Saturday, 26 February 2011

Three Squares. A request for a Retirement Card

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. My dear husband has been on night duty this weekend and what better an excuse to do some crafting than when I have to keep quiet when he`s asleep!! Oh Bliss!!

This week over at http://http//simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/ our task this week was to come up with a card containing three squares.

This tied in nicely with a request from my husband Ron to do a retirement card for a collegue at work. This solved the problem of how to set out the card. Now for the image. What to do. After a good rummage through all my stamps I eventually settled on a set from Michelle Marsden " The Vintage Collection". As the person retiring does a lot of travelling I thought these set of cases fitted the bill nicely. This I stamped using memento ink and then coloured in using my Prismacolor pencils. I then mounted my stamped squares onto Beige pearlescent card from Crafter`s Companion. My base card is also CC card centura pearl snow white. Pink card from my card stash was border punched using Martha Stewart Punch the name of which I can`t remeber at present. I finished off the card with a retirement sentiment from Crafter`s Companion/Jayne Nesterenko`s Cute Companion Summer set. Now all I have to do is find a suitable insert and that`s it ready for Ron to take in with him to work on Monday.
Thankyou to all who left comments on my last week entry and I do appreciate the extra ideas form you as well. Love reading all your comments as usual.xxx

35 comments:

  1. wow you are quick of the mark today. Our internet was down most of the morning grrr. Lovely card very effective. Just going to see if my idea will work xx

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  2. Hi
    Fab card... love it .....i am a bit stuck with this one
    hugs
    sylvie

    xxxx

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  3. Lovely card Linda. Offsetting the images in the 3 squares works really well. I really like those suitcases!
    Thanks for another great contribution!
    See you next time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Well done Mrs E, lovely card, I've got mine done today as well, and the post is scheduled for later this week again, well done you on beating Mrs H off the mark this week x

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  5. Great image to match up with the sentiment. I love the off-setting of the images, even though the squares run right down the center. Nicely done.

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  6. Great card Linda, and an ideal stamp for someone retiring who enjoys travelling.
    Jose

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  7. Hi Linda
    That's a super stamp! Love the off setting, so effective
    Thanks for playing along again, see you agin
    mandi
    "Less is More!

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  8. Fantastic card Linda and perfect images for an retirement card ~ and a great layout too, I love it :o)

    hugs Vicky xx

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  9. I this is fabulous - the image and sentiment work so well together, and your colouring is super. This is fab!

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  10. Your idea with the off setting of the stamps was inspired! Great card.

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  11. I love how the image is to one side then the othe, and beautifully coloured too.

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  12. Smashing card and a stroke of genius to use the stack of suitcases for a retirement card. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog and yes, the squares are an integral part of my magenta stamp - I've not used it for ages (and ages) and the three squares challenge seemed like THE perfect opportunity

    Kathyk

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  13. Your card is super. A really good idea to use those suit cases the way you have. Very effective.
    Lynne xxx

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  14. Oh I love this Linda and it is perfect for a retirement card. I love how you have off set the images. Brill!

    Ali x

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  15. What a great card for retirement and very original to put the image to oneside, would never have thought to do that!
    Linbyx

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  16. This is a lovely card Linda I just love the colours

    Pam xx

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  17. WOW this is stunning, what a great idea for the retirement card, I have a few of those to make this year as Mum Dad and all their pals are retiring!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog Hazelxox

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  18. I love the edging. Such a beautiful card. I'm sure the recipient will really enjoy getting this.

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  19. This is such a pretty card, I love the border punching and the suitcases are brill, xx

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  20. Love how you've offset the images in the squares....I'm loving all the great ideas I'm getting from all the gorgeous cards this week. My brain took a holiday when I was trying to think what to do! LOL!!

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  21. Brilliant card - the offset images are genius

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  22. hi linda, i love your card, the images look fab and the borders finish it off beautifully:)

    sue
    xx

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  23. Love the layout, colour combo...everything. Unusual retirement cards are so difficult to create, especially for men.
    Anne x

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  24. Fab card. I really like how you've positioned the stamp in a different place for each square. Lovely colour too. Sue.x

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  25. Lovely card and a great layout. I like the border and it ties in nicely with the layout.
    Maureen......x

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  26. Oh! Woweee, what a great card and the stamps are just right for the retirement, clever you.

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  27. Thought your colouring super & I love the idea of the suitcases being off set like that.
    Paula (PEP)

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  28. Good idea for a great card to match the theme.

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  29. Love how you have done your squares for this challenge...lovely card.

    Anne

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  30. Really love the stamp you've used and it's beautifully coloured.

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  31. Great card. I really like the idea of off-setting the images in the squares. Such a different theme as well from the other entries and good to be able to use it too. x

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  32. Lovely card. I do like the image and the way you have stamped it and the colour is great.

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  33. Your card is great Linda , really love how you have laid your card out. I am just about to blog mine .
    Nicky x

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