Sunday, 20 February 2011

Few Commission Cards - New Home, 18th and birthday


Is it just me, or is it really scary doing commission cards?  Well, you can see what this one was for!  I chatted to the lady who wanted it made and found an image of a plain house.  I then inkscaped it to within an inch of its life!  Hee hee - I made a row of them and then set to work with adding a filter to the middle house to give it an interesting finish.  Little bit of glitter and a doily later and the card was finished.  Gave it to the lady who had ordered it on Friday and she was really pleased with it.  Phew!



 Second card was from my son - "I dont really want to send another shop card to my friends now you can make them!"  Hee hee!  I suspected this might have been so that he didnt have to stand there and choose one..so of course, I made him sit with me and choose an image.  I used glossy accents on the icing and put some little bugle beads on there for good measure.  He really liked the finished result...phew number two!



Birthday - For Fun Challenges...
Birthday Card with cake - One stop craft challenge....
Birthdays - Tellens Place....
Happy Birthday - If the Shoe fits...
Happy Birthday - card makin mamas....
Add shine - Paper Play Challenges....

This was commissioned for Cat who is turning 18.  Her birthday party theme is "dress to impress" so I thought I would use this as a basis for the card.  This card has been fiddled with sooooo much!  The trusty ecraft cut out the bodice and letters etc.  Then it was fiddling to make a skirt.  Initially I planned to use pleated paper...but then started playing with a little piece of crepe paper...and then I found some purple silk netting stuff...and then the teeny weeny heart diamonds .... it all came together in the end.  Phew number 3.  Actually, make that half a phew...the lady who ordered is hasnt seen it yet!




Make your own embellishment - Simon Says Stamps....
Make your own embellishment - Fab n Funky....
Dont be square - Pixie Dust Studios...
Sparkle Glitter and Bling - Dutchdare Card challenges....
Putting on the glitz - papertake weekly....
Use a die-cut - Digital Tuesday...
Use felt or fabric (the dress overskirt) - Belli Challenge
Special Birthday - Pollycrafts .....
For someone special - Ooh la la creations.....

Well, thanks for sharing in my 2.5 phews today!  Hope you have had a great day too!

Rx






24 comments:

misteejay said...

This is one of the reasons I don't take orders for cards - scares the life out of me...what do I charge...will they like it...way too scarey.

These cards are lovely so I'm sure you have breathed a sigh of relief that they are done.

Toni xx

Wendi said...

Three very special cards all beautifully made
My fav home sweet home
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Sheena said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week! Sheena xx

Ginny said...

fab batch of cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

All 3 cards are great! I especially love the dress! So pretty and so creative! All the sparkle too! Thank You for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the birthday card. It's too cute! The sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us over at For Fun Challenges. TFS!

Christel
CWCDT

Karen said...

WOWZers!! You have been busy!! I love all three of your sparkly shiney cards!! Your very clever:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at Paper Play
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hi there. Love the card with that super cute image. The cake looks yummy and I love the sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

nicoleqmullen said...

Fantastic work, well done on all the commissions, the cards all look stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

heidy said...

Fab cards,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week
Heidy

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow I adore these cards I love the one with the dress on this it truly wonderful and just right for our challenge at Creative Belli this week. thank you for sharing
Hugs
Tamara

Helen Dooley said...

I love these all but Im "Quackers" about the birthday card! Really cute!! Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice cards!
Thanks for your participation in the Digital Tuesday Challenge...
xxx Anne-Marije

maryr917 said...

love cat's birthday card and the dress you made for it-thanks for sharing it with us at the creative belli challenge

debby4000 said...

Oh what beautiful cards.
luv
Debby

Deirdre said...

Amazing creations.

Thank you for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Terry Oulboub said...

What lovely cards with wonderful designs! I love the cute little duck. The dress card is totally awesome - very impressive! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Birthday" challenge. :~)

Jolara said...

beautifull ! Thanks for joining the pixies this week ! Joyce xo

Joynana said...

The ducky birthday cake is so cute, and lively. love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellens Place.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a cute and cheery card. Great dimension and added sparkle. Thank you for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back again soon

Susan's crafty chaos said...

All your creations are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our Birthday challenge at Tellen's Place Designs :D

lesleyworth said...

oh wow! amazing work! that skirt for the birthday card is simply FABULOUS! and that cutie pie duck! adorable! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Robin Parker said...

Love the dress you created. Looks like a prom dress you could buy off the rack. Thanks for sharing on the belli challenge.

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely cards! Your duckie made me chuckle! Love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments