Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sympathy Card


Hello...
Well it seems my package (yesterday's post) was from a dear blog friend and I am so sad that it got trashed... At least I know now and quite honestly, I somehow wished I didn't know what happened to it... sigh
But on to something else...

I'm not quite back into crafting, seems even the Big Shot is an effort to move and I'm struggling to recall where some things are... I hope that passes soon. Anyway, sadly I had to put together a card for a friend of my husband's from his golf club. Such a sweet guy, and sadly his son took his own life a few days ago. Such a terrible tragedy and there are no words of comfort I can offer but at least I can send a card


A BG image stamped in iced spruce distress ink and my faithful sprigs die


One of the sprigs was cut from a piece of CS that I smooshed with Versaark and then sprinkled on my mix of silver and gold EB powder and heat set. I also smooshed a strip with Iced Spruced distress ink to stamp and emboss the sentiment


Till soon my friends... Be safe

~ Ros ~

20 comments:

Greta said...

Cannot imagine parents trying to deal with such a tragedy. A college football player from Washington State recently took his life. So baffling & sad. I have to say, this is one of the best sympathy cards I've ever seen, Ros--pinning it for future inspiration! Oh so sad that package is gone--how could the garbage men not tell it was new?! Have you seen the Gemini Jr die cutting machine? Have it on my wishlist if there's ever a big sale. Hugs from your blogging sister, Greta

Maria said...

So sorry to hear about your husband's friend's son. My heart goes out to the family. It's very thoughtful and sweet of you to make a beautiful card for them. The background and springs are very lovely!

Pauline said...

Oh Ros, that is so sad about the young man who took is life. This tragedy is very hard to express your thoughts in words to the family. Your card will be a wonderful comfort to them. I also feel sad about your missing parcel! I love the embossed sprig as well. Lovely card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sorry for such sad occasion, this is a beautiful card though!

Carole said...

A lovely sympathy card Ros for a very sad and delicate situation. Your creations always are so classy. Glad the surgery went well and you are progressing nicely.I hope you and hubby can look forward to a better year this time. I am looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful cards. Say hi to Pat from me please. Hugs xx

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely you are right, no words are of comfort and what incredibly sad news. Such an appropriate card, so elegant and gentle x So glad you found out who sent the package and honesty is always the best policy, so good on you x Glad you are back into crafting (sorry that you had to make a sympathy card though). You take it easy, give it time and hope you are well on the way to being pain free????

Darlene said...

oh no ... so much sadness surrounding you today! From the trashed parcel to this young man's devastating decision ... I pray life will be better for you in the days to come! Your card is beautiful and I'm sure it will be appreciated! Take care my friend!

nancy littrell said...

Such a tragedy to lose a loved one so young and in this way. Your beautiful and thoughtful card will be so appreciated. TFS Ros. Hugs..

Marcia HIll said...

Such a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Ros...I hope it offers some comfort and hope to the devastated parents. I had a brother who took his life at 16, so I know all the kindness from family and friends is always appreciated...to know you're not alone in your grieving. Lovely card Ros!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, no... there are no words big enough to convey your sympathy for such a loss. I'm so sorry for your husband's friend. Your hand made card lets him know you care, and it's beautiful with the soft background and delicate sprigs. I'm also sorry to hear your package was a heartfelt gift from a blogging friend. I'm still puzzled over why your mail man put it in the trash bin. Ros, you had quite an invasive surgery and it will take time to fully recover. You're doing amazingly well to be stamping and blogging already!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm so sorry about the tragedy that occurred with your husband's friend's son. I'm also mortified to hear that a postman can do that without it being a federal offense! Your sympathy card is beautiful and very fitting for such a sad occasion.

Sue Lelli said...

How tragic! Your card will definitely express your thoughts and prayers for the family. Tragic about your package, too!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's friend's son. I can't imagine how devastated his parents feel...
Your sympathy card is so beautiful, soothing and comforting, Ros. The choice of your colors, especially Iced Spruce, is perfect for the occasion. I'm sure this card and your thoughtfulness will help them overcome the hardship. Hideko xx

Diane said...

Sorsorry for your hubby's friends loss, so sad!! You have made a perfect card to give though, it is elegant and gorgeous!! I feel so bad about the package that was 'lost'....but am glad you now know where it came from. Hope you are getting better and better my friend!!

Darnell said...

Oh, Ros, what a tragedy. Your beautiful card will surely bring them comfort at this terrible time and I'm sure you wrote a thoughtful message inside. I'm also sorry that a lovely gift from your friend was accidentally taken with the trash. I hope you start to feel more like yourself as each day passes! Hugs, Darnell

Tracy said...

So sad. That seems to be happening more and more. Your card turned out lovely. That color is underestimated in the Distress inks. Hope things get more on track for your soon. hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Ros! So elegant! Surely to bring comfort to a loved one!

Barbara said...

What a tragedy... how sad a life it must have been if that appeared to be the only way out. It is a wonderful card that you made.

Marina said...

A beautiful, elegant card for a terrible situation.

Inkyfingers said...

How terribly sad, and every parent's nightmare. Young men seem to be particularly vulnerable to this. I agree that it is hard to give comfort in such awful circumstances but I think your lovely card and kind thought will be appreciated. I think the colour tones you used are perfect.
Hugs
Carol x

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