Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Back with a card!

Hi all :)
I've had a bit of a break recently, had a few things to sort out and wanted some quality time with the girls, but i have returned with a card and a matching box.

I figured it was high time i did some crafting, so i made Maddy a card,
then made a little box to go with it. I'm sure i can fit some choccy in it. :)

I used an Crafty Individuals inchy thingy, edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink and covered it with Crackle Accents. The glaze brought the distress ink colour out nicely.
I made an embellishment using my seal and wax....

I also used a paper doille for part of the card. I bought a pack of 75 assorted sizes from Poundland, they are great as they already have that delicate lace effect. So i coloured it with Broken China to break up the vintage browns.


So there you have it, one card and a mini matchbox.
Hope you like. :)
Ooh before i forget, i had some lovely news yesterday, Fabrizio, another male crafter (fantastic crafter and real nice guy) emailed me to say that my blog had been mentioned in issue 24 of "Lets Make Cards"! :) I was well chuffed as i've never been in a magazine for anything crafty before. Fabrizio was featured in the mag, and i think they mentioned a couple of other male crafters...including me!
So a big thank you to Fab for the info, i've yet to see the magazine, but i will get one for a momento to tell my grandkids about! :)


maddy hill said...

wow wow wow Calvin ! tis absolutely gorgeous ! i love the wax seal !

im stunned hun xxxxx cant wait to recieve it !
love maddy xxx

Calv said...

Glad you like it Maddy :) xxx

Sheena said...

Stunning card Calvin love everything about it! And congratulations on your magazine mention! Well deserved.

Nigel said...

That is absolutely amazing.

Congratulations on the magazine mention too, maybe there's hope for us male crafters yet (although I may have to raise my standards at this rate).

Chris said...

Oh Calv it's a totally wonderful card. I love everything about it, the image, the colours and oh that Darling little box too. Just beautiful.
Congrats on the mention in the mag too...well deserved :)
Chris xx

Daniel Askeland said...

A LITTLE something for you?!?

Are you kidding, it's ALOT of something for you! :P

Loved it! Me like. :P

Greetings from Daniel

Gez said...

Calvin your card is STUNNING!

There is so much to ooooh over. Love the idea of the doille. :-D

Congratulations on the magazine mention. Very well deserved. I think we can let you off for no inky veg now!lol. Take care & have a lovely week.

Happy crafting. Gez.

sandra said...

Sooooooooo romantic!!!
Card is just shabby chic!
I love details!
Congrats on magazine mention.
You really deserve it.
Must say that I love yours and Maddy's work.

Calv said...

Thanks everyone, it turned out better than expected....not sure what went wrong lol? :)

I do love blues and browns together.

Crafting with Sue said...

Oh wow! How exquisite! You must have put a lot of time into this card! It's priceless!

Jennie said...

Lovely feminine card, and absolutely great about the magazine, well deserved :)
Now have to go out and get the magazine..
Hugs xx

BlueRose said...

A little something WoW is all I have to say. It is a very elegant card soft but yet bold it all works together so nicely. Beautiful job.

Congratulations on your magazine mention too.

Hugs Blue

Sue said...

Calv just seen this on CBC and loved it so came for a closer look - I never realized there are so many layers it really is gorgeous


sandra said...

You have award on my blog!
Come and pick it up!

Trine Blix said...

Wonderful card, Calv! I love the colors and details.
Maddy is sure lucky to have a man like you;)
Oh, I'm SO looking forward till june 9th - that's my last exam this year, and the following weekend is dedicated to nothing but crafting! (then she sighed and looked at her math books...)
But, not much crafting for me in a while, we're moving back home to northern Norway in the beginning of july, so I've got some packing to do.....but when I'm in place up there: Watch out for some serious work!

....hugs to Rotty ;)

Sarah C said...

I'm wowing at this card and matchbox too. Such a lot of work, but it's just gorgeous. Maddy'll be running out for the postie, but will it be for the card or the thought of the possible choccy??!! LOL

Huge congratulations on being mentioned in the magazine. Well deserved too xx

kt said...

That Maddy is one lucky girl! But for this Yank--what are inchy thingies and crackle stuff?

Oh, and congrats on your well deserved notoriety. Your work is so neat and Rotty is such fun.

Fabrizio said...

Wow stunning card Calv ! Amazing work went into it. You must must must start to write to magazines and show them your creations.

Anonymous said...

wonderful crafting! I love it. Lucky lucky Maddy!

Congrats on getting a mention in a mag! awesome news.

Tami B. said...

Such a gorgeous card and the wax seal along with the paper doily really vintage it up nicely. Congrats on the magazine, too. Very cool. Hope you are feeling better.

Sonia said...

Hi Calv
Absolutely Fabulous!!!!
Congrats on getting a mention in a mag! awesome news. :)


Calv said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments, they are much appreciated. :)

Hi Kt, the inchie things are just pictures that are about an inch square that come in a sheet of paper. People use them to make inchies which are pieces of tiny artwork. Crackle Accents, or Crackle Glaze as it it sometimes known, is a clear medium that is applied too a surface, but which crackles when it dries. The size of the cracks depend on the thickness of the glaze applied.

Thank you for my award Sandra, i'll pop over and have a look :)

I just wanted to say how nice it is to see everyone here, it feels like i've ben away for ages, and it's great to see such familiar faces here. Trine i wish you all the best with your exams in June, looking forward to seeing you crafting again. I told Rotty said hi, he just nodded his head and grunted, but i swear he went red too lol!

Wow! 3 male crafters in one blog post!!! Hi Fab, Nigel and Daniel :) I'm going to have to start keeping spare beers in the blog fridge at this rate! :) Fabrizio, congrats on your mag feature, i read it last night on your blog, very cool interview may i say, looked like fun.

Take care everyone....i have to go and find some inkable veg! Getting harder each week.

My craft space said...

Wow Calvin, what a gorgeous card it is wonderful

love Val xx

tee said...

Calv this is absolutely stunning!! Congratulations on your mag. mention!! :D
xx Tee

Jane Wetzel said...

wow..this is just stunning...and u and Maddy are tooooo adorable...Love both of your stuff!!! tfs! :)

Gunn-Hege said...

Stunning work!!
I love the blue in the middle of all the brown !!
You`re such a clever boy!!!
Hugs from Norway =0)

Hels said...

Hey Calv, how you doing? Totally love this card and little box, the colours and LO are just fab....hope you ok... take care x

Randi Th. said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!!!

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