Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Pay It Forward

SammieJay visited my blog a short while ago and she left me a lovely comment so I went to visit her blog to say thank you and inadvertantly signed myself up for a PIF Rak and these are all the lovely things she sent me. Thank you so much SammieJay. Now it is my turn to pay it forward, but what I'd like to do is this, anyone who posts a reply between now and 9pm tomorrow (Thursday) will be entered into the draw and I will pick three winners on Friday morning to receive a PIF Rak from me.

This is a birthday card that I made for a craft forum friend of mine, Paula.

Paula makes the most gorgeous cards and she has a very distinct distressed style which I love and would give my right arm to be able to make them as half as good as she can!

I wanted to have a go at making her a card in her style as I have lots of stamps that fit the bill but I don't tend to use them as, even though I love them, I can never get the look right and I feel because they are so "arty" my non crafty friends won't like them anyway. I knew Paula would appreciate my efforts though and it was really refreshing to make a card in this style and it turn out so well. So thank you Paula for being such a wonderful person to design a card for.

The papers are by Basic Grey.
The stamp is by Paper Artsy.
I also used Ranger Distress Inks and letter stickers.


Chrissy said...

Its gorgeous, I love distressed style, I just wouldn't know where to start...ChrissyX

Dawn said...

Fe - I know what you mean - Paulas style is gorgeous - like you, I see these lovely vintagy designs and buy unusual stamps then sit wondering what to do next but this card is lovely and just whaat Paula would like, I Luuurve that stamp.

bubblegum said...

Wow love this card Fe - I am sure Paula was delighted to receive it - well done. ;) :)

Debbie x

Paula said...

aaww thanks Fe *blush* I really did love this card and the photo certainly doesnt do it justice!I was really chuffed that Fe went to the trouble of making something that wasnt her usual style and I think (and Im sure youll agree)she does have a real flair for it!

Thanks again Fe xx