Wednesday, 13 November 2013

happy 70th!

Hi Peeps! forgive my missing in action around blogland, facebook etc.  I'm battling with ill health inconveniences at the moment.  I have tried being crafty but what with my mojo taking a break & my health not having the energy to go looking for it, well, things have been much of a standstill..

Hey ho, onwards & upwards, huh?!

I have managed in past couple of days, to create this card which I am sharing for all to see! Some may already recognise where I got my inspiration from, but if not, then I will tell you.  I follow a lovely, talented lady who blogs & youtube's her makes & has a wonderful way of 'teaching' her card craft.  Her name is Christina and she is from flowersribbonsandpearl &  She has a gentle way of explaining & teaching what she has learnt along the way.  I am in awe of her designs & wanted to create a card very similar to her designs.  My measurements are not the same as Christina's, I think this was a 6 x 4 size hinged-card blank I created & all my layers were measured out and not one die was used in the layers although you can see I have used the lattice die cut from Spellbinders & also the Spellbinders decorative label 28 die cut topper at the front of card.  I really like the way Christina also embosses the inside of her card & adds matching ribbon too; for my inside of card, I did the same & added another label 28 die cut over my verse.  I was really pleased how this card turned out. 

 Here's a side view where you can see the embossing & verse.

I made a matching box to present the card in.  The card & box were both made from Centura Pearl card.

So, there's my little make & I so hope the recipient likes her card!

Just want to say thank you to Christina for her lovely blog & tutorials & for the enjoyment I have reading, watching & learning from her.

Until next time,


Judith Wright said...

Fabulous card Mandy xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Mandy, love the beautiful design and that bow is fabulous. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Take care.

Linda xxx

Andree said...

A lovely and elegant card Mandy.

Sorry you've not been well. I hope you feel better soon x