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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Friday, 10 February 2012

My Dad's Card

Well we woke to a winter wonderland as a few cms of snow had fallen over night - nothing major though, all roads clear, but the fields etc do look pretty.

Right for those of you who visited my desk for WOYWW you would've seen the beginnings of this card. My first idea didn't work out as I hoped so I changed plans and went with this instead.

You'll see it's a combination of Sheena Douglas stamps. I masked the poppies from the paint fusion range to then stamp the cottage from the sketchy collection and coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens. My dad is an artist so I know he loves this type of image and I know he loves my interpretation of them.

So here's the image mid way.

Then here's the finished card and a few close ups.

The card is based on Centura Pearl, the matting  & layering is done with Coredinations card. The background is stamped with a text stamp from Creative Expressions. A couple of buttons and a bit of ribbon and bakers twine finish it all off! I was brave and hand wrote the sentiment in white down the side. Not something I would normally do but I wanted it to say Dad, Happy 60th Birthday without being a huge impact on the card.

I also thought I'd share the apron card I've made for my son to give his Grampy. They are pigeon fanciers who race the birds all over the country and abroad so thought this was a good idea and something different.

More Centura card for the base which I cut into an apron shape then I used Coredinations card which I distressed by sanding. I made the pocket and printed the note and pencil from a MCS CD, then added string and twine. I drew the white stitching on and popped the 60 and Grampy on too.

Both cards will be given in enveloboxes I've made on my envelobox board, using... yes you guessed it, more Centura pearl card!

Take care & stay warm. Zo xx


TangolikeRaindrop said...

Stunning! What a beautiful card. :) x

Anonymous said...

I love this cards. Stunning. All the best, sparcstation

Teresa said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the poppies, too beautiful. xx

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lovely cards hon - I hope your Dad had a lovely birthday. Debs xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card you have made for your Dad, I like the background image the red really lifts it, I also like the apron card.
Kevin xx

Louise Welsh said...

beautiful cards the poppies and the background scene are fab. louise xx

Sheena said...

Wow! Your card is amazing!
I've got a little award for you on my blog as a thank you for being inspirational.


coops said...

wow stunning cards zoe.the poppy card is fantastic and i love the fab apron ;D

xx coops xx

Jayne said...

Great cards Zoe, the apron is fab and I absolutely adore the poppy one, I love Sheena's stamps and what you have done with them is absolutely beautiful! Love Jayne. x x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is gorgeous love the image and the apron is fab, hugs ♥ Pops x

Lynsey said...

Hi Zo what fab cards! Those poppies look so lovely!
Hugs Lynsey x

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous creation Zoe, love them all

Ali x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your apron card is great fun Zo. However, I really love the card you made for your dad, the contrast between the black and white and the red poppy is really stunning.

I hope your dad has a great day today.


PS Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement, they are really appreciated.