pat

  8. Hi Nikki
    Another stunning creation. Where on earth do you get all your inspiration from, it's amazing.

  9. Hi Nikki, beautiful card, the colour is very appropriate as years gone by lilac was used for half
    mourning! I also use soft grey. Have a lovely time with your family. Lilian.

  10. Hi Nikki, difficult cards to make but I think you have pitched this just right, lovely card which I'm sure would be a comfort to anyone receiving it. Looking forward to your shows, hope you enjoy your day out. I'd really love to have a go at the Design Team call but not sure I would be good enough, perhaps need to practice a bit longer.

  11. Hi Nikki
    Was worried when I first clicked on and read the title,I thought you were about to give us some bad news,but fortunately just another lovely card.Enjoy your day out and looking forward to the shows already.
    Love Angela x

  12. Hi Nikki pretty card and so useful for sad or happy times. Enjoy your day out with family and well done for all you have achieved x

  13. Hi Nikki, love the colours and as you say sometimes sympathy cards have to be made and this one is just lovely.
    Hope you enjoy the car-day, I'm sure you will even though you may rather be in your craft room! I know that feeling!
    Hugs Annie x

  14. Hi Nikki
    I too was worried when i read your heading , So pleased it is a lovely card and as you say one that can be difficult to make ,however this one would put a smile on the recipients face im sure .
    Enjoy your Weekend .
    Elaine H X

  15. Hi nikki
    Lovely card. Just right and subtle colours.
    I'm on hols for ur shows so hopefully will get to watch them live for a change.
    Just got my blog candy in the post this morning! Thank u so so much. It has spring me into action this lovely morning lol. My hubby will be pleased lol! As I go thru spates of either makin loads or none at all for weeks lol. Must be my mood swings hee hee
    Hope u have a fab time at ur car show with ur hubby I'm sure u will find something that will interest u there!
    Love Tracy from killie x

  16. Morning Nikki
    What a lovely delicate card, the colours are so gentle, could be used for many occasions
    Enjoy your weekend
    Carol x

  17. Hi Nikki, This is a gorgeous card, the colours are gorgeous and the papers are stunning.
    I hope you have a fabulous day out.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Nikki, Fabulous Card as always, I'm thrilled that you've had a Tremendous Year, it's been great to go to another talented persons Blog and check out there Fabulous work.
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  19. your creations are always so gorgeous!!!!

  20. Wonderful card! Just perfect for the occasion. I hope you had a fab day! xx


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