Monday 30 June 2014

Just For U Elaine

It was our Elaine's birthday back in May and this is the card I made for her.  I'd really liked how the colour combination of the Just For U card I'd made for Brenda, a crafting friend, had turned out so I cased it for Elaine.  Apart from the paper piecing on the letters being different the only other differences are the coloured insert and purple brads.

The patterned papers are from the Nitwit Collections Promises and Snow Princess Solids and plain card in toning colours were chosen for the backing layers and the flower embellishments.  The Nitwit Collections are ideal to use with all their matching papers in colour and design.
The flower embellishments were made using a mixture of Marianne ribbon dies, layered flower dies and stitching dies with Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in their centres.  The little flowers were punched using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres.

The Just for U was stamped and embossed on to the Snow Princess patterned paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the patterned papers from the Promises Collection.  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and paper pieced on to the main topper.  The topper was then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

A stitched border was also added to the other two panels on the card and along with the flowers, ribbon , a bow and brads were the extra embellishments.

Elaine's birthday landed on a Sunday this year so she and Andy set off for a weekend stay in Spean Bridge.  One of their aims for the weekend was to photograph the steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  They'd been on the train journey last year but wanted to capture a photo of the train whilst crossing. Three factors were making this aim difficult as Elaine had a sore hip, the weather over the weekend was wet and the train was still following a Monday to Friday timetable.  Monday morning was the only opportunity for the photo shoot.
This is a picture of Elaine during the soggy reconnaissance trip to work out the best viewing point.

This was the result.

  Happy birthday girl.

There are more happy photos of Elaine to come next time.  Thanks for reading today.


  1. What a pretty colour palette Liz and so nicely embellished with all the little flowers.

    Thanks so much for sharing your fav PB stamp with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. I didn't mean to put OB stamp Liz, I know full well it's Woodware (I think so anyhow).

    B x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous and my favourite colour palette too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  4. This is a great card and I love the colours!

  5. Gorgeous card Liz - I too love the Woodware sentiment stamps - they are so versatile.
    Beautiful colour palette and fabulous detailing.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Lovely card, and such pretty colours together! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  7. what a fabulous colour combination and love your photo's too, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. What a lovely card, great colour combo and pretty flowers, glad you have joined our Loves Rubberstamps challenge, hope you will join our new challenge too,
    Hugs Blankina

  9. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. I love your card. I never thought of stamping words and embossing them on patterned paper. Thanks for the fantastic tip. Thank you for joining us at Penny's for our embossing challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  11. Such pretty colors. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  12. Super cute, love the adorable flowers. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. Beautiful colour combo and gorgeous flower embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  14. Hi Liz another gorgeous card, your cards are always sheer bliss! Susan xx

  15. Lovely card :-) Thanks for joining us for the June challenge at Craft for the Craic :-)
    Michelle CFTC DT

  16. Great card Liz, love the colour combo and paper piecing. Super photos too.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  17. Beautiful stamping.Such an adorable creation.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x