27 February 2012

Retirement card and first commission.

Hi all,

We were at our postman's retirement party last Friday night. Wow! The food was wonderful as was the company. There was a beautiful Seafood Paella, it we scrumptious, it was made with smoked haddock and mackerel both strong tasting fish but it was yummy. There was much more food there but I don't want to make you all hungry. lol

As a cardie, I made a card for him.

I had an idea in my head of what I would do but this is nothing like it. lol  The image is from Digi Doodle Shop Old Truck 1. I used pencils to colour it and white glaze for the white tires.
I like using pencils, especially for small images but I need to practice more, don't know if it is the paper or what but no matter what I do the pencil marks are always viewable. (is that a word? lol)
It is mounted on yellow DCWVcard stock and then mounted again onto core'donation vintage collection. The bakers twine is from a friend and the little button is actually a sticker from Websterspages "Buttons and Twine" I don't remember where I purchased them but they are lovely to work with.   The sentiment "Happy Retirement" was computer generated than cut out using one of Spellbinders nestabilities Fancy Tags. In side I printed out a retirement poem, I found on another site, it's an old Irish blessing;

“May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

I was also asked by a neighbour to make a card for him too, she only asked me the day of the party so it was kinda rushed and I never got a chance to photo it. She was my first paid commission. Yeah! and she though it was great, happy days! May I get many more. lol

Card stock: Core'donitions Vintage Collection and DCWV Brights.
Colouring Medium: Pencils
Bakers Twine: From a friend (no name with it)
Button: Websters Buttons & Twine -  County Estate
Die: Nestabilities Fancy Tags.

Challenges Entered;

Dream Valley Challenges - #26 Just for Men
Here Come the Boys - #21 Vintage Feel

Hope you like,


Paddington fan said...

Great image and I love the button & twine! Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys this time and hope to see you again soon!! Love Jacky HCTB DT

Andaje said...

Like the vintage feel the card has, and being a retired postman it must be nice to receive a homemade card from a house on his route :o)

Anne-Marie said...

Great card, and I bet he loved it! Did you bring me a doggie bag? Smoked haddock....yum!

Grá O'Neill said...

Lovely card & a great sentiment :)

mags said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely perfect for a man hugs Karen x

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