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 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


Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the colour & style xx Jan

Always with a Sentiment said...

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

Dawn said...

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
Dawn xxx

Meggymay said...

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

Jules said...

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

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

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

annesyme said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

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

MagsB said...

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

Anonymous said...

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