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Monday, 30 May 2011

Forever friends card

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Good Morning Crafters, what a miserable day it is outside, brrr, cold, dull and raining, come on sun, come visit us again, please.  This is a little card I made for my Dad’s 60th birthday which was on Friday,, it was my first attempt at a tri shutter card and after a few attempts of folding this way, folding it that way, upside down, right way up,  a few choice words and then tears, I got it. You are probably saying to yourself “but its sooo easy” Yeah, thats what I thought but obviously not for me lol.  And after all the blood sweat and tears, the most popular card on the mantel piece was the MOONPIG! one Arghhh darn you Moonpig! lol.  I mean to say, you don’t even sign a moonpig card do you? You just pick an image, type your greeting and it gets delivered, how is that special?

Ok, rant over, lol.

The image I used on my card is of course a forever friends stamp, that has been carefully selected (thinking of the person who the card is for) Lovingly coloured using copics, Each little section of the tri shutter card was measured, cut and layered, punched, adhered and embellished by my fair hands(still thinking of the person it was being made for). And then placed in an envelope, licked by my own tongue and hand delivered with a kiss to the very special person it was designed and created for. lol.

What do you think of that Moonpig? eh?

I am entering my card into the following challenges: (Moonpig can’t do that lol)

Forever Friends Challenge ~ Punch it out

Craft your Passion ~ What a guy

Lexi’s Creations ~ Fathers Day

Stamping Scrapping Challenge ~ Male Card

Just add Ink ~ Fussy Cutting

Crafty Calendar ~ Teddy Bears

Crafty Sentiments ~ Special Occasions

Charisma Cardz ~ Boy oh Boy


Sande said...

OMW Donna! Your card is outstanding!! Love the shape and colors and every single detail of it! Absolutely awesome creation!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends!
Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande x

Mandy said...

Hi Donna, well I think your card is definitely better than any of Moonpig's ones!

It was worth all the sweat and tears as it looks absolutely fabulous!

take care, and the sun will soon be out again (fingers crossed!!)


Leah the Orange said...

just stunning! perfect lines, lots of cute details, and he's going to LOVE this! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Galz this week!

Crafty Chris said...

This is gorgeous Donna the sweat and tears was worth it, a beautiful shape and luv the fairy card below.
Chris x

pinky said...

Enjoyed your rant and am totally behind you Donna. That advert is banned in my house!! Love your card, so unique, pretty, handcrafted and filled with love;)

Macpurp said...

this beats any moonpig hands down anytime!

I love it!
Hope your dad had a fab birthday!
love teen xx

sharon said...

Wonderful card, so much more thought and love went into than a Moonpig card. I love the colours you've used and the cute image. Thanks for joining in at Lexis Creations. sahron x

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Donna!! I couldn't even think of attempting one of these! xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Oink oink ... Lol .. Moon pig who???? .... Lol .... We don't know any pigs ... Lol .... Loooove your card and a lot of work went into it, I'm sure your Dad will just love it , hugzzzz.com ;) xx

Mina said...

Im with you Donna we really need some sun in NI dont we...your card is gorgeous, I love that fold it works brilliantly with your cutie FF image
Mina xxx

Maria Matter said...

lol, you slay me! Moonpig cards have nothing on you Donna!

Your tri shutter is gorgeous & very impressive! You did an amazing job, I've not attempted one yet!
Take care!
hugs & blessings!

oh and I'll trade ya weather...we're hiding inside with the air conditioning today! too HOT!!

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Your card is just perfect and it is sooo neat! I just love these shaped cards!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week!
Hope to see again next time! Hugs Kobie - Lexi's DT

Jenni said...

Great card with all the clever folds! Thanks for taking the Crafty Calendar challenge this month.
Jenni x

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog recently, wow! I love this card it is fab! Love the shape and I adore FF bears xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card its super, Bet your Dads favourite was yours. Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxox

Tanya S said...

Wow what a great card.Perfect for a man card.Love that fold.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions.

jules said...

Hi Donna what a terrific card!! love it! thanks for joining us at FF!