Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Grandma's birthday card

I was really pleased with the card I made for my mum to give to my grandma... I'm not so happy with the one I've made for us to give her, it's not quite how I imagined it looking!

I had fun making the background - it's funny to think that not so long ago I didn't like getting messy and inky!  I used lots of different blue and green distress inks and then sprayed it with a green cosmic shimmer spray - this is where I got really furious because all my sprays are completely blocked... after lots of soaking in hot water, rinsing and swearing I gave up and put some into an empty spray bottle instead - so annoying!  And somehow I've ended up with bright green spray all up the wall in the craft room!  The image is a Hero Arts stamp embossed in silver, and I've embossed around the edges of the stamped panel in silver too.  Ribbon, silver cord and black pearls from my stash, and the lettering is computer generated, the card blank is 7" square made from hammered card.

I'll not say Happy Christmas yet, because I'll be back at least a couple more times this week - I'm SO disorganised and I was really hoping I'd do better this year!


  1. This is really pretty Lisa - your Grandma will love it.
    Denise xx

  2. Hello Lisa. How beautiful. Love the design, your image is so beautiful, and I love the sprayed background, very effective.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Hello Lisa...

    What a gorgeous card you have created sweetie...such beautiful colours & love that image :D
    I'm sure your Grandma will love it!!

    hugs and xxx

  4. Hi Lisa
    I love this card - so elegant and crsip looking.
    Fab background and embossing.
    Love the letters too!
    Your Grandma will treasure it I'm sure.
    Have a fab evening.
    Debs xx

  5. Oh Lisa this is gorgeous hun,your grandmother will love this!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. I think your card is lovely Lisa. Love the background even if it did cause you some trouble!!!!!

    hugs Sarah x

  7. It's perfect I think she'll love it,

    Liz x

  8. Lisa, this card is absolutely stunning!! Your grandma is going to love it! Hugs, Janet xx

  9. Love it! The background is gorgeous and I love the embossed flowers and panel edges xx

  10. I love it Lisa..! love the image and the fabulous colours too hun...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  11. Your Granma will love this Lisa, not just because you crafted it, but because it's gorgeous......we are all in a tiz hun, trust me, it never gets better...lol...keep calm and carry on...lol...xxx

  12. This is absolutely stunning hun, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

  13. You might not be happy with it Lisa but I think it is fantastic!!!

    I am sure your Grandma will think so too.

    Just think .. your paper ban is nearly over!!!

    I wonder if Santa will bring you some new ones for you to sit and stroke ready for January 1st !!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  14. Hi Lisa, the card you made for your Mum to give to your Grandma was gorgeous and so is this one in a different way. I'm sure she'll be delighted with it. Maybe you'll like it better if you look at it again. Sometimes I like a card better after I've lived with it for a wee while!

    Kat xx

  15. This is fabulous Lisa, I bet your Grandma will love it! :o)

  16. I think this is gorgeous Lisa! I love the background you've made. One of my resolutions for next year is to get inky!!

  17. This is gorgeous Lisa! I love how you've done the background and lovely dotty ribbon too :)

  18. Ooh Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love the greens & blues! Also love getting inky & messy, lol. Oh and my sprays get clogged too - argh!

  19. Lovely card Lisa- I love the colours :) HelenR x

  20. gorgeous! Love the stamping you have done and the fabulous soft colours! Hugs Juls

  21. this looks fab, shame about the wall tho!! x

  22. Hi Lisa I bet your grandma loveed that card I love the backgound its gorgeous. I also want to wish you and the rest of your family a very Happy Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day with them. hugs Shirleyxxx

  23. stunning card lisa.i love the gorgeous green colours and fab stamp :D

    xx coops xx

  24. Stunning work Lisa, just gorgeous!
    Helen x

  25. Hi Lisa, sorry I've not visited for a while...loved looking back at what I've missed though!
    Cute pictures of your sweet little shepard and love the new lyrics to 'Away in a Manger'...Lol.
    The candle boxes where gorgeous, acetate boxes look so impressive..mine would be covered with fingerprints!
    Love this inky little number to and the cute little letter tiles :)
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)
    Hugs Jenny x

  26. Elegant perfection, I LOVE it. Have a super Christmas Hun. xxx

  27. So: when is Grandma's birthday? And please let us know if she liked it.

    Personally I think it's adorable!

  28. It may be simple Lisa but oh so beautiful, the colours and the image look fantastic.
    Lorraine x

  29. This is fabulous Lisa, love the greens