Hi to all my wonderful blog friends!
The boys have just settled down to watch “Clash of the Titans” … not my kind of movie … and with both girls out tonight … I thought I would take a moment to do a quick card for the Helping Hudson Week 2 Challenge. (I have been trying to get to do one all week!) I decided the colours were perfect (sadly) for a sympathy card I needed to make. A dear friend of ours in Brisbane lost their son this week. He was only about 20 yrs old. I can’t even begin to imagine their sadness & grief … but I know that they are finding strength and comfort in the knowledge that God is with them at this time and that they have many friends praying for them.
I have just put this BRAND NEW stamp set together and inked it up for the first time! It is a sneak peek of the new Level 2 hostess set from the 2010/2011 IB&C … and is called “Fast & Fabulous”. One of my all time favourite “2-step” stamp sets is retiring (Heartfelt Thanks) … so I am glad that there is one that will suitably take its place! I have lots of ideas in my head for this lovely stamp set … but I was also focusing on the Clean & Simple #103 layout … so I kept this one simple. It seemed appropriate for a sympathy card. Sorry about the photos … night time … and flash always seem to wash out the colours and make it too bright! 😀
So … I think I might call it a day! 😀 My plan was to snuggle up in bed with “The Last Song”! I bought the DVD a week ago … and haven’t had a chance to watch it yet … although … I did see it at the movies with the girls! Sounds like a good plan for the end of a busy week … but now I have finished the card & the post it is just going on 10pm … I don’t think I will make it through a whole movie! (I am getting old … you know!) Oh! The boys also just finished their movie! Take care, everyone … and I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Stampin’ Hugs xxx
Don’t forget to check out the Helping Hudson website (click on challenge pic) to view tutorials and challenges! All to help raise funds for a special wheelchair for a special little boy!
A stunning card Andrea for a heartbreaking occasion. As you say, the colours are perfect. I hope your friends find strength to cope with their terrible loss xx
Andrea adds: Thanks Katina! It is so nice to have you visit! My friends are doing ok … they are strong but sad. Hugs xxaxx
How sad, only 20 years old. Beautiful card and many thanks for the award.
Andrea adds: Yes … very sad. YW … for the award! I always like visiting and checking out your latest and greatest! 😀 Hugs xxaxx
Such a pretty card Andrea. Love the color combo… looks great with those flower images. :o)
Andrea adds: Hi Monika! So lovely to have you here again! I am always inspired by your creations … Hugs xxaxx
I love the way you have utilised the colours for the card Andrea. these are never the easiest cards to do and espesially for someone so young. I especially love the way you haev used the flowers on the corners on the Choc Chip. I have seen the Fast & Fab set in the US catty. It is beautiful. I too LURVE my Heartfelt Thanks….and can’t see myself parting with it for a bit..hee hee hee. It IS tho a stunning substitute and looks so pretty in the blue.
As for the Titans VDO..let the boys HAVE it!! I crafted basically all day y’day 9barring kid/hubby/crisis interruptions and got 2 OVERDUE projects done. It has clouded over here gloomily today…and me thingst it may be cold at AFL!!. Have a fab day darl. ooxx
Andrea adds: Hey darl! Did you go to the AFL??? I think this set is going to be a winner! Loving it already! The boys were welcome to their DVD … and while they are busy … I can stamp without feeling guilty! Glad you managed to do some crafting yesterday, too! Hugs xxAxx
Hi Andrea, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your friends son!!! My thoughts and prayers are with them!!! Your beautiful Sympathy card will put a smile on their face!!! Hugs ~S~
Andrea adds: Thanks Silke … it is nice to know that others are praying … even though you don’t know these friends! So nice to see you! I always enjoy having you visit! Hugs Andrea xx
So sorry that your friends have suffered such a tragedy. Your card is just perfect and I’m sure it will mean a lot to them,
Hugs, Fi xox
Andrea adds: Yes … it is a real tragedy! Thanks for the encouragement! Have been popping by your blog DAILY!!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store this week? Hugs xxaxx
Hi Andrea, so sorry to hear about your friends loss, i couldn’t imagine loosing a child of mine,
Your card will bring a lot of warmth to your friends, as this is a stunning card, yes sadly the colours are perfect for this occasion
Andrea adds: Yes … I can’t imagine either … must be just the worst thing imaginable! And … the colours … perfect for this card … but also … depending on the balance they would also be gorgeous for happy cards, too! Hugs xxaxx
love the colors great job on the sketch 😉
Andrea adds: Thanks heaps for saying hi … and popping by! Hugs Andrea xxx
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