Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Forty and Fabulous

I can hardly believe it's been nearly a week since my last blog post, I just don't seem to have the energy to craft much at the moment, I'm having a flare up of my fibromyalgia that seems to have gone on for ages, and, unfortunately my blog has had to take a bit of a back seat.  Apologies for sporadic posting, hopefully Mr Mojo will make a return, along with my energy levels and enthusiasm soon, and normal service can be resumed!
Anyhooo........ today's card was a special order, for someone to give a lady for her 40th birthday.  The birthday girl loves bags and shoes, is very much a girly girl, and could I please put a bottle of vodka on it too.  My mind immediately went to these fabulous Xcut dies, which I borrowed from my Mum, they're perfect for girly makes with shoes and bags galore, and there's a bottle die in the set too.
 I rummaged in my stash and found a handbag shaped blank, which I thought would be the perfect base for this fun card.  The patterned papers are Papermania Happy Days, to which I've added various colours of plain card, glitter card, a touch of red Stickles and tag with a stamped greeting on.  I used a white gel pen to add the detail to the bottle labels and a Tea Green Promarker to shade the glass.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Inky Chicks - #49 - Die Cuts Only
Papertake - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #39 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - #62 - Shaped Cards
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #105 - "B" - Bags, bow, bottle, booze
My Time to Craft - #261 - Die Cuts Only
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #75 - High Heels and Purses
Sister Act - #77 - Anything Goes


  1. Ohhhh wow this is absolutely beautiful x

  2. What a super card Wendy, lovely work! Hope you're feeling better soon, Jx

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful detailing.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sue xx

  4. Wendy this is just brilliant, sorry your Fibro has flared up..hope you get a rest from it soon, hugs xxx

  5. Stunning as always.... Loving the detail...Super card..

    Andrea TTPH

  6. Beautiful card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  7. Wow, This is brilliant, Perfect for our challenge.....
    Thank you for joining in our challenge over in TTPH Good luck x

  8. Fabulous!! You have such great ideas!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! Hope you are feeling better soon1

  9. Wow I love this. Such a fab shape and all those little girly extras are fantastic. What a brilliant idea for a 40th. Thanks for joining in with our shaped card challenge at TTPH this time.
    Dawn S TTPH DT xx

  10. Super fabulous 40th birthday card! Wow you have done a great job. TFS. Thank you for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges for the shaped card week :)

    Katya Bess

  11. A clever original way to use the dies.Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz

  12. What a great project! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle! Hope to see you next time and good luck!

  13. Fab! such a brill card for the recipient..i love making this type of card too, so personal to who its for. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic , DT x


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