Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy 50th Birthday

Hi everyone, hope you are all cosy and crafty - I have been and am just posting this card before I head out for a spot of babysitting.  Not that my nieces are babies any more, but I'm looking after them while their Mum & Dad are on a night out. So look out for more crafty projects from them next week!

Back to today's card now and it's a special one for a close friend who is having a big birthday this coming week.  I do so love including an old photo on my card instead of a stamped image - it makes for a more personal and individual card.

Old photo's can however be quite hard to source when it's not a family member, but with much pleading and pestering I usually get there!

Once I had my image, my next problem was to get papers to match, I went through my numerous pads & sheets, but nothing suitable, the photo was quite pale and my blod papers tended to swamp the image.  Then I thought of my Ooh La La CD and it came up trumps - loads of pastel/neutral sheets to pick from!  Finally, my card has Magnolia cut flowers, a ribbon from the Papeterie, pearls and is easel style to accomodate a larger sentiment.

Femo checking it out!
Ooh La La - More than one fold
A Creative Romance - Something Old - Old photo
Wags & Whiskers - Add some leaves
CCEE Stampers - Photo or photography
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Birthdays
Papertake - So girly
Crafty Catz - Winter theme - Dressed up for winter - she was actually sat on Santa's knee in the photo till I cropped it!
The Kraft Journal - thought I'd give you a mention as it was your sketch I followed, but sadly I didn't use kraft cause in the end the image suited grey better. (But I loved your sketch!) Didn't enter challenge!


brenda said...

It never fails to amaze me that no matter how many DP's we have we can never find quite the right one, but I think those you used here are perfect to compliment to image Janice.

B x

Veerle said...

Very beautiful card Janice with lovely DP's. Hugs, Veerle xx

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card Janice, love the photo and Pauline is going to be thrilled to bits. Love the die cuts and the pretty paper too. Femo looks suitably impressed!! xx

Wynn Walton said...

Your colour combo is perfect. Glad you were able to source it from Ooh La La and thank you for sharing it with us too. Wynn DT

Lynn B said...

Great that you found a paper so wonderful from Ooh La La - thanks for sharing with us. It is a beautiful card and so personal, looks like the cat loves it too!
Lynn x

Liz said...

A great idea for making a really personal card. The papers go so well with the photo - beautiful card! xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO adorable Janice… what a fab photo and the papers are just perfect with it! Love the pretty little flowers and the pearl embellies! your friend will love this for sure!
Hope the babysitting goes ok... have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs Sue B xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Janice and I love the personal touch with the photo :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Janice, the photograph makes it really personal and your papers are perfect. I hope Femo approved!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Janice and looks like Femo has give the approval too, enjoy your babysitting x Susan x

flossbite said...

Brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS.
Fiona DT x

coops said...

so gorgeous janice.i love the soft colours and pretty papers and the old photo is a great personal touch :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Hi Janice, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us a Crafting for all Seasons.

flossbite said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week.
Fiona DT x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Janice! I love that photo and your beautiful papers! Your friend will love it for sure!
Hugs, Tammy

Exclusively by Mel said...

Wonderful card, great design and I adore your Cat!
Many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and super image for our current challenge at CFAS...
aNNie xx
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