Friday, 29 August 2014

Pet Loss - Round II Card 16

Poor Little Miss C woke up one morning last week to find her Chinese Fighting Fish had died. It was about 4 years old and lived on the kitchen island. It was very social and would try to jump out of the tank if it liked you and you paid it some attention. My how that fish loved it when the kids came downstairs for breakfast.

Little Mr P has one too and has kindly offered to share his fish with her! It lives on the island too and watches them with great interest as they eat their breakfast. Sadly, her day got worse when she went to check on her rabbit, she found it had died in the night too. Her Dad thinks a racoon came by and the poor bunny was frightened to death.

I have made this card for the two of them as I know they will be watching the mail, expecting this Grandma will send something.


I had this rhinestone cross tucked in with the images I brought up here. I was planning  to make a Christening card with it. I thought it was perfect for this sad occasion so figured i can sort the Christening card out once I am home.

I only had a few dies with me that layered at all, so had to use what I had. Some of you may in fact recognize the Spellbinder kraft Fancy Labels 2 die, that has already been layered with the soft pink background and then painted here and there with some ivory acrylic craft paint.  I did a series of card with these dies and tones last year...luckily I had one die left over.

I stuck the cross to that die and then layered it onto a black diecut that came with a scrapbooking kit (about 10 years ago)! That is my VOS item for sure! I did not realize I even had this black die with me. For some reason I stuck it with my diescuts as I was rolling them off. Thank goodness I did.
I then placed them onto a Memory Box Debutante die, and attached that to  a piece of black houndstooth paper. I did not actually have any black DP up here...this was cut off the front of a prefolded note card!

I was working backwards from my usual...cuz when my whole card top was finished, I then glued it onto a 4/14 x 5/12 card base. Weird I know, but that was the mood I was in...lol


The inside is a wee envelope that I bought at Michael's quite some time ago. I sliced off the folded top and made it into a pocket. I then wrote a little letter to them both, folded it up and place it inside the pocket.
At 6 and nearly 8, they are still young enough to like the secret letter in a pocket idea.

Hope you like it...it was a very sad card to make and this Grandma had tears in her eyes making it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

19 comments:

  1. Hi Maureen,
    what a really fab snippets card, for a sad occasion.
    Love the shape of the dies used on this, and that cross is fab.
    My little great granddaughter had 2 rabbits for her Birthday in May, and sadly only had them for a couple of months before they died.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  2. Awww how sad, but what a lovely card, and the secret letter must have been a great comfort to them. Xxx

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  3. Oh Maureen what a sad fish story.
    Grandchildren will be happy with this lovely card to made.
    HUgs Veerle x

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  4. Oh dear Mo, but what a pretty card for her.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  5. Beautiful card and it would have been hard to make considering......xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  6. So sad for the kids when they lose a much loved pet Maureen but I'm sure they enjoyed receiving your beautiful card with it's secret letters. Carol x

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  7. Oh dear, what a sad tale, but very sweet of you to make a card for them. I'm sure they enjoyed the secret message.
    Jean x

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  8. The kids are going to love this - and also the secret gift too. SO beautiful!
    So sorry about the fish and the rabbit both. What a sad day for her.
    Lynn

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  9. So sad to hear about the little fish and bunny. When my kids were small they had both and loosing them was awful. It's funny how much personality a fish can have. My daughter had a gold fish that would come to the side of the bowl and kiss your finger if you put it on the bowl. Our bunny was a joy, and met with a similar fate. It never gets easier does it? I know the loss I feel when one of 4 legged friends pass. But the joy they bring makes it worth it. Please tell your gkids I am sending love.

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  10. Aw what a sad story Mo, bad enough to loose one pet let along two, and we all become so attached to them. I hope your lovely card cheers the little one up, hugs Kate x

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  11. Such a sad story Mo, your card is beautiful - I'm sure it will be much appreciated.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Poor Little Miss C, it's so hard for them when they lose a much loved pet.....we lost one of our kitties in the most horrific way a couple of months ago. Bet they loved your card, especially the secret letter.
    hugs Jo x

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  13. Poor thing, the fish and the rabbit at the same time, oh I imagine the tears and sadness. I'm sure a letter from grandma will have the same effect as a bandaid has when a child has a booboo.
    You made such a beautiful card for them, that cross looks fantastic, and I love the idea of the envelope on the inside as well.

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  14. Gosh two pets in one day, poor things, great cards though.

    Kath x

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  15. You are the best grandma, Maureen! I know the kids will love that you sent them this special card with notes included. It is sad when we loose our pets--no matter how old we are.

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  16. The pets sound wonderful - how sad you lost them. Makes me want to get a fish - I didn't realize they had so much personality! Your card is gorgeous! What a sweet Grandma you are. Hugz!

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  17. A very cute card. Sorry to hear about the fish.

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  18. So pretty. Love the colors and the blings.

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  19. Awww such a sad day for the little ones.
    I am sure your card will put a smile on their faces.

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