Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Singing birds - most beautiful sound to hear

Good afternoon fellow friends and bloggers.

Firstly Id like to welcome my new followers and thank you so much for following me. I'd also like to thank everyone for their kind and thoughtful comments on my work which I'm truly thankful for.

What a busy day I had yesterday. I couldn't do any crafting or post on my blog so my apologies for not doing so.

As you most probably know I have 3 cats who I love with all my heart. My eldest is 16 years old and he's my baby. He's been going downhill for a while and I've been worried sick so took him to the vets yesterday. It seems he might be suffering from over active thyroid and if not treated would not survive. They are asking for over £150 for just the blood tests and consultation and that's with half the price knocked off! I'd do anything for my baby's and would never let them suffer and my heart is in bits, I will do everything in my power to find that money so I can get him tested ASAP! He's had a good life but its not his time yet lol. With that treated he could have a few years left in him so I'm determined and that is my goal to get him in ASAP for those blood tests. My washing machine has also broken so having to buy another one somehow lol. So yes a very busy day yesterday trying to sort everything out.

Ok that's my moan over with lol now onto my quick and simple project I made last night. I couldn't sleep so decided to craft instead. I made this pocket tag box card and used some toppers I don't usually use and die cut flowers that was just lying around.

I have so many toppers of beautiful images which I hardly use as I prefer to make my own with digi stamps and stamps and colour them in. Instead of just hoarding them I used them on this unique project. It's simple to do but quite effective and versatile once finished .

The tutorial for this can be found here: Tag in a box Birthday Card

Picture of the Box Card with eveything inside:

Card Box and Pocket Inside (Pocket is fastened inside with a brad so can just swing out to remove the tag):

Tag which is inserted into the pocket:

Materials used :

Card stock for tag, box and pocket were all from hunkydory

Toppers , butterfly's and flowers from a kit I had in my stash again from hunkydory

Patterned paper to decorate pocket were from my stash

X cut border punch used to punch around the edges of tag and pocket

Purple organza flowers were from my stash bought in eBay

Silver border peel offs and silver corner peel offs from my stash.

More random photos:

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges please:

Word Art Wednesdays Challenges  - Anything Goes - The call of Nature

Penny challenges - Anything goes 

Divas By Designs  - Anything Goes

Lady Annes Challenges -Anything goes

diekreativenstempelfreunde challenges -Favourite colours - pink

lawnscaping challenges -Dust em off- use something that hasn't been used for a while. - My toppers and flower die cuts

Make it Monday-Anything goes

Grafico Crafts Challenges-Anything goes

Stamps fun challenges blog-Anything goes

Riley and Co challenges -Pocket card

Tuesday Alchemy Challenges -Anything goes

Hope you all have a very productive and fab day

Many hugs
Sharon xxx


Crafty Lark said...

I do like to see peeps using up stash - lol, what a beautiful project you have created. xx Flora

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty, Sharon. Just a beautiful creation, and I'm SO grateful that you've shared it with us in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you enjoy playing along with us, and that you will be back soon (and often) to share more of your beautiful work with us. Have a blessed week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. The images are beautiful and I love the design and pretty colours.
I hope that you cat is better soon.

May said...

Gorgeous card... Beautiful image... love the whole designs Fabulous work... x x x
My little cat at 16 had her thyroid removed and kept in the vets for two days & blood tests...£ 110.00 all of it.... this is a crazy price for a blood test is there any other vets near you!!!! this was 3 years ago... Hugs May x x x

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous such beautiful images and the design is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Rebekah said...

gorgeous work Thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

Faye said...

Your sleeplessness produced some fantastic artwork. Very beautiful.

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning project ,love the design and there are so may beautiful details
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Lady Anne said...

Such a fantastic creation you have created, I love how you have created the pocket inside and that tag is beautiful. Love the images as I too love birds. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, Have you tried the PDSA for your cat's problem? I'm sure they provide treatment for people who can't afford the private vets fees. There is another one aswell, is it The Blue Cross, I think they provide treatment aswell. Please try these.
Your card and box is absolutely beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
firstly I am so sorry to hear about your probs. I hope all is resolved soon.
Now your sleepless night has resulted in such a superb creation. I do so love birds especially the ones that chirp lovely songs. I think the birds on you card are beautiful, and that project is fantastic. We have a wonderful bird that sings in the woods at the back of our house, not sure what bird it is but it's a very pretty song. I know it's not a blackbird's song it's different.
Thank you for my lovely present. They will be used shortly.
I hope what Patricia suggests helps with your beloved cat.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
forgot to say congrats on you new challenge win.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

DesignerDiva said...

Two beautiful pieces of work
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Stempelhexe said...

Ein schönes Setnist das geworden,danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


MANSI said...

Very cute Card!!!Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Sharon, my heart was touched as you shared about your dear pet. In the last year we lost (due to old age) Bunny who was 13 years old and One-Eyed Buzzy a little 12 year old Shi Tzu. Robin must have spent more than $10K over the last 4 years . Out of your sadness and determination to find the $ for the blook work you have created a very fine piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

ScrappyAndrea said...

WOW! Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
xxx Andrea

Melanie said...

A wonderful project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Paper Panda said...

This is gorgeous - really pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge! Good Luck!
Mandy x (PPC DT)