Thursday 14 March 2013

Have done a Nancy

As well as it being Mother's Day last Sunday it was also a little grand-niece's fourth birthday and this is the card I made for her.  For this one I've done a Nancy Watt by taking a card, decoupage and sticker from a card kit and chop them up to make a bigger card.  I used to love watching Nancy demonstrating card kits on Create and Craft and use elements to create totally different cards from what the kit was intended.  I think that's why I ended up buying the kits that are now lurking under the bed gathering dust.

Some of the card fronts in this kit have lovely die cut edges so the front was left as it was, chopped off, and attached to the front panel of the card which already had layers of coloured card stock on it.  The decoupage was then added.  The panel behind the front flap is decorated using the matching sticker which was attached to layers of oval and labels 10 nestabilities die cuts.

On the inside the little picture from the back of the original card was also die cut using a nestabilities oval die and layered on to a labels 10 die cut  The verse was printed from the computer and layered behind a frame cut with circle nestabilities dies. 

The Happy Birthday paper is from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple and, to add texture, panels of the plain card stock were embossed using the Grande Dots 8" x 8" embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.

The usual embellishments of ribbon, bows and crystal dots were used and the little flower embellishments were made using the leaf from the Stampin' up Build an Owl punch and the X-cut small flower punch.  The edges of the scalloped card were inked using Stampin' up's Bashful Blue ink and the edges of the oval die cuts were inked using purple Encore metallic ink.

I wonder how many other crafters have been influenced like this by Nancy's talents.

Thanks for reading today


  1. A very sweet card and perfect for a little girl Liz.

    B x

  2. So sweet Liz, just love your cute image and pretty papers. I'm sure she was real chuffed with her card.Carolxx

  3. Really pretty Liz love how you used different parts of the kit! I have boxes of kits gathering dust too! Hugs Susan xx

  4. A very pretty card thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  5. Me again Liz. If you would like a copy of my sentiment I would be very pleased to share it with you. Just let me know if you would like it, just email me and I will send it to you. Carolxx

  6. gorgeous card liz.really pretty design and i love the sweet images :D

    xx coops xx

  7. How sweet! Love the design, pretty colors, & sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  9. This is SO sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  10. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT

  11. Oh, this is so cute! Thanks so much for playing at MIM.

  12. This is such an adorable card. Sweet image, great papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    DT. member

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous!!! Love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you again!

  14. What a neat card! Thanks for using your hoarded kit and playing along with us at UIT!