Wednesday, 6 April 2011

A Card for My Best Friend

It was my best friend's 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I wanted to make her special card, and also I have been itching to put together a 40th Survival Kit, and this was the perfect opportunity. For this card I have used a Mo Manning image, which was absolutely perfect for my friend, as she enjoys cooking, and makes the best chocolate cake ever. The image has been teamed with some aqua card from my stash, and the papers are a new pad I bought specially to make this card - Tea House, by Dovecraft. The senitment is a craftworks one, and I already had the peel off numbers. I love this card, firstly because of the colours and secondly the layout - not sure if it was for a sketch or I saw one like it around 'blogland', but the whole card came together really well.

For the first time every, I decided to properly decorate the inside of this card, with matching papers, and a verse that is from the internet, and was perfect to put in this card for Kate. Here is the 40th survival kit I made, and again I was really pleased with how it came out, although it was a complete labour of love! I have to admit I did completely under estimate how long it would take to put it all together - from finding the items; sealing each individual gift with my new electric bag sealer; typing the labels out; and then cutting out 80 circles with nesties and the cuttlebug. The tin was bought a while ago from Tescos, as a twin pack, and I thought it was perfect for my friend, and also to hold the survival kit. My friend loved this survival kit, and thought what a fantastic idea it was. It took her about 2 days to actually sit down, and have a good look at what I had put in it, and she appreciated the effort I had made to put it together, and also hand knit a scarf for her. Just need to make up another 3 survival kits before the end of the year, and hope they go down equally well. I'd like to enter the card into the following challenges:
Partytime Tuesdays Challenge - elegant birthday
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes and optional something new

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

I'd like to enter the survival kit into this months Ellephantastic Challenge of Anything but square or rectangle


  1. Great project! I am not surprised that your friend loved it, its a gorgeous present! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  2. Great card, love the verse and the survival kit is a brilliant idea!

  3. What a fantastic idea and such a cute tin. Well done and best of luck in our challenge. Thanks for taking part in the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.
    Elle DT

  4. Beautiful card Caroline and love the survival kit. I don't envy you cutting out all the circles for the labels though. Jaqui x

  5. This is a beautiful card I love the image and colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week

    Pam x GDT

  6. What an absolutely gorgeous card and present xxx

  7. What a great idea! Your friend must have loved this so much! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon.
    PTT DT

  8. What a cute, fun card!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  9. Very beautiful projects!!Great job hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions this week!

  10. Gorgeous card, I like the survival kit, thank you for joining in with at The Craft Garden.
    Kevin xx

  11. Wow - lovely card, the colours are gorgeous in those papers! I love the layout as well. The survival kit looks great, very professional. The tin is perfect for housing the kit!!!

  12. super cute..
    thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesdays.. hope to see you again soon.. hugs Bev PTT DT

  13. Love your card, I am sure your friend will be delighted with it.
    Helen x
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  14. wow what a fabulous shaped project. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Hugs Helen x x