Tuesday, 3 June 2008

2 challenges with Niece's B'day card




It's my niece's 15th birthday today so as usual left it till night before to make the card! Can't believe she's 15 already, where does the time go?!!

Anyway, when they hit teenage years money seems to go down well so wanted to make a card where I could slot some money in as well. Then I looked at 2 of the sketch challenges this week and it all fell into place.

So for the front of the card I used the sketch over on Friday Sketchers (just turned it upside down) to make this:
Then the inside looks like this

where I have used Katharina's sketch over on Stamp something on the right hand side:
and found it was perfect to adapt into flap so that it lifts up to reveal pocket underneath, like so (taken before I added any money!):
Materials:
  • Images: hamish chef, Hamish with flowers & Maggie with present from 'Maggie & Hamish' range from Funky Kits. coloured with prismas/sansodor and some stickles. Circle 'sending love' seal is cats life press stamp. 'Happy bday' is from See D set
  • Paper/card: just used 2 sheets from DCWV 8x8 blossoms & butterfly stack and managed to use it all up so no scraps left over, which is a first for me! plus brown card base and some pink glitter card.
  • Others: various nestabilities dies, SU word window punch to punch out pc printed greeting for the front and some gem brads from stash, dymo printer, scrap bit of card and sandpaper to create inside words 'show me the money'!
I'm really pleased with this card and like the way the inside is as colourful as the front - might have to do some more like this, it was fun. Off to do some DT stuff then need to do some proper jobs :(
Have a good day.

22 comments:

MichelleO said...

How wonderful! Love the fun bright colors! And how clever to have the fun inside as well! That inside flap and pocket is perfect! Just wonderful!
HUGS
MichelleO

Debbie said...

Wow What a great idea I Love it :)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Brilliant idea Fran...love how you have combined two challenges. Great work!

Carole :D

ink'n'rubba said...

wow! what a fabulous card you have created! an absolute stunner!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great combination of the two challenges!! Must have been a lot of work to make this card, with all pages done. Love the black with the bright colors!!

kes said...

loving your blog!!!
Kes
x

Kristine said...

OMG Frances! This card is one of the nicest ones I've ever seen! It is so lovely, and so well decorated on the inside as well! And the flap is sooo cool!!
Kristine

papel1 said...

2 cards in one. I love the bright cheerful colors. Challenges are new to me and I love them.
Judy

Kathy said...

This is just too cute!! I love the whole idea of it!! Your paper is beautiful!! See I wouldn't mind going through your papers either!!
(Congrats on your Spoonful of Sugar win!!)

Camilla said...

Wow!! This is really well done!:) Great idea. Hugs, Camilla.

Katharina said...

OMG Fran!! This is just amazing! A wonderful creation with a very innovative idea. Love it and must have taken hours to do it :)

Ila said...

Wow!! Gorgeous! and what a wonderful idea!!

nessy said...

oh my gosh ,what a lot of amazing work fran!! what a delightful idea!! isn`t she lucky having such a clever auntie!!??
vanessa xx

Nixe07 said...

Wow, what a stunning card. Love all the details and the colours. Great work.
Hugs, Moni

Andrea, said...

Wow this is fabulous Fran, I love the colours and images and a great design, your niece will love it. Fab father's day card as well, how did you do the embossing on it?

Shary said...

oh wow the flap card is really clever. Fantastic work.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

How awesome is this card!! I LOVE it! You rocked both those sketches Frances and I'm sure your niece will love it! The papers and images are perfect. I love the all the work inside the card, just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us! :)

Mel said...

This is stunning!

Erin... said...

well that's just genius!! and super cute too! amazing job! thanks for playing.

belinda said...

Very nice, Fran! Georgeous!

Rach said...

Wow!
what a fantastic job and brilliant idea.
Hugs RAch.x

Jo said...

OMG Fran, this is absolutely fantastic!!

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