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.
* 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!