Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Hi my blogging buddies.

I don't know if you know but I've had a few deaths to deal with last week and Friday was the culmination of a pig of a week. The morning dawned with such promise and excitedly I went to pick up my brand new car, with the prospect of a days driving ahead of me, first to a funeral in the town I live in and then to my Aunts funeral in Sheffield, where myself, Alan and my Dad managed to make and serve soup etc to 40 people before setting off home again. What a day!

I don't generally like sending sympathy cards as there is so little one can say to someone who is grieving so thought I'd make cards which were more special wishes than sympathy, In truth I was also desperate to use some new little stamps that I bought from the craft emporium. Why is it at the least little stress (or lack of it) I reach for ........no not the chocolate anymore........the purveyors of crafting equipment with credit card in hand? Given the amount of stress I have to deal with on a daily basis, I will never be without a stamp or have any savings, but I will be much slimmer (a stone so far!)

Anyway here are the cards

I totally love the lace and the tassel stamps and those sentiment stamps are a bit different too. Quite pleased with the result!

Hope you're all having a better week than me
Love to All
x Michelle


yvonne said...

What a bad week you have had. sending you lots of love x

Your cards are beautiful. I love the sentements on these, so much better than the "norm"!
the stamps are fab, do love the lace effect.

Sandra said...

Oh Michelle, I didn't realise..... so sorry to hear your news. Sending you and your family my condolences.
You have made such beautiful sympathy cards. I've never seen such elegant and apt cards for the occasion.
Sandra x

Teri said...

These cards are so gorgeous! Shame they are for such sad occasions. Those stamps do look really yummy though - makes me wish I had some rubber!!
Teri x

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful work, perfect sympathy cards.

anne bebbington said...

Sending you (((hugs )))

Clarky J said...

As i saw you make these I can truly say they are beautiful - those stamps are gorgeous and you use them so well if only some of your talent could rub off on me a little more........

lisa said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Michelle. Your cards are beautiful and although I know what you mean about sending sympathy cards, I think they are nice to look at at a later date when things are not so raw.
I hope things get sunnier for you.
Thinking of you


Sally H said...

Sorry to hear your week has been so tough. Your cards are stunning and I am sure will be greatly appreciated. Each card I received when I lost my Mum made me cry, but it did me good. It's part of the grieving process x

Debs said...

The cards are beautiful I have been thinking about you this week Bee

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

What beautiful cards. The colors are perfect! I'm sorry you had such a bad week. A few weeks ago someone wrote the nicest thing to me (when I was having a bad week) so I'll share it with you. Please know that you're being cared for today. Hugs!

Sarita said...

Hi Michelle,
I am so sorry to hear of your sad news.
Your cards are so tasteful and elegant...we certainly have so much in common in our taste of stamps lol. Your use of the tassel and lace stamps is just fantastic,
Love Sarita xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

sending you warmest wishes.well done with the stone.im going to swap crafting for jogging,most definately soon!!!love your cards they are sooo elegant xx
take care
debbie xxx

Donna said...

Such elegant cards Michelle and they will say so much than real words ever could..they are so perfect for the occasion :) sorry to hear you have had such a difficult time recently...hugs Donna x

The Stamp Man said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news, the cards are perfect, so elegant. Well done with the diet.

Jill xx

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful cards Michelle, simply elegant!
sorry to hear of all the sad news!!!
Blessings, Maria

having a {me} day said...

Your cards are stunningly beautiful I've bought some of those stamps, I'll have to give them a go. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. kxx

Avril Ann said...

AWE Michelle so sorry to hear about your bad week, I am sending a HUGE hug to you, I think the card is Beautiful and very fitting, hope you enjoy your new car in the weeks and months to come and well done for the "Stone" way to go girl, Hugs Avril xxx

Chrissie said...

I too was so sorry to read of your most difficult of weeks. The cards are simply stunning and perfect for their purpose. I'd love to know more deets of stamps and papers etc.