Saturday, 7 July 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge DT - Anything Goes


So sorry for the late posting of my DT card but I have been busy this week celebrating my retirement (yesterday).  I've even got a bus pass!!!  I guess I am now officially an OAP which is why I am sat here typing this in my jim jams and slippers, because I CAN!!!  Yesterday was certainly a day of mixed emotions saying goodbye to my colleagues and residents in the care home but also excited about starting a new chapter of my life.  They gave me a wonderful send off with loads of flowers, choccies etc.  We also had great fun when we went out to dinner last night, plenty of laughs were had by all.

Challenges

Papertake - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts (124) - Here Comes Summer (Summer Wedding)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter (193) - Use Pastel Colours
Stamp & Create - Handfull Of Love (Holding Each other)

We have a new challenge for you today at Lili's Little Fairies.  This week is the ever popular theme 'Anything Goes' so I hope you will all join in and show us your lovely creations.

A young colleague of mine is getting married on Saturday today and I was asked to make some cards for her.  I wanted to make a rather special one for her from all her team mates so did this Bookatrix and coordinating box.

For the card itself I used white and lilac pearl cardstock for the two bottom layers and simply edged them with silver peel-off borders.  The top layer is made with parchment paper.  First I printed a verse onto the parchment and heat embossed it quickly with white EP before cutting the shape out.  I then stamped and heat embossed the image.  Next I coloured the image with promarkers before dry embossing it and adding glitter to the veil.  (This part took weeks to do as my hands cannot hold the tools for longer than ten minutes at a time).  I then edged it with more peel-off borders and corners, finishing with a couple of hearts and rings on the verse side.  Once I had assembled the card I placed some gorgeous ribbon threaded lace down the centre.

I made a simple box for the card and decorated the top with a die-cut sentiment on top of layers cut with nesties.  I also added glitter to the sentiment.  The leaves and flowers have been punched and paper roses added to the flowers.  I have glittered the roses too.  Finally I added large silver peel-off corners and placed a gem on each one.  Hope you like this special card, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Wedding Couple Stamp - LOTV
Verse - Computer Generated
Ribbon/Lace/Roses/Gems/Peel-Offs - Stash


9 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image and the way you have dry embossed it looks amazing. Gorgeous colours and a lovely verse too.
Sue

Cyprus Anne said...

That is beautiful Christine. I'm sure your friend really loved it, so much work. What a shame the weather has been so awful today for the wedding.

Anne

scrappyjen said...

That is fabulous! A real keepsake and perfect for a special day. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing. jenx

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooo Happy Retirement Christine I bet you are going to enjoy yourself so much. This creation is so very beautiful also classy and elegant something that will be treasured for many years to come I am sure.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Caz said...

Oh so beautiful Christine, I'm not surprised it took a while to make, it is simply gorgeous and I'm sure the happy couple will treasure it always, I know I would.
Hugs
Caz x

ps very jealous, but congratulation on your retirement.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. The couple will love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful pastels and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

Linny said...

Stunning work of art! Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter.Linda x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x