Friday, 2 November 2012

My first card and a Christmas 'Cigar Box' Swap

I recently made my first 'normal card' and what I mean by normal is 'everyday' card :) It was created for a lady who was my swap partner in the 'Nothing But Crafts' Christmas swap. We were meant to create at least six Christmas cards and alter a cigar box (or similar) according to their taste, my partner had said she liked 'Vintage, cream and black' so that's the information I went by.  We were also to fill the box with some goodies. Each of us have a different partner which means the lady that I made mine for is not necessarily making a box and cards for me :) which makes for a very interesting swap.

Unfortunately my daughter deleted all pictures and video of the items I sent to my partner, yes I was a little upset with this because they were the first cards I'd ever made and the first altered box I'd done :( but life goes on and I forgive here, haha ..... the lady has received the package now so I'll link it here for you all to see.

And here's a photo of my 'first altered cigar box' that Barbara later uploaded :)

Now on to my first 'normal card' 

This is a card I made using the 'Romance Novel' paper by Prima, a couple of  'I am Roses' flowers and a fabric flower I had, some seam binding and a stick pin that I put together. There are a couple of different lace trims and some kaisercraft pearl bling. I have to say I'm quite happy with how it turned out, I did stamp a sentiment on the small envelope before I sent it off to Barbara.