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Pet Sympathy

My sister in-law recently lost 2 of her cats so I made her a sympathy card using Meljen’s Designs “Kitty Angel”. 


2012-12-19 MJD Kitty sympathy WM


I experimented with coloring on kraft paper for this card.  I’m not sure if I love the results but it was a learning experience.

Last week was also a hard week for my family.  We lost Allie who was a member of our family for over 14 years.    It was such a sad day.    Below are a few photos of my girl.  We miss her.


Allie Pics-001SMALL


Thank you for stopping by!



P.S.   Stop by Annette’s blog and help her celebrate meeting her crafting goals this year and her many blessings.   See her blog  HERE for a chance to link up and win.



  • Stamps:   Kitty Angel (digital stamp) from Meljen’s Designs,  With Sympathy: Loss of Pet from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Paper Studio black CS, Memory Box Valise paper pack
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Tiny Tags die & Linen texture plate, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug black seam binding, Vintage Baker’s Twine, button, Spica gold and clear pens, Sakura white pen



You guys sure have had it rough lately! Losing two family members must have been hard for your SIL. I'm sure this card did help her. The coloring on kraft looks great! It is so different than on white, right?

Love the pawprint tag :)
Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl I am so sorry to hear about Allie. May sweet memories of her keep her alive in your hearts.
Your card is gorgeous. Love the vintage feel.
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Caroline said…
Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Caroline xxx
Lady Anne said…
Such a beautiful pet sympathy card, I'm sure it will be gratefully received due to the love you put into it. You have made that image look so lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
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Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl, I am back with my design team hat on. This card is just so beautiful and I love the kind of vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, Cheryl.....I am so, so sorry for the loss of your sweet fur-ever friend! Hugs to you! And sorry for your sister-in-law, too! I know she will really appreciate this beautiful card! Sweet image and stunning design. I love your coloring on the kraft.
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Cheryl, perfect for the occasion too. So sorry to hear of your loss, such sweet memories you have. ~Diane
Annette said…
I am so sorry you lost a dear sweet pet. I know how you feel and my heart goes out to you and your family... Sending you big hugs my friend..

Your card is totally adorable and I love your coloring on kraft. Thank you so much for linking up and celebrating with me.
Mary J said…
My sympathies, Cheryl, I hope the memories will put a smile on your face as time goes by. :(

Gorgeous card, it will be appreciated, I'm sure.
Sara I. said…
I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious little furbaby. She was adorable and I'm hoping that the good memories of her will bring you much comfort in the days ahead.

The card is precious and I just adore the little paw print tag - I'm sure it will bring much comfort to your friend.

Thank you for all your blog visits lately - its so good to "see" you and your comments always brighten my day!!

Lisa said…
What a beautiful card for a such a sad occasion. The kitty stamp is gorgeous. I am so sorry about Allie. What sweet pictures to remember her by.

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Gitte said…
Lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Penny said…
OMGoodness, I am so sorry for both you and your SIL! I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.
You did create such a sweet card for your SIL! Love that image, your design & pretty papers. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week. Hang in there! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Anonymous said…
AWW! Now how precious is this!!! Love that darling image and your beautiful details with the stitching and tag!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Renee said…
Oh Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely Allie! Hugs to your family. We lost our lab Morgan in Jan & my heart still aches for her (she was 12 yrs. & had bladder cancer)
Hugs, Renee
PS your pet sympathy card is gorgeous!
Oh losing a pet is so very hard! I'm very sorry for both of you!

It's a great sympathy card!

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
Anonymous said…
So sorry to hear about Allie!
Lovely card you have made hunny and its lovely to see the photo's of Allie that you have shared too!
sending you warm hugs xxx me x
Sue from Oregon said…
Oh Cheryl, I am so sorry to read about your doggie! Hugs to have some wonderful pics Allie-great memories.
Chrissy said…
It HAS been an awful time, so sorry about your fur baby, it is heart wrenching..and such a fabulous card for your friend with her loss too. your colouring on kraft is fabulous..

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Heidi said…
I'm sorry to read about your dog. Loosing a pet is so sad.
Your card is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
Hugs, Heidi:)
Oh I'm back with another DT hat on. Just love the image that you have used and the way you have colored it up.

Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Anne Fenton said…
This is a lovely card... thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week
nancyparker55 said…
What a great card. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet, your SIL will certainly appreciate your kindness. (I made a scrapbook about my schnauzer after I had to put him down - it really helped to heal the hurt - I still miss him & it's been 6yrs now, so glad I had all those photos).
Thanks for entering your card in our challenge over at Meljen's Designs. sending hugs
Michaela said…
Hi Cheryl
I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. Your sympathy cards is just brilliant. Love all the layers and the image is lovely.
Michaela xx
I am so sorry for your loss Cheryl. Allie looks like she was a very special dog and I am sure you are going to miss her. I saw your card on MIM. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this card and your stitching really makes it pop. Beautiful card!! Have a Merry Christmas. Hugs, Gloria
Linda said…
Hi Cheryl. Just popped in to see what you have been up to and saw this post. I am so so sorry about Alice. We are so attached to our Bonnie. My heart aches for you and your family. Big hugs. Your card is so well-done. It is sure to to comfort someone.
linda said…
what a sweet card for your sister-in-law. i'm sorry you lost allie; she's a beautiful dog and i love the spiked hairdo and the those big round eyes.
Oh this is so perfect for her, what a fabulous Cat sympathy card. Love the design and the paper you used as well. So sorry to hear about your dog, that is so sad, we have a Cocker as well and I know how much you miss her.
Netti said…
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Card and Scrap :)
I just love it...and the lovely dog in your pictures :))
Rae Ann said…
So sorry to hear you lost your sweet little pup. As far as an experiment on coloring on kraft, I say it is a success! I really love the effects you were able to achieve.

Thank you for joining week at Meljen’s Designs for our Anything Goes challenge!
Nightowl said…
Hi Cheryl, I'm sorry to read about your loses in the families. I'm sure that you cute little card with the angel cat on it will bring some comfort to your sister-in-law. Your experimenting on the kraft paper is stunning.
Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
*Hugs* ~ Nana Vic
Karen C said…
Thank you for playing with us during out blog hop challenge at One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog!
Karen C
Ellis said…
Beautiful sympathy card, sorry for all your losses!
Thanks for joining us at Vickie's challenge!
Hugs, Elenor DT

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