Sunday, 9 August 2015

Short Notice!

Hello everyone I hope you're all well and enjoying the little sunshine we have bee having. I hope it lasts. I had a message Thursday on FB can you make a card for me please? I answer yeah no problem when do you need it for? …. Tomorrow??? What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I said it would be a challenge as I was out all Friday morning but I would do my best. The person who the card was for said well I can leave it until Saturday morning (yes!!!!! Much better) best get my thinking cap on. What sort of card do you want? A sister card and just do what you do (was the reply).

With this I go a quietly scream in the corner…. You get where I’m coming from right? (please say yes)
So Thursday night I go through my images looking for some inspiration I have known the person who asked for the card for quite a while (I made the baby card for him and better half last week)but I know nothing about his sister so had no idea what she liked anything so I just jumped right in and came up with this

The papers are from nitwits (various collections) which have been distressed and inked with iced spruce, hickory smoke, worn lipstick and picked raspberry DI. Then I matted them onto white card which I also distressed.
To embellish the papers I added lace and a lace bow to one of the papers then across the lower middle I added a strip of burlap which I coloured with a grey alcohol marker as brown didn’t go with the colours I had chosen (0: to which I added pink polka dot ribbon and a burlap bow.

The image is I forgot by Mo Manning and I coloured him in Thursday night after printing everything off, we all know this is what takes a lot of the time designing cards so once that was done it was just putting it together.
I coloured him in using promarkers and polychrome pencils, I would have added more detail if I had had a little longer to make the card but never mind (cough cough)

The flowers in the corners are digital elements from pixel scrapper and I fussy cut them out then added pink and iridescent glitter to the petals and a coloured gem in the centre.

I also added a flower to the burlap bow.
To finish off I added the sentiment which was also inked with picked raspberry and worn lipstick DI.

Then it was onto the insert which I made using some of the paper from the front and bringing the image through to tie it all together then adding a lovely sister birthday verse. Job done and it was ready by 6.30pm Friday night (ok the glue was still wet but it was complete) See always up for a challenge just give me more time next time please
Hope you like it and I will see you soon with another baby card 

Challenges celebrations (papers embellishmnets  image digital) ATG


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacki. How beautiful and such a cute image. Love the colours and papers and the design is just perfect.
To say it was done at such short notice, it is SIMPLY AMAZING. You took up the challenge and came out on top, brilliant.
Have fun.
Love Sandra xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, love it!

Donna x

Michele said...

this card is totally precious! thanks for playing along with the animals challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele on the DT

Faith A said...

Up to the challenge as always, a fabulous card which no doubt they will be thrilled with. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Karen Lunagirl said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in my Animals challenge at! I hope to see more of your work ~ Karen

Shawna Standish said...

Your elephant card is so cute Jacki! I just adore all the detail and your personal sentiment will definitely be a hit with your sister.. the sparkly flowers are so perfect with your composition. Just an overall lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us at BSCB..
Shawna -DT member

Erika Horvathova said...

This card is perfect, you did amazing work in such a short time :)

Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends - challenge 3
Erika, DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.

Christine L said...

This card is so gorgeous - I love that elephant and what you did with him! And then the wonderful verse and sentiment... perfect!

Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink... good luck and hope we see you again soon!

Christine x