Thursday, 7 November 2013

Au Revoir Debbie...

Hello My Friends

What a gloriously sunny, but cold, day we are enjoying here today.  I have my window blind in my office pulled right back so I can enjoy the sun's warmth, though it makes it tricky trying to see my screen!

My Buddy in work left the firm last month to join another firm and so I wanted to make her a schpecial card, without any sentiments on there so she could keep out if she liked.  Debbie is also very encouraging about my painting so I knew it would be a painting of sorts.  Knowing she hadn't seen the Fuschia one I did for Miss I decided to creater another.  So here it is.....

I first painted a recycled piece of chipboard, which are actually the backs of our chittie slips in work! with dark red paint and then using the SD technique I painted over with pva and then cream paint to get a crackle effect.  
Then came the fun bit of painting the fuschias and leaves and inking and layering.  I did manage to find a perfick piece of pink card in the Snippets box.

Now Debbie had told me that she wanted something "chickeney" on her leaving card as she loves the fun cards I making using my chicken stamps.  So I added them to the inside....

I also stamped some on the handmade envelope, made using my We Are Memory Keepers envelope maker - love that tool to bits!

And I also stamped her favourite image on the wrapping paper of the small gift I gave to her!

I can report that Debbie was very pleased with the card and it is on her noticeboard in her new office, as well as the paper and envelope!  

As this card included a Snippet I think I will run along to the Snippets Playground and hopefully have a game of hopscotch and maybe even have some mulled wine!  

Thanks for calling by.  I hope to catch up with you later today after the ironing session which is mahoosive!



Anonymous said...

You put so much work and love into the leaving present for your friend and of course she will treasure.
The painting could not be more beautiful, such a gorgeous gift for anyone to receive.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Simply FAB-U-LOUS Dahlink xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning - I know who to come to when I need help/tips for PF, I've still only managed to do a little play so must try harder to play x

The Caked Crusader said...

Lovely! I particularly love those singing chickens!

scrappymo! said...

Your friend is goin to treaure this card and pressie.

I loved the front of course but the chooks in the inside were really sweet.

The envelope looks great...I have one of those boards too but not used it yet...perhaps you will insipire me to remember to use it! lol

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog...I have been dong up the eaiser challenges first...there are a couple more fun ones...but then...there are some really 1970's things...they will be tough to do...but...I really like some of their stamps so hoping to win.

I like their outdoorsy stamps like the horses or nature of trees etc.
Wish me to make a toilet paper mini album next!

Carol L said...

What an amazing creation! I adore that shabby chic background, and the inside sentiment is fabulous! Love all the little chicks and wrapping paper - what a fantastic gift!!

Irene said...


Kathleen said...


Kath x

Sue said...

Oh my Sam this is absolutely gorgeous!! huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

This is an awesome work, and what a beautiful gift for your friend. It's so very personalized, and I'm sure she was pleased that you took the time & your talent to make something she can treasure for a long, long time, even though you may not see each other daily. Love that cracked effect and the painting is stunning. TFS & Hugs

Di said...

This is really beautiful Sam! I was only peering closely yet agin at my own wall hanging yesterday evening - so I can imagine how much your friend loves this.

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - it's busy here right now.

Hugs, Di xx

Kim said...

Beautiful work!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Can I be Debbie? P-a-l-l-e-e-z-z-e-e-e-e???

butterfly said...

Beautiful work... the crackle and fuchsias are just so beautifully done, and I love the stamping inside and on the envelope - such care and love has gone into this - lucky Debbie!
Alison x

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

This is all really beautiful .. .. every little detail. I bet your work mate was so touched by all the effort you went to with everything.

I hope she likes her new job.

Love Jules xx