Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Retirement Card

I was asked by my manager at work to make a retirement card for the Dr's as on of their colleagues is retiring.  I wasn't sure if I'd have the  time (or the energy lol, I've been so tired lately) but I managed it!  I used this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp that I've had ages but is soo useful & I coloured it in with Prismacolor pencils for a change with a touch of Glamour Dust for a bit of sparkle.  The papers are digi (Bloom & Grow by Zoe Pearn from the Sweet Shoppe), I added some lace, flowers, punched butterfly, gems & computer generated greeting.  

The challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers & Lace
Lili of the Valley - Punch It!
Pile it On - Cutie Patootie
Stamp Insanity - Punch it Out
Totally PaperCrafts - Cuddly & Cute
Southern Girls - Add an Animal
Allsorts - Special Lady
Crafty Ann's - Elvis Song (Teddy Bear)
Let's Ink It Up - Die Cuts or Punches
There She Goes - Markers Down!
Tuesday Throw Down - Florals

I'm really looking forward to my day off today  & hopefully catching up with some crafting as I didn't have much time last week with all my gallivanting lol.  Hope you're all having a great week & getting a least a little bit of Spring weather ( isn't it lovely now the evenings are light :o) ).


Jane said...

Oh boy! Where have I been & more to the point...what have I missed...DIGI PAPERS... That's what!!! You've so inspired me lately & I've got the digi-paper-bug BIG TIME thanks to you (NOT complaining!!) So much better value & get what I want!! So you've done it again, a gread ad' for the sweet shoppe & you have SUN..Woop! Woop! Take it easy me ol' fruit, don't let them overwork you or I'll be round!! xxxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card Tracey and one very cute teddy bear! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Fliss said...

Lovely card Tracey. Really cute image and a pretty mix of papers.
Thanks for sharing your project with us at LIIU and good luck!

Jolanda said...

what a very sweetie, sweetie!!
Lovely card!!Sweet colors!
Have a nice week!

Martha said...

such a wonderful card, Our challenge over at clear it out was to link a flower tutorial to use up your stash, but still glad you linked your card, so pretty :)

Fleur said...

A beautiful card, the papers are so pretty, the lace adds the perfect touch
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Carol said...

This card is simply adorable. What a cute bear, pretty papers, and embellishments.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

P.S. Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Tracey.

maxine said...

Hi Tracey this is so cute, I love the lace too. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, the box is really easy to make, take a 12x12 piece of card score at 4" on all sides, fold where scored, pull the corners in to the middle, punch 2 holes on each of the corners, thread some ribbon through the holes and tie. I hope this helps, I got the idea from a demo in a craft shop a while ago.
Hugs maxine x

Sassylassy said...

What a lovely retirement card! I love this stamp. Your designer paper is so pretty. Good luck with your challenges.
Hugs Bonnie

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so cute - I love the image and the lace and little butterfly are the perfect embellies.
Thanks for joining our 'cuddly & cute' challenge at Totally Papercrafts, this week.
Caroline xxx

Kazza said...

Great retirement card. What a lovely image with the bouquet of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge. Karen x

Jen said...

A sweet bear and a lovely card. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
Jen x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tracey this is a rather special card, loving that cute image also the papers and lace a super card perfect for the occasion
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Lovely card - the lace is the perfect touch.
One of my fav. LOTV images too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp you've used! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and Crafty Ann's, good luck
Claire xx

Cheryl said...

This is so sweet! I love the lace and flowers.


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Katie said...

Cute card!
Thanks for Piling It On :)

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