Saturday, November 05, 2011

A sad and a happy card

My first personal card this week, was a condolences card.  My friend's Nan passed and I made this for her.  (This is the first hand made card she had received - so I will be making her a more happy one next time !)


Papermania papers in black and white.
Black cardstock
embossing folder
and sizzix swirls and flower dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cardmakin Mamas - Cut it out challenge
Wags'n'whiskers - black plus ribbons or pearls
crafty ribbons challenge - Bingo board
For your inspiration challenges - challenge 17
papercraft star - flourish

NOW for the happy card.  It is my best friend's birthday and since I moved away we meet up once a month.  This is the card I made for her birthday. My mate lives in North Cornwall.  The gorgeous teal/turquoise colours in this card remind me of the fabulous coastal scenery in a place that will always be dear to my hear.   The gorgeous Sarah Kay image was of course coloured with promarkers.

This is the front of the complete card

This is the back of the complete card

This is the front of the card without it's wrap

This is the inside of the open card


Martha Stewart around the edge punches
Magnolia papers
Spellbinder Nestabilities
Sarah Kay stamp
Some ribbon from stashd
Dovecraft chalks

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

CES Challenges - Entertain us song or film - Mama's Little baby loves Shortnin Bread
Colour create challenge - 83  Turquoise, deep pink and ivory
Southern Girls - Can you hear music   My song is Shortnin Bread- Mama's little baby loves

I hope you like these two very different cards.


  1. wow two absolutely super cards ... love the sympathy card these are very sad and hard cards to make ... love the sarah kay image and love the design of that card and its pink toooo what more could one ask ... just doing a bit of blog hopping before I go out shopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  2. Beautiful cards, the first one is so elegant and I love the fold on the second
    Lindsay xx

  3. Both are beautiful Lisa, love the Sarah Kay image and the folds are fantastic,a really gorgeous card.
    Wendy xx

  4. Wow two beautiful cards Lisa. Love them both. xx

  5. Beautiful cards! So sorry for your friend's loss. Thanks for playing at FYI!

  6. Beautifully done! so glad you joined us at FYI!

  7. Thats a very elegant sympathy card, so suitable for the occasion

  8. Wow lovely :-) I am sure your friend will appreciate your thoughtful cards :-) Elaine-xxx-

  9. Beautiful card, love that folding. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  10. 2 Very gorgeous cards love the elegancy of the 1st and everything about the 2nd .. Chris xx

  11. oh wow fab cards, both beautiful in completely different ways.
    Becky x

  12. Both cards are really stunning Lisa. Condolence cards are sadly not the type of cards we like to make, but youve done a smashing job on it. And Im sure your best friend will just love her card, youve put an incredible amount of work into it. Lee x

  13. Hi Lisa
    A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  14. Two beautiful cards. So difficult to make a good condolence card and you have done a fabulous job, and I love the second card too. That's my favourite MS punch on the inside. What a wonderful idea to use it in the way that you have.

  15. both cards are lovely, pink one is so special, thank you for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS and CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  16. Such a lovely card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. xxx

  17. WOW. Thanks for playing along for the Southern Girls challenge.

  18. Both beautiful cards Lisa, pretty detail on the pink one.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  19. Two beautiful cards,lovely colours and detail

    Lorna xx

  20. Gorgeous card i love the sweet image and pretty papers and the top one is very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  21. Fun use of gold on the first card! Thanks for playing with FYI!

  22. Your flourishes were just perfect for our challenge this week at Papercraft Star !! I am so glad you could join us !

  23. Your sympathy card is so elegant, I'm sure your friend will appreciate the thought it look's like it was made with a lot of care. Your "happy" card is so fun and I'm glad I got a chance to see this as well! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


  24. My goodness your sympathy card is beautiful! And the other is so pretty! I love all the details! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  25. cute card
    thanks for playing along with Charisma

  26. two beautiful cards. Allthough the pink one looks rather hard. Well done you! haha. They're absolutely gorgeous.

  27. Thanks for the inspiration... have to try some of ypur things for my self.

  28. Hi Lisa, what wonderful cards. Such a sad occasion but a beautiful card and the Sarah Kay one is just amazing! Sarah

  29. You've made a couple of beautiful cards here. I'm sorry that one was as a result of a loss. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  30. Both cards really came out nicely. I love the detailed embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  31. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Teal Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  32. What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
    lovley use of our colours:-))
    Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.
    DT member.

  33. Wow.. Amazing card.. Thanks for joining us at SGC.. Good Luck Dee

  34. Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  35. lovely card
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this time
    love Jan

  36. Wow Lisa this is stunning!! Such a fabulous design! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  37. thinking of you card pretty, the wrap card stunning , well done hugs tracy (craftyeyes)

  38. Beautiful card, such lovely colours, I've made a couple of this style fold, they make great cards x
    Wendy x

  39. Wow, awesome cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at SGC!

  40. Both cardsare amazing. The second card looks so special.


Hi thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog. Your comments are always appreciated. Hugs. Lisa x