Friday, 1 November 2013

A different kind of card

Hi there. Well the nights are drawing in and it's getting colder. I hope you're all ok and that the storms didn't affect you. My son Chris and his lovely girlfriend Lexi have recovered from their flu now which is great.
Today's card is a bit different than I usually make but there was a good reason for that. Fiona, a lovely lady who knows my hubby,  asked if I could make a card for her husband for their 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary but as he is blind it couldn't just look nice, he had to be able to feel the elements on the card. I wasn't quite sure what to make but she asked if it could have the same background as the card I had made for Stuart on our 25th anniversary (on an earlier post) and as her husband liked to garden something to show that too. After I sent her a few photos to see if I was on the right track, this is the card I made for her husband.


As you can see there are a lot of things to feel. The silver pearlescent card was debossed with a lattice pattern, the plant pot embossed with dots, the silver garden tools are corrugated and the leaves, letters and numbers are separate die cuts which can be traced with your fingers. Just to finish, a few raised adhesive dots.

Fiona was so pleased with the card she sent a donation for my local MS society, of which I'm a member, which was so lovely of her! She's since told us that her husband really liked the card which I'm so happy about. I hope they had a wonderful day.

Card Recipe

Card Blank- 8"x8" Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Mirri card and Pearlescent card from stash
Dies- Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet. Flower pot and stem dies from the old Sizzix hand cutter (I can't even remember what that machine was called )
Embossing Folders- Crafters Companion Embossilicious 6"x6" Lattice used to deboss the card and a dotty folder that was free with a magazine.
Other bits and bobs- Fork and spade from stash (how lucky was that, that they were silver!). Glitter adhesive dots in 3 sizes from local shop.

That's it for today. I think I'll colour something while my hubby subjects me to sport on the tv ( it is his turn to watch something he likes!) but oh, how I wish for a craft room.

  Sending you all a hug
Debra x


  1. Fab design and details, lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Hi Debra Hope you are well what a fantastic card and an amazing story not surprised your friend loved it I think the way you have made it and the great textures is just brilliant. Glad your son and girlfriend are well again and good to hear you craft when your husband watches sport that's me all over. I do have a small craft room its the box room and it fits its name full of my boxes of craft stuff!! Enjoy the weekend Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  3. Hi Debra,
    What an awesome card.I bet you stuck those embellies on REAL good, lols. It's great to get feedback on the cards you make isn't it. Glad your son and gal are getting over the flu …. I'm glad to be back in NZ because I couldn't have handled a cold winter on top of the cold summer I had in northern France, we're heading on into summer here now and I'm pleased for it.
    Keep Well, Happy coloring…
    Nicky =^-^=


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Debra x