Saturday, 20 June 2015

Thoughts to Berkeley tragedy

Warmest wishes from Dublin.

A few weeks ago I sent this card to a lovely blog pal whose Mum had very sadly passed away suddenly. Many in Ireland have been grieving this week too by the heart-breaking tragedy for 13 young Irish students when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley California. Thinking of all the bereaved families as they fly home this evening and sending very best wishes and strength to those in hospital for fullest, speediest recovery.

Thank-you so much for taking the time.
Nicola x


  1. Nicola..
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend's Mother and also for the other precious lives as well. The card is very lovely and I'm sure it touched her heart..

    Tamara <3

  2. Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I love the choice of embellishments. Your work is always so inspiring Nicola!
    Hugs, Samra

  3. lovely card for such a sad occasion, sad to hear about the loss

  4. An absolutely beautiful card Nicola which I'm sure your friend must have really appreciated.
    The balcony collapse was such a terrible thing too and my heart goes out to those affected as well.
    Fliss xx

  5. I love this Nicola, I like the wheat the pins and the pearls
    Kevin xx

  6. Such a gorgeous card Nicola! So elegant and frilly! Surely will bring comfort to the recipient. So very sad about the tragedy.

  7. A beautiful card! I feel for those students and their families, so far from home, too.

  8. Absolutely stunning Nicola, beautiful colours and the ears of corn really work beautifully.

    B x

  9. Your card is stunning Nicola, it is always sad when someone passes away but I am sure the friendship conveyed by your card was very welcome. My heart and thoughts go out to the families of those young students involved in the terrible tragedy in Berkeley. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. So much tragedy all around - here in the United States right now our hearts are broken over the senseless killings in Charleston, South Carolina. My heart goes out to the families in Ireland that lost precious loved ones. Your card is a lovely tribute to so many right now. Beautifully made and so rich in color and texture!
    Sandy xx

  11. It's a beautiful card in those subtle colours, Nicola - sombre and thoughtful as befits the occasion.
    Alison xx

  12. Holy gorgeous Nicola! I just love the muted purples and all the wonderful shabby layers you created with the lace and pearls! Your flower arrangement is just stunning! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

  13. Such a beautiful card, love your colours, Nicola,-and yes such a tragedy , I feel so sad for all the families !!

  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Nicola. I have to say that I thoroughly love your style of art. Everything you do has that perfect mix of vintage and elegance. This card is so tastefully done. Your blog post is so sweet and reminds all of us of the fragility of life. My sympathies join with yours for all of the poor families of the Berkeley tragedy.

  15. So sad. This card is gorgeous though! LOVE the lace and gorgeous layout! My sympathies as well.

  16. such a beautiful card delicately done x

  17. Beautiful card, love the colour palette :)

  18. so beautiful nicola.the colours and soft layers are stunning and i love your flowers.

    xx coops xx

  19. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Nicola!! The colors and design are so beautiful!! It's vintage and shabby and fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! I love every amazing detail!! I'm sorry about the loss of your friend's mother - this will bring her comfort.

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours!! I absolutely adore your style!! I'm off to browse your blog!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Nicola thank you so much my sweet friend for this truly beautiful card, I will treasure it always.
    I always knew you were talented from the first time I stumbled across your blog but seeing your creations in real life they look event more amazing.
    Thank you!
    love n hugs
    Mandy xx

  21. A beautiful hug in hues of purple. Actions mean so much to show support and no doubt this heartfelt card brought just that. So sorry to hear for all those grieving. My heart goes out. Thank you for sharing this post...
    Lisa x


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