Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's a gift card.... card

I love love love how this card turned out.  I created this recently for my Nan's 91st birthday.  Yes, you heard me right, I GAVE A CARD AWAY.  It's a first for me!   Satisfaction was of course in the giving as she's very happy with it and has given it pride of place on top of the fridge.  The reason for the title - well you'll see when you look at the photos below, it's actually designed to have a gift card inserted into it.

I still can't get the knack of putting a cluster of flowers on something and not making it look "plonked" on, but I'm happy with this - mostly because of the colours I think.  It's my old favourite dark olive green.

Up-close of flower with little key

 up close - I used a pattern tracer wheel to give the effect of stitching

Thanks for popping in!

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am so not the blogger....

But the good news is, it's so rare that I post something - you know it's going to be good (in my honest, modest opinion anyway... ).  Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I did this card before Christmas but loved it so much I didn't give it to anyone.  It will of course become a template - when I get around to this years cards??

I don't know how this came together, it just did.  All about being "in the zone" I guess.  I sat down one day and, whilst spending all day at it (getting the colour combinations just right), I'm pretty happy with the result.  All the tags etc pop out with messages.  It is so sad that a beautiful range like this is now out of production :(  I was very busy buying up every ounce of it that I found though!

Don't forget, photos are taken with my rubbish phone camera.  One of these days I'll buy a decent camera!

The front:
opens up to reveal...

close ups:
(left side)
(right side)
(middle panels)

I have another card to show you but I feel somewhat of a glutton not posting in forever, and then hitting you with a whole lot.  Oh what the heck... here is my other christmas card (that was never sent *sigh*.  It's a template people!.. honest!)

a small one:

difficult to demonstrate how it opens but hopefully you get the idea

 Thanks for popping in!

p.s did I mention I like the vintage style??