Evening everybody, are you all ready for Christmas? I've still got a bit of shopping to do, trying to crack on with the wrapping for now!! I've a few more cards I want to make before Christmas. Once they're done I intend to pack away most of my craft stuff to the loft outta the way til after all the festivities. I don't have my own craft room so this plan should hopefully ensure the dining room remains tidy!
This card I have done for my mum's best friend who turns 60 at the end of December and retires on the 4th January. I am entering it into the following challenges;
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Special
Allsorts Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
Stampin' for the Weekend - Blue and Brown
Daring Cardmakers - Going Dotty
The layout design is my own. I decided against any sentiment on the front as I think that may detract from all the elements - I think my craft stuff kinda exploded on it a bit LOL! The insert inside reads
"Congratulations on your Retirement,
time now to spread your wings and let the fairy
within you fly"
The flourish is gorgeous but quite big and I cut it to use in the two area here. The flourish was also quite expensive but I LOVE the effect so think am gonna get creative with a pencil and create my own in the New Year.
I have also gone round the edges of the cardstock and papers with my uni silver paint pen to give a slightly gilted look to the edges.
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Colouring Medium - copics, water colour pencils
Blue Cardstock - Stash
Papers - My Minds Eye and HOTP
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Leaf Punch - Leone Em
Flowers - Prima
Pearly Flourish - Prima
Lace - local haberdashery
My mum's friend has been ill lately so I hope this cheers her up and that she can soon wave goodbye to the pressures of work, really enjoy her retirement and let her hair down.
Thankyou for stopping by my little haven in cyber space. I hope you like what you see! Take care and happy crafting.