Sunday, 5 May 2013

Celebration card

Hi Everyone, a quick post today before going to make lunch.  Weather is cloudy but not too cold and at least dry for this Bank Holiday weekend.

My card for today is - well - BRIGHT LOL.  I needed a card for a work colleague who has been off work for a couple of months sick and retires this week.  I didn't want to have a retiring card as he is only mid fifties and as he is known in work as a moaner! I decided to cheer him up!  He had worked in our office even though he was clinical, so I always told him to cheer up and we had a lot of fun banter between us.  We are going to a "do" this week, so got this ready for him.  I know he will love it.  Hope you do too.

The image is Dancing Cactus by Elizabeth Dulemba, the colourful papers are from a digi kit Hot air balloons by Craftastical and perfect I thought for the Mexican theme with their bright colours.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC. "Celebration" because he is retiring!  I coloured the image in PS and placed all the papers then printed all the papers onto the card and printed the image out separately, cut it out then placed it onto 3D stickers to raise it. I had a big pack of buttons from Tesco for just £2.99 and they matched the colours so added them. (I have checked again, they are straight!) Also the obligatory glitter dust for the image.


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18 comments:

Shirley said...

Such a happy image Faith. The whole card looks fabulous - really bright and cheery.

Borqna said...

BRAVO!
Good luck!

Pat K said...

Fantastic, bright and cheery card Faith. Love the image, so beautifully coloured in PS. xx

Squirrel x said...

How could anyone not be cheered up by this!! Fantastic hunny, so bright and cheerful and brilliantly done. Cactitastic! Hugs Sxx

Leeann said...

I saw your card on TLC and had to stop by to comment on how cute this is. Gorgeous! I know your colleague will love it.

Michelle said...

OMG I love it!!!! What a cute image, this is such a HAPPY card!

Vicky Hayes said...

You'd cheer anyone up Faith! I love the bright colours and the fun feel of this card. Hope you're having a lovely bank holiday! Vicky x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Faith . . . great idea! It would cheer anyone up. I put my sunshades on YAY!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “something for the guys”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Lisa T said...

Wow, I love this! The colors are so bright and fun and I love the dancing cacti! Thanks for joining us this week at Sister Act.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and the image cried out for bright colours..
luv
Debby

Sally H said...

Just brilliant! A real party card! I can almost hear the Salsa music and taste the chilli, lol!

Anonymous said...

Gosh I fancy a margarita now and a bowl of nachos ! What a fun party card sure to cheer up even the most miserable. Once again another tailored made amazing card from you Faith. Sorry I have missed your posts trying to catch up.

Take care

Marie

Viv said...

Great card Faith,and what a fun image too, bet he loves the card :) Viv xx

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a fun card, the image is super cute and such a great choice in colour!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Aileen said...

The dancing cacti made me smile. Love the bright colours. x

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Faith - What a great job! And I love the sweet pattern you added to her skirt! I'm going to feature your creation in my May 14, 2013 Coloring Page Tuesday Newsletter. If you or your followers are not subscribed, they can do so at http://dulemba.com/index_ColoringPages.html .
Cheers and happy coloring!
:)
e

Bonnie said...

Another fun card! I think this is perfect for retirement!