Friday, 21 November 2008

A card for Ellie (and Ethan!)

Cathy's daughter Ellie is going into hospital to have her tonsils removed soon, and it's also a week before her birthday bless her. Cathy has asked if we would make Ellie a card to cheer her up during her overnight stay in hospital. How could we refuse?
So I have made a spring card and added the very pretty Nellie with crochet hat and scarf image from Sugar Nellies, a few blingy gems and both a Get Well Soon and Happy Birthday greeting. 2 cards in 1, I hope she Ellie likes it!Yesterday whilst going through my bags (oh how I need some better storage) I came accross some letter and number templates that I ordered from a magazine, it was a great offer as you only had to pay the postage. So I thought I would set myself a challenge and see what I could come up with using Ethan's (nephew who's birthday it is on Sunday) name. First of all I found out what colour his bedroom was, lime green, orange, blue, then had the task of finding papers in those colours! Then cut out the letters drew around them in black ink and set to work.
Here is the finished articleit's A4 in size folded length ways so it is long and thin, the E H and N are all raised up on foam pads to give a bit of dimension, they also have a thin blue ribbon wrapped around parts of them. I had originally laid it all out with clusters of buttons but wasn't happy with it and when I showed Matthew he said it was very girly. Mmmmm.... what to do! Then I remembered I had some holographic dinosaur stickers so as you can see I added quite a few of these as if they are having a roam around!
At the moment it is a card, but when the cards come down, I will attach double sided tape to the inside so it can be stuck together for a bit of strength, then punch a couple of holes at the top, may even use my Big Bite I got for my birthday (used it once so far!) and put a couple of eyelets in. Add so blue ribbon or even string for a rustic look so Ethan can either hang it on his bedroom door or hang it on the wall inside his room.


Cathy said...

Joanne, this is stunning, Ellie wwill love it.
Thank you so much.
Cathy xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Joanne, Love the design and image on the first, The letters on the second look fab and love the colours, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Joanne and the spring card is so pretty :) Donna x

cats whiskers said...

Wow couple of fantastic little creations here, what a nice idea to do a crad for Ellie must try to find time for this one, and Ethan will love his own persinalised card
Hugs Jacqui x

Jill said...

two gorgeous cards Joanne hugs Jill x


What a lovely card joanne, hugs Linda x

Karin said...

Beautifull cards joanne.

I love the design of the first one, and the beautifull letters on the second.

xoxo Karin

PS: my girls are having so much fun over the funny song on your playlist :0))

Love to Doodle! said...

Hello!! This card is fabulous - love the colours and design of the card...wonderful!

...and thank you for your comments about glad you are pleased and feel free to re-size any of the images to suit your needs....xx