Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sympathy Card Using Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings Card Kit

Hello friends!  How is everyone?  I hope you are staying warm.  I would be interested to know what kind of weather you are having right now.  We actually had two rainy days in a row; which caused horrible mud slides in the areas that had fires last year.  So sad; so many lives have been lost due to fires and now the mud slides have buried homes during the night.  My heart goes out to the people affected by the fires and now the mud slides, and their families.  

The news said that there was a mandatory evacuation; but very few people evacuated as instructed.  I'm sure no one expected it to be as devastating as it was.  One of our freeways is completely blocked with many stranded motorist.  It is supposed to be closed for two days.  

I had several deaths of friends and family last year; so I created several Sympathy cards during that time.  I love using Anna Griffin's cards and die cuts to create quick cards; especially Sympathy ones; since they are challenging to me. Her card kits have some of the supplies; but they still leave room for your own creativity.  I love to mix and match my card kits.  LOL!

This was a new card kit when I created this card; and I haven't posted it before now.  

Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings Card kit

Inside Card
Sentiment front, inside and flower inside
 CTMH Take Heart C1639 (retired)

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Kit base & flower dies on front  - Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings 
Sentiment frame - Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set

Sentiment front, inside and flower inside - CTMH Take Heart C1639 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Pomegranate

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (New Digi) (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Something New (digi) (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or Lady (2 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Favorite Colors (Pinks/Purples) (2 of 3)
Emerald City Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Craftaholics R Us - Pattern Paper (1 of 1) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper (1 of 5)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It (1 - 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 

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  1. Such sad news about everything in California, we have friends who thankfully have escaped it all. My sympathy goes out to all.

    Your card is so beautiful, love the kit you used, Anna Griffin seems to add such sophistication to everything.

  2. So sad! My heart goes out for all of you!

    Your creation is stunning! Thank you for joining at our challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    Maybe you want to join our team? Check our Dtcall above on the challenge page!


    DT member at Creative Moments
    Diana's Creations

  3. What a super creation for our 'Something New' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. Very elegant! I like this card :) Thank You vor playing with us on Creative Moments blog. DT Ella

  5. Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  6. Sorry for your losses. Stay safe. Becca ~ DT for HIMCR

  7. Beautiful sympathy cards. I agree Anna Griffin products are beautiful and go together with easily. We are in the bay area and have friends in Santa Rosa who were safe from the fire. California was hit hard by fire and now by mudslides and flooding.. Thank you for joining the DL.ART January Linky Challenge

  8. This is such a lovely, thoughtful card for a sad circumstance. Thanks for joining us this week at the QKR Stampede anything goes challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  9. So sorry for your loses and what a beautiful and thoughtful card. Thank you for joining us at The Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 1. Helen DT

  10. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

  11. Hello Thanks for sharing another one of your cards with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely, so pretty and fits perfectly with our ‘For a Girl/Lady’ theme… good luck in the draw and please join us again.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  12. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  13. Wonderful symphaty card and I love the sentiment. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Beautiful card, love the flowers and design! So sorry for the loss of your family and friends. It has been raining a lot here, nothing new for WA. Thankfully the past few days have had some sunshine. I'm your newest follower. :) Thank you for sharing with us over at Emerald City Crafts! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Emerald City Crafts

  17. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  18. Such an elegant creation. We are grateful that you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the inspiration that comes from God's Word in Romans 1:17 which says, "For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  19. Wow, absolutely fantastic blog. I am very glad to have such useful information.


  20. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

  21. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  22. Gorgeous creation, love every detail! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft

  23. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  24. Beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
    I'm so glad it dropped onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  25. Fab card, thanks so much for taking part in the challenge over at the Crafty Addicts...Good Luck
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx


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