Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Another age card

More of the shopping bag saga - it seems I had left the water in my steam iron so it wouldn't get as hot as the first time I did them, when I poured the water out, DUH! I had to throw 6 bags out, as I ruined them, I am going to take 11 into work and hopefully sell them as seconds!!!!  I took the good ones in and all were pleased with them, I also sold a few more and had some orders too, at the end of the day, I may break even.

I was asked by one of the girls in the office to make a card for her friend who is a fanatical Celtic supporter.  Not being a football fan I had to search on line to see what they were all about.  I copied their emblem and made it into a backing paper in PS, I then "masked" it and it covered the 6. I made green stripes on white as that is their shirt colour and masked and covered the 3, it seems they have a tartan, I hope I have used the right one, which I used as a backing and printed directly onto the card. I also got from the web a photo of the cup they won in France and copied the colours of the ribbons by adding ribbons onto the footballs border I made up in PS. I then 3D'd the scarf to make it look like it was around the six.  I cut his name out of black card with my Cricut.   I am glad to say she was thrilled, just hope the recipient will be.







I am going to enter the card into the following challenges.


http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/    Use something Green

 http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/             Inspirational creations

 http://nettiegsdandydigitalgemschallengeblo.blogspot.com/         Your Showcase

 http://www.papercreationsink.com/search/label/Challenge%20#19   "Show Us Your Style Using Your Favorite Technique" 

http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/         Paper Piecing

 

20 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Fantastic themed 60 card hun, I know a few gents who would love something like this. I'm glad that the bags weren't a complete loss - I do hope you at least manage to recoup your outlay. Hugs Sxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Faith, This is brilliant, I'll bet it goes down a storm and it looks wonderful too, clever you:0) I'm glad you managed to salvage some of your bags, it sounds as if they could be a great success, shame that they didn't all turn out perfect, better luck next time, Gay xxx

Holly said...

This really turned out so special and I know the friend is going to love it. You are really clever in the card design - I love how you did the scarf!

Anonymous said...

Hi Faith, just catching up and read your last post. These bags sound fab - let's have a look then! I'm on the look out for a bag I can take books and stuff to work in. I'm using a naff Avon one at the moment. Don't give up - it sounds like a fab idea!!

Two fabulous cards on both posts!Love this 60th one - very clever!
xx

Vicky Hayes said...

There you are - I knew you'd sort it out! Good luck with your venture Faith, it's a brilliant idea. Your card is amazing and I bet it'll go down a storm! Vicky x

Aileen said...

Wow Faith I think you've nailed it and I'm positive the recipient would be thrilled. Brill card!

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic card, Faith! I love everything about it. I'm glad you're going to break even. Maybe you'll even be ready to try some more.

Viv said...

This looks brillaint Faith, well done. I have exciting news on my blog tomorrow too btw.( secret smile) :) Viv xx

Rene said...

This is amazing! Just awesome! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

sarah's little snippets said...

What a super card Faith, the details are amazing! I love your last card too the black and white is very elegant. I'm glad you were able to save most of the bags ~ it's a great idea and I'm sure you'll make lots more :) Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card for the footy fan.I'm sure he'll appreciate it.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FAN-tastic card (see what I did there? LOL!) . . . seriously, it's BRILLIANT Faith. He'll LOVE it.

As to the bags . . . well I'm glad to hear the issue has been resolved and that you will probably break-even. YAY! xxx

Hanneke said...

What a great card you posted on MIM! Love the colors and shape! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

Miranda said...

great card Faith, love the colours
thanks for joining our challenge this week over at paper creations ink
hugs
Miranda
PCI DT

Mary J said...

Absolutely gorgeous Faith! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary x

Kerry said...

I have a little bit of experience with Celtic Faith and if the girl's friend is a true fanatic he will LOVE the card. Celtic fans really are fanatical about their team and will follow them all over the world...I think they're rated as one of the best football supporters of their team...ever!! You really did your homework ... the badge and stripes are perfect and I love the little scarf lol. xx

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for entering your beautiful card in our Showcase Challenge at Nettie G's Digital Gems Challenge.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
NGDG DT Lead & Challenge Co-ordinator

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Faith I think you have a great crafting style , I love your blog and the cards you make are FAB Hugs Elaine.

Kimberley said...

What a lot of effort you put into this fabulous birthday card. I'm sure the football supporter will be 'over the moon' to receive it.

Kimberley