01 November, 2015

With sympathy

How could it beit's time for another Fadengrafik Challenge already? 
The weeks are speeding by way too fast, and somewhere between exams and projects it's time to prepare a little inspiration for you again. Matching the season, November's challenge says "Sympathy", meaning you can link up anything connected to a comforting message, given your project includes stitching.
This is what I've done today afternoon. As time was limited, I used an image of lillies I've coloured quite a while ago, and combined it with a stitched swirl. 
On the inside, I covered up the backside of stitching with a punched black paper matching the plant on the outside. Above it, I placed a white paper with embossed swirls. The two layers create a pocket which can be used for a little donation to cover expenses that come along with a sad event.
The result is a black-and-white card with a touch of colour, for a little comfort in times when everything seems to be black and white. 
As Audrey Hepburn put it: The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. 
Sometimes, it may even be the only thing.
- brown sugar: flowers
- craft-alnica: sympathy
- crafty sentiments: black and white
- everybody art: stamp
- fussy and fancy: flowers
- ooh-la-la: embossing


  1. Beautiful card Cheiro, love the flower image and swirly stamp in the corner. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  2. Pretty simple card..
    Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge. and good luck.


  3. So dainty and simple! Thanks for joining us at LTSCB!

  4. Stitched border, is wonderful. Thank you to respond to the challenge of Craft-alnica. I wish you good luck.

  5. Čudovita sožalnica, vedno občudujem tvoje "pikanje".Zelo lepo skombiniraš vzorčke pickpoint-a in odtise.
    Hvla, da si se nam pridružila v prvem Novemberskem izzivu Craft-alnice. Lp LilI

  6. These flowers make for an elegant sympathy card. It is hard to color a white flower on white cardstock but you nailed it!! This is done so well and would be touched to receive such a beautiful card.. Thank you so much for joining at BSCB. BTW your Audrey Hepburn quote says it all!!!

  7. A very elegant card. Lovely with the stitching.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. The stitched swirl adds such a touch of elegance to this card. Love the soft colors on the image.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. Zelo je lepa in všeč mi je tvoja vijugica :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  10. Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Creative Fingers DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  11. Beautiful card. Love the stitched pattern. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to you back soon. Cheers, Aurora

  12. I just love this elegant sympathy card. Gorgeous with the black white and embossing. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  13. A gorgeous , sympathy card , great design and perfect for such an occasion. Thank you for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog....Jo. X