Sunday, 27 November 2011

Retirement

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8" square

This was commissioned by the friend I made the card for in the post below. The big day is not until mid December so I still have plenty of time to do my card for her.
I used a sketch for this but, what a divvy, I can't remember where from, duh!







The fashion images are a selection from the All Dressed up CD which I won from an Ooh La La challenge.
I chose this CD as I new it would be very useful
Jean's retirement list is what we think she will be doing now that she has time to herself.




Handmade flower. I made the background with cosmic shimmer mists - bronze blush & bilberry crush and sprayed over with glimmer mist which resulted in a lovely golden sheen which doesn't show in the pic.
I put the paper through a CB folder before I cut out the flower to add a bit of interest
I would like to get some more cosmic shimmer mists but I have such trouble with them. They are lovely but after a few uses the sprayer packed in and I ended up dabbing the colours on to the paper. Very messy but a nice result .


This is what I put on the box, lol. There is a reference to witches on the insert - requested by the friend who commissioned  the card :-)


Other stuff
Gorgeous lace from Linda, Funky Junkie's Etsy store
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Corner cut from gold mirri card
Handmade stick pin
Die cut circles
Ribbon and feather from stash

Challenges
Bearly Mine #24 - all my favourite things - flowers, lace,  ribbon, pearls
Alphabet Challenge - V for very vibrant
CYDA #34 - buttons or bows
Crafts & Me #62 - shabby chic/vintage
MAWTT - ribbons & bows
OLLCB #93 - bingo - pearls, flowers,lace
PCJ  #17 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :-)


x

8 comments:

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the vintage feel to it and your flower is stunning!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Beryl K said...

Great card Irene, I am sure it will be well received
Beryl x

Sonia said...

Wow! Super BEAUTIFUL Irene!!
Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge blog this week. Good Luck!
-Sony
http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Gaynor said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, I like this a lot, just lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - love the images and the lace
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Irene what beautiful embellishments that lace, the feather and those images look super thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card with lovely embellishing! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and Alphabet Challenges xx

tiggertastic said...

i just adore the texture to your creation - so interesting and eye catching

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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