Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sending A Prayer

This week at Sentimental Sundays we are 
challenging you to make a card for a man! For most of us ladies that love girly things, that is 
a challenge, but it can be done. So pull out your twine, and metal and other guy things and just have some fun with it!

This card is for my father in law who just found out his cancer is back. It is a rough time for him and my husband's family as they all were hoping it was behind him.  It is very hard to come up with an
appropriate card that says you care without being morbid or insensitive. Then add masculine 
to the mix, and challenge is the correct word!
I threw this aside 3 times and almost completely ditched it, but always seemed to go back to the same sketch, and papers. 

I went to Dorcas' house the other day with high 
hopes of blitzing out many projects. I worked feverishly (turns out literally) on just one project 
all day. Then, I  kept trying to get my head around 
this one, and could not get it. Turns out I was getting
the flu. So as she was whipping out awesome 
projects left and right I at least had a good excuse 
for accomplishing little. It took me three days of sweating it out, (Again literally) but finally finished it! 
So not only was this a hard card, (because 
of the reason for making it) I was sick on top of it!
 After all of that, I am happy with it and on the mend!

Sentiment From Create With TLC

Inside Of Card
Inside- Top
  Inside- Bottom
Another Great Sentiment From TLC
Both of these worked perfectly for this card

This the first  of the Verve Sketches at Splitcoast
 for the month of June. Use all 4 sketches this month for a chance to win the next  release.
 All four cards must be uploaded to the VLVJune2011 gallery by midnight, CST on Thursday, June 30th to be eligible to win this month's prize! Winner will be announced on July 1st! GOOD LUCK!
Keywords for the entire month will be VLVJun2011 and Verve (if using Verve stamps).
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Global Treks Double Sided
Sending a Prayer & Comfort Sentiments-TLC
So Sorry Sentiment: Computer
Metal Brads & Frame: Making Memories
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Ovals, & Lattice Rectangles
Raffia Lace: Gift From DJ (Thank You Debbie!) 
Jewels: Recollections
Twine: From Stash (From Walmart Craft Section)

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
ColourQ - COLOUR*
Sassy Studio Designs - Stitching.
Creative Craft World 3 or more brads
Catered Crop- Kraft , Sewing, Machine, Die Cuts, Sewing
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Masculine
Little Claire's  -  Cards For Men
Secret Crafter -  A Male Card
Alphabet Challenge - Card for a male.
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male.
Stamp Man - Boys & men.
Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine.
Some Odd Girl - Masculine.
Stamp Insanity - Masculine.
Craft Us Crazy - Masculine colours/theme.
Paper Play - Man's card.
Bows 'n Berries - Masculine.
Woodware USA - Masculine.
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes.
*NEW* Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes.
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes.
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes.


Cheryl said...

oh this is one stunning card hun,just love all the detail on this brilliant hugs cherylxxxxx

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous Stacey!
Beautiful colours and design:) Great details too.
I'm so sorry for your father in law.
Hugs, Heidi:)

dj1952 said...

Stacey, this is a beautiful card. I love all of the embellishments. The stitching is really gorgeous. I'm so sorry to hear about Jerry. Hugs, dj

Bea said...

What beautiful card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


E.T said...

Stunning creation, you used the colours well. I love the flourish and leaves..beautiful!

Jacq said...

Hi Stacey,
Sorry to hear about your father in law, sending hugs your way. I think you totally pulled it off with this card!!! I think the sentiments that you used are absolutely perfect. Love the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments are gorgeous. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Linda w said...

A perfect card for a man. I love the inside too....each page could be a card on it's own. The stitching is great, so are the colours and everything else. Hugs lin

Faye said...

This card is perfect. It is perfect for the occasion and aside from that, very stylish. Very nice indeed. Hugs. xxx

Shirley said...

Well, it's very easy to see it is a very warm and with a lot of love in the making. Your FIL is lucky to have you as his daughter.

Motherhen3 said...

A very special card with a even more special meaning. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge. xxGaynor

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great card

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Stacey!
It´s so hard to do such a card... I´m so sorry for your FIL and the whole family...
It´s good to hear, that YOU feel better now! After all, it is a beautiful card - perfect sentiments!

pinky said...

That certainly is a tough subject to make a card for but I think you have covered it perfectly. Such a sad time for you all. Hope you are feeling better from the flu too. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

Dorcas said...

GReat job Stacey! I really like how this came out. I like the inside bit with the squares and the twine too, that looks really cool. I also like the metal bits on the front and the sentiment on Kraft. Its great!

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Stacey...!

thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Tine said...

Fabulous Stacey. Love the all the details, especially the metallic embellishments and the twine. Very clever! Hope you are fully recovered soon. Take care.
Tine :)

HandmadebyTLC said...

Hi Stacey, This color scheme and embelli's are terrific. Thanks for joining us at Wags N' Whiskers One for the boys! :) Sorry about your father in law, hope for the best!
Tammy Louise

nancie said...

Hi Stacey
Perfect creation, colors, embellishments, layout and... Gorgeous! Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour Challenge.

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father inlaw. Your card is stunning. I love the combination of papers and colors.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Renée said...

I totally hear you on the "hard to find a non-morbid card". My mum is going through treatment for her first (and hopefully only) cancer battle. It's a beautiful card with wonderful sentiments. thanks for playing at ColourQ :)

Crafting Gill said...

What a wonderfull card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge
Gill xx

Deirdre said...

Just perfect - love it.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Petra said...

So Beautiful, thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week :)

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card,lots of detail, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Merry said...

Thanks so much for sharing our Badge with everyone. Our new Unstampabelles challenges would be perfect for this wonderful card of yours. Also love the handkerchief card below.

Kerry said...

Your card is beautiful Stacey and I'm sure your fil will love it. It's hard enough making a male card at the best of times...Thanks for joining us at LCI this week xx

Yapha said...

What a spectacular card! The inside is stunning as well! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Erica said...

Great work! I love the brads. Thanks for playing with the Groovy Gurls at Stamp Insanity! ~ Erica

Laura said...

Hi Stacey,

So sorry to find out bout your father in law. I can't imagine how hard it must be!
And sorry about your flu also...I hope you're better now.

All in all the card looks really good. It has a hint of hope in it so I guess it will perfectly convey the way you must feel about the whole situation.


Regan said...

What a beautiful, sensitive, and touching card for a delicate situation! I think you did a fabulous job! Love the mesh and the metal brads! The stitching is perfect too! Thanks for playing along at Sassy Studio Designs! :)
Regan ~ Design Team

Sara said...

Very nice, your stitching is very cool, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Sarah Rice said...

what an elegant card!

thanks for playing at some odd girl!

Linda McClain said...

Ah, sympathy cards are so hard, especially masculine sympathy cards. What a great job. Thanks for joining us at Catered Crop.

Min said...

What a lovely card! Fabulous colors! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Brenda Brown said...

How difficult to make something for your FiL, but this is fabulous and fits the bill all round for me.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Stamp Man and good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Michele Gross said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law. That's a really tough thing to deal with :( I'm glad you're feeling better and your card is really great! Guy cards are pretty tough for most of us but you 'built' a good one :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, sorry to hear about the sad situation for it though. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Stephanie-Emma said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in at The Poodles Parlour! xxx

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card for such sad reasons.. I hope you are feeling abit better now ?
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World, for our 3+ brads challenge.
Choccy x


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