Sunday, 8 August 2010

A sad and delicate situation


I had a phone call early Saturday morning from a lady looking a card for a couple who had just lost their baby twins. Both were little girls, one died at 3 days old the other at 5 days old. I have mulled over this card design for two days and this is what I ended up with. Please let me know if you think this is suitable for the situation. The lady did not want thinking of you or with sympathy etc on the card. She did want white butterflies and pink bears as the parents have been seeing little butterflies when they visit the twins grave.
I stuck with embossing white card, white lace and spellbinders butterflies in soft pink and white and a tiny bit of glitter. The lettering for the parents names is from Making Memories stickers.


I added two little pink bears and a tiny cross. Won't sleep till the lady receives this so I am really hoping the wording is suitable.

I am entering this into these challanges;

1. Stampin sisters in Christ - apology or words of encouragement (went with encouragement)

2. Our Creative Corner - its embossible

3. Oh Alice -all white (hope this counts)

4. flutterby wednesday - fav colour (white with hint of pink)

Want to say a special welcome to my newest follower SALLYSBITZ!

48 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Pinky it is beautiful! I have tears in my eyes...the poor couple.
That is a lovely verse...I am sure it will be treasured at such a sad time.

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh gosh what a hard card to make, it's beautiful the sentiment bought tears to my eyes, a stunning card for such a sad reason hun, sue,x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...
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Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Pinky, one of the worst types of cards to make. I know a death isn't nice at any age but losing both within 5 days is so very sad. I think the card is perfect under the circumstances and will bring comfort to the parents of baby Chris and Leanne. May they both RIP, together forever. Kym xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Heart breaking to read this but this has been done with sympathy and will be appeciated.

Jules said...

Hi Pinky

Oh how sad.

I always struggle to make these type of cards.

You have done a wonderful job under very difficult circumstances.

I love the sentiment very much .. it is very true.

Thanks for the post .. .. it has reminded me to count my blessings!

Love Jules xx

iReneM said...

Oh, it is beautiful, Pinky, and the verse is perfect.
My heart goes out to the parents of these two little babies.


x

Doreen said...

This is so moving, the sentiment is perfect.I think you have done a wonderful job.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Pinky , what a sad occasion. I think you have made a beautiful card.
Lisa ;)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Pinky,
This card, apart from being gorgeous as a card, is very appropriate. I'm sure this will be perfect in such delicate circumstances. Very well done - I would have struggled with this remit.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Christine said...

Hi Pinky what hard card to make but you have come up with this awesome keepsake this couple will treasure forever.. beautiful verse av gone all goosy reading it..safe in the arms of Jesus..God Bless little ones..

Hugs Christine xx

Loopylou!! said...

pinky i think it is just perfect, gentle and so very beautiful hugs lou x

Debs M x said...

wonderful card for a difficult situation x

Miria said...

Hi, Pinky.It's real sad to read that without crying. Your card is the best one you could do for such a circumstance. I don't like stereotypes, me too and I think that the verse you chose is perfect. I'll pray for the babies. Hugs. Miria

Sally H said...

It's perfect, hun! Brought a tear to my eye. You have done a wonderful job x

Margaret said...

A beautiful, perfect card. I'm sure it will be fully appreciated by the parents and will, hopefully, bring them some measure of comfort in the weeks and months ahead as they come to terms with such a sad loss. xx

Grace said...

Oh Pinky it's a perfect card for the need... and will be much appreciated! You are so thoughtful to put the special touches to it that will make it most precious to the parents. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Anne said...

What a difficult card for you to have to make but you've done it perfectly. Hugs x

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card for such a difficult time.. Thank you for sharing this with Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Rebekah said...

Pinky this is absolutely beautiful, it is such a lovely sentiment and the card is so simple and beautiful I'm sure everyone will love it and appreciate it, well done you! Hugs rebekah xx

Mina said...

oh no Pinky you must have found this so difficult to make, the pain of losing just one child never mind twins must be unbearable...your have made a beautifully sensitive and meaningful card...brilliant work
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card for a very sad occasion. You done well Pinky!!
Clairexx

Liz Williams said...

