14 August 2011

Another book card

Hi all, I hope you are all well and if you have kiddiewinkles at home for the holidays I hope you are managing to grab yourself a little crafty time!!!  All is well in our little abode we have finished decorating our little girl's room and have now progressed to our son's room and although the house still looks like a bomb site and is driving me absolutely crazy, we are slowly getting there.  You wouldn't believe the amount of stuff a 9 yr old can accumulate and I have tried thinning it out but there are just some things he won't part with!!!!

Anyway, I was asked by some friends of ours to make a 40th birthday card for them.  They wanted something a little more special as the recipient didn't want any pressies.  My guidelines were that it wasn't to be an overtly girly card and she liked black and purple.  Also that she was into music such as Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, Nickelback and Bowling for Soup.  Well this had me stumped for a little while as what the heck was I going to make and as for Bowling for Soup I had never heard of them but they wanted some reference to these on the card. 

Well I had a little think and after a session on Google finding some piccies this is what I came up with.

I used a Sugar Nellie image which I have had for some time but had never inked up (slapped wrists!!) and it was great to colour.  I used a mixture of copics and promarkers to colour in and I just love the hair!.

A little peek inside shows the piccies I managed to find on the internet.

Although they didn't want a really girly card I just had to add a few little flowers but not as many as I would have liked.

Last piccie shows a bit of a close up of the front.  Didn't think I ought to use flowers here as I would have normally done so went with stars which I think works quite well and I just love the little guitar charm which came from a pack of six I got from The Works for 99p - bargain or what!! 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Well I'm off now its 11.30 p.m. and everyones in bed so its my time to craft now and I feel like doing a little colouring.  Happy crafting and take care.



  1. Ann-Marie, this is such a great card. I love the finished inside. It is stunning.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  2. What a fab creation Anne-Marie and really cleverly put together.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  3. Wow, this is a brilliant creation Ann-Marie.
    Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge.
    Clare x

  4. Oh Ann-Marie this is so gorgeous, fabulous work.

  5. What a fabulous card! Perfectly tailored to the recipient. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    Lynne x

  6. Wow thats just one brilliant project! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this week. Hugs

  7. A fabulous and very special card! I bet she loved it! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  8. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  9. You did a great job, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. This is so nice. Beautiful design. I have worked for the plastic business cards and this design inspire me so much. I appreciate this.