Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sorry, Bears and Cuttlebug....

An elderly relative of mine died recently, she was such a fighter and the words "We don't think she'll get through this" had been said on more than one occasion - she grew more frail each time, but did prove them wrong, until this last time - you've got to admire someone who fights as hard as she did.
Anyway this is the card I made to send to her daughters, it fit's the "I'm sorry" theme for this weeks midweek challenge, so I decided to share it. Sympathy cards are never easy are they?

On to happier things.

I saw the first cards featuring cute bears made from circles of paper absolutely ages ago - it was the very talented Jo who introduced them (to me anyway,) and obviously they went down very well because there are versions of the idea all over the place now.
Until I got my Robo I'd never had a try - I just never seemed to have the right sized punches for the job - but Robo can cut circles any size I tell it woohoo!
So here' are my first cards made with the circles-teddies, I'm really chuffed with them and I hope other people think they're cute too.

I'm busy trying to replenish and update the box of cards that Hubby keeps at work, so have made a few cards with Cuttlebug embossing folders. Not the best cards I've ever made, but hopefully a bit of practise will bring some better ideas for using these folders.














15 comments:

Funky Finds said...

great cards!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

They is gorg babe!

Silly question, how do you do the circle bear cards?

Marlou said...

such beautiful cards, the teddies are so so cute :)

Melissa said...

These cards are AMAZING xxx

Andrea said...

Great cards, those bears are so cute.

Angelnorth said...

I loved this sympathy card when I saw it on DCM, Kathy - it's beautiful. The muted colours are just lovely.

The bears are cute! You've reminded me of a Robo file I haven't recovered though (a bear with a slightly more 'upside down droplet shape' head than this).

I like your CBug embossed cards. For me, the one that works best is the pale bluey-lilacy one. Maybe it's just my personal taste for things that are less 'busy' makes me lean towards putting less with the embossed background, rather than more IYSWIM.

Kate said...

The sympathy card is so beautiful and so thoughtful. I think we sometimes hesitate about sending cards in certain situations, but we should reach out and let others know we are thinking of them.

Hazel said...

You certainly have been busy today, Kathy. Such super cards as a result.

Anna said...

Kathy, you busy bee!! The with sympathy card is beautiful but I am an absolute sucker for cute bears and your two cards are my favs.

mum on the run said...

Great cards Kathy, I loved your DCM card too, it's so beautiful.

Sylvie :) said...

your cards are stunning !!! great job !

Sam Morris said...

So sorry for your loss and the card is perfect ~ elegant and dignified.

And as for the others....WOW! Amazing colours and the bears are gorgeous!!

Paula said...

Fabulous bear cards.
I adore the colours of your sorry card.That green is the softest I have seen for card & scrap papers.

Sue McGettigan said...

I do love that sympathy card, you got it just right - I find them very hard to make.

Maisymary's Findings said...

YEs the Sympathy card is a great Comforting green ! Lovely use of the Cuttlebug Kathy ! I've only just seen these ! wonderful ! I havent used them either !