Tuesday, 30 December 2014

First Birthday card for the new year

Hello everyone I hope you are all well and those that have this horrid flu hope you get well very soon as it does seem to be lingering
Did you all have a good Christmas I hope so we had a nice family one still a little noisy for me so took me a couple of days to get over it, luckily there was plenty of washing up to be done through the day so kept nipping out to do that to get some 'quiet time'. We have Christmas at my Mom in laws every year now so it helps her out as well as giving me a break from all the chatter

I bet you are all getting ready to see in the new year, parties and gatherings those were the days I do love new year but can't celebrate it now a days so we stay at home and have a quiet night (except for fireworks eeekkkkk)

Anyway I have a card for you today a birthday card for a friend who's birthday is a week into new year

 I have kept with the images of late and used Mo Manning Fairy Needle as this friend loves cross stitch  so I thought it was rather apt for her

the papers are all freebies and have been printed onto matt grain photo paper then distressed and inked with Tim Holtz DI in purple shades. Then I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to add stitch detail (also used white gel pen)
I printed the sentiment straight onto the paper

 The image as I said is from Mo manning and hasd been coloured with pro markers

Linen, Antique white, Champangne, light fawn, Blossom, Cappuccino (skin)
Ginger, Terracotta, spice, cinnamon,  raw sienna (hair)
Lilac, lavender, orchid spring Lilac (wings and pants)

I also added some glitter to her wings, I then made little slits by her feet and in the needle eye so I could thread DMC thread through and glue into place wrapping round her leg as it was drawn. When all dry I fussy cut her out and mounted onto a die cut spellbinder label I cut using my new cut n boss (xmas prezzie from Phil yayyyyy) Still getting used to it but I love it which Ialso inked with purple DI

Then I added seed adding to her wings and around the outside of her

 The flowers are from my stash sadly I didn't make them this time but when my crafty head get back in the swing of things I will be making more as I love doing them

Then I added a large fussy double bow which I made using to shade of purple organza ribbon

 adding a purple gem to centre

 Finally to finish off I pulled it all together by adding the insert which was made by using the same papers then adding a faded matt (all done digitally) then I cut around the image and added her to the one page with a verse on the other

 for this card I decided to keep her uncoloured for the insert and there you have it

I will leave you now with a list of challenges I would like to enter it into and I would liketo thank you all for you support, comments and friendship and  to wish you all a very happy, crafty and creative new year ATG  New year (new Birthday) use 3 or more backing papers (5 used) ATG ATG


Always with a Sentiment said...

OMG Jacki, what a beauty this is, and I really do love the colours. Fab design, cute image of course, and that gorgeous bow is amazing. So much fabulous detail as always, JUST PERFECT in every way.
Happy crafting my friend.
Love Sandra xx

Chana said...

Your image is adorable and I love your paper choices! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Gail Townsend said...

Super card, love the cute image and your colouring is fab, I am sure your friend will be pleased to receive this. Happy New Year

Donna said...

Lovely card Jacki!Love all the purple and that image is perfect for your cross stitching friend!
Thanks for sharing and joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Thrice as Nice" challenge!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card Jacki! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments you left on my blog this year, I truly enjoy hearing from you!

Here's to another year of laughter, love and crafting!

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Adorable card!Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

zetkaArt said...

What a cute card and angel. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge this month :) Hugs, Zaneta

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love the colour and a sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Thrice is nice challenge.

kenli said...

This is gorgeous. Love the beautiful design and fabulous details.
Happy New Year to you and your family.Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Card Mania Challendges.