Friday, April 03, 2015

Lifelong Friends

Well I have finally started tackling some of the cards in my Drafts Folder.  I've decided to go with the 'oldest' one first.  It is a sympathy card I made for family friends on the  loss of their lovely Joan... my "Aunty" Joan.  I knew Joan all my life (well from the age of 18 months) when she was a young mother living near us (my Mum was a young mother then too) in England.  We moved to Wales, they stayed in England but the friendship remained. They followed us out to Australia - we came in 1972 they came in 1975 and still the friendship endured... over 53 years!  Joan was "fabulous"; glamorous and gracious and a good friend to my folks, always,  I can't believe it is a whole year since she passed away, I made what I hope was an elegant card, it had to have pink and it had to have a butterfly on as they were Joan's favourite :-)
I used a Delicious Doodles image "Lily and Butterfly", sadly Delicious Doodles is now defunct.... BU-UT, I've just found Teri's artwork in her Etsy Store "Arti Doodles", this image isn't available there yet but she is apparently adding more images all the time, so I'm sure it will be, yay !!.  
I coloured  with pencils adding some Stickles to the butterfly and mounting the image panel on some silver mirror card, then popping that up on some foam dots.  The card base was embossed with an embossing folder (Couture Creations, Hedged Maze -I think) and that was it.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.

Floral
Flowers
Anything Goes with Nature
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

That's it for today.  I'll be back with some more "old" cards very soon... it's quite cathartic, lol.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna

10 comments:

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Donna, even though it was for a very sad occasion. Big hugs.

Donna x

Cindy Womack said...

Such a pretty card. Love the flowers and the butterfly :) Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
Cindy- TTCRD.

Trish said...

What a lovely card

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and card Ginny x

Jacee said...

This is beautiful Donna, what a smashing card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Deborah Adams said...

What a beautiful sympathy card. I love absolutely love the butterfly you created, it's just gorgeous!! Great coloring on your flowers. :D
Thank you for joining the One Stitch At A Time Challenge.
Deborah DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, love colours combo !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Lau W said...

Pretty card !
Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator challenge !
xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Donna, such a beautiful image and lovely design.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our Flowers challenge this month.
Pauline
x
I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/