Friday 18 March 2011

Country Cottage Get Well Card

Hi bloggers, have you got nice weather like we have here in Brum today? It's chilly but there's a blue sky and some sun, the birds are singing and it's good and quiet. Big smiley face!

I've had some great luck with a couple of recent creations.....I was very pleased to discover that my Tilda frame card was a Top 5 in last week's ABC challenge, and someone saw my DT card for the Dream Valley Challenge on my blog and asked if they could have it or one like it for a wedding she was going to! That was a real compliment as no-one has ever asked me for a card before.

Here is a card I made for a friend who has been pretty unwell. Now, as you know I don't really 'do' male cards, but this image is a good one to use for a man.  This chap and his lady are keen gardeners too, so another reason to use this great country cottage scene. I thought the lattice background looked quite like a garden trellis and seemed to really fit with the theme. The individual paper strips are woven and laced together, and it's something that I've been meaning to try for a couple of weeks, then when I saw this fantastic card on Joan's inspirational blog, it gave me the reminder and the spark to have a go.

Image: Papermania V&A Hanoverian something or other
DPs: green stripes Anna Griffin, green paisley Papermania
Colouring: Copic markers
Computer-generated sentiment, font is called Jane Austen

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations #75  - It's a Man Thing
Creative Card Crew - Show Green
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Get Well Cards
Fab N Funky - All Things Green
Paper Pretties - Masculine Card
Pixie Cottage - Green
Crafty Purple Frog - Going Green
CES#27 - Men Only

Hope you like it.
Happy Crafting!

Carole x


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs from creased Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is lovely and would cheer anyone up.


Random Acts of Krafting said...

I am craving green grass like the one in your card, I hope Spring comes soon. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Carole. We have had a glorious day today,makes you forget about our awful

Rachel x said...

Hi Carole :)
What great man's card- so hard to get right!!- the lattice work is perfect with the beautifully coloured image... and I just popped off to download that great font- I found it while I was trawling font sites at the weekend but (no idea why!) didn't download it, so thanks for the reminder!! :)
Thanks for popping by my blog again and for your very kind commnets, I really do appreciate them :) LIM/CAS is tricky but can be good for low energy times as well as fun!! :) I struggle to keep up, too- I often look around online when too tired for anything else but that means I don't manage to leave many comments and have to try to remember to go back somewhere when brain/body are playing ball more!! ;)
Hope you enjoy your weekend and the lovely sunshine will last for both of us!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Renkata said...

Very pretty card. So unique.

Donna said...

Great male card, fab choice of papers and image! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES...good luck! :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Hello Carole, thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog, your card is also gorgeous and such a pretty scene.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge. Have a good weekend!

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sue said...

Hi Carole
a gorgeous card, luv the pretty image,beautiful papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and perfect for a male get well card!!!

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

Teresa said...

This is gorgeous Carole.
Teresa xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh! This is one great card! Fabulous. I always seem to stress over doing 'men' cards, for some reason perhaps it's because I tend to leave out flowers!! Well done on your win Carole and also your 'commission'.
Have a great weekend.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Carole and such gorgeous colouring too...

hugs Vicky xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Lovely card! I love all the details! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Unknown said...

Super card, great image and layout. Thanks for joining in our Man's card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

Julie said...

Hiya Cobbly! This is fab - beautifully coloured image and I love the lattice frame!! Hope you're keeping well, Sis!! Not long til our birthday!! Oh and thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week!! Juliexx

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a fabulous card Carole, I love the image, which you have coloured beautifully, and the lattice frame is brilliant,
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Fabolous card!!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Chris said...

how very pretty, that cottage looks so lovely, I'd like to spend a few days there. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Carole...this is FABULOUS!!!!! I love your lattice work in the background and you little cottage is sooo beautifully colored!!!! I know you said this was for a guy but I think it would be perfect for anyone!!!! Thanks for mentioning my card on you are tooo sweet!!!!

Elara said...

Hi! I clicked on your blog link from Creative Card Crew Challenge. Love your card! Everything about is is beautiful. :)

Debbie @ Phatelara

Jackie said...

Good sunny morning Carole, your card is superb, the trellis frame compliments the image beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

Alex said...

Beautiful card, Carole! Your colouring is fab and the lattice is so lovely, too!
Love, Alex

Sadilla said...

gorgeous card!!
thanks for playing at the pixie cottage

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

thanks for joinin us at TCPF!!!

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - you do this sort of card so well! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us in our Get Well Challenge at Aud Sentiments

Nanda said...

Great card. Wonderful image. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Dragonlady said...

What a beautiful image. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

angelwhispers said...

Its me again!! just to thank you for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Scrappy said...

What a fabby Masculine card! Love it! I *MUST* try that woven lattice!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments, and OLLCB! We love to see your work! Hope you will be back soon to share more of your wonderful work!