Saturday, 23 May 2009

A card for Grandpa & ' I can't believe I won!'

Hi folks!
Here's my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge.  It's another fabulous sketch by the talented Jo.  Sponsoring us this week is 'Victoria Case Art Design'.  Do hop on over to see the lovely prize and to feast your eyes on the wonderful cards by my fellow DT and of course our fabulous GDT Janneke.  Next week we're celebrating our first Anniversary , we'd love you to join in with the celebrations!
I made this card for my father-in-law from my kiddies.  I have used some leather from the swatch that he gave me once they had finished choosing their new suite.  He is so thoughtful always on the look out for things I may find useful in my card making.  I used a DCWV embossed card which I coloured using chalks and Cosmic Shimmer mist.  I got my needle and thread out hand stitched the rectangle. The Whiff of Joy chair and Magnolia Edwin are coloured using Koi water colour paints.  I finished the card of with some decorative brads and rub on letters from K&Co.
My HUGE news for the day is.......

I'm on cloud nine to think that my card was chosen to be the first 'Card of the Month' at Just Magnolia.  I can't thank them enough for choosing it.  I'm so excited to be able to display my new blinkie.  Thank you again!
Ciao for now
Sandra x 


Kim Piggott said...

Oh Sandra this is just so gorgeous!
Love your image and your embossing looks fab!
Congratulations on your being chosen so well deserved your cards are gorgeous!
kim x

Suzie Q said...

Hi sandra,
This card is fab i love the vintage feel and your colouring is brilliant.
Huge congratulations and well deserved so for making card of the month you must be floating!!
Suzie Qx

Larissa said...

Great card Sandra! Love the combination with the real leather.
I can imagineyou are on cloud nine! Congrats again. :)

Have a good weekend,

Vicky said...

Such a fab card Sandra. Love how you've used the leather swatch sample! Genious idea! Ciongrats on being chosen for Just Manolia's card of the month, very well deserved as it is stunning!!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Donna said...

Hi Sandra, this is such a fantastic card and I so love the leather you have used, it looks amazing and is the perfect back drop on your card. Congrats on your card being chosen as Card of the month, I'm not surprised your cards rock! :) Donna x

Chris said...

Hi Sweetie, well it was worth staying up for, just as well you were caffeine assisted :D and it isn't huey at all :D !! I'm sure DIL is going to love his card and especially as he gave you the leather you used, he's such a lovely thoughtful person. Like your new blinkie...........did you win something?
......................................................................................................... ...............HAHAHAHAHA. It's gorgeous, well done and so well deserved, your card was fantastic!! big hugs, Chris xx

Sarita said...

So many gorgeous creations since my last visit Sandra.
Your designs as ever are just amazing, and I am sure your FIL will just love this card ,and HUGE congrats on making card of the month, I'm not at all surprised.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog recently,
Love Sarita xx

lisa said...

Congratulations on being Card of the Month, well deserved.
Your Granpa card is just gorgeous. I can almost smell the leather. It's just a pity we don't have any Grandpas in our family to send it too!!


Saskia said...

Beautiful card, great colours!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Vicki said...

Great card Sandra, I love the colours it looks so vintage.

Vicki x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous card Sandra - love the vintage feel you have achieved!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun and congratulations what a worthy winner your card is. So pleased for you. and I love this one too your embossing is amazing hun
It is so nice to be back in touch with everyone again I have so missed you all
Hugs Jacqui x

COCO said...

very nice card Sandra !!!
hugs coco

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Sandra...Congrats on your card being card of the month,well deserved your card was amazing!,
Take care
San x

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card Sandra and big congrats on your card being chosen! Hugs Jeanette

tracie said...

Hi Sandra, hope you've been enjoying the weekend. Oh what a fabulous card ~ love all the gorgeous texture and details ~ stunning. Hugh congrats on being chosen on JM ~ saw your card and it was fabulous, well done hun.
Tracie :)x

Velta said...

Congrats on making the Card of the Month!!! This card is too darn cute...your FIL will love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Sandra, this card is just beautiful. Love the rich colours you have used. Congrats on making card of the month ... you really deserve it. Hugs from Desire

Tara said...

This card is stunning Sandra and has a real vintage, aged feel.
Congrats on being chosen for card of the month - it was such an amazing card!! xx

Rach said...

lovin this card sweetie, great addition of the leather.. brilliant..
and well done on being cosen for the card of the month at just magnolia challenge blog.. your card rocked!!!