Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Birthday Card for Mum-in-Law

Hi folks!!
Wow this card took an age to make.  I was pushing paper around all  yesterday evening and in the end I just gave up.  Have spent most of today making it too.... my poor house is really suffering.  Am going to have to do some 'housework' soon. Mum-in-Laws birthday is tomorrow so the pressure was on to come up with something...anything.  In the tradition of Sandra Dry card making this one had got so much stuff on it it could prop up a fly-over! 
I followed quite a few challenges.  The Sketch is from Friday Sketchers,  Just Magnolia was asking for pink &  green (one of my fav colour combos) Stamptacular wants to see charms this week,and over on the Cupcake Crafts Challenge it's 5 different embellishments.  I think I've covered this one with 1. die cut flower, 2. leaf charm, 3. fibre, 4. Butterfly button and 5. circles & hoops.  Tilda & the bench are both Magnolia stamps coloured with Copics and distress inks. The Designer paper is by K& Co.  I have also used my Nestabilities, Quickutz, Bosskut and Sizzix dies to make this card.
Hope Mum-in-Law likes it :o)
Thanks for all your encouraging comments.  I haven't had much time of late to come and visit you all.... now if I could only just speed up my crafting  ;o)
Ciao for now!
Sandra xx  

53 comments:

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow Sandra - gorgeous card! Love your attention to detail!

All Pink girl said...

Wow Sandra this is stunning ,your MIL will love it its fantastic ,hugs Dawnxxx

Sandra said...

Absolutly "STUNNING",love everything about this card and your MIL's going to be over the moon with it...know what you mean about the house suffering,i used to be very house proud before i got into crafting...now i'd rather be playing with paper than with the Vac...lol,do it now when need's must...lol.
Take care
San x

Poppy said...

oh I bet your MIL will just adore this card.
poppy

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous card. Looove all the detail, it's just adorable. Your mum in law will love it. OOhhh...don't want to go to work...would happily sit and craft all night...lol...did you get my email? I know it's bad I don't have a lot of my own stamps, terrible in fact!! Oh well, I'll go and ask my boss for some! :D Have a good tuesday!

Mina said...

wow this is just stunning...I love everything on it everywhere you look theres something to see its beautiful...thanks for joining in with Just Magnolia xxx

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Sandra

Your card is truly stunning, love all the detail and gorgeous papers and colours. Your MIL is sure to love it.

Thank you for joining the Stamptacular challenge this week.

Joanne x

Sonia said...

Stunning card, love your colouring it brilliant.
Hugs Sonia x

Alexandra said...

wow sandra,
it´s a very pretty card, i love colours and your image!

hugs
alexandra

The Crafty Den said...

What an awesome card. There is so much texture and layering going on yet it doesn't look at all busy. Well done on completing the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is superb Sandra!
Love your fantastic detail and your colours are beautiful!
Your mum in law with so love this!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at just magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Mel said...

Sandra, your card is just stunning your MIL will love it ~ Mel x

simplyfairies said...

Oh my lord what a spectacular masterpiece, I sure hope ya MIL, likes it too, i would cry if she didn't...lol it's a stunner of all stunners!!

Michele said...

Oh WOW Sandra this is just stunning. Your MIL will love this no doubt about it. Love the way you've done the layers. Hugs Michele x

Ida / Little said...

The result is stunning! I love your card! :) Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week! :)

Ida

Treacle said...

Oh Sandra this card is stunning.

I'm sure your MIL will love it I know I do

xXx

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so much beautiful detail sweetie. Thanks for joining us this week x

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Sandra, love how you've coloured the bench, gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Cupcake craft challenge!
Clairexx

Donna said...

It may have taken ages to make Sandra but the end result is worthwhile, this card is gorgeous and such a fantastic little scene you have created :) Donna x

joey said...

Hi Sandra, this is just stunning! so much detail, and such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.xxx

Julie said...

gorgeous card

Karen said...

