Thursday 13 October 2022



I needed one of those cards we all dread making - a sympathy card.  Luckily I had a container filled with flowers and leaves I'd cut previously so this card came together quickly.  

The leaves and flowers were cut using the Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set, the Sentiment was cut from off-white card stock using the Winnie and Walter Big, Bold and Comfort set and coloured with Orange and Purple Alcohol Markers and I used the Tim Holtz 3D Woodgrain Texture Fades Folder to emboss a piece of Kraft card stock which I then lightly distressed with Gathered Twigs DI.  The more I use this embossing folder, the more I love it!

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  1. Such a lovely card, Kate (spotted at Let's Squash It)! Your woodgrain background seems to glow and is the perfect backdrop for your comforting floral cluster!

  2. These are lovely colors. Great embossing and dies. A very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at the Four Seasons challenge. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

  3. It's a sad reason to need a card but you've made a beautiful, serene offering which I'm sure will bring comfort. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Card Concept.

  4. Just beautiful!! I like the wooden background!!

  5. That EF looks gorgeous (and a way to sneak in a tree as well as the leaves for Let’s Squash It!), the card has a lovely warmth about it which is perfect for sending comfort, love it.

  6. Just beautiful and I'm sure will bring great comfort! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Can You Handle the Pressure

    PS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on our Four Seasons Challenge ... Good Luck!

  7. Such a beautiful card, I LOVE your colors and design. Lots of wonderful work here. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Can You Handle the Pressure, hope we see you back again soon.
    Judy~ CYHTP DT

  8. Hello Kate. How nice that you visited my blog today for the Holly and the Ivy. You made a wonderful card yourself with these warm colours and I think it will bring comfort indeed. Very beautifully done!
    Greetings, Wilma.

  9. This is so pretty, Kate, and a sympathy card which I'm sure would bring great comfort to the recipient. Thanks for sharing your lovely work at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  10. This is really awesome, Kate. I love the texture on your wonderful background. Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept, and please join us again soon.

  11. Hi Kate! I've sent you an email and am suspecting it might have gone to your spam folder or not reached you at all. If that's the case, could you please contact me asap? That would be great. Hugs Nonni from Time Out :) nonniscards @ gmail. com (without the spaces)

  12. Michele K. Henderson18 October 2022 at 02:36

    This is a such a pretty and sweet autumn card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at The card Concept!

  13. Beautifully created card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons and Can You Handle The Pressure!
    Diane FS and CYHTP Co-Owner
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  14. Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Fab'n'Funky challenge. Good luck . Neva

  15. Oooh that's beautiful. What a lovely warm background. I love the simplicity of your design. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It!


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