Monday, August 15, 2011

For A Friend

It is never nice to loose someone close to you, let alone 2 loved ones in quick succession. Sadly, this happened to a blog friend of mine. I wanted to let her know that she was being thought of and send her something to (hopefully) bring a smile to her face. Going through my files, I found this card on SCS. It appealed to me on a couple of levels.

1. It used Elements of of my fave go to sets at present
2. It had a vintage feel to it which I am luvin' also
3. It gave me a chance to bust out Life Definitions....ironically a set that I purchased second hand from this girl
4. There was no Whisper White or Very Vanilla to deal with.

This is my take on the card.......

Now there was a LOT of sponging involved with this card....but well worth the effort. I also changed the top left corner with the definitions as seen here....

The rest of the card is pretty much to the original, except for the wee tag. I did not have the jewellery punch nor the wording to go inside I improvised with the word window punch (which I made smaller by double punching) and the sentiment form Wonderful Favourites.

The small piece of lace is from Singapore and I wrapped a small pewter brad around the end to keep with the vintage feel. ribbon?? (hee hee hee)

Now I also had a fair idea that this young lady was partial to the odd this led me to part 2 of the project. I think most of you are familiar with the chocolate pulls, well this was my (much) smaller version with some sachets of flavoured coffee....

and here is the set together........

Thanks for enduring all the pics in this post, but I was so very happy with the way this project turned out.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Crumb Cake (Kraft)
Ink: (SU) Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamps: (SU) Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Wonderful Favourites
Punches: (SU) Word Window Punch, Carla Craft 1" Circle Punch
Other Bits: Topaz Rhinestones fm stash, Lace fm Singapore, Mini Pewter brads, Chocolate Brown Ribbon fm stash.

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Lynda. Love your improvisations with the word window punch/sentiment.

Hope all goes well for your friend, sounds like a sad time for her right now.


Jenny Hayward said...

This is really gorgeous Lynda. What a lovely card. I love that little torn corner with the stamping under. I know that she really appreciated it. ;)

Well Done.
Jenny xxoo

Katie said...

Beautiful Lynda, you are such a lovely friend, she will be very happy to receive such a lovely thought out gift.

xxxooo ps feeling a case coming on :P