Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A Vintage card for Mum


Hi everyone, well what a surprise I'm actually posting something thats NOT my DT card!
I was busily making cards last week to try to re-stock my local hairdresser's shop as I'd been very bad and not made any new ones for ages. I actually managed to make 40 cards in a few days, so not too bad. I then got myself up to date with family and friend birthday cards for the rest of July and August, so hopefully I'm now free to spend some time making what I want to, instead of what I have to!

One of my most important cards for August was my Mum's birthday card. She'll be 84 this year and thankfully is keeping quite well, although she's a lot more frail than she was, following a very bad fall and long stay in hospital about this time last year. Mum favours the vintage style of card and her favourites are the Harrison Fisher ladies, but over the years I think I've used pretty much all of these images, so this year she's getting an Art Deco image. I think this is quite a striking image, and I didn't want to detract from that so I've kept everything else fairly simple.

Card Details:
* Image and Border - Card Creations 'Art Deco' CD
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace'
* Alphabet stickers - K & Co
* Flora Doodles flower and pearls - Joanna Sheen

I hope Mum likes her card, once again I've forgotten to scan the inside, but the insert has lots of smaller 'faded' versions of the lovely image on the front, so it looks quite professional (I hope!)
I think that this card also manages to fit the challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge this week, which is 'Furry Things'
I'm hoping to manage another challenge or two before my next DT card, but if I don't get that far, I'll be back on Monday with the card for Sketch & Stash, can you believe we'll be up to Challenge 15, amazing!

11 comments:

Beryl (bik59) said...

Hi Chrissie, nice to see you and I hope you are OK. Love this card, just beautiful your Mum will love it. Can't get hold of that punch grr
Beryl x

Jane's Blogs said...

Absolutely adore this card, and I am sure your Mum will too.

Jane xx

Ann said...

Chrissie this is just fabulous - your mum will love it. The image is stunning.
I have a sneaky feeling I didn't thank you for my birthday card - so sorry I put it on my blog and meant to send seperate emails to everyone but although the body is willing the brain is weak at times.
Anyway it is a fab card - thank you so much for remembering. I did appreciate it.
Ann xxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card
Wendy x

Crystal said...

Chrissie this is gorgeous, your mum will LOVE this card...Absolutely love the vintage feel!!!

Anne said...

Fantastic card Chrissie, I love it and I'm sure your Mum will too. xx

Riet said...

What abeautiful card Chrissie,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Chrissie! I love that look! Your Mum is going to love it too!

Barb

** Irene ** said...

Hello Chrissie

So glad you are posting once more.
What a fantastic card for your comback!!!!! the image is gorgeous
as is the layout.

I am sure your Mum will be delighted.
luv
irene
xxxx

Eunice said...

Oh Chrissie what a lovely card,I am sure your mother will love this,it is so elegant.Glad to see you back crafting Love Eunice.

Sharon said...

Absolutely fabulous Chrissie. What an elegant and stylish image. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx