Monday 18 February 2013

Simple sympathy cards

Hello my wonderful crafty pals.  You are all so good to me and I am so lucky to have you join me and I am very glad you enjoy your visits.  I have to own up to being tempted to go out and buy cards as I found these two difficult to make, but I kept them very simple. My FM has been shockingly bad and although I have tried hard I felt like a total zombie yesterday. Please imagine a zombie trying to fit purchases into an already full freezer!!!! - never mind battered cod I think I battered everything.
Anyway enough moping and onto my simple cards. I have a few PSX stamps and have to admit they are always so easy to use. My photos are not great but you will get the gist.


        Image - PSX sentiment stamp
Paper and card - card blanks 6 inch square,
and backing is  from Almanac and a paper mill,
Dies used – Spellbinders Marvellous Squares and Page 2 square die 
and Lifestyle Nesting lace squares.


  1. Lovely Flora I know what you mean about sympathy cards I have to admit I buy mine x

  2. Both your cards are really lovely, Flora. Sympathy cards are hard to create, as we need to be very careful with design and colour......yours are perfect.
    Sorry to hear that your FM has been bad. I've not been too good either, so I completely sympathise xx

  3. Beautiful cards Flora. Gorgeous stamp and I love the marvellous squares.

  4. Marvellous Squares is a favourite of mine and looks great here. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make but these look lovely. Sorry you haven't been well but hope you are feeling a little better. Christine x

  5. This category of card is difficult to make but I always try because some of the shop ones are dreadful (in my opinion anyway). These are classic and elegant - just right. Take care and hope the sunshine makes you feel better.


  6. Flora, your cards are lovely, not the easiest cards to make but better made than bought.
    Hope you start feeling better. Hazel

  7. Your cards are beautiful Flora.
    I hope you start to feel a bit better soon, I know how debilitating FM can be.
    Take care
    hugs Sue

  8. Two lovely sympathy card Flora, not the easiest of cards to make. Sorry to hear you are still struggling with your FM hope you feel better soon


  9. Two wonderful cards. I hope your FM behaves itself very soon...hugs
    Jackie xx

  10. Hi Flora,
    fabulous cards. As we all say they are the most difficult ones to make, but you have made a fabulous job of these. I always love your dies you use. You seem to pick the most lovely of ones to use and purchase.
    Sorry to hear your FM is playing you up. Here's hoping you are feeling better quite soon.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Hi Flora ..always difficult to make these cards but these are so elegant hun you have done a fab job :)..sorry about your FM flaring up my best friend suffers with that too..huggles hun Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Hi Flora, your cards are lovely - I particularly like the one with the scalloped edging, although I agree they are not the easiest cards to make.

    Thank you for your kind comments and your support of my blog too, hun.

    Sending gentle hugz, Jan xx

  13. Hi Flora, as an RA sufferer I understand your plight, hope the better weather will help. This is such a difficult subject to cater for but your cards are perfect, very elegant and understated, just right in my opinion. Hugs, Anne x

  14. Flora, these are beautiful. They look very elegant and are perfect for such an occasion.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Lorraine x

  15. Beautiful cards, difficult to make, you've got it just right. Hope you're feeling better!
    Hugs Jo x

  16. simple they may be but wow I feel that the design is perfect for the occasion and love the sentiment
    Hugs Kate xx

  17. These are beautiful Flora. The soft colours are just right for a sympathy card. They're very elegant.

    Kat xx

  18. hi Flora, sorry you have not been well again, must be so hard.
    your cards are really lovely, what a beautiful stamp. take care pam

  19. These are two very elegant sympathy cards Flora, never the easiest cards to make.
    I quite often go shopping and buy loads of things to go in the freezer (usually special offers) only to get home and find there is no room for them all so you are certainly not alone.
    I'm sorry you have not been well, I hope you soon feel a little better.

  20. Beautiful cards with lovely colors.
    I hope you get better soon.


  21. Hi Flora, sorry to hear you are not well, thinking of you but hey your cards look fab. I have another candy, not much, but if you want put your name down...xx

  22. Hi Flora, beautiful cards that are aways so hard to make..feel better soon, Carole Z X

  23. These are just gorgeous sweetie, big hugs pops x x x

  24. These cards are so beautiful Flora and perfect for the purpose. Tasteful and elegant.
    Beryl xx

  25. Great cards Flora, I am loving less is more style cards just now. The sentiment is beautiful and just perfect.
    Sending hugs,

  26. These are always the hardest cards to make but you have done them justice,hope you are feeling better today x

  27. Good afternoon Flora, sorry to hear your FM is playing up.
    I love your cards, simple, delicate and very effective.
    Love the "Font" on the sentiment.

    Patricia xx

  28. Lovely elegant cards these are one of the hardest cards to make I think ,I hope you are feeling better soon .Melanie

  29. These clean and elegant designs work perfectly for sympathy cards.

  30. Your cards are lovely. I found your page when I did a google search for fibro sympathy cards. I have FM as do many people I know and had woke up wondering if there were any fibro cards on the market to buy and send to those who are dealing with the same horrible fate. I honestly am in awe at what you do, because I barely have the strength or will power to even get up each day, because every day is worse in some way and my family is the type that doesn't believe its a real condition, since disability has denied me twice now, but at age 43 I wake feeling 143 and most times wish I just wouldn't wake up. My kids despise me, considering me a medication junkie due to what I need to take to even be somewhat mobile, and they are ages 21, 22 and 24...
    You are inspiring and creative and I admire your work and feel your pain at the same time. God bless.


Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading them and knowing that I have company. Crafty hugs. xx Flora