A very warm welcome to my blog, which is mostly about card-making, a bit about work and family, and a few odds and ends. I am fairly new to this blogging lark, so please bear with me if I make some glaring errors.

I'll be delighted if you would like to become a follower, so please leave me details of your blog, as I'd love to visit.

xx Jill

Sunday, 3 July 2011

sympathy card

This is a sympathy card for a friend, whose father lost his battle against cancer last week.  I know that the survival rates are higher nowadays, but this horrible disease affects a third of the population, and with everyone living longer, that figure is set to rise.  Let's all pray for a real breakthrough soon, so that the lives of sufferers and their friends and families can be changed for the better.

The decoupage is a freebie on the Craftsuprint website, and caught my eye immediately I saw it.  I printed it out several times to create more layers, and added some little pearls from The Hobby House.  I very rarely use peel-off sentiments, but I just needed something very simple and discreet, and it seemed to be right. 

Again no flowers or glitter, (just checking to see whether I have a fever or not) so I plan to make up for it with the next card!  I found some gorgeous Petaloo velvet flowers at the Newbury show (and no! they weren't a bargain), which are scrummy and vintagey (which probably isn't a real word, but you know what I mean) and very strokeable, so I'm looking for the right occasion to use those, with some delicious cream guipure lace, which I also found at the show.  They look quite suitable for a wedding, so I'm debating with myself about when to use them up.  I have a bit of a tendency to take out my favourite things, stroke them and coo over them, and put them back unused: I think I'm just a collector of beautiful craft items, but I expect most of us are really!

Thanks so much for visiting  my blog, and for any comments you leave.  You will notice that all my followers have disappeared from my side-bar, which I've tried to rectify with no success.  There seem to be plenty of others with the same problem, so I'm hoping Mr Blogger will get this sorted out soon.  Please still join as a follower if you would like too, as it shows up on my dashboard, and if I know you've left a comment I will come over and visit your blog too.  xx Jill


Kathleen said...

lovely card jill.
and i can see your followers - it's a blogger problem - they seem to come and go!!!

look forward to seeing what you do with your new goodies.

kathleen mcx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Jill, I can also see your followers, there seems to be a number of problems with blogger of late.
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jill,gorgeous colour.
Wendy xx

lizzies said...

Stunning card, absolutely gorgeous. Lizzie from DC

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous Jill, sorry to hear about your loss. Elaine xxx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous Jill. a sad card to make though. Have a wonderful weekend! xx Jenny xx

Dee's Craft Room said...


Thank you for your comment. We have had a fantastic response to the Crafty Boots challenge and it has taken a lot of my time looking at all the entries but your comment on my blog has prompted me to take a look at the rest of your work.

All of your cards are quite remarkable, but this one is particularly stunning.

Keep up the fantastic work.

Dionne x