Friday, April 20, 2012

Distressed and Vintage Cards

Hello friends...

Yesterday at work I was thinking about my 2 friends who just lost a mother and the other her father.... then I got a call from a very good friend who had moved away a year ago and she informed me that she was just diagnosed with MS. Oh what sad news my friends have been dealing with, so I went into card making mode in my head! I know a card cant change their circumstances, but hopefully it can bring them just a moment of happiness and maybe a smile knowing I made it for them by hand and from my heart.
I chose to do the vintage distressed look because its a somber time
and thought it was a more appropriate
style for the situation...
and I have reciently become addicted to distressing!

This card is for Connie who called me yesterday
with her MS disgnosis.

This card is for Lisa who reciently lost her Father.
And BTW, the sentiment stamp I used
is just one stamp and they put it on a bit crooked!

This is for my best friend in the world,
who just lost her Mother.

View from above of all the cards.
I will be entering : Distressed or Vintage Friday Anything Goes Monday Just a hint of Pink Tuesday Lace and Pearls Wednesday Punches and Dies Wednesday


  1. Such beautiful cards of support for your friends. Good luck at TSB Anything goes challenge.

    Debbie - TSB DT

  2. these are three stunning cards! and so thoughtful, I think handmade cards always warm the hearts of the people who receive them especially at sad times, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

  3. All three cards are gorgeous, love the vintage feel, the layering and distressing. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  4. Such beautiful cards, made with love, a beautiful vintage feel, lovely thoughtful cards, Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Hugs May x

  5. Beautiful cards!!!! I too suffer with MS have had it 19 years now but thankfully only have bouts now and again, I do hope your friend will be okay, thinking of her! Debbie x

  6. such a lovely cards
    thanks for joining us at Charisma
    this week

  7. WOW, what a STUNNING set of creations! I just love everything about them. Prayers going out to your friend. I have a very good friend with MS. Thanks so much for playing at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and WHOOPSI DAISY this time:)

  8. Beautiful cards with beautiful details. So glad you joined us this week at Craft4Eternity this week!


  9. Hi Rina,
    Wow! Love, love love, these cards. They are fabulous.
    Chris xx

  10. Was für eine wunderschöne Karte, gefällt mir sehr.
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


  11. Such sad news Rina but I am sure your friends will be comforted when they receive your gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps, good luck with the challenge x

  12. Beautiful easel cards. Love the colour schemse.

  13. A very considerate friendly thing to do. Knowing someone has made the effort for you is often a great boost to the spirits. Great cards too - and good distressing. Thanks for entering it in the LIIU challenge this month!

  14. Beautiful and thoughtful cards, sure bring some comfort to your friends. Thank you for sharing these with us at Craft-Room, good luck XOXO Zoe

  15. Very sweet, love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  16. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  17. this is a lovely creation, and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly, our challenge rules state that when entering our challenge you may link to only up to 9 others, therefore unfortunately you are not eligible to win with this entry. We do hope you will stop by and share more of your work with us :) Gemma

  18. Beautiful cards which I am sure will bring some comfort. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

  19. wow Rina these are stunning, beautofully soft and I loved the faded pinks...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx
    p.s. I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in...the link is at the top of the sidebar

  20. Such beautiful cards, the colours and sentiments are just perfect, I'm sure they will bring much comfort...Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge..Esther xx

  21. Such a beautiful set of cards, I am sure they will make the recipients feel comforted. thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge for our ink it challenge, good luck. hugs

  22. Your cards are stunning. I really hope they bring happiness to your friends. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.

    Rachel x

  23. Youor trio of cards are so beautiful - I am sure they will bring a smile to your friends faces as the sentiments are lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  24. All your cards are truly stunning and so very thoughtful. It always shows just how much you care when you take as much trouble as this to create something so lovely. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge. Julia xx

  25. Stunning cards and thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time

  26. I can see these cards are made with love for your friends Rina who need your support at the moment. What beautiful shabby creations that I am sure will be appreciated so much, well done on the wonderful layers and elements that have come to create a set of beautiful cards.
    Thanks for linking to The Stamp Man shabby chic/distressed challenge.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  27. Your cards are beautiful. I love the pretty colours and thoughtful sentiments. I saw this at the Craft Room. Jean x

  28. Gorgeous cards with lovely flowers...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Friday's challenge: Anything with flowers!
    xxx Margreet

  29. Absolutely gorgeous easle cards. Love the color combo. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  30. Nice!
    I prepared a Card for CPS-261