Wednesday, 7 July 2010

WOYWW & Sympathy Card

A friend asked me to make a personal card for the family of one of her oldest friends who has sadly died. The lady who died loved antique things, and was an author, and my friend did not want the usual type of condolence. I hope this fits the bill. She has a special poem to write inside.
As you will see, Julia has kindly sent me an easel which I'm thrilled to add to my desk's essentials.Thanks so much Julia, I love it!!
Here's the card in the early stages on my table and although, before I started, I fully cleared half of the table so I could actually see those strawberries on the waterproof cloth, it didn't take more than a minute to get it in "comfort mode" again. Still in use are all my essential bits and bobs but there, where it will stay, is my new easel. 
Be sure to pop over to Julia's blog and have a spy at some of the other WOYWWers. Great fun! 
In the top right hand corner you will see a box lid containing all the little treasures and ephemera I rescued whilst tidying the work surface. Couldn't throw them out, but can't be bothered putting so many bits away in their rightful homes so, if anyone wants the contents of that box lid... just shout out... if there are lots of shouts I'll draw for it and add a few extras too!
Still having trouble with blogger getting my comments through so bear with it, I'm not ignoring you but I hope it doesn't take long to rectify.
I found this lovely little bracelet in a pocket as I was sorting out laundry and I had forgotten that I bought it for 50p at the car boot sale. Originally acquired to pull apart as embellishments but I like it too much!

Thanks for popping in to see my mess and hope you enjoy snooping at some of the other WOYWWers

21 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Jo
i think your sympathy card fits the bill perfect, very creative desk, lovely braclet, have good day, sue,x

Spyder said...

I think that card is fabulous and will probably be the only card kept as it's sooo special. Love your desk, so much going on, without mess! and that bracelet is gorgeous!
(Lyn)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would say that sympathy card is just perfect and so personal. You did a great job. Glad to see you put your easel to use, too. Not sure I would pull this bracelet apart, either. It's got some really nice elements in it. Happy WOYWW.

sam21ski said...

Lovely card for such a sad occasion xxxx

Cath Wilson said...

Great card, Jo - just made a couple myself but mine were very simple and deliberately so. That's really special. Great desk, too - much tidier than mine, lol. You're right, too - lovely bracelet!

lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Jo. Perfect for the reason it is needed. I think the usual condolence cards are so sad and this seems to celebrate the lady, which seems much better.
Your desk is gorgeous. So much creativity happening.
By the way, I'd wear that lovely bracelet too, far too nice to pull apart.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Lisax

Helen said...

Everything here is lovely - can't believe you don't want the pile of stash at the back, I'm sure I could give it a good home!

Twiglet said...

Perfect card Jo. Love your box of bits and bobs too.

Julia Dunnit said...

I think the card is spot on. I also think that you've got it bad gal - 'altering' your heatgun!! I once demo'd at a shop in Kent where they'd 'altered' the kettle and the light swtiches! You got an ATG too. Gotta get me one.

cockney blonde said...

Perfect card given the reason behind it, x

dizzy said...

i love the card Jo and your table is pretty tidy for you lol and what a bargain find with the gorge braclet xxxx

Angie said...

That card is beautiful ...and I am sure will be loved.
What a lot of vintage things to rummage through and like you I'm sure I would keep the bracelet even though it cries out to be dismantled for embelishments.

Anne said...

Lovely card i'm sure she'll love it you've got her request down to a T fab workspace a lot going on
Anne xx

Claireliz said...

really gorgeous card, I'm sure she will love the card, Love your craft space :)
C
xx

craftytrog said...

A lovely personal card Jo! Your desk looks great too! x

Maz said...

Oooh, keep the bracelet - it's quite similar to a Pandora bracelet and they're EXPENSIVE! The sympathy card is lovely, I'm sure it'll be appreciated. As for my pie tins, you're not the only one to ask - I'll reveal all next week!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Perfect card and a fab desk, very creative!

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Kathy said...

That is a beautiful card and will be appreciated because it's so personal to the person concerned.

Your desk looks a hive of activity

Sunshine Girl said...

Thats a lovely card you have made - I have those stamps too they are lovely arent they. Great workspace too!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The card is wonderful Jo, so nice to have a more personalised one :-) You're right the bracelet is much too nice to take apart
Anne xx

jennifer said...

That card is lovely, it will be really appreciated. WOYWW is very big, I'm struggling to get around all the posts, but that might be because it's my first time and I'm getting distracted reading older posts on everyone's blogs, and following links in their sidebars. All wonderful stuff so it's worth the time though!