Friday, May 03, 2013

Notes for Mother.

Today I have something a little different, I've made a set of note cards in a presentation box as one of the little gifts I plan to give my Mum on Mother's Day - which is next Sunday here in Australia; Mum's always needing a card for this or that so I made them with different sentiments.  Warning; Photo-Heavy post coming up 
I made the box by cutting up a box that one of the presents to my grandbabies came in, it holds six cards, six envelopes and I made some envelope seals by printing on self-adhesive paper which I mounted on a piece of card on the inside of the lid. Here's a picture of them...  

Gem of a Challenge has Recycle for their challenge theme, so I'm entering there, That Craft Place wants to see an Altered Item, hopefully this is fine to enter there too.
The patterned paper is silver grey, the black is flocked and has silver glitter detail, very pretty IRL.  The ribbon is from my stash, it's glued on up to the slider and to the edge of the base, the bow keeps the box shut (the lid is "hinged") 
The whole idea came about when I saw the theme at Less is More is this fab Sketch - I really love a sketch and thought this nice Clean and Simple look is easy to replicate to make a set of cards like this!  Easy it was, but time consuming nonetheless.    
I used a digistamp from Digistamp Boutique one of  the Black Floral set.  I used word to change the colour so I could have a set of six variations, I added six different sentiments (Thinking of You, With Love, Just Because, A Note To Say... and For You)  I'll be entering the Digistamp Boutique Monthly Challenge
I mounted each image on cardstock to match the image and sentiment (made on the computer) and added pearls from my stash to match too - those I didn't have a match for I coloured to suit with Copics.
I used my Versa Mark pen, traced over the image and embossed with Clear Detail EP - it's hard to see in the photos, but it's there!)

I did a simple embossed border using my score board, mounted the image panel on foam pads then the sentiment on to that with more foam pads.  
Simon Says Challenge theme is "Happy Mail" - cards that are for Just Because rather than specific occasions, I'm in - in spades!  Sweet Stampin' has Anything But a Birthday so I'm in there too :-)
I used the same image on the inside of the cards, scaled down and flipped (I love digis!) to "fit" the outside edge of the card. Bearly Mine Challenges and Paper Crafting Journey  have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering there.
That's (finally!) about it for today's project, I'll be back on Sunday with my latest offering for the Here Come The Boys challenge.  I
I've had a lovely day today, we went in to Perth to the Mint to buy some gold as a birth gift for the twins; Perth Mint is world renowned, it holds over 3 billion dollars worth of gold reserves from countries around the world,half of that from the US alone!  It's a beautiful old building and it has a most drool-worthy jewellery shop.  The watch I got for Christmas came from there, made with a 1959 (yup, I'm that old, lol) Australian sixpence as its face and a fob chain - it's gorgeous!  We had lunch at one of our favourite haunts and I've done nothing but craft/blog since we came home - perfick!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely set of notecards. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Rachel said...

Beautiful collection of cards, I love the colours.

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Vicky said...

They are so gorgeous and pretty hun...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Chrissie said...

Your LIM cards are all gorgeous and the first card on this posting looks really sumptuous!
Thanks so much for joining us.
Less is More

Sue said...

WOW!! Such a stunning set of note cards Donna. I really love this image and the different colour-ways. The designs are so elegant.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Wendy L said...

What a wonderful array of cards. I have used the same image on my blog post tomorrow. xxxxxx

Gail said...

This black and white is stunning. Elegant, pretty, sweet, and very nice. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great it
Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Heather said...

Such fabulous card, a gorgeous image and your black & white is just scrumptious!!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Gale said...

Donna this is a gorgeous set of note cards. They are so elegant. I know your Mom is going to love them. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Tracy said...

Really beautiful, very elegant.
Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place x

Cathy said...

Wow, these look fantastic Donna! What a great idea for Mother's Day and I love the gift box to hold them in. Congrats on your showcase at LIM :) Cathy x

Darnell said...

What?! Look at all those fantastic cards! You are truly an inspiration, Donna! Congratulations on the well-deserved win at LIM!!