Saturday, 28 March 2009

A few specials

Good afternoon, I've just had to make what I thought would be two difficult cards - retirement and a "baby girl" birth card. It's rare I need to make these sort of cards and didn't really have an idea of what to do. The retirement card is for a colleague of David's who retires on the 3rd April. He's into computers and started out as a gardener rising to manager organising for repair and maintenance. This is the card:
I used a Paper Nations image which I thought quite appropriate and some "garden" paper I had handy, along with some flowerpot buttons and Doodlebug letters. The card is stardream so it shimmers. David was really pleased with how it turned out and said it was "Bob" to a T. Phew :)

This is the "baby" card:I used a Penny Black image "Baby Hammock" which I cut with a scallop square punch. The patterned paper is by DCWV "Nana's Nursery" the wording on it is embossed and so pretty. Gingham ribbon, buttons, pearls and glitter gems finished off the card. It's sooooo cute and brighter pink in real life.
I am proud of the following card which I made in a hurry on Thursday for Jodie at work whose birthday it was on Friday: The image is a new clear sticker by Daisy & Dandelion, it co-ordinates well with the matching paper and sentiment. I was given the pretty lace by my good friend Carol Ann :) Prima flowers and some Doodlebug brads finish off the card nicely.
Time to go have some lunch then I need to make some "get well" cards.
Thanks for looking :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Valerie,

The cards are lovely, well done. I wish i was creative. Paul and I are ding a web site for my cross stitching picture so when it's up and running i shall let you know. I hope you and David are well?

take care

trudy said...

Hi Valerie,

Your card creations are great. Really enjoyed reading your blog. Hope all is well with you and David. Did send you an e-mail but not sure you ever got it.

Take care