Anyway, unfortunately I have quite a few sympathy cards to make, so this is the first of many that you will be seeing on my blog over the next week. There are so many lovely digital images out there that are perfect for sympathy cards so I have purchased a number of them, this one is called 'Calla Lillies' from the Digi Doodle Shop, I love this image, I have coloured it using promarkers and then embossing it using swiss hearts. I have added a little peel off butterfly which I placed on velum and then cut out, I like to add butterflies to sympathy cards as it is how I explained the cycle of life to my children when their grandfather died a few years ago, I'll tell you a quick story about that. When my father in law died, very suddenly in his 50s, it was a great shock to us all, especially the children as they were very close to him. That night my daughter Rebecca was crying in her room, I went in and told her that Grandad was in heaven watching her and just like a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, grandad wasn't in his body anymore (this is the brief version) his spirit had gone to heaven, to a beautiful place and he even had hair again (we had a little giggle about that as grandad was bald) Anyway, that night after the funeral, Rebecca and Jessica shouted me up to their room and there on their curtains was a beautiful butterfly, it was so lovely and really helped the girls with their grief. I just thought I would share that with you.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges~ Delightful Butterflies
Crafty Catz~ Yellow and Green
Enjoy the rest of your day x