Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Birthday card for a very special friend which is also my last DT project for Snazzy's

 Hello and welcome lovely visitors,

As I was fresh from the fabulous weekend of Anna Dabrowska workshop at Snazzy's so had a head full of 'Finn' style techniques, I wanted to make a birthday card for Elaine who spent part of that weekend with me, that included at least a nod towards Anna's style.  I also wanted to make a 2nd project for my final week on the Snazzy's DT so decided to combine the two.  So, instead of my usual sneak peek of a DT project I am going to show more photographs on here but if you want a bit more detail on the how to, please hop over to the Snazzy's DT blog.

Whilst I really liked the chalk effect designs on one side of the papers, most of them cried out for scrapbooking but the reverse sides are the ones I really fell in love with so these are what I used for both my DT projects this month and they were perfect for Elaine's card.  There was also a perfect sentiment on one of the stickers so it just had to be, lol!

I chose to co-ordinate all the embellishments rather than alter the colours with sprays as you usually see in Anna's beautiful work but I did want the dimension.






I loved playing with all these bits and pieces but I still can't stop 'over thinking' as Anna puts it, lol!  It takes me an age of moving things around until the balance pleases my eye ;D!

Until next time.............

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

20 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

A lovely card and a brilliant sentiment: your friend is sure to be really delighted and moved by such a kind thought! Julie Ann xx

Brenda Brown said...

A very beautiful cad Lesley and a wonderful take on Anna's style. I love how you added the dimensional elements and created a fabulous collage. I bet your fiend loves this card and will treasure it for a long time to come
hugs {brenda} x0x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a gorgeous card they will miss you for sure ! wishing you all the nest and sending hugs ! I am sure this card will be treasured xx hugs x trace x

Helen said...

Beautiful card, Lesley, glad you showed us extra photos. i am sure Elaine loves it.

Anita Abercrombie said...

That's beautiful Lesley x

lisa said...

It's a really beautiful card, Lesley. I hate double sided papers as I can never decide which to use and just end up stroking them instead!!
The colours are lovely, very restful. Elaine is going to love it.
Hugs Lisax

Beryl said...

It's a beautiful card Lesley. Hope we'll still be seeing some of your work on here - that's if OH isn't whisking you off here there and everywhere that is.(Have you found him a hobby yet?) Enjoy your time together.
Beryl xx

Hazel Agnew said...

It's a wowser card Lesley. Can't wait to get inspiration from our class in November. Your friend will be delighted. X

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Lesley, so beautiful and feminine. I agree with Beryl, and hope we'll be seeing more like this. Elaine is a very lucky lady to receive this and I'm sure she loved it.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Isn't that sentiment so true? You're certainly going out in style!! I absolutely love the way that the apricot/peach lace echoes the soft apricot of those floral centres. I must admit I prefer this to the sprayed variety & can definitely relate to the over thinking bit.
This is a real delight!
Hope you're not worn out.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

sam21ski said...

WOW gorgeous card Lesley and you can certainly see where the inspiration has come from.

Hope Elaine liked it too.

Sam xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lesley, beautifully coordinated too, I just love the little touch of pink lace, so delicate! :D xx

Elaine said...

I did love this card very much indeed. Thank you so much Lesley, it really does have the wow factor. It is a special memento of our wonderful weekend together and a brilliant interpretation of Anna's style, but with your own special take on it. The sentiment is so true and I feel honoured you gave your last Snazzy's DT project fo me. I know they will miss your special talent. Lots of love, my special friend, Elaine xxx

butterfly said...

Absolutely delightful finale to your Snazzy's work, Lesley - have left lots of love over there!
Alison x

Sally H said...

stunning card, Lesley! So elegant and beautiful! Double sided papers cause a real dilemma here too!

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Lesley xxx

veronica said...

a really special card lesley, it's beautiful

isisimaginings.com said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colours.

massofhair said...

Your colour scheme is so different and i love that you have added dimension.

Am sure your friend loved your card and will treasure it forever :-) x

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a lovely card Lesley, the coordinated colours are so pretty, which I prefer to be honest. They look beautiful against those pretty papers, and the sentiment is fab. Hugs, Judith xx