Monday, 15 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 34

At Crafty Cardmakers this time, we're challenging you to make a card and matching gift. And this week, we're sponsored by The Stampman who're offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

I don't often do gifts, preferring to stick to cards, but I'd had an idea for my sister who's got a big birthday coming up, so I went with that. Because she doesn't know about this and therefore can't give her permission for photos of her to appear, I've blanked out any that might be recognised. (And no, I don't think she knows my blog address.)

I printed out copies of various photos of my sister. (One includes our dad, but he's been gone for twelve years, so I don't think he'd mind featuring here!) I cut them with my circle nesties, and framed them in gold with my new set of eyelet circle nesties. The background paper is a dark brown flecked with gold that I've had for a long time - can't even remember where it came from.

The box came from Hobbycraft. I stained it with Moonglow ink in Ethereal Emerald, added the photos, and then varnished it in clear. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I dipped them into the same Moonglow ink, and when they were dry, sprayed them with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine.

I aim to get something to put into the box, but haven't found anything suitable yet!

Hope you can join us at Crafty Cardmakers - and remember, although we have a new theme every week, they're all open for two weeks! So you've got plenty of time.

I'd like to enter these for the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky challenges who want us to use circles and
Paper Playtime whose theme is P.S. I love you ... (made for my sister, using my nesties and Wizard which I love!)
Fairytale Challenge where 'Anything Goes',
AI Factory who want die cuts or punches (nesties and eyelet nesties)


Anonymous said...


Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Annette22 said...

a great project

thanks a lot for playing with us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Unknown said...

Wow this is fantastic Josephine, your sister will definitely love it. ... PS did I ever tell you that my mum's name is also Josephine :)) xx

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and be sure to some back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Bianca said...

What a lovely card! I love the image and the colors! Thank you for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

PokSa said...

This is a fantastic projekt. It looks great.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER Josephine this is absolutely wonderful that box looks awesome and I love the circles on the card, your sister will love it.
Lorraine x

darling Ho said...

Your design are very pretty.:)
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

andrea said...

gorgeous card and box,love the colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Sharon said...

What a lovely project.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

mum of two said...

What a beautiful project! I am sure your sister was thrilled. Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime this week :)


Janis Lewis said...

How beautiful and so sweet. Wow. Your sister is so lucky to have you! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is so beautiful Josephine; I'm sure your sister will love it :)

365 Days of Cricut said...

Beautiful! TFS at PPT, Sandra

Test blog said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! She will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cor* said...

A great birthday set!! She will love it!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine this is stunning and so useful. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Lin said...

I am sure your Sister will adore this Josephine. I bet she cries!!!

Lin xx

buglvr2010 said...

What a beautiful gift...I'm sure your sister will love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and gift but of course now I shall have to go shopping for those nesties - love them! xx

Anonymous said...

Oh blast, I forgot to wait to see if you have word verification so if you do my previous commnt won't appear but if you don't it will! In any case, absolutely gorgeous! (Blame it on the bugs). xx

Made by Mandy said...

About time they made eyelet nesties, they look fab on this project. Hope you have found something nice to put into the box for your sister.

Lots of love

Mandy xxx


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