Tuesday 30 October 2012

Crafted Just For You - birthday card

Hi Folks

Hope you are well and safe. The news this morning is full of worrying reports and terrible images of flooding and wind damage from the areas in the States hit by the hurricane. My heart goes out to everyone living with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy today ... I hope you're in a safe place for now and that things will return to some semblance of normal for you soon.

Here in Ayr the weather is a lot more benign, it's a damp day but a calm one ... lots to be grateful for.

My share today is another one I made earlier ... I know, there's been rather a lot of these recently but normal service will be resumed soon - I hope :)

A card made for a crafting friend ... well, it just had to be given the sentiment and topper used. Unusually for me, I chose a shaped card base for this one ... I struggle to deal with the bits that stick out like the circle here but fortunately I had the doily and the die and managed to make a reasonable job of it.

I have had the dress form in my stash forever ... I think it came in a happy mail package last year ... and have been looking for the perfect opportunity to use it since :)

The back detail - I just hate leaving any surface bare.

Materials used: 
Kanban shaped card base, Kanban Let's Craft topper and sentiment 
Spellbinders Splendid Circles die; Lilac cardstock 
Crafty Individuals Springtime Background Papers 
White circular doily
Scalloped circle punch; Martha Stewart edge punch; Kaisercraft 
Wooden Flourishes Dress Form; buttons, white/lilac baker's twine

The tag I was working on yesterday evening is still awaiting the finishing touches today. When that's done, I hope to get on with some more scrapping.

First, though, there's the dusting ... well, someone has to do it :(

Wishing you all a good day and I'll see many of you tomorrow for WOYWW. Incidentally, I read somewhere that WOYWW has been mentioned on the radio - sorry, I don't know any more than that yet - but isn't it amazing that Julia's brainchild is being discussed on national radio ... but then again, why not? :))

Happy crafting,


scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning car. What a gorgeous fold! I haven't tried this fold but now I sure want too!
Love the doily die cut for the "Handle".

Rita said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. I love the pretty colours too. Hugs Rita xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card :o)
I echo your comments about the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy, and hope that their ordeal is soon over. My thoughts are with them all!
Jackie xx

Sandra H said...

l feel the same it is devastating news l only hope and pray for all of the families that this will end pretty qickly, Your card Elizabeth is gorgeous great layout and lovely embellishments too x

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Card, your friend will love it...

coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.really fab design and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Elizabeth, this is gorgeous! such a great design!!