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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Holly and or Ivy for crafty litle Fairies very last challenge : (

Hi all

Well here I am back home back from my lovely nearly three weeks in  Florida and I almost got all my blogging right and scheduled - well except this one!  I actually came back yesterday and should have scheduled this one too - but for some reason I forgot!! - I just realised that I hadn't done my post tonight so here it is!!

I'm very sad to be doing this post as its the very last one for 

Crafty Little Fairies

not just for me but for the whole challenge 
December 2014 challenge is our last challenge : ( 

and our theme is 

Holly and /or Ivy

I'm sure almost everyone will think - Christmas 
but nope - not me - I thought - 90th Birthday card!!

My friend asked me to make a card for an aunt who was 90 last month
and as she likes to have a glass of wine - that should be the theme

Whenever I get asked to make a particular theme of card I always have a look at Justinklined stamps for inspiration  and I have to say they haven't ever let me down.  I thought this digi was just perfect and as it was 'a shelf' I decided that it would work well as an easel card.  The pub blackboard looked a bit bare at the top so I decided to trim it with ivy - and there you have my not Christmas card that fits the theme!  I don't know if you can see from the picture but the image is decoupaged with several layers at the shelf - and that's where I think it's not quite right once it was all finished I realised that I should have shaded the glasses to reflect the blackboard behind but hadn't spotted it until it was all layered up because the glasses were coloured separately and layered on.  I gave them a good coat of glossy accents so they look very 'glass'  - but hey ho I can't meet my own perfection all the time! - I would have redone the glasses but I hadn't saved the size and I knew I'd never get the glasses the right size to be able to substitute them.
There's also a little pocket underneath with a verse on a label with a little pull out ribbon (you can just see it peeking out of the side) - and a lovely box -but neither saw the camera I'm afraid!! - I think I was in total holiday mode at this point and completely forgot!!

This is what I did...

Image -All the Best Chalkboard from Justinklined available here
Colored with copics and prismacolor pencils
Age is just a number sentiment - created in word
Die cuts - Circle and mount for sentiment - spellbinders
                 Ivy - Marianne dies

I hope you'll join in with us for our very last challenge to help us to bow out with a bang!!

Judith x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you had a fabulous holiday, looking forward to our next trip in January. Gorgeous card, love the chalkboard and great embellishing x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Judith, I love the image and the vines
Kevin xx

Jennifer said...

Super card, Judith...I love it!

Welcome back, glad you enjoyed yourself.

Jennifer. x

Avril Ann said...

Judith this is amazing, so rich looking with all the fabulous colours, hugs hun xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful card Judith! Love that image and the chalkboard. Glad you had a lovely time must be a shock to come back to this cold weather! Susan x

Pat said...

What a great card Judith, I love that image and all your super embellishments.

Pat xx

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super image and a great layout too, luv Sam x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. The decoupage looks fabulous.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is fabby and just what I was looking for too!!! I needed a wine based card and have just found the perfect image, Mwah thank you xx Love Hazel. P. S Dropped by to say Love the MAWTT creation too,xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Judith! I love the chalkboard sentiment and what a wonderful scene you've created… it looks just like a traditional pub… it's a wonderful design! :-)
Hope you have a good evening!
Love Sue xxx