Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A card for Lizzie

I hope you didn't just faint at the sight of a blog post! This is the first card I've had time to take a pic off,  let alone edit and blog. Have been busy with work, uni and life. I am going to Europe with my beautiful niece in May and organising the trip is also taking time, but so much fun :-)

My lovely work friend Liz reached a significant milestone birthday the other week and I made a card for everyone to sign. I wanted pretty and vintagey and found lots of inspiration on Splitcoast, especially this card, which I merged into one card.

Here's my card:

Forgive the poor photography. It was late at night by desk lamp. I am pleased to say that Liz loved it and said that she'd been hoping to get a 'Fi card'. Sweet words indeed. Also gratifying to over hear someone say 'did she make that??'. Had fun, and made a big mess, all the joys of stamping.

I used 'Established Elegance', 'Perfectly Penned', 'French Foliage' by SU and PTI's 'Big B'day Wishes' and their number dies. Paper is Su's Beau Chateau. I had to go on Youtube to figure out how to emboss the little frame, but once I saw the tutorial it worked perfectly, no more crumples!

I really wanted to make a card for my friend Andrea's 50th but having 3 other birthday cards to make, on top of this one, and several uni assignments all due meant time just ran out. Sorry Andrea. Maybe I'll get to make a (very) belated one.

Hope you all have a great week (month, six months LOL).
Hope to catch you after my next uni essay is finished,
Fi xox


H2 :) said...

Hi Fi, absolutely stunning card! You've captured the vintage feel perfectly & the mix of colours/elements/products is fabulous - no wonder Liz was rapt with it. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hello Fi! I soooooo wish I knew you were blogging again! And ... your first post ... mentioned ME!!!! Please don't worry about the card. It is just nice to know you were thinking of me ... when I also passed this milestone! And ... I totally get how hard it is sometimes to keep up! I am so excited to see you here again. And ... the card is just stunning! So glad you got some well deserved praise! Hugs Andrea xxx
PS ... is it possible for you to add an email subscription button to your blog ... so I can sign up and get email alerts when you post??? Hugs xxx

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