Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Special Request Boxed Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I can't believe another week is over so fast, where does the time fly??? My cardmaking has taken a back seat to some doctors visits with Thijs last week, but now those are over it's time to get cracking again.

I have been working on this card for a while and it has been a bit of a labor of love, nothing went easy on this one but now that it's complete I have to say I really like it. This is the 3rd card I have made like this with six panels all being different and although they are very time consuming they can be a lot of fun to make. The request from a lovely lady was for pinks and lavender colors and pansy flowers. I have included some pansies but also some other flowers too. The tin box I got from Joann's and covered it with DCWV embossed paper, pink and lavender ribbons, flowers, Swarovski crystals and gems from Michael's. The card has 6 panels all machine stitched and decorated with lots of goodies.

The pansy stamp is from Hero Arts
brushed silver oval bookplate from JoAnnCraft Essentials
Small flower stamp is from All Night Media
vintage metal button is from LA Mode
Swarovski crystal beads (hanging from the button), and ribbons are from Michael's
Swarovski crystal gems on tin also from Michael's
Epoxy butterfly is from K&Co - Brenda Walton
Gems are from Say it in Crystals

I just noticed I took the photo before I added the last sign....Oh well!!, On the left side underneath the pansy is "Just For You". It looks a bit bare on the photo but looks complete in real life!!!!

Let me know what you think!!

Now I need to get to work on my other cards and do my first Mojo Monday card.....a bit late!!!

Have a great week and I look forward to posting something else soon.


  1. hello charlotte...got your messages and welcome on board you seem to be doing fine......shall be entering you into my blogcandy....and from the midlands to miami...bit of a change..wish i could do that,,,,im in kenilworth of course you must know where that is near to warwick...very historical.....anyway wanted to say i am following you now ...and look forwards to seeing mant more of the above gorgeous work...welcome again to blogland ....hugs sassyxxxx

  2. Hello Charlotte, wow you did put alot of work into this one, and its BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors and all the detail on this!!! Great job!!!

    Yes the days and weeks seem to go by soooo fast, and I always think to myself we need more hours in the day....LOL

    I too want need to do mondays challenge and am a bit behind with all of those. I did have to pick a few that Ive wanted to do and just do them... :) Anyways hun, love all the work you put into this card, it turned out very very pretty!!!


  3. hiya charlotte..thanks for the lovely comment on where i live and work...and you just about summed it up...yep overgrown toddlers with mega trantrums..but as they say you can please some of the peole some of the time but you cant please people all of the time....would you mind swapping locations for a month lol!!!! you can get you countryside fix and i could soak up the atmosphere over in miami....stil i can dream cant i.....lo !!!!hugs sassyxxx


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