Thursday, 21 September 2017

65th Birthday card request

What do you do when the husband of one of your best friends asks you if you have a special card, big enough for 14 people to sign at her birthday meal, with an appropriate sentiment for a 65th birthday and if not he could count on me to sort something out?.......and he needed it in 24 hours time, despite the surprise birthday meal being planned months ago!  As I was out yesterday evening until 11pm and out all day today, the only choice I had was to start it at 11pm last night or tell my friend's husband to go to the local card shop and buy one.  So, what did I do?  I said I'd sort something out, will I never learn?!  I don't know why it seems to take me much longer to make a card when I'm under time pressure, but this card took almost 2 hours to make, the design evolving as I went along and with a couple of mishaps on the way.
For the background I used Sue Wilson Creative Expression 'Scalloped Lattice Frames - Set B'.  The stitched circles and rectangle are from Memory Box and the butterfly is two of the dies from the Spellbinders 'Les Papillons 2' set.  Five tiny clear gems for the butterfly's body finished off my card.

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23 comments:

  1. Even if under pressure, you did as always a fab work!
    I can't see any mishap, your card is perfect, very elegant and clean. Love all the stitching and the big butterfly on top!

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  2. Perfect result Liz and you wouldn't know you had been under pressure to produce. Love the butterfly element. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. This is so elegant and beautiful!! I love the design!! I don't see any mishaps!! So gorgeous!! I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow so I won't be able to visit for a couple of weeks. I'll stop by when I get back!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. You did a great job. It's very pretty. I think when we know it's for someone special we get stopped in our tracks sometimes trying to decide what to do. Especially when you had such short notice. [Bunny]

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  5. Hi Liz, a fabulous card love the pretty lattice die, congratulations on getting it done at such short notice, I hope you didn't have a late night followed by an early morning... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  6. I hope you eventually got some sleep after your late night crafting session! Your card is stunning and doesn't look like a last minute job at all
    Jane

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  7. Love the fab design.Gorgeous.xxx

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  8. This is beautiful Liz and definitely worth all the effort, and I love the pretty blue lattice frame and butterfly. I find that when under pressure things tend to take longer with a few hiccups along the way, but I'm sure this will have been well received. x

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  9. A wonderful design Liz but it's the striking colour you've chosen that makes it extra special for me. Shabneez x

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  10. I agree, it's so hard to be creative under pressure - but like you I never learn! This card came out beautifully though. Love the little gems for the butterfly body - lovely details.

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  11. Absolutely worth the time it took Liz, it's a very beautiful card and I'm sure it was very well received. Lovely colours and love the butterfly and background.
    Faith
    x

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  12. Wow Ali's, you did well to meet the request! I love the lattice die you have used.....I feel more shopping coming on!
    Janice x

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  13. Worth being bleary eyed over Liz. A beautiful card

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  14. Beautiful card Liz, well done you, love the dies and colour used.
    Pam x

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  15. Gorgeous card Liz, great colour combo and those dies atr super xx

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  16. I am used to these kind of 'challenges'! The card is beautiful and I'm sure they were all very impressed.

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  17. We never learn to say no, do we? Fabulous card, made even more fabulous by the pressure you were under to create it. Love those crisp colours together x

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  18. A beautiful make Liz made even more special by the need to produce it not just because your Hubby had asked but for the group of people in which needed it. This is how all cards should be made, with the exception of it being short notice!! Thank you for sharing with us all and joining the That's Crafty Fly Away Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

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    1. It was my friend's hubby who asked for it, Tracey. If it had been my own hubby, he would have got a ticking off for the short notice! LOL!

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  19. It's a really pretty design and wonderfully fresh with the white and bright blue, Liz. Beautiful card that I'm sure your friend's husband will appreciate and something his wife will treasure with all the friend's signature from her birthday dinner. I'm sure the husband completely forgot about having a card. Probably someone mentioned it to him at the last minute and then you were contacted. :) You saved the day. Great job, Liz! xx

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  20. Well done you on taking on the challenge and nailing it. Absolutely perfect x

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  21. a very beautiful birthday card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  22. Love the bright blue tones of this card. Its very elegant. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

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