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Monday, 7 May 2012

Vintage admin???

Hi all, I needed to make a card for our wonderful admin lady who is moving away and hence leaving us and I saw this fab image from A Day for Daisies called How may I Direct your Call and thought it was perfect.
I coloured the image with copics and paper pieced her dress.
I used my sewing machine for the stitching.
The other butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch.





I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts4Eternity - Ribbon
Delicious Doodles - Bingo (I used Gems/Ribbon/Punches)
Stampin for the Weekend - 4 or more layers
Dream Valley Challenges - For a Special Lady


61 comments:

Steph said...

What a fabulous card, so personal! I love the papers and colours you've used and the paper piecing on the dress looks gorgeous- so vintage! x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous Catherine.
My mum used to work in an office that had a telephone system like that .. i used to love going to help and pushing the wires in and out and winding the handle.. i might just have to get that image for her birthday in July!
Gorgeous colours and fab paper piecing
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Catherine, I love the image, perfect, especially with the paper pieced dress.
Avril xx

Stamps and Paper said...

I like this card Catherine, great image and lovely papers

Anne

downrightcrafty said...

simply stunning love the angle of the image and your beautiful stitching, I am sure Donna will adore this too
Hugs Kate xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Catherine, lovely papers, colours, super image and finished off beautifully with the lace, butterflies and ribbon. Carolxx

Sheena said...

What a great image and I love your paper piecing! Sheena xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is one,stunning card oh I adore vintage and you have showcased this beautifully,love it to bits,hugs Cherylxxxx

jules said...

wow stunning card!!

Teresa said...

Oh it's perfect for her Catherine, I'm sure she will love it. Beautiful card. Hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend, hugs Teresa xx

Sue said...

Catherine, this is so nice. Love the colors, and the image is delightful....long way from text me!! LOVE IT.

Hugs
Sue

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card ... love that image isnt she elegant ... and love all our little embellies ... love the colours ... ooo love it all ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Claire said...

Lovely card. Hugs, Claire x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Catherine love that image a lot, I knew someone many years ago who did that job when she left school, those papers, colours and embellishments are truly wonderful, a delight to see.
hugs
Lorraine x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Catherine,
Beautiful card,love the image and her paper pieced dress,gorgeous details too :) x

Di said...

Totally fabulous card - just perfect for the recipient. The image made me smile a little, I hate to confess but I remember using a switchboard like that - nightmare! Super paper piecing too. Di xx

coops said...

gorgeous card catherine.i love your colours and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Catherine...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Catherine, I like the image, the papers, the lace and all the butterflies.
Kevin xx

Flowergirl said...

So gorgeous! Love that image and your fab papers x
Wendy x

Tammy said...

This is beautiful Catherine!! I love that image and your fabulous paper piecing!

catherine said...

Such a fantastic card Catherine and super image. Fab colours
x catherine

Whisper said...

Absolutely fabby, am loving all the extras, Luv Sam x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Catherine, love the gorgeous image and fab paper piecing on her dress, love it xx

Janet said...

What what a smashing card and fits the bill perfectly....she will love it xx

Irene said...

A fabulous card Catherine, and so personal. I love the paper piecing on her dress and the touch of lace.

luv
irene
xxxx

Katina said...

Fabulous Catherine! Love the image (perfect!), the colours and the paper piecing looks fab.
xxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Catherine :o) Love the image, her paper pieced dress looks fab! Hugs, Lisa x

kay said...

stunning card,love how you have done the dress,x

Tracy said...

Hi Catherine
A really fabulous design, love your image and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Catherine, thank you for taking the time to top by my blog and for your lovely comment. What beautiful creations you make lovely the colours and the stamp and a wonderful personal touch..

Hugs
Tamara

Susan Flynn said...

This is just fab Catherine I adore the image! Years and years ago, before I went into nursing, I worked in an office and I used to fill in if the telephonist was not in and they had a system like this. I remember accidentally disconnecting the MD!! Happy days lol xx

karen said...

This is gorgeos Catherine, your design goes beautifully with the image, Karenx

Debbie said...

Hi Catherine...I love your wonderful card. What a fabulous image and the dress looks so pretty paper pieced in this paper.
Debbie x

Sandi said...

I love that image and you incorporated it beautiful into a card. hugs

Kathleen said...

Brilliant image, love it, great choice of colours and a fab all round card.

Kath x

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card

Hugs
Jayne
x

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Catherine, I love the vintage image and lovely colours too :)
Kelly.x

pinky said...

Wow I just love that image Catherine, how different is that and love the vintage feel to it all!

Sylvia x said...

What a fantastic card, I just love this image and it is so perfect for your work colleague. The colour combos are brill Catherine

Sylvia x

Linda R said...

What an amazing card. I just love that image.. And so many wonderful details. Makes me smile..

Linda~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Great personalizing for a going away, love the warm colors and feel to this. She will surely love this.

Jules said...

Tee hee .. .. my Sis used to work on the old telephone exchange .. .. many, many years ago. She would love this!

Fabulous colours and great paper piecing.

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Catherine I love this hugs Elaine

Janette said...

Brilliant card, love the image and the inside looks gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Catherine, perfect image for the occasion. Carol x

LORi said...

Gorgeous!!

Molecraft said...

A totally gorgeous card, love it!
Helen x

Jeannie said...

So beautiful! I recently switched jobs (from one Admin job to another) and received some special cards so I know that she loved this one!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Craft 4 Eternity.

Hugs.
Evie

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Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just darling. I adore this image and the paper piecing. Super cute!

Liz Williams said...

This card brought an instant smile, reminding me of Lily Tomlin's comedy skit and her "one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy!" Your work is so delightful, bringing instant cheer!

Tracy said...

This is fabulous Catherine! Love the colors and the great card design. Great job on the paper piecing too. :-) Hugs!

Teri said...

Lovely card hun. Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Bingo challenge, and good luck with the draw!
Hugs,
Teri xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Amanda said...

Such a perfect image and the paper piecing is perfect, love the vintagey feel. Hugs, Amanda x

~Tammy~ said...

Wow wow wow this is amazing....all the details right now to the coloring and the dress! Gorgeous!

Samantha said...

Another Fabulous card hunny love the style xx

Sue from Oregon said...

I love this image...I actually have an 85 year old auntie that used to do this for the phone company...she would love this!

Gunn (Merete) said...

A really beautiful card, so well done. Lovely papers and great image.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-))

About Me

My photo
I am 38 and live with my husband and 2 little dogs called Tessa and Toby. We married in May 2010. I work as a care manager however have finally finished my 4 year social work degree and as long as I have passed I hope not to do any more study for quite a while lol....