Sunday 14 July 2013

Retirement Card

Another of my marathon creations to share with you today & there is just as much happening on the inside of the card as there is on the outside (mind you, that isn't exactly new in my cards is it! LOL).

The front is a combination of my own cut-files & a couple from Bird's Card - bet you can guess the sentiment card frame is one of mine though. LOL. Where would I be without my Cameo???

Did I say,  " much happening on the inside?"  .....Well, I suppose you could say that it even more complex on the inside & of course a compendium of cut-files here too - but this time all my own. I wanted to convey that the journey into retirement was one that was being taken together & that the future, with more time together, could strengthen the bond the couple already share. The main image is probably recognisably one from Mo Manning & I coloured the couple gazing into the distance using Promarkers. There is a second image as you will have noticed, this time on the tag tucked away in the pocket. Coloured to co-ordinate with the Mo Manning image, this echo of the floral bouquet is from A&T Digital. The sentiment, like the one on the front, I created on the PC along with one on the reverse of the tag (not shown).

Being such a momentous occasion in someone's life I created a box to pop the card in & I managed to keep this uncomplicated & devoid of too much 'clutter' which would just run the risk of being knocked off or damaged in the post.

Relatively simple top to the box though there are a number of layers!

I added my usual box liner full of hopefully meaningful sentiments with a paler version of the image of the couple.

Thank you for taking the time & visit my blog - & I hope you like my projects.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this time are:

Mo's Digital (Bella & Bronte's) - celebrate love
Craft-DeeBowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
Scrap-Creations - ribbons & bows
Artistic Inspirations - bling (pearls)
Love to Create - ribbon & bling
Songbird - ribbon
Picture & Scrap - lace or ribbon
My Craft Spot - wrap it up (box for card)
2CreativeChicks - 3D
Our Daily Bread - love, wedding or anniversary (I hope I am conveying their journey together in the years ahead)
Crafting For All Seasons - bingo (flowers, digi image, pearls)
Fairytale - favourite colours (white on white)
Digitally Sweet - use some bright colours (+digital = image &cutter)
Die Cuttin' Divas - use some Ruby Red (Promarker)
Addicted to Stamps - lots of layers
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (with scripture or uplifting sentiment)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes (with ribbon)
Color Me Creative (must colour) - anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
613 Avenue - anything goes (optional 'birthday')
Creative Corner - anything goes.


  1. Christine, this is utterly beautiful hun, so much work, but WOW xxx

  2. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog)♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  4. yes, Tine I really like your work. That very well may be the understatement of this year. what a work of art you have produced. It seems like you put a meg amount of thought into each card. I love the inside of a card that has bee dressed up.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful paper crafts with us today at WAW. We appreciate your participation and love seeing your diverse gifts and talents.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  5. Such a lot of lovely detail, thanks for your crafty ribbons challenge entry
    P x

  6. Hi Tine the InLinkz seems to be working now so I added your card. Your card and cut files are absolutely amazing!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the sweet image! What a unique and creative way to package your work of art! I love it!! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  7. Beautiful, great image!! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!!

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  9. So GORGEOUS! Love the details:)
    Thank for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  10. Beautiful work and total package. It's one of those hands on projects to get the total effect. Every time I see a project using the Cameo, I think that needs to be my next purchase. Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue
    Create this week. Nancy

  11. This is AMAZING!!!!! I nearly cried at this image!!! Soooooooo beautiful! I ♥♥♥ it!!! Your coloring is OUTSTANDING! FANTASTIC WORK!!!!

  12. Hi Christine, this is wonderful, love the image and colouring and the frame is fabulous.
    Hugs Sue W.

  13. WOW, what a great card. Perfect frame and the whole ensemble is really quite nice.Great job!!Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge this month.
    Hugs, Barbara - DT coordinator for Craft-Dee BowZ

  14. You have made such a wonderfull card! This is such a wonderfull image and colaration. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  15. This is just awesome! Thanks for sharing with us this week.
    Blessings & Hugs,
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. What wonderful cards Christine!! I love the dp,coloring, and the design!!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

  17. Oh how sweet and beautiful!! I just love your coloring, the image, and your design!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

  18. What a gorgeous card - and such a lovely image. What a super idea to package it in a handmade box too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  19. Very pretty card!! Just stunning! I see you love your Cameo as well - smiles. I love mine. Thanks so much joining us at Mo's Digital Stamps.


  20. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale.
    Hugs stine

  21. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative, I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  22. Gorgeous! Perfect for retirement!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  23. This is just wonderful - your cards are so intricate and detailed - amazing :)

  24. Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
    From the 2 Creative Chicks:)
    The Desire to Create is one of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul.
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
    Come join us at Craft Lovin for "Parents Day" Link up a "Parents Day" project and be in line for some great prizes before the 26th:)

  25. Beautiful. Tak for at du er med i udfordringen hos Card and crap. DT Sanne

  26. Stunning card, thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Lots of layers challenge.
    Hugs Teresa x

  27. A gorgeous card and amazing coloring!
    Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Lots of layers challenge.
    Hugs Kjersti:)