Friday, 10 February 2012

A fabulous New Home

Today I'm sharing with you the card I made for a lovelycrafting pal who recently moved house.  It was hoped that they'd be moved and settled well before Christmas, but in the end they didn't actually move until January. 

I know just how stressful moving house can be, but luckily I haven't had to do it for quite a few years now.  I had all the elements for the card prepared well before Christmas, but didnt want to tempt fate by sticking everything down before I heard the move had gone smoothly ! 

I used the stamps, papers and card from a recent Little Claire's monthly kit and knew as soon as I saw the kit it would be perfect for a New Home card.

The image is coloured using Copics and I added Glossy Accents to the kettle, cooking tools and a few other elements to give them a little dimension.  I do love the red gingham and kraft papers together, they look so stylish.  The colours I used were influenced by the plans for my new kitchen as it will be predominantly cream with a few red highlights added with the kettle, toaster and coffee maker.  We have a mini range cooker which looks a bit like a baby Aga, but all electric, I just can't wait for it all to be finished.  The Home Sweet Home sentiment is from a set of stamps by Dark Room Door.

Sadly my pal is now quite poorly, I think she just wore herself out with the house move and everything and she now needs to rest and recouperate - it was such a shame that she had to miss last weekend's Craftathon in Bristol as I was so looking forward to seeing her again.  I made her a Get Well card and I'll share that with you in another post over the next few days.

Thanks for dropping by today.


Deb said...

this is so fabulous love the colours on it, your new kitchen sounds amazing! hope your friend is better soon!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Debs M said...

ooh i love craft and red and the gingham looks gorgeous! fabulous card, im sure she will love it x

clare said...

it is a wonderful card wynneth. love the patchwork background. hope your kitchen is starting to come together now!!