Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sad news again today.....

I received a phone call from my cousin earlier this evening to say that our Uncle had died last week, and to give me details of the funeral. This is the second sad news that I have received in a week, 
so I was just glad that I had made a sympathy card earlier on in the week, 
and I will send it tomorrow to my Aunt Lizzie.

This is one of my stand by cards that I make, using the ink dusting technique, 
and stamping the text background (retired "En Francais" but much too useful to part with 
until SU do another  large text stamp) through a circle mask.
I then over stamped the flowers and leaves from the World of Dreams stamp set,
Then added the sentiment (yet another retired set Love and Sympathy) cut out with the Large Oval punch and raised up on dimensionals.
Colour combination is Night of Navy and White.

It was a sad finish to an otherwise beautiful day.
Lexie and I have spent the day together, starting off with crafting after breakfast, 
then making a bedroom for her Shopkins.
Later we went for a lunchtime swim and then had a MacDonalds for brunch.
Then Maths homework - maths using Roman Numerals no less - that got my brain exercised too!
Lexie and I compared our answers (I don't do her homework for her, probably as well!!) 
and she says that I have got one wrong , but I'm not convinced.
We had a difference of opinion over 49 - I still maintain that this is IL, but Lexie says it's not , 
and I can't remember what she said it was.  We'll have to see how the teacher marks this!
After the Maths, Lexie made a Celtic Shield from thick greyboard and Fun foam, 
with white acrylic paint and gold crayon no less.  I have to confess she has made a great job of this.
(I'll try and get some photos, we didn't have time today!)
Simon,  Kerry and Lucas joined us around 5:30 and I persuaded Simon to make the Yorkshire puddings to go with our dinner, which he willingly did, then we all sat down and ate.

So we had had a really pleasant day, which is quite good in view of the later call.
Anyway, had better get a move on or it will be bed time before I get this posted.
Tomorrow is another day - onwards and upwards!


  1. I am so sorry to hear of your sad news Kate.

    A lovely elegant card. I wish I could ink and stamp like you, it's skills I lack 😟

    ❤️ & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  2. Sorry to hear your sad news, Kate - sounds like a rough week. Your card is very fitting for the occasion xx

  3. So sorry to hear about your Uncle. my condolensces to your family

  4. Great design Kate - sorry to hear about your uncle. X

  5. A wonderfully tasteful sympathy card Kate. Condolences on the loss of your uncle. It sounds like you had a busy day xx

  6. A beautiful and elegant sympathy card, sorry to hear your sad news. Xxx

  7. Sorry for your loss. Beautiful card that will obviously be treasured.

  8. So sorry for your loss Kate. You and your family are in my thoughts xxx

  9. So sorry to hear of your sad news. A very beautiful sympathy card.

    Hugs Jen xx

  10. Sorru to hear of your loss Kate. This card is so beautiful, a lovely design, I'm sure it will be much appreciated. Cathy x

  11. Hi Kate I was so sorry to hear your sad news the card is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Sorry to hear your sad news. A beautiful sympathy card.
    Linda xxx

  13. A perfect card for a very sad occasion, Kate xx Hope you're doing ok xx


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