Monday, 30 December 2013

A Leaving Card

I hope everyone had/is having/has had a lovely Christmas/Festive Season. We had our three offspring home, although two have already left. And now we're in the last couple of days of 2013, with the new year looming. Am I the only person who thinks January is the most depressing month of the year? After all the hype and preparation for Christmas, January just seems like an unending wasteland with nothing positive to look forward to. But enough of that. On to the crafting!

One of my colleagues is leaving next month, something we only discovered just before we broke up. And with everyone home, it's not been possible to do much crafting, so I set to with my laptop and prepared what I could. Then, with the house to myself for a chunk of yesterday, I got something finished.

I used an image and paper from the Josephine Wall collection on the Enchanted Dreams CDRom. (It's on sale now on the Joanna Sheen website if you're interested ...) The recipient is a big fan of pink, but it's surprising just how little pink there is on that CDRom - at least in terms of images that seemed appropriate. (I don't think she'd like fairies/angels etc.) So, I went with this one, sizing everything for an 8 by 8 card, then used a lilac/pink for matting and some flowers. I made all the flowers using a combination of punches, Susan's Garden dies and Cheery Lynn dies. I used my newly acquired (Christmas present) Pan Pastels to shade the flowers.

I adapted the backing paper for the inside; this is the left hand side of the insert.

The right hand side is a mirror image with a sentiment added. Since my printer only goes up to A4 size, I can't print a single insert for this size of card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls where anything goes,
Charisma Cards where anything goes,
Crafts 4 Eternity where the theme is 'something new' (my Pan Pastels),
Digitally Sweet where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Challenges 4 Everybody where anything goes,
That Craft Place where anything goes,
The Squirrel and the Fox where anything goes,
Crafty Creations where anything goes,
The Paper Shelter where anything goes.


Cat's sCrap said...

Very original creation. Magnificent flowers. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a lovely card you colleague will love it

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and B.paper, love all the flower embellishments -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are so calming. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

Angela Treasures said...

Lovely card - very unique - thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Please take the time to join my blog for updates as they come around. Ange xxoo

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

Carrie Robinson said...

oh this is wonderful - Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at that craft place xx

Sabine said...

Wow, what a pretty image and I love the flower decoration too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations,

Kay Dalton said...

So so pretty, love the colour, thanks for joining us at that craft place challenge x

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card love it. Many thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox with our anything goes challenge Hugs Txx(DT)


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