Monday, 3 January 2011

First card for 2011

How many of you, like me, can't believe it is 2011 already? It doesn't seem anything like that amount of time since the new millennium. And what it means to me in particular is that I will no longer be the mother of teenagers as my younger daughter is about to turn 20! Actually I still have a month to go but I wanted to get a head start and make a card for Rachael's birthday in February before I go back to work tomorrow. She is already making plans and dropping hints even though we have only just got Christmas out of the way.
 

I decided to have a go at something a bit different for a change so I have folded the card in three, I'm sure there must be a proper name for it but never mind. The papers are from a Dovecraft set which I just happened to have out and Rachael said how much she liked them, so that was a no brainer, and a matching Basic Grey one. The image is one of  Jenni's which you can find over here and you can see her fantastic work over here too. It is very appropriate as it looks just like her( Rachael not Jenni) . I coloured it with Promarkers and added a little extra detail to the flowers on the dress to echo the flowers on the backing paper I hope Jenni won't mind! As I was following the challenge over at Creative Inspirations which is to use something new I then added two techniques I haven't done before, first a tag with a pocket and then a panel for writing on. Also one of the flowers on the front is made with some new felt I made myself so I hope that is enough 'newness' to fit the criteria.
Finally I thought I would add a picture of my beautiful Rachael to prove how like her the image is!
I am also entering the following challenges:
Catch the Bug -anything goes
Crafty Emma -anything goes
Crazy 4- celebrate something
Mark's Finest Papers -use something new
Crafty Sentiments -anything goes

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful detailed card!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  2. Love what you've done with the dress Gill & don't mind at all. Sure Rachael will love her card.
    Jenni x

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  3. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and all of the details! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week! Hope to see you again!
    Tammy x

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  4. Fabulous card, wonderful colors and details. Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

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  5. Such a wonderful card....love all the colours.

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  6. HOLY COW & WOW!!! What an amazing card!!! I love the colors & the multi-folds & the 20 and, and, and. . . Happy Birthday to your gorgeous daughter! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

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  7. Wow this is stunning Gillian the colours, design and image are gorgeous and your daughter is very beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  8. Lovely and vibrant colors. Overall effect is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
    Hugs,
    julie

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  9. Wow gorgeous. Love the colours. Thanks for joining in at creative inspirations.

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  10. Wow, great card for a 20th Birthday! Your Daughter is beautiful!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  11. Fabulous card Gillian, love Jenni's image and what you've done to her. Great tag too. Your Daughter will love it. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  12. So gorgeous Gillian.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Emma x

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  13. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

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