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Saturday, 10 September 2011

So waaaaaay out of my comfort zone

Morning all! Well I have a card request today and I'm like some others I read about, not so keen on commissions lol! I like to create and then have people purchase rather than have requests made as I'm always worried they won't like what I have created! I was asked to make a funny card errrr FUNNY?! I do pretty and vintage, cute and soft but funny and funky? I think not!!! The lady in question wanted a 30th birthday card for a friend something to remind her she was getting old (lol old at 30 I wish!!) so I went hunting down for an image knowing there were some fab tongue in cheek "oldies" images over at the Stitchy bear store and produced this....

I'm still unsure as this is so not me! No lace, distress ink, doilies or butterflies! I couldn't help but whack a load of flowers on though! I think I could have done this better but the request just threw me! If she had asked for a sassy sexy 30 I would have popped on down to Kenny K and everything would have been fine! My papers are cheery arte from my stash as is my funky ribbon, stick pins and gems. My sentiments are computer created and my flowers are wild orchids.

I have coloured my image with prisma pencils (still waiting for my new set to arrive from the states lol!) and double matted on black and blue cardstock.

I really do hope that the lady who requested this and her recipient like it! I made a wedding card for this lady over a year ago and my cards have improved since then but not along this theme lol!
I would like to enter this into The crazy challenge spots and stripes, Fab and funky its so funny, Freshly brewed something new (this is a new theme for me!), Stamp something anything goes, Crafty Anns make yourself uncomfortable (lol) and OSAAT use a digi.
Thanks for coming by, please let me know what you think, I don't think I am converted to this style just yet there are so many that do this better than me! Just wait until Tues & Weds next wk when my DT cards are so more up my street lol!
Big hugs
sparkle - http://www.sparklee.com

25 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

Well done for stepping up and creating something this wonderful for your customer Rebekah and thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Hlora said...

It is so cute a nd joyful! Love the image! Also the papers are so cute! Great!!!!

Dora said...

Yes not you without the lace, doilies and butterflies, but you definitely did a fantastic job, it's lovely, and funny :) So your lady will love this, I'm sure. Hugs xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Awesome card! Love the image and colours.

Sandra said...

This is lovely Rebekah!! you really have submitted a lovely image here and i just love the sentiment truely gorgeous!!:) Sandra H

Wendy said...

You may have been out of your comfort zone Rebekah but you have still come up with a fabulous creation this is fantasic,great image and colours and yes funny,well done.
Wendy xx

Laila said...

Hehe, this is a funny one :o) I bet my mom would like it....
Hugs Laila

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Margreet said...

Oh Rebekah, for me you succeeded in going off your comfortzone....it surely is a funny card with funny sentiments!!
xxx Margreet

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, this is really fantastic, what a fun image. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

well i love it! fab image - fab papers and colours ..you should try it more often
Lisa x

coops said...

fantastic card rebekah.the funny image and sentiment are brilliant and i love your bright colours ;D

xx coops xx

Anita said...

You did a fabulous job Rebekah. It IS cute and funny and will help the gal forget she's turning 30 (like you, I WISH lol!)

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Rebekah. OMG, i think Stitchy will love this card. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Mandy said...

Rebekah I could have written that myself I am so with you on the commissioned & funny cards.
You have done a fabulous job hun, I love your card and I'm sure your customer & the recipient will thrilled with it, think I may send my orders your way lol
hugs Mandy xx

Gemma said...

it looks fab Rebekah, I am loving the big spotty bow! :) x

Michelle B. said...

You have absolutely nothing to worry about, your card is FAB! I love the colors and all your embellies, you rocked the card!! Aahhh, to be 30 again :)

Sheryl said...

This is such a FUN and gorgeous card! I just love the pretty flowers and that RIBBON BOW is stunning! Take a bow!
Thank you for joining us for our Month Long Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Use Something New!
Hugs, Sheryl

Dominique said...

What a wonderful and funny card! Great colored and lovely design. Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge, good luck, Dominique

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, what a fab, fun card Rebekah, that image is totally great so are the flowers, ribbons and papers, superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Hi Rebekah, aren't we all just our own worst critics? Especially when we are asked to make something we don't normaly do! I wimped out on a card for a friends' husband who was turning 40 - just couldn't come up with anything (certainly after the only inspiration I was given was that he used to have a mohecian haircut!). You however have made a beautiful card - I love the image and the flowers are great! Sarah

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!
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Alexis said...

Too funny. Love it and I'm sure the recipient will laugh. It's great. Thanks for joining us this week at fab n funky. Good luck.

Alexis

Jen said...

Great job. Good image choice and I am sure your customer will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Love your "new theme" card. Fabulous embellies and image. Thanks for joining us at the month long Freshly Brewed "Something New" Challenge.

Linda

Haseeb said...

i like your card but the most impressive thing for me is your blog editing it is fabulous .

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