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Thursday, 1 June 2017

A Few Labours of Love part two

Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! As I mentioned yesterday there were two very important events in May, the first was my sister's wedding and the second was the arrival of my beautiful new God-Daughter on the 17th of May. I don't want to share any personal details without her parents consent but I'm sure they won't mind me sharing the card I made to celebrate her birth. Like my sister, they've had to wait a few weeks to receive the card but thanks to a lovely email from them I know they've got it and love it which pleases me no end. *huge grin*








This card was a huge undertaking but very fun to make. I'd seen a slightly similar card on Pinterest and loved the idea of having the second Z of a double Z-Fold card at the top instead of at the bottom and I loved the idea of having a pop up cot element but didn't own  a cot die. However when I looked at the cot I realised I could make something similar using tag dies and a fence die. The heart die cut at the very top of the card was made using a Crafter's Companion die but all the rest of the diecut images and elements were made using dies purchased from eBay. The lacy border of the top Z was made using a Tonic Studio punch, the footprints and sentiment stamps were a WRMK mini stamp set and the chest of drawers were stamped then coloured and fussy cut out - I can't recall what brand the stamp set was but if I remember I'll add it to the post at a later date. The metal knobs on the chest of drawers are actually nail art pieces from eBay - I've discovered that a lot of craft supplies can be sourced cheaper if they are classed as 'beauty products' such as pear shaped sponges, mini glue brushes (made for adding false eyelashes but brilliant for adding tiny dabs of glue to thin die cuts) and dotting tools which can be used for adding paint details to projects or even better to use as embossing ball tools!The wall paper is taken from the 'Sweet Paris' 8" x 8" paperstack by Dovecraft. The pink strips and hearts were made out of Centura Pearl card stock but everything else was made using plain white card coloured with Flexmarkers. I went over the footprints on the front piece with Dovecraft glitter glue. The card does actually fold down to fit into a 5 1/2" x 7" envelope but I forgot to take a photo of it folded flat.

I'd like to enter this card into the Kinetic Card challenge over at Passion for Promarkers blog (Double Z-Fold card with pop up cot and baby mobile elements - coloured with Flexmarkers)  http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/week-397make-kinetic-card.html

I hope you like my latest make, as always if you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the usual places and until next time - keep crafting!

Crafty hugs,

Sarah xxx

p.s. here's a link to the card that inspired me on Pinterest via Google Images  https://goo.gl/images/8lmQ05

7 comments:

  1. Stunning card Sarah, I'm sure the parents will treasure it. There's so much detail in it, I'm sure it took you hours to make.

    Michele

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    1. thank you Michele, the parents really love it. It did take quite a few hours to make but it was worth it.

      Crafty hugs,
      Sarah xxx

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  2. Oh how utterly fantastic Sarah! You've done such a brilliant job on this card! Every little detail is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and congratulations on the arrival of your God-Daughter!!

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    1. Thank you Linda. I really wanted to join in with this week's challenge at PFP because I love making kinetic cards. I'm hoping to make another one over the weekend with more complicated colouring as the colouring on this card is pretty basic. Thank you also for your kind wishes - I'm a very proud God Mother lol :)

      Crafty hugs,
      Sarah xxx

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  3. Totally fabulous! ~I just adore this pretty card and you have done a wonderful job of creating a cot without using dies! Thank you for joining in my challenge at PFP and good luck!
    Natx

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    1. Thank you Nat - I thoroughly enjoyed your challenge over at PFP, kinetic cards are so fun to make :)

      Crafty hugs,
      Sarah xxx

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  4. Wow what a stunning card Sarah. I'm sure it will be treasured forever. What a clever idea to make the cot from a fence die and tag die. Thank you for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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Sarah xxx