Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yummy, sugar!

First off, prepare yourself for lots of activity on your dashboard from me today. I've been making cards like crazy today. My house needs a good scrubbing, but oh, well. It's not like anyone is going to break in and steal the dust, right?

Here's two of the cards I've finished today. Both are sympathy cards. My friend Kim and I met years and years ago, when we were in 7th grade. We've known each other more than half of our lives. When her grandfather passed away, I wanted to make her a special card. Purple is her favorite color. This is what I came up with:
I'd like to enter this card in two challenges:
1. The Sugar Bowl, challenge 55 - to use Erika's sketch and of course, a sugar nellie image
2. A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything with a vintage/shabby theme. I distressed this card like crazy to make it have a more vintage feel. I also added some crocheted lace and pretty flowers.

As you can imagine, since Kim and I have known each other for so long, that means that I also know her awesome parents. They're two very sweet people who have always supported our friendship. They're also just extremely thoughtful. I had to make them a card, too. Here's the one I made for them:

This card is for the Cardabilities challenge, using sketch #26. I snagged the gold ribbon off of a gift that I recently received. I think it works well on this card. I managed to tie it by hand, because I am still mad at my bow easy!

Darnit all, I missed the cardabilities challenge. Oh, well, at least the sketch helped me get a card done!


Sue said...

Such sweet sweet cards! Beautiful colours and design. TFS!

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards Gina.
I know sympathy cards can be quite challenging to make but this image is perfect for the occasion.
Love the soft colours you've used, so very pretty.

Thank you for playing in the Sugar Bowl Challenge

Love Elaine xx

Brenda said...

Gina, gorgeous cards as always. These are hard to make, you did a lovely job. Love, love Kim's card.

Trina said...

Beautiful sympathy cards. Sorry for the reason to make them, but I'm sure your friend and her family will be able to see all the care & love you put in...