Sunday, 18 December 2016

Happy Retirement (Parklife)

Hello my lovelies well I hope you are all ready all I have to do is the Christmas food shop  I hope I can still get a turkey as I have had top leave it until last minute as I have no room in my freezer, plus we’re only getting a small one this year as it’s not worth getting a big one as a lot of it gets wasted, seeing as we have Christmas dinner at Phil’s parents house then we have turkey sandwiches and all the trimming later (Carols sherry trifle yummy)

Anyway the I have a card  is one that I made for Carol as she retired on Thursday just gone, I wanted to make her a very tongue in cheek card  and I knew the exact image I wanted to use.
Now I have kept the card really CAS just focusing on the image really. The paper I used is from Pixel scrapper and I inked with spun sugar DI and distressed the edges.

I printed the image and sentiment out together on water colour paper. As I said I LOVE this image she reminds me of the lady in the home alone film (4 I think it was) she is called Aunt Helen and is from Mo Manning (link below) and I have coloured her with a mix of my Polychromo, Pablo, Luminance and Prisma pencils. The funny thing is all the time I was making this card I had the song Parklife going through my head and was sooooo tempted to use some of the lyrics on the card,
“I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too
It gives me a sense of enormous well-being

And then I'm happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it”
But decided against it lol

To embellish the card I made a bow out of pink hessian threads (see told you I can’t stop using them now lol) and added a large pink button 

To finish the card I made the insert in my usual way using paper from the front and bringing the image through then I added a retirement verse

Hope you like it and I will see you soon with some more makes

Here is a list of all the links you will need to find what I used


Happy Crafting
Jacki XX


Daffodil Cards said...

A FABULOUS retirement card, love the image and the little details you added, love the sentiment too.

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely perfect image for a retirement card and a lovely layout too, Luv Sam x

Nance said...

Sweet card! Love that image! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Nance, DT

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE it, inside and out, from the sweet image & colouring to the pretty colours and sentiment!
THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Line said...


Thank you so much for joining us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Wish you a happe new year.

Hugs, DT Line