Wednesday, 28 November 2012

For a Special Friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is one I made with a friend in mind. She has had a horrible year - her daughter moved over to Australia to live earlier this year. The daughter came back in July to get married and then returned to Australia with her husband; her son and daughter in law are due to have a baby any time now but I think my friend is feeling a little left out and would like to be able to do more with helping to prepare things for the baby, also I think there has been some disagreements between them; their business is not doing too well in the recession and worst of all, her Dad was diagnosed with cancer and is not expected to see the year out. So, A, you know who you are, this is for you!

I used the 'Snowman' CD Rom from Crafters Companion for the image and backing papers. The image is decoupaged and I cut the corners with Fiskars scissors to make a concave(?) corner on all 4 corners. I matted and layered this onto silver mirri and then onto dark blue centura pearl card. I did the same with all of the corners to make them match. I fixed two gems to the snowman for his 'coal' buttons and coloured these with a black marker as I didn't have black gems in my stash. I cut a piece of acetate that was slightly larger than the mats so that it would bow a little to add dimension. As I wanted a snow effect on this, I put dabs of  'Dries Clear' adhesive intermittently onto the acetate and then sprinkled with glitter. I then attached it to the topper with red liner tape.


I made an easel card from white cardstock. I matted and layered a darkish blue backing paper from the Cd onto silver mirri and then onto dark blue centura pearl. I did this twice. The first one was placed onto the top part of the easel and then the topper and acetate was secured to this, again using red liner tape. The second piece was placed on the bottom of the easel. Before I attached this, I attached a dark blue ribbon and then a narrower silver ribbon to the inner part of the blue ribbon. I then tied a bow using both types of ribbon and attached this to the band of blue ribbon. To make the stopper, I printed a sentiment onto card and put this through my hot foil machine using silver foil. I cut the corners to match the topper, chalked it with mid blue chalk to match the lighter backing paper and matted and layered this onto silver mirri and then onto the dark blue centura pearl. I secured this to the card using silicone glue. I cut some snowflakes from white card using the Pot Pourri Cricut cartridge and chalked these also with the chalk. I attached a silver gem to the centre of each of the snowflakes and then  attached the snowflakes to the card.


The acetate cover, bowed to give dimension.


I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-
Kraftyhands - Christmas Creations - use at least one Crafters Companion or Kraftyhands product http://kraftyhandschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012_11_01_archive.html
My Craft Creations - All Things Christmas http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/p/all-things-christmas.html
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/week-182-bring-on-bling.html
Crafters Companion - Favourite Colour Combination - use at least one Crafters Companion product http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/november-challenge-favourite-colour.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Number 8 - Ribbon and or lace http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012_11_01_archive.html
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Number 33 - Use at least two ribbons http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you for calling by.

Happy crafting.

Wendy xx

28 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very sweet, I love The Snowman. Thanks for playing at CR.

Lexie said...

Not a fan of the Snowman, but this is brill!
xx

Linda said...

I am sure your friend will just adore this fabulous card. The papers are fabulous and loving the embellishments.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a lovely card to cheer up your friend! She'll love it!
Hugs
Dawn x

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card Wendy, love the Snowman images, thank you for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck with all your challenges xxxx

CraftyCatDesigns said...

Sweet card & a lovely thought for your dear friend. :)

Mandy :)

caroline spice said...

Such a wonderful easel card xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

So sweet. xx

Andree said...

A lovely card Wendy, the trick with the snowy acetate is a fabulous idea. I'm sure your friend will be grateful for your kind thoughts x

Sheila said...

Beautiful card Wendy, thanks for joining in with my challenge, good luck x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Marianne. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Lexie. I'm not fond of the film but like this cd rom. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Linda. I hope she does like it. Wendy xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Dawn. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Avril. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you andy. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Caroline. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Nicky. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Andree. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sheila. xx

craftygranny said...

Aww beautiful i love the snowman . Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sheila. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Trisha. xx

sam said...

i so love this card it is fab xx Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle DT hugs sam x

Toni Herron said...

Oh how adorable is this card! Loving it!
Sorry to hear about your friend! I hope things get better for them soon!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week..
Toni - DT

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sam. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Toni. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Wendy xx

carol said...

Gorgeous creation, so sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CR x carol