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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tri Fold Shutter Card = ARGGGGGGGGGGGGH

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Its been a very wet day here, so dull! I had midwife this morning and yippee for me my bloods have finally come up :O) NO MORE NEEEEEEEEDLES!!! and phew I can have a straightforward birth now (I hope), I cant believe the due date is on Sunday not that she will come then of course!
I have a question for you: What do you get your MIL who has everything for her 60th Birthday something as a keepsake??? I would love to know your ideas :O)


I have made yet another card for Mil Birthday next week, but decided to keep the other for Mothers Day for her instead, and use this one. Well... I thought it would be easy, and it was, after nearly an hour of watching the video tutorial and this poor piece of card going back and forth between me and hubby the frustration in this house last night was very evident! and why cos birdbrain (thats me!) measured 11 and half inches not 12 inches what a duh!!! no wonder the thing wouldnt fold, of course hubby was asking me " you sure you measured it right?".... "yeah of course" was my reply hahahahahahaha I think I am lucky I am heavily pregnant else he may of just lost his rag with me pmsl! Anyway here it is, my first attempt:
I used this gorgeous image called Sugar from Mo Manning coloured with copics, and I added a little glitter, I cut her from a sizzix die and used 3d foam to mount her to the card.
The papers are MME and I used some sizzlitt letters, nesties and a few embellies, NO FLOWERS!!! WOW! I shocked myself lol.
Sorry about the picture quality I found this hard to photograph and even harder to get good light with our dull day.
Thanks for stopping by today, this card isnt for any challenges, I had a good little think and thought about all of the challenges I love to enter, but I know when baby comes I wont be able to join so many, so I have taken a lot of my sidebar, please dont be offended by this, but just incase anyone was a wondering why, Of course I shall still be doing my DT work :O) I shall need to keep my sanity somehow lol.
Sending hugs to those who need them, hoping to catch up tonight with you all.xxx

38 comments:

Pascale said...

This is totally stunning hunny glad you perserved with it. I am sure MIL will love it. Does she like the theatre you could get some theatre vouchers I know it is not keepsake but a good night out. I hope you think of the right thing. I can just picture you and Martin and the card PMSL Hugs Pascalex

Sue said...

Wow hun bloody brill card looks fantastic, luv the image she is gorgeous, oh i need to have a play with one of these, LUV IT hun.xxx

Christine said...

Hi Joey sent you an email re candy win arrived..huge thanks..I have just done a DT HM with this fold & your looks stunning with the spring colours & the fairy love it..take care..

Hugs Christine xx

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~so much pretty detail!!
really is count down now, isn`t it??? cannot believe 6 years ago i was thinking the same ~ lewis will be 6 years old this saturday ~where does the time go!!
plenty of rest now joey!!
vanessa xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Joey, it's so beautiful, she'll love it!!

lindyloo said...

hi joey wow what a great card I tried this fold and gave up lol but it looks great will have to have another go :)
huggies lindyloo x

Pam said...

Great card Joey, you may just have given me an idea as I have to make friends MIL a card and just before xmas I had a play around with one of these tri-folds, cut it out and didn't actually decorate it so may hunt this out!

Great news to hear your bloods are getting better and pregnancy is going well. hugs Pam x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gosh Joey, this card is absolutely stuffed full of lovely ingredients not least of which is the lovely image by Mo! It's beautiful (your card and Mo's image)! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Kellylouj said...

wow this is a fabulous card xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joey :-) I was just thinking of having a go at one of these ,,, you have done a fantastic job with this ! :-)
I think Pascale's idea of a a night out to the theatre is a fab idea ,,, :-) The War Horse is brilliant I have heard from several peeps ,,:-)

Luv
Lols x x x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Joey
I think this type of card are so aw inspiring and you have done it proud as always.
Good News on the bloods and doesn't time fly.....
I got my MIL a glass sphere Tiffany style lamp, it was licked with lovely red and orange flames etc, she was gob smacked with it, but whilst going to show it off one year later, she put her foot through it and it was a one off.. she had to own up as she could not replace it.... Don't know if that will help, but good luck on your shopping and surfing..
Hugs Kate xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Joey,
This is a wonderful card in beautiful colours and papers, with great images. I'm sure your MIL will love it.
Take it easy over the next few days, we don't want any panic deliveries. I'm sure the Lord will undertake.
Special Hugs,
Fiona x

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Joey and so pleased to hear your bloods are up!!! In answer to your keepsake question - how about an album of your children! We did a photo album on Kodak site for my parents' anniversary and they loved it, you can get them in leather bound and they're really lovely like a glossy magazine of your own photos! hugs, Jane xxx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I still need to try one of these.

