Saturday, March 4, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Back with another project, this time is was a commissioned card for a lady who is very, very, what can I pressure!

The first thing I did was went online to find out her clan colours and tartan pattern.
and thought of butterflies using Tim Holtz dies and mixing the solid with tartan.

And led to a rose with tartan details and buds.

Red bodies were not working..

Gold was needed for a lift..

Oh, and had to have matching roses with the gold..

Found a silhouette dancer, needed her, she was going to be my center piece as the lady was a highland dancer 60 years ago..

Roses and leaves getting put in place..

Gold sentiments all die cut out and in place along with a huge 90th.
on the box lid..

and her name!!!!mmm, not working.

Made a box for the card to go into and it's lid, 
which was still not working for me..

Card standing up..

Nope, not working..

Loved the card, it came together perfectly for me.

Lid, nope.... have to fix that!

Ahhh..there we go, that is much better,
 it is for ALI and she needs to see her name in lights..

I painted the letters out, layer quite a few up so it was as thick as chipboard,
 painted them white then added a gold crackle stamp on top and 
heat embossed..

So there we go, I was happy, the purchaser was happy, and ALI was thrilled to bits, bless her..

Thank you so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter...

A Perfect Time to Craft   [anything goes]

Ally's Angels   [anything goes]

Die cut Divas  [Anything goes]

Triple B   [Birds,Blooms and butterflies]


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Chrissy, love tartan

gr karin

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous 90th card, this is amazing and look at all the lovely goodies on them and on the box looking great x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh roses in red and personalised too...what a fab job you did Chrissy
Cheers, Dr Sonia

Janette said...

A beautiful card for this lady Chrissy, you were so right to give her name abit of a lift, it all came together perfectly.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday, mine is just starting.xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous project with the fab tartan DP. Love the flowers and butterflies. Great idea to make the name in lighter letters.
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

This is amazing Chrissy- I love the thought you put into creating this very original card- talk about the extra mile! Perfectly designed to suit the recipient from the lovely Highland dancer to those gorgeous butterflies- using the clan tartan was inspired! I'm sure it made Ali's day!

Lisa said...

What a great paper for a Scottish friend. I love the die cuts and layering on this card and box. I am sure your friend loved this as it is beautifully designed.

Michelle N. said...

How wonderful for a Scottish lady-I'll bet she loves it! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, you made Ali very happy. You always have great ideas. Hugs, Valerie

Arlene said...

Fantastic card and perfect for its recipient. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our “Anything Goes” challenge

Dawn T said...

Turned out stunning Chrissy. It's a stunning card and box

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous personalised card and box Chrissy,love the Highland Dancer and all the tartan and dies
carol x

Diane said...

Beautiful cards, love those plaid butterflies!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
Diane TB Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Triple B}

*Vicki* said...

These are so bright and beautiful Chrissy! I'm loving those plaid papers and your images really stand out nicely against them! The personalized card is very sweet and that silhouette dancer is brilliant too!

pinky said...

A great outcome and a gorgeous card. You definitely aced the request!!

jimlynn said...

Wow! This is awesome! I've never seen anyone use plaid for a butterfly before I don't think and I absolutely LOVE them! Beautiful card and box. So sweet and pretty.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I just love what you came up with in the end, the flowers are gorgeous with the gold highlighting, I love all the golden touches! I do like how her name really stands out in the end!

Sarah said...

Absolutely outstanding and individual Chrissy I bet she LOVED it xx

Brenda said...

This is fabulous. It probably resulted in the birthday girl dancing a lovely jig.

Carol L said...

I think you're amazing to go to such lengths to personalize a card for your friend and it turned out absolutely stunning! I love the plaid butterflies, the box you created to hold it, and all those very special details you carefully designed! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the first Triple B Challenge! (Carol, GD)