Thursday, 30 June 2011

Stylishly Fabulous 40!

Had a day of just pleasing myself today after a small bit of paperwork this morning. So as usual when I have any time for me, I spent it making a mess!!!
Don't you just love paper, glue, stamps and ink everywhere????? One of the downsides about having a craft room cum office which is away from the house is that you tend to forget there is housework - hence the thick layer of dust which is covering all my furniture...lol... on the upside though is because I am not in the main house I can make as much mess as I want, then happily shut the door and go into the (dust laden) house without a backward thought!
So today I set to and finished this card which is a commission for a lady at the Club who's daughter is (in her words) "very chic and modern and has a succesful career".
I really like this bold colour combo and hope she will too.
The stamps I confess are not mine.... they belong to Maureen and I stamped them out when she was here last year  and despite my best efforts to hide them when she was leaving she managed to halt all my attempts at theft -  Maureen also made the paper scrunchy flower (which I absolutely adore but don't have the patience to sit and make!) and it started life on another card but I rescued it and recycled it!
I used black cardstock layered with bright yellow and white then some black and white spotty paper. I used a MS punch then stuck it over some yellow card and found a small piece of yellow spotty ribbon which luckily stretched just enough! Image and the flourish coloured with Promarkers and I used three tiny gold pearls were from my stash. The 'Fashion Fades' sentiment I had to print out on the PC as I had used up the orginal stamped ones. 
The wording on the base were also PC generated and I tried to match the font as near as I could to one of the original stamped sentiments which I used on the box lid.
I made the box from the same black cardstock used for the card and used the last scrap of the spotty ribbon for a little bit of decoration.
Please let me know what you think!


Challenges -
The Crafty Pad - Bold and Bright
Pear Tree Designs - Stamp Something 
Little Darlings - Favourite colour combo (one of many!)
Dream Valley - Ribbons


11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Viv, love the colour & style xx Jan

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  2. Hi Viv. This is stunning. What a great colour combination and design. Simply amazing. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  3. Viv I love it! Perfect fot the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week! Thanks for joining us & I hope you can play again!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  4. Super card Viv, she is one classy lady. Yvonne xx

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  5. Hi Viv

    Wow!! This is one amazing colour combo .. .. love it!!!

    Brilliant image, sentiment and embellishments too.

    I am sure your customer and the receipient will love it too.

    Love Jules xx

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  6. Oh this is priceless and so cute! A great color combo too! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

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  7. Stunning and very classy. The colours are fabulous.
    Anne x

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  8. wow, this is fantastic viv.the bold colour combo is stunning and i love the stylish image and matching box :D


    xx coops xx

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  9. Wow Vivvy darl loving this the colours are fabby, hope your well, check your e mails darlin happy saturday from me xxxxx

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  10. Wow, this is so stylish! I love the vivid colour combo you've used, and the box is so chic! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    luv, Mags x

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  11. This is gorgeous! I love the pop of yellow on the black background. Thanks for joining us this week at Little Darlings Challenge. hugs, Angela

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