How wonderful it is you personalized it. My sister made my son and his wife the most beautiful card during their loss of their infant daughter and how special it was to them that she had personalized it with Sara's name. You have done a beautiful job on a most difficult card to make. Bless you.

Crafty Chris said...

Omg it would be awful losing one but twins doesnt bear thinking about, so sad, but you card is perfect love the verse, so touching, its even hard writing this, when you think of what they have lost.
Chris x

michelle said...

Hello Pinky,

You must not loose any sleep over this. The lady will be thrilled at such a card hand made with love and care.

I had a still born baby 29 years ago, if I had received a card from someone like this, I would have treasured it.

The worst thing about losing a baby is no one wants to talk about them, or do anything to "bring the subject up".

I think the lady who asked you to make this card is wonderful for doing such a sweet thing and you are also wonderful for making a perfect card:)

I have just become a Follower. Glad I found you:)
love
Michelle x

Tracy said...

That verse and the reason behind the card really brought a lump to my throat. Rest assured Pinky it has been done in the best possible way love, a very suitable card (and a beautiful one at that too).
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

oh pinky hun i have a lump in my throat,and only you could come up with the most beautiful thoughtful yet delicate card,for the sad occasion,hun love hugs cheryl xxxx

Miesje said...

Oh how sad but what a beautiful card and sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Wilma said...

Difficult one Pinky but you have done a great job - well done x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

I think it's the perfect card for a very sad occasion...delicate in word and look, you've done brilliantly x

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful card, and so tastefully done. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW. :)

FibreJunky said...

I think it's perfect. What a beautiful card for such a horrible situation. My heart goes out to that family and to the woman who asked you to make the card.

Kate said...

Had to stop by and comment on this heart wrenching card. It is beautiful and the message is perfect. It is so easy to shy away from contact in such a tragic situation, it means so much more when someone takes the time and has a card made especially.

** Kate **

carol said...

You have done a perfect card for such a difficult time...so sad!!x carol

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Pinky,
I think you have got this just right. The sentiment is beautiful. I will keep this short as I am welling up now.
Hugs, Clare x

mckinkle said...

Oh Pinky this card is just totally perfect.
Oh I do feel for the couple, things just dont seem to make sense at times.

I think this will be cherished.

Keryn x

Erin said...

What a hard card to make. You did a wonderful job. I think it's very appropriate. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Pinky, this is so beautiful for such a sad occasion, it's made me cry. That sentiment is perfect and I think the white with just a hint of pink is perfect. This must have been a really hard card to make but you have done a fantastic job. Marianne x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Pinky this is awesome I think you have done an excellent job with this one that sentiment the embossing I think you got it right, for a very sad and heartbreaking occasion.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Dianne said...

What an amazingly beautiful card for such a sad sad occasion. It is so perfect.

Juls said...

beautiful and elegant! Love it! Hugs Juls

Kristine said...

OH my goodness.. this is so heartfelt and beautiful! What a sad situation, but I think your card is absolutely perfect for the ocassion. The sentiment is so true. They leave footprints on the hearts of those who loved them and that can change everything! =) Blessings ♥

Danni said...

That is such a sad reason for a card. Hopefully this beautiful card will bring them some comfort.
Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. My heart goes out to the family! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Pinky - what a gorgeous card for such a tragedy! Your words are perfect and the white of gorgeous! This card will be valued I am sure - love the sentiment! Thank you for playing along with Stampin Sisters in Christ tis week, we value your support and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Heather said...

I've definitely got tears in my eyes as I write this. As a mother to twins I can't imagine what it would be like to be without them. The sentiment is perfect. Heather:)

Lynne Phelps said...

What a wonderful card. I think it is perfect. Thanks for entering the challenge at Oh, Alice!

Clairebears said...

Miria pointed me in your direction as I needed a sympathy card for a baby, and really needed inspiration.

Your cards are beautiful and I hope you don't mind but I would really love to make a couple of cards along these lines and to use the sentiment as it is beautiful.

Would you mind? I would point people back to your blog and explain that your cards have inspired me.

Love Clairebears x