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


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

  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

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

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

    B x

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

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

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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

  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

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

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

    big hugs Vicky xx

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

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

  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

  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,

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

  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!

  21. Your friend will surely cherish this beauty. It is so detailed and a delight to look at
    Cheers from Bangalore, India


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