Crafty picks and congratulations…

I am so excited!  My Parisian farewell card was chosen to be featured on the My Crafty World website this week!   I feel so honoured to be mentioned alongside the other talented crafters there – their projects are amazing!

And to top that … my daughter has just landed a job working for Mills & Boon!  What fantastic news!

I just had to make her a card to let her know how proud we are of her…

I took inspiration from Kimberly, another of the featured crafters, and used similar colours and elements such as a frame, flower and butterflies, to make my card…

The flower was cut from so saffron cardstock using the big shot, then scrunched up to get this amazing texture…

…kinda reminded me of chamois leather …

The big shot was used again to cut out the label from balsa wood I had in my stash, then I stamped the sentiment in early espresso ink, sponged the edges and added the pearls and a teeny, tiny bow.

I loved the look of the faux leather and wood together – so pleased with the way they turned out.

I used the distressing kit on the edges of the very vanilla cardstock and added splashes of crumb cake ink with my aqua painter to give a shabby chic look – great fun to do!

More stamping on the inside too, and I added some designer series paper …

And I didn’t forget the envelope, I lined it with more designer series paper to match …

I hope she liked it!

All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for dropping by today

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9 Comments to “Crafty picks and congratulations…”

  1. Congrats on getting being featured on My Crafty World, great card, thanks for commenting on my blog as well. I have seen your blog, very nice! I will be back for another visit soon!!!

  2. Way to go! Great for both of you!

  3. Congratulations Gill and best wishes to your daughter too. I am sure she will love this card it’s gorgeous x

  4. Congratulations Gill on being published, well deserved! Congrats to your daughter as well, the card is beautiful!
    Val x

  5. Well Done Gill – you are way too crafty and Congrats to your daughter also x
    Clare x

  6. Beautiful card! I love all the layered elements! They go great together!

  7. Card is gorgeous I’m sure she will love it! Congrats to your daughter, I have been reading Mills & Boon since I was 15 so am very jealous ;o)
    Stacex

  8. Beautiful card and fabulous news! Well done to you both! xxx

  9. Such a beautiful card and envelope! This would have to be my favourite colour combo, I love it!

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