Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 20 - Sympathy Card

I am so glad I left unpacked just a few pieces
of lace, fabric and card stock
I was so terribly sorry when my dear friend, Suzette's mother
sadly passed away very recently
I wanted to create a memory card for her to mark this sad passing.


I could barely find anything to embellish it with
(with my studio virtually completely packed up)


but then it really didn't need that!

The image speaks for itself:


"Lasting Love" is the memory and feeling that remains

in the heart of one who has lost their most cherished mother!

Linking today to Simply Neutrals Tuesday
with Wen at AppleApricot.blogspot.com


This will be my last post until we move to our new
residence which will be at the end of 
next week!
I'm hoping to return here as soon as I can establish
my new creative space so stay tuned!
Thank you all for continuing to visit me here and leaving
such kind comments. I can't thank you all enough.

Love and hugs to you all!
xox Suzy



  1. Hello dear Suzy
    Charming card for a sad and sentimental "homage"
    I hope that you'll feel well in your new home!
    Hugs and kisses

  2. Dearest Suzy, your card created for Suzette , as a heartfelt memory card, when her dear mother passed ,is truly saying it all. So sad she looks and so very beautiful, too.
    The black pearly lace for sorrow, and the white and greenish lace and fabrics , for the love of life , and for loving memories ,to those left behind.
    I know she loves your card, as she love you, dear friend.
    Love from me, too, Suzy !! xxx

  3. So very beautiful Suzy! It is a lovely tribute. I hope you are settling in ? or are you still moving? Either way I know it takes forever to get it done and settled again! Happy Tuesday!

  4. What a lovely sentiment to send to your grieving friend. You are right, the picture says it all and no further embellishment is needed. Good luck with your move.

  5. a beautiful card and tribute. Always bittersweet to make a sympathy card. Love and prayers to your friend. Wishing you all the best with your move!

  6. Losing your mother is a very sad thing in life, but having friends reach out with hugs helps ease the pain. You created a beautiful card for your friend.

  7. What a lovely card, Suzy. You continue to inspire us with your beautiful work.

  8. Simply gorgeous, dear Suzy.Good luck with the move.
    Hugs and love,

  9. Suzy, what a most beautiful card for your friend.
    You are right,this did not need the embellishments. It's simplicity is it's beauty on it's own.
    Best of luck on your move and looking forward to your new home photos~
    much love,Jackie

  10. Suzy, This card is so full of emotion - I love it. I drove to Oberon a couple of days ago to be with my Mum as she lost her first sibling to cancer. It was so good to join with family and friends not seen for years, to be sad together. I gave my Mum a little stone angel, and reminded her that the depth of our sadness is a reflection of the love we feel. Your card is so beautiful, so perfect. The neutral colours add to the emotional tone, too. The embelishments you did were all it needed.

    Thinking of you as you move house. Hope it all goes well and you enjoy nesting in your new home, and I do so look forward to visiting you again some time soon.
    Jesse XX

  11. A beautiful piece indeed Suzy and I'm sure your friend will appreciate it and the sentiment in her sad time.

    and oh my haven't I missed some things in blogland lately! I haven't been getting around to visit for a while and have just seen that you are leaving your beloved home! Or you may have already gone from there by now, but it can certainly be exciting and inspirational to make these huge decisions and changes in our lives don't you think?
    Hope to get back here soon to take in more scenes of your new life and creations! Many good wishes for a smooth transition. x

  12. Such a beautiful card - I'm sure your friend will cherish it. Good luck with the move - hope all goes well and that you're soon settled into your new abode and happily creating again.

  13. Dear Suzy, (I'm finally spelling your name correctly!: )
    I am not sure how this beautiful post slipped by me (must have been while I was OOT;) but I'm so glad I stopped in your blog.
    Was wondering about you and how your move was coming along?

    This card is a real treasure. So elegant and thoughtful for your friend in 'heart' crisis. The textures are all soothing and the dark textiles play off the lighter fabrics so beautifully. And I think the stitching adds a certain warmth. Beautiful, so beautiful Suzy! I always learn here~ Thanks and best wishes for settling in: ) Hugs, Karen O

  14. Dear Suzy, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend's loss. You created a most gorgeous and heartfelt card for her. With the most beautiful pieces of fabric. Wishing you all the best with your moving. Take care my dear, xx hugs

  15. Missing you Suzy! Hope the move is going smoothly and you'll be in blogger land soon again. Really looking forward to seeing your new home and creative space.
    Love you you

  16. Hope your move goes smoothly! I have a special bday coming in May for a friend in Australia and of course I thought of you!
    I will watch for your return! xoDebi

  17. A Lovely Keepsake! Blessings on you and your friend!


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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