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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Fabulous at 40

For all those loyal and patient followers, who keep popping in here to keep an eye on me and haven't jumped off the list ... "Thank You!"
Today, (AT LAST!) I have something to show you ... I just hope it was worth the wait.

The card below is for my Sister in Law who celebrates a milestone birthday at the end of the month ... although she looks 10 years younger than her actual age ... maybe that's 'cos she and my brother don't have any 'kiddlings' ~ we all know how many years they can add to your face ... ha ha ha!

The papers are all K. & Co. (one of my favourite favourites) and the image is one I found in my Vintage folder on my PC.
I colourised it very slightly in PSP, (Paint Shop Pro), which is a very useful graphics programme.
It will have originally been saved as a copyright free image (possibly from Dover) or a similar free image site out there in cyber land.

The text on the image was also added in PSP and after some matting and layering on gold mirri card, a few pink adhesive gems were added along with some Prima Flowers and a dash of ribbon.


The inside is also decorated with a few flowers, and the sentiment is made up from an Inkadinkadoo Brenda Walton clear stamp set.

To go with the card I made a wee gift bag from K. & Co. Paper Purse pack, (similar to the one won in my giveaway game), and we will make sure to pop something special inside ready for her big day.

I am hoping this card qualifies for entry into The Pink Elephant Challenge which is Monograms and Letters this week.

F is for Fabulous
F is for Forty

17 comments:

** Irene ** said...

Hallo Max

Your card is gorgeous, I love the photo, and the papers you have used match it perfectly, and those Prima flowers.

What a fantastic idea to make a handbag also. Must make a note.

Gorgeous just gorgeous.

luv
irene
xxxx

Littlebear said...

Wow, what a great card. You're sister in law is a lucky lady to get this. How true what you say about kids!!
Clare x

CRYSTAL said...

Fab card!!!!!

JanJ said...

Lovely card, really elegant

Ann said...

Wow Max that is amazing - I think it's the best thing you have ever done. Totally stunning.

It all works so well together - I love the 'Fabulous at Forty' sentiment and the addition of a bag just takes it to another level.

Wonderful work. You came back with avengence.

Ann xxx

Rita said...

What a Fantabulous Card Max. The image is gorgeous but those Prima flowers just set everything off. Hugs Rita xxxx

Owl Whimsy said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!:)

I am looking for 6 talented people to become part of a design team for my new Digi Stamp adventure. I would love it if you would take a look and see if you might be interested! :)

http://owlwhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-venture-and-design-team-call.html

Thanks!
Steph

Queenie said...

wooooo Max you never disapoint..stunning and elegant card with a gorgeous bag...great to see you crafting again.
hugs
tracy
xxx

weewiccababe said...

wow Max, what a stunning card - absolutely fabulous
xx

dragonflyjoy said...

Ooooooooh Max what a fabulous card. It really is unusual and so right for a 40th birthday. I love the colours, in fact everything about it. So glad you are back into the creating. Wonder if your contribution has anything to do with Clinton Cards going bust :-)

Hope you have got your family problems sorted.

Take care
Love
Joyce xx

Ann said...

hi Max thanks for the tip about my text not showing up - think I have improved it.
There seems to be a problem on blogger at the moment - it's hard to access your blog at the moment - I know Irene is having problems.
I got on but only after a few attemps.
Thank you for your lovely comment about my new look. That site I used is so easy - she is really kind to share so freely.
Ann xxx

Susan.... said...

They are absolutely beautiful Max !..and good luck in the challenge..
hugs
susan x

jackiescrafts said...

Max this is a gorgeous card, that image is great

I love your new look blog too

Carol said...

Fabulous card Max! so beautifully elegant....gorgeous
Thanks for joining our challenge at TPE :)

Hugs
Carol x

tiggertastic said...

ok i know i said i loved your vintage card, but now i love this even more, you have such a fantastic style for K&CO papers and this style of vintage work really suits you,

Sarah x

Ayelet said...

Adorable card, max!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

An Elegant Beauty!

Hugs,

Dorothy