Saturday, 24 October 2009

LLB Specal Friend Card

Having acquired two sets of LLB as a gift and not being able to sell them on (I don't really care for them) I thought I'd set myself the challenge of trying to use them.

I can't say they inspired me - they're a bit fussy for my taste and too 'designerish' - they don't leave much room for you to add anything, they're so 'in your face'.

But, I like a challenge - so here is my effort!

It's for my very good friend Roni who has a birthday at the end of the month. She has been a very, very good friend to me and my family for over twenty-eight years (I was expecting Rob, my number three son when we met) and even though she has had some dreadful times in her life she still remains a kind and caring person.



For the front of the 21cm square card, I used the outer page of the pad (...waste not,want not...! LOL!) and, rare for me, silver corner peel-offs.
A lipstick pink ribbon from the kit and a message mat stamped in lipstick red and silver, and the front was done! Very quick & easy!

The inner is always a problem in 21cm square cards as only A3 is big enough to use without a seam but I wanted to use the patterned paper to match the front, so I seamed it onto white and placed the verse on the white mid-space. Another piece of the same ribbon and the inner is done too. It may not look it, but those roses are silver-foiled.

A very quick and easy card and surprisingly.....I actually quite like it!
Hope you like it too!
Thank you for looking!
Hugs,
Ei
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3 comments:

  1. It's just lovely Eileen. I have a pack of this paper too and there is only one design I like, think I'll take a leaf out of your book and try and use it up. I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Hugs
    Suzi xx

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  2. Thank you so much Suzi - I wish you luck! I've used two of the designs now and I'm not sure if they're too hard or too easy!
    Because there's already so much done on the paper, it doesn't leave you much room to work so it ends up being a very simple, quick treatment.
    I think that's what I don't like.
    Hugs,
    Ei
    x

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  3. Its a beautiful card Ei. I agree that its a fussy set, but thats a challenge in itself.

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