Saturday 15 August 2009

Creeping round the Boss!

This card had to be a bit special because it was for my boss, Lol! Actually, I retired at the beginning of May but was asked if I could help out over a difficult staffing time they're having just now, so although Jayne is technically my boss she is and has been a very good friend for a number of years now.

Jayne is also a friend who, although she isn't a crafter herself has always taken great interest in the things I make and has been very encouraging so I like to make sure her cards are a bit special.

This design is a card within a card. The outer card is folded gatefold style and the inner card is a normal C5 fold. For this card I used a precious sheet of my Graphicus Guild BP pack in a beautiful grey. It almost seems to shimmer like silk. I'm not going to bore you with details of the cutting and stamping as I think it's fairly obvious what I did but if there's anything anyone would like to ask me, please feel free to email or leave a question in the comments. I did also stamp the image I have used below and another sentiment into the inside of the C5 fold card.

Once again everything, stamps, inks, etc., I used on this card are available at Graphicus but you have to join the Guild to get the paper. They have just brought out a beautiful new cd though, called Decadent Brocade, and there are several paper designs on it that are very much like (if not exactly the same) the one I have used, and lots of others that are absolutely gorgeous.

I was really pleased with this card because I thought it suited Jayne's taste perfectly and I was right because she really loved it.


Aquarius said...

Lovely card and I particularly like the humming bird but don't recognise it - maybe I'm having a senior moment (again).

Thanks for your input on my cute snowman stamp - I had another go and have posted on my blog.

Lynne K said...

Not just a bit special, Lesley, it's absolutely beautiful. No wonder your friend loved it.

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Lesley! Such gorgeous colours and perfect stamping! Superb x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the colours on this one Lesley. Gorgeous card, and I'm not surprised your friend was pleased with it, Judith x

Jo said...

Simply gorgeous! You have impeccable taste, Lesley

Val said...

This is abssolutely stunning - love the subtle shimmer, and in fact everything.

Thanks also for your comments and encouragement.


veronica said...

really lovel;y card Lesley - I love the colour scheme. the bird works so well on the shape on the front too

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Thanks for visiting me whilst I was on my hols and your lovely comments.

This card is absolutely stunning, great creation.

B x

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card Lesley.
I meant to pop over here last night and say......see you tomorrow but got involved with something else. So instead......see you in a couple of hours. Although I have probably missed you now.

Maureen said...

Lovely card Lesley, it is hard to use that beautiful BP stash but we must - to make way for the next lot, thanks for visiting my blog and your comments - maureen x

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley, just want to say how wonderful your artwork is. I've been looking at your gallery on the Graphicus guild group. The mirror is stunning don't know if I'd ever be able to achieve such work but it has given me the impetus to one day have a go... I should relly try to attend some workshops.. I never , I love your stuff its great.
Sue B x

Val said...

Hi Lesley - really jealous that you got to the Christmas stamp launch - bet you had a brilliant time!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Missed this one making an appearance. It is lovely. I am not surprised your friend loved it!

So unusual - I have never seen one made in this style before. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.

Thank you also for your helpful info on using my cuttlebug folders - will also be trying this too.

So a few days in the office - at least that will provide a bit more crafty stash money!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Love Jules xx

Maya said...

She is gonna love it!!
Wonderful papers and colours and fab details!
Hugs from Maya:)

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Oooh, Decadent Brocade, eh? Sounds lovely! Will check that out.

This is certainly a special card.. Jayne will love it.

Chris xx

P.S. Thanks for the visit and comment! Bless you! :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh my Lesley this is Gorgeous!!!!I absolutely love the look and the colors, oh your friend/boss will treasure this card....
Hugs, Christina

Deb said...

Stunning card Lesley, your boss will really appreciate it! I agree, it is worth making something that bit special for people who appreciate a handcrafted card!
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome back message, I am so touched!
hugs Debx

Isabelle Norris said...

those are gorgeous!! unusual but stunning colours