CraftyC said...

Wow Joey, your card is stunning. Enjoy the rest of your and sleep well while you can!
Clairex

Babs said...

You got there in the end joey & well worth it, you have done a fabulous job of it.
Babs x

Elaine Stark said...

Your MIL will love this card, lovely colours and detail. Elaine

pinky said...

Well done on the bloods, everything is falling into place. This is just gorgeous Joey, I have only ever made one and its was a frustrating learning curve lol. About your MIL, I always go for vouchers or a night out, meal and theatre, or a good play. Wouldn't dream of trying to buy her anything as I know she would return it lol.
Pinky

Donna said...

Hi Joey, not long to go now...fingers crossed your little princess doesn't keep you waiting too long! Your card is beautiful and well done for getting there in the end...I wouldn't tackle this design now let alone a few days before my due date lol! :) Donna x

stampinfrog said...

Love this fold!The image is so darling and your coloring is fantastic!Your MIL is going to love this card!
Hugs,Connie

Chris said...

Hi Joey and my goodness, how time flies with you on the countdown now :)! I'm so glad you're doing well now and fingers crossed for a normal birth too. Your card is amazing, I adore the fresh colours and your fantastic colouring of the image. It was worth all the agro :). Re the pressie for MIL, I've always found that they seem to love lockets etc., with pics of the grand kids in them :) or a family picture of them in a beautiful frame, they always went down well with mine anyway. Hugs to you sweetie and take care of yourself, Chris xx

She said...

Beautiful card Joey. I've never tried one of these - but cutting straight lines and measuring things seems to be way beyond me!! Good luck for weekend hunny, hope all goes well. S xxx

Dianne said...

OMG Joey, that is some card and congrats on doing such a fantastic job on it too!! Don't think I will be trying one of them any day soon!

Good luck for Sunday - fingers crossed it all goes well!

Danni said...

I am glad for no more needles for you!!
Gorgeous card and sorry it caused you grief!!

Deb said...

fabulous card, so glad all is going well with baby! hope she doesn't make you wait too long ! have a great day, hugs Debx

Julie said...

Well, Joey, it looks like all your efforts paid off - it's a fabulous card!! Beautiful colours! Can't believe your baby is due this week - fingers crossed that you won't have to wait too long!! How about a digital photo frame, we gave one to MIL for Christmas and loaded it with all sorts of photos that she hadn't seen for years. (If not photos, you could always load up all your fab cards on to it!!)

Juliexx

JulyeB said...

Good luck with the delivery, but things do seem to be taking a positive turn for you. I'd go with a mini album for your mil, I did one for my mum and mil for mothers daya couple of years ago, I put pics of her children and grandchildren in and poems about mums. They both loved them, so you could do one for your mum in law with your children in , there are some fab free mum poems onthe internet and if you're not close to your mil some aren't that soppy and others are so there's loads of choice. Hugs and good luck Julye

Teri said...

WOW - this is totally gorgeous!! Worth all the headbanging!!
Hope baby comes for you sooner rather than later hun. . .
Hugs,
Teri xx

Lynda said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Joey - it's so pretty and you've added so much without it looking cramped. Hope MIL appreciates all your stresses with it lol. Haven't got a clue what I'd buy either sorry!

Love Lynda xxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgoeus card Joey, love the image and the MME papers look fabulous. Glad you managed to sort out the measurements in the end. I taught this card in class the other and its quite tricky to start with. Hope baby doesnt keep you waiting too long!!!
Lyndsey xx

Fuchsia said...

Stunning card Joey ,
Save some money and have your baby on her Birthday wow she would be blown away .
xxxxxxxxxxx

Danielle said...

WOW Joey - this was definitely worth your initial struggles 'cos it's gorgeous! So glad you persevered and finished it - just love the images and papers! So glad your bloods are now good and want to wish you the best of luck in case your little lady does come on Sunday!!
Hugs, Danielle

Cherie said...

Hi Joey, I love your card it's so pretty. The colours blend so well. Thanks for your lovely comments good luck hope she comes quickly.
Warm hugs
Cherie X

Aunty Sue said...

omg this is amazing all the work in this such a wow factor card

Aunty Sue said...

omg just looking round your blog at your lovely family good luck with baby when it arrives if hasnt already.

Nilla said...

Missed some gorgeous cards here lately! This last one is a piece of art! Wow, well done! Hugs Nilla

Michelle said...

Wow I really love this card, beautiful mix of patterns and colors.

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous! I love the image - how amazing!
loving the colours and paper.
I am in awe, i tried one of these after 5 attempts i gave up lol
love tasha xx