Wow Sandra, this is amazing and just beautiful. I love how much detail there is on it. Your MIL will just love it I am sure. Know exactly what you mean about the housework - my place looks like a bomb has hit it what with the crafting and trying to lay things out for holiday.
Karen x

Karen said...

Stunning card Sandra. Love those colours and that image is gorjus. Beautiful.

Love Karen xxx

Scrapmumur said...

OH...La La...Sandra, your card is Stunning!!!
That work!!!!!
I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
Your scene 3D is adorable.
You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs, Mumur

Chrissie said...

This is yet another stunner. Your cards always look so beautifully 'finished'. It's your attention to detail that really shines through. It's not surprising that they take you a long time. You don't get results like this in 5 minutes!!!!!
WONDERFUL!
Chrissie

cats whiskers said...

Oh Sandra your cards just get better and better, I love the colours and the colouring on this one, just superb

Liza said...

This is stunning Sandra, you MIL will love it! Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Janet said...

Oh wow! Fantastic card! love the colour and details X

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow hun, this is jaw dropping gorgeous.. love everything about it. hugs rachxx

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card, love all details and wonderful Tilda. It may have a lot going on but its perfectly balanced.
luv
Debby

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Sandra,
This card is absolutely AMAZING! Your coloring and attention to detail is stunning! Just the perfect card...

Thanks for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

sugarplum said...

great card Sandra loads of detail but it still doesn't look fussy. Dont worry about the housework the dust's not going anywhere

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG! This card is BEAUTIFUL!
LOVE all the layers and the paper piecing-that must have taken FOREVER to do! But so worth it!
It's simply stunning!

lisa said...

Ooh Sandra, your family are so lucky to receive such wonderful cards. I love this. Don't worry about the housework, crafting is much more fun!!!!

Lisax

Line said...

Oh wow, this card is stunning! Your mum-in-law will definately love it! I can see that you've put a lot of work in it, and it sure paid off:) Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW! Absolutely Stunning! Your Mother in Law is sure to love it, and if she doesn't, she can send it my way! LOL! Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week! Hope to see you next week - Good Luck!
--x Dee

Barbara said...

Wow! This is stunning Sandra. I can see why it took so long to make - the details are awesome. I'm sure your MIL will be delighted.
Barbara
x

Janneke said...

Awesome card!
Thanks for joining us at SSC ;0)

Janneke X

Tab said...

Ooooh love your card, hun! Such a sweet image and those papers are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Gorgeous card. Your MIL will LOVE it...or at least she should.LOL Thanks for joining in the challenge at SSC

Anne said...

Oh, wow, what an amazing card! Astonishing details, lovely.

Paula said...

Stunning card, love the 3-D! Your MIL should love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Pleasantly,

Paula

Carly said...

OMG this is amazing!!! WOW, it's just stunning!

Debbie said...

Oh wowzers sandra this is stunning...your MIL will be blown away with this! Beautiful colouring and I love all the layers and details. Debbie x

Donna said...

Wow, what a stunning card Sandra, your coloring, the layering, and the color combo you used...it's all so fabulous. Thanks for playing along this week at SSC.
hugs
Donna

sandra's hobby cards said...

one word...GORGEOUS !!!

Paula Pascual said...

It always amazes me how intricate and elaborate your cards look. Love them!
Paula

Vicki said...

Amazing card Sandra, I thought it was just me who could spend 2 days making a card!...lol

It's gorgeous!

Vicki x

Caryn said...

WOW - this is just amazing - so much dimension. Thanks for joining in at CCC.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Tara said...

Love it Sandra, your cards are always stunning and you really can turn a sketch into something special!
Now go get some housework done, lol!!! xx

Lilsweetpea said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. Theres so much to look at. Wonderful details.

Liza said...

Stunning card Sandra, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Krümel said...

This is a stunning piece of artwork! I am so sure your mother-in-law will treasure it forever!
Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!
Oh, and belated happy birthday to your twins. Mine turned 8 last weekend - and I thought we were the only ones doing twin birthdays that big. But we "only" had 18 kids!LOL

Kathrin aka Kruemel