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Friday, 29 April 2011

Commissioned Birthday Card

 
 
 
I was asked by my son to make a card for his "old" colleagues from where he used to work.  I thought when he left there I'd get no more orders for cards but it's nice they still remember to get cards off me especially as 50% I receive always goes to charity.  The remit for the card was ladies so I opted to use my Debbie Moore Art Deco Glitter and Glitz CD to make the box and card to go in it.  I had to wait for the box to be made up to work out the size of the card that could go in it and decided to make a concertina card for this one.  I did lots of matting and layering with matching cardstock and paper from the CD.  The card is finished off with sentiment and verse of the computer, die-cuts, peel-offs, lots and lots of gems, ribbon, mirri card and some tissue paper stamped with an Kay Carley Aspects of Design stamp.  Obviously I glitzed up the box as well and added images inside the box after putting the card back in to print on the inside of the card as well inside of leaving it plain white.

This card and matching box I am entering into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Paper Sundaes - Sundaes bar - Pick at least 2 toppings - I have chosen sparkle and die-cuts
Sparkles Forum - Anything goes
Pile it On - 2 or more ribbons - spotty satin ribbon on the card and a purple organza to keep the tissue paper around the card together
Craft Your Passion - Show us your layers
Moving Along with the Times - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Bling
Ai Factory - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Mami Doodles - Let's get girly
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog - Fashion

26 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

your card is looking very pretty kym.

greetings karin

Kat said...

Beautiful card and box Kym. My favourite colour too! Love the bling. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous creations Kym...and I love the colours too hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning!! Just love art deco stuff & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

FABULOUS card Kym really elegant. Ladybug Crafts Ink and Sir Stampalot both have a fashion challenge this would fit! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

DesignerDiva said...

FABULOUS card Kym really elegant. Ladybug Crafts Ink and Sir Stampalot both have a fashion challenge this would fit! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Cheryl said...

oh these are,gorgeous cards hun so elegant love the images and colurs hugs cheryl xxxxx

Barbara said...

WOW-Kym, this is so elegant! It must have taken you forever to craft this. I love all the special touches that you added.Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." We hope that you will stop by again on Monday for our next challenge. Barbara GDT

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful elegant card - i love those images
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

coops said...

stunning card kym.your colours are beautiful and i love the elegant ladies :D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

Wow Kym that is full of gorgeous elegance. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Wendy said...

oooh. Stylish and very elegant! This is really very pretty! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ.

Hugs,
Wendy

jackiescrafts said...

What a gorgeous card I love the colours you have used
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Wendy Colledge said...

Wonderful creation Kym!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous Kym, I just love the Art Deco era and those images are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI and also at MAWTT this week. Pami x

corinne said...

very nice. thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Katherines Corner said...

Love this card!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day ahead. Katherine

Mary J said...

So elegant - I love it!

Thx for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!

Mary J x

Crystal said...

stunning vintage creations & the color combo is gorgeous! thanks for "Piling It On" with us at PIO! & hope to see you again soon! hugs!

alicaz said...

oh la la! Fabulous card! Love the purples and the images are very stylish!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs,
Alica ;)

craftybunny said...

Very elegant and beautiful.So much detail has gone into both the card and box.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful cards, very nice of you to give part of your takings to charity. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Val said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and image. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.
Hugs
Valxx

Splashbunny said...

Lovely card and box!
LOve all the bling goind on, thank you for joining us in the BLING challenge at PCJ!
Zahreen
xxx

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colors Kym! Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)