Friday, 4 May 2012

Messy Rabbit Farewell Card and Serif Craft Artist

Evenig everyone

Well I have had an extremely hectic couple of days and haven't been able to visit any groups or blogs during that time.  Hopefully things are settling down a little bit again now.  During the last couple of days I have welcomed an additional 80+ members to my Serif Craft Artist Users Group almost certainly as a result of Michelle Jackson-Mogford promoting it on her Facebook page - so I owe a huge thank you to her.

Today I am going to share a card I made this afternoon for hubby to give to his manager at work who is leaving.  I thought this cute image from my Joanna Sheen cd "Messy Rabbit" just fitted the bill.  (I have to mention here that his manager is actually female - or you might consider it very odd that I have chosen to use a cute rabbit,ribbon and a bow on the card!)  Here is the finished card

This is a 6x6 card and the small topper and the larger two backing papers were all from my Joanna Sheen cd but I gave the yellow backing paper some messy edges in Craft Artist. The background on the larger topper is one I made myself in Craft Artist and also used it on my last card "Busy Doing Nothing".  I used a Kaisercraft stamp to add the music to the base of the larger topper when I had printed it out.  (I am relying on the fact that the people who see this card can't read music because the music actually bears no relationship to the wording! )  I completed the card front with some ribbon and card candi from my stash (and that dodgy looking bow).

Here is how it looked when I designed it in Craft Artist

As you can see I decided to put the small topper on at a jaunty angle, as they say, when I actually made up the card.

And no card is complete without a matching insert

Hubby seems pleased with this card, though I'm not sure he's really the best judge - he tells me all my cards are "lovely dear" - not even sure he looks at them!

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x


  1. Hello Catherine, I hope you are well. Your card is just wonderful! I am loving the layout very much and the colours you have chosen are fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Catherine, I love your Messy.It is a wonderful project that you've done. XXHugs.

  3. Lovely card as always Catherine. I like seeing your layout plan as you created it in Craft Artist as well as the finished card.

  4. Fab card, think she'll love it xx

  5. Beautiful card love your layout and the colour palette. Chris xx

  6. Beautiful card Catherine ..a really happy card ..
    Sue x

  7. Lovely card, love the bright colors, lovely image too xx

  8. your card is lovely

  9. gorgeous card Catherine, lovely and bright x

  10. Lovely bright cheerful card

  11. very lovely and fresh looking colours

  12. This is so adorable, I love the colours and the image is so sweet
    Lindsay xx

  13. fab bright fun card, catherine. love the colours. louise xx