26 October 2011

A Sympathy card

Hi everyone. I hope your Wednesday is treating you well. 

I really don't know what to write today. Yesterday I heard some heart breaking news from a blogging friend, her 2 month old granddaughter passed away to SIDS. As a mother, I just cannot even begin to understand the grief her daughter and entire family must be going through right now. It is just devastating. It is something no parent should ever have to endure.   

Not really knowing what words to say I ended up sitting and making a sympathy card. My first ever. And hopefully I will not have to make another one anytime soon. 

My friend is a Maggie fan so I wanted to make a card using a Magnolia stamp, I thought this sweet little "Wrapped Violet" was perfect.

I won't go into too many details about the card today. If you happen to know the person in question (and I know some of you do), maybe you would like to send her a card as well. Feel free to contact me if you require address details.

I'll be back a bit later in the week.
Until then, take care
Hugs xx


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  2. Oh Kylie - this is just soooo perfect for this sweet baby. I tried to sit and make a card but I just kept tearing up - it't just unimaginable! But I know your card will bring some comfort to the family and you've given me the strength to do the same.
    Sorry for deleting the original comment - I wasn't sure if I should have used names!
    Lotsaluv and hugs

  3. hiya sweetie
    this is so terrible news sweetie
    my heart go's out to the family, this is the most horrible news any parent can hear
    your card is amazing hunni, it's perfect
    hugs angelique

  4. Such a beautiful card for such a very sad occasion. My heart goes out to the family xx

  5. Oh Kylie your card is so perfect. I was thinking about which image to use myself... I've never made a sympathy card either, and I'm not much on them in the first place, I guess that's because I've seen far to many of them... But I do know your beautiful card will be perfect for our friend:-)
    Lots of Hugs

  6. That is such sad news! I think your card is perfect, sad that it had to be a sympathy-card. I wish everyone (especially the family) the strength to deal with this very sad news. Hugs, Hanneke

  7. Oh Kylie, that's so sad news...... Your card is beautifull. A sympathy card is the only card I always buy.... Never made one. I'm sure your friend will treasure your card....

    Hugs Monique

  8. Oh no that's so sad :( I feel so sorry for your blogging friend, that's awful :(
    She will love your card though, how sweet of you! You're such a lovely person, Kylie.
    The card is so beautiful, the colours are fantastic. It really shows that you've put a lot of love and thought into it.


  9. How devastating for the entire family. I takes nothing to say a prayer for those left behind, even if they are not know to us and I will do just that. Your card is just gorgeous, especially as a mark of remembrance for the life of a little one. My thoughts and prayers go out to your friend and her family.

  10. OMG...what a tragedy!!!! We can never hug our children enough and tell them that we love them!!!
    Your card is perfect, Kylie. I know they will treasure this beautiful gesture.

  11. Oh dear, Kylie that is terrible news. I feel so awful for the poor parents. How tragic. Your card is so beautiful. I'll keep the poor family in my thoughts. Lee x

  12. It's very sad news. Why did this have to happen?
    You did a great supporting job by making this beautiful card.
    Today I've heard also sad news of a colleague, just 13 weeks pregnant and the baby is not well at all.... I just can't describe the feelings and feel so sad for her. Live goes on they say, but sometimes that's so hard to imagine.

    groetjes, Ellen

  13. Gorgeous card, love the image and LO. Hugs,moni

  14. Hi Kylie, OMG how terrible!! Their world must have totaly collapsed on them!! I'm sure your sweet card will bring them some comfort. Hugs, Frea

  15. What a horrible news. You've made a stunning card, I'm sure it will be apreciated.


  16. So beautiful card Kylie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. What a wonderfull card! Sometimes there are no words necessary...

    Greatings, Karin

  18. Isto é realmente lamentável!
    Ficamos sem palavras ...
    Sua intenção é muito boa e o cartão ficou um amor!


  19. So sweet card and beutiful colors!

  20. That is a beautiful card x such absolutely heartbreaking news x sending you hugs x Leigh x

  21. Such sad, sad news. My thoughts go out to the family. Gorgeous card though Kylie, they'll love it

  22. Awww Kylie - what a perfect card for such a sad occassion! We can never understand the depth of loss for these people, but we can express our love to them and let them know they are not alone - you card definitley does that - it is beautiful and full of love! {{{hugs}}}

  23. Completely stunning Kylie what gorgeous work hugs Rebekah xx

  24. How very sad and tragic, for the family concerned.
    Your card is beautiful, and a perfect way to let them know you care.

  25. This is beautiful! I love it!! :)

  26. It's a beautiful and thoughtful card Kylie.
    Such sad news about the loss of a dear little girl :(

  27. Your card is absolutely beautiful and it looks as though you put your heart and soul into it, and it will be appreciated by the family I am sure! I am so sorry for the loss of your friends little one. We can never understand why such a little one has to be taken so young and how horrible the loss must be for her family! Being a Grandmother myself, it is heartbreaking to even imagine their loss. They will be in my heart and prayers!

  28. hi kylie!!

    i saw this card on your magnolia blog, but i pop on your main blog to make me sure you read this comment :)
    wonderful card, love the maggie image and also the dies!!! wonderful coloring too (as alaways!)

    hugs xx


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