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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Get Well Soon Card

My husband came home from work on Friday saying he'd been asked by a colleague if I could make a card for them to sign as a fellow Bus Driver was off after suffering a heart attack.  As there are 250+ drives it has to be an A4 card with lots and lots of space for people to sign.  I decided to go for a concertina card this time.  As the card gets passed around a lot I have to make sure there's not many embellishments on it or they'll end up falling off as they are never as gentle as people that make cards - as we know what time and effort went into making them.  Yes, it took about four hours to complete in all but thankfully I found the football theme on my My Craft Studio Celebrations CD and this included the backing papers, images, tag etc.  The card has been simply finished off with lots of matting and layering, inking the edges of the card to give illusion of extra layers and to replicate the grass for the football field.

This card fits the following challenges:

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Use a CD
Crafty Catz - One for the men
Easy Craft Projects - Something for the boys
Secret Crafter - Fancy folds
Paper Sundaes - Masculine colours
Aly's Sunday - Get well or give support
Stamping Vacation - No No No No Challenge - No flowers


Aunty Sue said...

Great card for a sports fan and thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Tami said...

What a great idea for a card from so many. Thanks for playing at Aly's

Beryl K said...

Fabulous idea Kym, perfect for all the manhandling it will receive before reaching the recipient
Beryl x

carol said...

super cards, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CraftyCatz, x carol

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful creation and a great choice of fancy fold, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining our "Fancy Fold" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

pinky said...

Crikey Kym that was one tall order and you have aced it. This is just brilliant and when it has been signed by them all it will be a real keepsake for that man. Hope you are keeping well:)

jordiegirl said...

Brilliant card Kym - well done. I recognised the football items you used from My Craft Studio as I have used these for some things I have made in the past.

Crystal said...

Great idea and perfect for all the signatures! I'm sure it will make the recipient feel better and bring a smile to their face! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Christine said...

Super card and a great idea for all those signatures. It will bring a smile to the recipients face I am certain.
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week.
Christine x

Jen said...

What a good idea for all those signatures. I am sure it will be so well received. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Kym, Ah this is great and just right for our Use a CD challenge on Rainbow Lady this week Thanks for playing along. Im sure the person receiving it will love it, Well Done youxx Hazelxoxo