Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sympathy post

HI Everyone, I had sad news recently of my first cousin who lived in Florida, she was one of the GI brides, she had been suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and had been looked after with love and real caring by her wonderful husband.

I have another 3 cousins (her brother, sister and half sister) and their families (most of whom sadly we don't know) Stateside, in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, 2 who are now in their 80's, the younger we had in the UK last year. It was so sad to speak to the elder ones, knowing we will probably not see them again and both not in the best of health.

Anyhow on to my card for them. I sent each of them Husband and Cousins the same card, but different inside. I kept it with simple layering for the post.

I coloured and paper pieced the image in PS, cut out with a die and layered onto black paper. I embossed with a wall embossing folder to carry on the wall in the image.

I thought it, an image with a British post box, would be apt for them all.


Image Di's Digis
Embossing folder Die-sire
DP's Pink Petticoat

15 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card Faith ..my father had that dreadful disease it was heartbreaking to see him he was only 55 when the symptons started and died young at 62. Lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. This is a lovely card for such a sad occasion Faith and the post box is a lovely touch. Alzheimers is a dreadful disease, my MIL suffered from it and is something I dread it happening to me as it is so hard on those who have to care for you xx

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  3. You have put much thought and attention to detail into the cards and I am sure that they were well received.

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  4. Such a beautiful card Faith and I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you at this difficult time x

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss. I love this image (since not the usual sympathy image) for a sympathy card...thanks for helping me think out of the box. Like the polka dotted hat and dress.

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  6. Such an adorable sympathy card. Loving the embossing.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  7. Lovely idea about the English post box on the sympathy card. Sorry to hear of your loss xxx

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  8. A pretty card Faith, perfect for such a sad occasion.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Great idea for a unique sympathy card. Love the brick wall embossing and the British letter box! It makes for a lovely sympathy card idea and I'm sure they will both appreciate it.

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  10. Your card is so adorable! I really need to make some sympathy cards to have on hand.

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  11. Delightful way to send warm thoughts, Faith. I love that embossing!

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  12. I'm sorry for the loss your family suffered, but what an adorable card to express your sympathy to the family!

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  13. Just got back from visiting my dad who has this terrible illness he suffered with a stroke last year which makes it even more heartbreaking. This is such a beautiful sweet card love the post box reminds me of home and the image is so prettily coloured.

    Marie

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  14. Beautiful card for a sad occasion,Faith.I am sorry for your loss.

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  15. So sorry for your loss. This is a lovely card to express your sympathy with.

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