Anyway lovely peeps, I am posting a card that has been commissioned. This is for the lady friend of a colleague I used to work with. I think I have mentioned this before but he has asked me to make four cards for him and this is the first one. I was going to post it yesterday but hadn't quite finished the box and as hubby is doing his four days at work for this month, I then had to wait for the piccy to be taken. Oh and by the way - this is the first ever non-traditional Christmas card I have ever made!!! I usually use quite traditional colours. I have a feeling I may have opened the floodgates and I will be making mostly non-traditional ...... then again!!!
Here is the card for your deliberation!! I didn't want the card to be 8 x 8 this time because I felt that the design would be lost so I cut down an 8 x 8 and made it into a 7 x 7. I then made the box to fit as normal and I lined the inside of the lid with the blue paper. I also decorated the inside of the card but I printed the Christmas greeting on pearl paper and then embossed it, no matter how hard Graham tried the paper was too 'pearly' to photograph properly. However - it looks lurvely in daylight! The actual design is based on a sketch I found on Dawny P's blog - http://pinkpiggywiggy.blogspot.co.uk/.
Card Base - 7 x 7"
Papers - HOTP and Docrafts - Daisy Dandelion & Friends
Dies - CheeryLynn Laced Pine Snowflake, Whimsy Double Scallop Doily, Spellbinders Floral Doily Motif
Punch - X-cut Snowflake
Image/Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers/leaves - WOC
Gems - stash
Anyway that is all for now my lovely friends, once again thank you so much for any comments you may wish to leave. I really am pleased that I now have 50 followers - don't be strangers and do drop by again soon to see if you have won the card candy. I will also be checking out the blogs of my new followers tomorrow - before I start my next marathon card - lol!!! I may even look for another sketch to follow as I enjoyed it so much!
Big hugs to you all and either have a very good night's rest or have a lovely crafty day - depending on when you read this. Am I waffling - yes I am!
I would like to enter my card and box into the following challenges
Challenges 4 Everybody No 7 - Anything Goes - http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-7-anything-goes.html
CSAYL Challenge No 36 - Anything Goes - http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/csayl-challenge-36-oops-anything-goes.html
Colour Me Creative Challenge No 56 - All about Kids - http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup
Delightful Challenges - Let it Snow (snowflakes) - http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/let-it-delightfully-snow.html
Dream Valley Challenge No 45 - Anything Goes - http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-45-anything-goes.html
Mema's Crafts Nov Challenge 1 - Anything Goes - http://www.memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html?m=1
My Heart Pieces - Cute Creations - http://myheartpiecesdigitalstampchallenge.blogspot.in/2012/11/anything-cute.html
Natalie and Amy - Colour me Happy - http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/colour-me-happy-d.html
Papertake Weekly Chalenge - Flower Power - http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/flower-power.html
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge - Christmas - No red/no green - http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stamping-dragon-design-challenge.html
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge No 44 - Anything Goes - http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2012/11/challenge-44-nov-13th-19th.html
Totally Gorjuss Challenge No 158 - http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-158-pastel-christmas.html