Anyway, in between the freezing dog walks, I managed to make a card yesterday. Sadly, it was one of those cards that aren't particularly happy ones to make but are occasionally a necessity. One of my uncles died last week and I wanted to make a sympathy card to send to his wife (one of my late mum's sisters) and family. We're not going to be able to go to his funeral as Jack's still at school and it's too far to travel there and back in a day. But I'm sure plenty of family and friends will be there. My mum came from a very large family (she was one of 12 children!) and I have many, many cousins and all their families too! So I'm sure that many will be there to pay respects to Uncle Pat, a lovely, gentle man. I suppose one of the nice things about making cards is that you can make something special and personal for people
I've used a digi stamp from Whimsy. It was actually for Easter, but I removed the Easter message and just used the cross. I think it looks ok. I've coloured it simply with promarkers
The backing paper is from First Edition. Then I've added some cream ribbon and lilies from stash (I've had them so long I can't remember where I got them!). The leaves are made using a Poppystamps die. The soft sage green seam binding is from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. Then I just added a sentiment I printed on the computer.
So quite a simple card with soft, muted colours. But I prefer that for a sympathy card.
I hope that we get some warmer weather for this week ahead - but I'm not holding my breath!