Friday, July 09, 2010

tell me what do you think....

A friend asked me to make her a sympathy card for a dear friend of hers that she had been friends with since they were about 5.  So many many years.  Her mother had just unexpectedly passed away.
wow I kind of struggle with this one.  wasnt really sure if i could pull it off.
This is what i came up with.  What do you think??  Would really love to know as I have been asked to make sympathy cards before but kind of always got out of it.

22 comments:

Debbie said...

I love this card, and I usually don't even like brown. This may be a stamp I have to get. Go ahead and take the orders for sympathy cards. You seem to have a knack for it.
Debbie in LA

Rene said...

I think it's very sweet. Your poor friend :(
I bet she smiles when she sees it. Love what you did with her dress.

Barb Hardeman said...

I think this card is absolutely wonderful! Beautiful colors, and the paper piecing is delightful. I love the lace you used, and the sponged edges give the card an elegant, toned down look! Your With Sympathy label is perfect with this Tilda. You did a wonderful job Lone...

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Leonie! Sympathy cards are always tough to make.

Corinne said...

Lone, you did a wonderful job on your sympathy card. I think the colors are perfect...very nicely done. I am sure your friend will love it.
Hugs~
Corinne

Lisette Morris said...

Wonderful card! I can't bring myself to make Sympathy Cards. You did a lovely job!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi Leonie, I think it's such a beautiful card. It's perfect.
Danielle.

LINDA said...

It's a beautiful card for someones
loss
Linda W.

Teresa said...

Your card is perfect I love the brown tones and the flowers. Very nice. I know your friend will love it! Hugs Teresa E.

Maureen said...

Yes a real tough request... I like that you didn't go for the obvious black tone. I think this properly conveys sympathy but with a lighter "with hope" feeling. Love your paper piecing. Well done. I am sure she is going to appreciate all the work you put into it.

Pat said...

Hi Leonie...beautiful card!! It's really a very, very lovely sympathy card. Pat Frank

Patti Jo said...

Beautifully done for a solemn occasion Leonie. Tilda with Tulip was a good choice and love how you did the dress. Well done!

Jackie Thomas said...

I think you've done a wonderful job with this sympathy card. Very elegant. Your friend will love it. Hugs Jackie

Sharon Caudle said...

It's beautiful, Leonie! Tilda is gorgeous. It's a fabulous sympathy card.
hugs
Sharon

charlene aka scrappygma said...

I think you did a really nice job I love the colors you have used and the layout is perfect !
Hugs
:)

Bengelmama said...

wowww eine wunderschöne Karte. Klasse.

Nadine

syllie said...

Hi Leonie, i never made a sympathy card because i don't now how to start. But what you have done is beautiful. I am sure your friend likes it a lot.
Hugs, Sylvia

Deb said...

Tastefully done.....beautiful job on a card that is always hard to make. Your friend will be touched, I'm sure.
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Pam said...

Leonie,
You have made a beautiful and tasteful sympathy card. The flower and swirl are just right, and Tilda is so sweet with her flower.
Hugs to you,
Pam

Regina said...

Leonie!!! Your card is absolutely stunning!!! Simpathy and male cards are so difficult to do and you did a perfect one!! Your friend will certainly treasure it.
Hugs
Regina

Cassandra said...

I think this card works perfectly Leonie. Great Job! *hugz*

Kathy Gerace said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the use of brown and muted green. You did a great job coloring Tilda.
Classy and elegant card for a difficult time.
Kathy Gerace