Sunday, 15 April 2012

Home is Where the Heart Is

I've made this card for a friend, who after spending years nursing her elderly, sick parents, has finally got a place of her own again.
The shaped card blank is from Express Yourself and the little door actually opens!  As it's plain white I had free reign to embellish away to my hearts content!  I stamped flowers and leaves round the doorway using my geriatric See Ds stamps and coloured the door with Distress Ink in Barn Door, adding a gunmetal gem for a handle.  I cut the window frame with nesties and made curtains from tiny scraps of paper.  I then stamped a plant pot and flowers with See Ds, cut out and added to the window sill.  I made steps from a scrap of grey card and bushes from a scrap of  green card.  The pink flowers were punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and I stuck tiny yellow gems on for the centres.  The birds and pot by the door were all stamped with See Ds stamps too.  I bought heaps of See Ds when they first came out years ago but hadn't really used them for ages.  I quite enjoyed resurrecting them for a play!
I cut the roof from Bazzil card and stamped the sentiment in Pumice Stone Distress Ink using a Personal Impressions stamp.  The heart was made with a Spellbinders Mixed Media die.
I had a great chance to make a tiny dent in my scrap box with this card, now I just have to work out what to do with the rest of my scrap mountain!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Hiding in my Craft Room - #42 - super scraps Saturday
Fairy Fun Friday - #76 - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - inspired by a song - Our House by Madness
Scrappy Frogs - shape it up - shaped card
That Craft Place - #9 - anything but square or rectangle

22 comments:

  1. Sweet meaningful card!
    All your creations are adorable!
    aureliaeugenia

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  2. This is so lovely Wendy and I'm sure your friend will absolutely adore it.
    Edna x
    I agree with you about the SeeD's - I've tons of the alphabets and a few image sets kicking about somewhere. They probably thought it was their birthday seeing daylight and ink again :) LOL

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  3. what a really special card to recieve - love all the details - fab

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  4. How special is this Wendy, sure tour fried will really appreciate it.

    B x

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  5. Beautiful Card, Your Friend will love it..

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  6. Fantastic card, love all the little touches. x

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  7. This is fantastic Wendy, love all the beautiful details.
    Wendy xx

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  8. Wow what a beautiful, clever card, I love it, Hugs Debbie x

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  9. so stunning wendy.the design is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. This is really fab Wendy - your friend is really going to love it!!! Hugs Rachel xx

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  11. Great card Wendy. It's always nice to make a personal card that will mean so much to someone special. I love it. xx

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  12. This is so sweet Wendy. What a lovely card for your friend.

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  13. This is wonderful Wendy... :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  14. Your friend will love this, as I do. Elaine

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  15. This is fab Wendy, I am sure your friend will love it. Tinaxx

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  16. What a gorgeous creation, love it so much!

    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  17. Wow gorgeous card, love the house shape and the way it's decorated is stunning. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

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  18. WOWOWOWOWOWWOW! How AWESOME is this???? You did a great job with a clean canvas of a house!!!

    Great Job!!

    Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  19. Beatiful shape card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

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  20. Cute shape card! I like the flowers on your house(Your friends flowers on her house). LOL Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR DT An'Jenic!

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  21. Lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at That Craft Place this time x

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  22. Your friend will surely cherish this beauty. It is so detailed and a delight to look at
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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