Tuesday 29 September 2009

Christmas Card Commission

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share my latest card with you, it's for my best friend's Mum who is losing her sight.

I've made birthday and christmas cards for her for the last couple of years and I always try to make them quite tactile, but I'm starting to run out of ideas as I've already done most of the obvious things.
I used this image last year for my Mum's christmas card (she loved it) and as the colours are quite bright I thought it may be OK for this commission.
It's a large 8x8 card and I had some heavily embossed gold cardstock which was perfect for the base, some glitter card and metal charms have been used for the corners and I've decoupaged parts of the main image, so hopefully it will be textured enough for her to feel.
I've also added even more texture by glittering the flowers and hanging a little rose charm from some gold thread.

As you may have noticed I've changed the name of my blog. I've been wanting to do this for absolutely ages, but couldn't think of what to change it to. I was thinking about something totally different the other day when this title occurred to me. As I'm now retired from work I have time to spend doing the things I want these days, so I thought it was quite appropriate. It's got to be better than the previous title anyway lol!


Beryl K said...

This is perfect Chrissie, just gorgeous. Love that image. Like your new blog name too, and it's pefect
Beryl x

Tanya said...

Great card!!!!!

Annie said...

Totally gorgeous Chrissie - I've got that gold embossed card in my collection. Weren't you brave cutting into it?

Well worth it your card is amazing.

Ann xxx

Beryl said...

You're such a thoughtful person to be thinking of all the different textures for this lady. I'm sure she'll love it. It's really special. I did wonder who had popped up on my blog list - who's Time for Me I thought. It's a lovely name for your blog.
Beryl xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, Chrissie

Crystal said...

Chrissie what a gorgeous card!!!! FAB image...wow!

Maria Matter said...

wow Chrissie, this is gorgeous!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Irene said...

Hello Chrissie

Absoloutely gorgeous, and stunning and just perfect.

I love your new name.


Chris said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie and I'm sure the lady you made it for will love it especially as you've made it very tactile with all the textures, the charm etc. I love the image, she's so elegant and the colour scheme is wonderful. I like your new blog name too! Chris x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Chrissie, what a lovely card and I love the different touchy feely bits you have done for this lady. Love the image, where did you get it from? I hope you enjoyed your birthday hunnie. Cathy xxxxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Chrissie, what a beautiful card and such important elements added for someone partially sighted. Love the image as well. I'd like to know where it came from.

Well, in case I don't get on again, I hope you have a lovely birthday.

Kym xxxx

Debbie said...

ooh this is gorgeous Chrissie, I love the sophiticated image and the colours are stunning!
Also, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind words and support through this worrying time for me .... I really do appreciate it and they have really kept me going...thanks so much hun. Mwah Debbie x

Crafting Diva said...

Hi chrissie stunning card

Sandra Wright. said...

Wow Chrissie, this card is stunning, very classy too.
Hugs Sandie xx

Barbara said...

Stunning card! I love the image and the brilliance of the colors really stand out.

Great new blog name, too. We all need to take a lesson from it!


Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a beautiful stunning card Chrissie..my favourite Christmas image in the Deco girls range. Just perfect thinking of the different textures for the recipient.

Love Sheila xx