A Rose

Hi & welcome, appreciate you dropping by. This will be a scheduled post done prior to our trip, so by the time you read this, we hope to be in sunny warm South Florida.

Recently a friend lost her beloved husband, and we wanted to express our condolences. Here's the card:

- Image is by Stampendous (but until I looked at the manufacturer, I thought it was a PSX rose. I have one of those, but this one jumped in my hand). Stamped in Memento Gray Flannel, colored with copics using YR & R family colors. I was trying to replicate a pretty rose variety that we saw in the gardens at Hyde Park (FDR's home) many years ago. Used a BV000 and BV01 in places to darken & shadow outline.

- Sue Wilson Nobel Rectangle pierced die, sponged the edge with DI Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves.

- Bazzill textured pale lavender for the card base, scored edges with the Scor-Pal.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment die, 2 layers of white snippets; colored both layers with WofLuna purple. That seemed too dark at first, so used WoS clear over that.That seemed to wash out the opaque Luna to nearly the shade of the cardbase, so just touched another layer of the Luna over it. Usually lose the 'eye dot', so a tiny white pearl colored with the same Luna is tucked atop the eye. The card has been sent on its way, and I hope the recipient will know we were thinking of her.

Ya'll enjoy the hustle and bustle that seems inevitable this time of year, and be safe & healthy. I'm hearing there plenty of cases of flu around. We recently were advised to get the super-duper pneumonia shot, even though we've had the 1st shot, then a booster some years later. Our doctor suggested this latest one might be good to get, so we did. Hope it works!

Thanks for coming, have a grand day. Blessings!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The roses look amazing!! You colored them so beautifully!! Safe travels and have a wonderful time!! Huge hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Just beautiful, Mary. The colouring of the flowers is amazing! xx

  3. Your colouring is really beautiful here Mary and I love that Stampendous rose. The embossed lines on the base give it a pretty additional frame too. x

  4. It's a very beautiful card and I love the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Beautiful card Mary your colouring is fab. Enjoy your trip and have a safe and Happy Christmas.
    Margaret M

  6. This is beautiful Mary - soft and gentle and sincere.
    Enjoy your break, and for your sakes, I trust the vaccination works too.
    Christmas blessings

  7. WOW what a beautiful beautiful rose card
    Dr Sonia

  8. Hi Mary, What a beautiful card. I find Sympathy cards so hard to do.

    Hope you are enjoying warming temperatures.

    I get the Flu jab every year, due to being Diabetic. I had the Pneumonia one a few years ago. Was told unless I had a serious illness, I shouldn't need to have another.

    Well you enjoy your day. Sue, Polly & Honey

  9. This is beautiful Mary! I'm sure your friends found comfort with your caring and your card. It's so difficult to lose a loved one around the holidays. It helps to know that friends care. Love your coloring of the roses. Merry Christmas. May your holiday season be one of joyful celebration with family and friends.

  10. A great card to send in ths situation! Love the traditional colours for the roses! Enjoy your day!

  11. Very beautiful and delicate card, love these roses so beautiful coloured and the pierced frame!
    Merry Christmas!

  12. You have done a super colouring job with this lovely rose stamp Mary, they look gorgeous. A really beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
    Jean x

  13. Gorgeous roses and fantastic colouring, beautiful card.

    Kath x

  14. Sympathy cards are so difficult. Your card is beautiful, and I'm sure it will be appreciated very much. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy Florida!

  15. Gorgeous roses, Mary! I love that soft gray background!