Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The other card I made for my future son in law's sister

Hello Everyone
Thank you for visiting and welcome to Cornelia, thank you for popping in and your kind comments on my Bokeh attempt.

I was asked by my future son in law to do a card for his sister's birthday. As it was for a man to give I wasn't "allowed" to do anything "frilly!" My daughter suggested this style and use the colours red and black. I'd made a previous one to give to a friend's daughter. The one I made for her from me and husband is here 

8x8 card blank
Black card
White 250 gsm super smooth card which I printed all of the elements onto
Serif digikit - Digitangle (a freebie)
Sue Wilson's - 3D bow
Sue Wilson New York Collection - Herald Square

Off to craft now, I still haven't finished Husband's birthday card. It's all printed, just need to construct it - stick it together!


  1. Love the card-perfect for a man to give to someone. I'm just finishing the baby book I started as we've just heard that hubby's sister in law gave birth at 7.24am (USA time) so I can safely send this off to them now.


  2. Girlie enough for his sister, yet manly for it being from him. Just perfect. Hazel,x

  3. Nice card, Karen. I love the colour scheme and can see that it fits your son in law's request perfectly.

  4. Perfect, clever you. Not girly for a man to give, change of colours and it could be quite girly or as manly as you want. I really like it.
    Patricia xxx

  5. Hi Karen what I great card I love the colours and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. I love this card, such a stunning colour scheme!

  7. Hi Karen,
    Great design, it ticks all the boxes
    Maureen xx

  8. Hi Karen,
    what a wonderfully designed creation.
    Just the right design for what they asked for.
    Thank you for all your kind comments on my work.
    If you are visiting me again, and you think I haven't posted anything new, just click on the HOME button at the top, and it will take you to a new post, that's if I have posted.
    I hope that helps when you think I haven't.
    If a blog your visiting has not got the HOME button, look at the end of their comments, and you will find it there.
    It took me a long time to discover this, so I am not sure if you know or not.
    So I hope you don't mind me mentioning this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Karen, love the zentangling (is that a word??!!) and the red and black are quite striking. As others have said just right for a man to give but girly enough with the colours, the bow and the twiddly border. Best wishes Jackie x

  10. Karen, I use a very old, one piece cardboard Template to make my shoes.
    I downloaded from a site years ago. When the one I am using gets shabby I just make a new one and carry on!!!
    It is a case of "cut it out, score, fold and stick it together.
    Patricia x

  11. Hi Karen
    Great card. Love the red and black. A dramatic combo but just right for a fella to give his sister.
    The background is fab.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. Brilliant card - lThe background looks a little zentangy (think I just made a new word up)!! Love it xx GailT xx