Saturday, 31 October 2015

Special birthday wishes

Hello peeps hope you’re all fine and dandy and have had a great a great week, can’t say we have here just cards, cards and more cards to open sort and make and still no Christmas cards!!!!!! (HELP!!!!!!!!!!) Oh well I guess some peeps will get shop brought ones again (did I say that out loud shhhhh) Anyways I won’t waffle on I know we are all extra busy, NEC next week yayyyyy can’t wait although I know my ears will take a battering and a good few days to recover but it’s only once a year and me and my dear MiL (Hello Carol) have a great day (she buys loads of beads and never uses them hahaha)

So my card today is rather a special one for a special lady my dear friend Sandra who has been a bit poorly lately (I made the get well card for her)well it’s her birthday the end of the month yes she’s a Halloween baby haha so I have made a special card for her.
Now again this one is totally different to my usual style I am trying to keep things clean and simple to make things easier for when I actually get to make my Chrimbo cards so I tried again to keep this one as C&S as I could. But also when Sandra makes cards she always used beautiful dies and makes the most beautiful die cut arrangements whether flowers or flourishes so I wanted to make something with that on for her too

So here it is my work of Art (haha) the card is of course 8 x 8” and I have used a simple square mat of backing paper of course I had to ink the edges (hate white edges)but note no distressing I am distressed enough at the mo lol.

Then I took 2 Mo Manning images and merged them together they are part of the ragged collection called ragged Angel (even though I clipped her wings she wasn’t ready to be an angel yet sorry Mo) and ragged Martha she is just adorable with all the little birds around her. They have both been coloured with my polychrome pencils I really enjoyed colouring these images in. I kept the colours very autumnal as this is Sandra’s favourite time of year I guess it would with her birthday and all.

I used a mask of the image, distress inks in blues and browns and stencil brushes to create the background of the image.

Then I die cut some flowers the dies were free from a magazine but the leaves I remember the lovely lady herself sent me the die as a gift anyway I printed out some red and green papers to cut the dies out of then also used some white papers  inked the edges with fired brick (same as for the edges).Then to finish the front I added some red flat backed pearls to the opposite corners and left it at that.

For the insert I did my usual of using the same paper I used on the front  and matting with a white layer then bringing the image through this time adding on to each corner flipping it to match. Then I found a very fitting verse and job done!!

Hope you like and I will see you very soon hopefully with some Chrimbo cards (but I very much doubt that haha)

Challenges  dies or punches Fowers  ATG ATG Flowers Harvest colours Birthday ATG

Happy Crafting


Elaine Stark said...

I just love this card and so will your friend. Lovely colour combo and beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a beautiful card. I love that image merge. Your diecut flowers are delish and the colours so lush and gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in with our Diecuts & Punches fun this week at Sweet Stampin'. So glad you did! Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Mari said...

Such a wonderful coloring! Your card is so lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and embellishments .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacki. Sorry my comments are a little belated, but I am thrilled to bits with my Birthday and Get Well cards. I always love your wonderful creations, and they are very special to me and I always keep them all.
Thank you for always making me smile when times have been very tough lately.
Thinking of you always and sending lots of love and many, many thanks.
Love Sandra xxxx

chrissy xx said...

I LOve your image and such GOrgeous colours and design.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
Those beads just might come in handy lol..
I bought a CD that's not seen the light of day yet!

Shawna Standish said...

Oh my goodness this card is absolutely beautiful!! I am seriously not kidding... Your image of the children is so wonderful.. It just makes me smile look at it.. Your coloring is spectacular as well... The sentiment is perfectly personalized and to wrap the entire design off you add such beautiful flowers.. The leaves are amazing.. Where did you get them b/c I have to have the die!! I love this card and I want to thank you so much for joining us at BSCB.. Your newest follower, Shawna DT

Sammy said...

This is so very lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Leslie Miller said...

This is completely fabulous! The perfect balance of clean and simple with a gorgeous flower arrangement and amazing coloring of a darling image! Your friend will love this! So good to see it in our QKR Stampede challenge this week!


Such a gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Your die cut flowers really set it off too, and it's just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Tindaloo said...

Awesome coloring and details, love your card! :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners! So sorry to be late commenting ♥
PS: I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo

Jo Rice said...

A gorgeous card , great design , a perfect image for our weather at the moment , beaiputiful invert and great use of flowers. Thank you for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog....Jo. X

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous! It's great to see you playing along at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Faith A said...

SO VERY beautiful Jacki, your work is always so gorgeous.