Happy Retirement

Friday, 3 February 2012

My plan to visit everyone on this weeks What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday's list isn't really going to plan.  I figured I could visit some at work every so often so that it wouldn't interfere with my work, but the internet is so slow and has occasionally stopped altogether this week.  And I had intended on visiting loads last night, but that plan was scuppered when I got a phone call from my mum - she and my wee sister were stranded in the big city of Newry with a flat tyre and they needed help.  So I collected my brother and in we went on our rescue mission.  We got her tyre changed and got her home safe and sound (well, I must admit that my brother did most of the work!).

Talking of my mum, one of her best friends is retiring from her career as a nurse.  My mum met her when they were both training to be nurses so they've been friends for a long time.
So my mum wanted a nice card to give to her and she wanted a picture of a nurse on it.  I only have 2 stamps with nurses and one is a bit childish.  So, as you may have worked out by now, I used the other one! :P

Here's my card

I used this cute stamp by The Greetings Farm and I coloured her with my copics (Skin: E13,21,00,0000,R20, Dress: BG09,49,45, Hair: E49,39,35, Others: R39,27,24,YR24,23,YG91,C3,00)
I cut the image out with a circle nestability and matted it on anoter nestie shape (some label or other!) I stuck some nail heads onto the points of the mat.

The papers are from My Minds Eye, Gertie Papers.  I used Antique Linen distress inks to make the white card a more ivory colour and then edged everything with Frayed Burlap distress ink.
The sentiments are computer generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up! tab punch.
I added a diamante swirl for a bit of bling which always goes down well with my mum!
The ribbon is from my stash.

The inside is vaguely following the same layout as the front.  The sentiment on the inside is from the new Postmarks stamp set from LOTV.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday; Sketch
CES Challenges; Check it out
Charisma Cardz; Vintage
Delightful Challenges; Puches & Dies
Divas By Design; Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Challenges; Polka Dots
The Poodles Parlour; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Diamonds or Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments!


Stampalicious said...

cute, great colour combo, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Cat's sCrap said...

I like !!! Your vintage effect is very successful ! Magnificent papers. Interesting composition. Your work of colours on your caracter is fantastic ! The inside is also wonderful as the outside ! What a fabulous work ! Continue like that, I love !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Hugs from France.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just fabulous, loving that image and great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
Helen x

coops said...

gorgeous card sheena.i love your stunning colours and papers and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Pat said...

I have never seen a card designed in this fashion. I'm quite sure you mum's friend will always cherish this card. Kudos for going to her rescue too!

fairyrocks said...

Well "Hello Nurse!"
Lovely card, I too always start out with the plan to visit everyone. THanks so much for stopping by Sheena, I always pop by whomever comments. I do start with the list, but always loose my place LOL {I think there are more lookers than commenters, and the occasional spammer to keep things interesting....well if I did want to purchase an escort at any rate.LOL
Keep smiling and creating

BumbleVee said...

Well, I bet the two of them can relate to the little nurse with her cute little garter holding up her stocking....I can ! hahahh oh, those were the days....

May said...

Fantastic card, she will love it, Perfect x x, Hugs May x x x x

dix said...

Wow, very unique card...love the colors...very creative. dix---

Sam said...

Sheena this card is gorgeous. Hope your mum's friend likes this - I think it is fab!!

RosC said...

Your 'nurse' card is cute, and I like the use of die-cuts. Also like your photos so went looking further at the light-box arrangement you have. Good effect with the mirror.
Thanks for coming around to Wild Cards. I admire your tenacity for getting through the list. I'm not so speedy so I visit my 'regulars' plus people that fall on every fifth link.
See you again.

Kathryn said...

Very cute and well made card! I'm a retired nurse as well. I'm sure she was thrilled to receive this special card from you!
Thanks for visiting my blog, sorry I'm just getting back to yours. *sigh* You know how it is.
Hugs and see you next WOYWW.

Tracey Manderson said...

wonderful card, i love the papers you have used, your colours are great. hanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.
Tracey M

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Margreet said...

Stunning card...lovely details and great coloring....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

pinky said...

Its just perfect Sheena, love your image and gorgeous colours.

xxxtglxxx said...

Super card, love your gorgeous deep colours and fab layout! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Elke said...

What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Best of luck.

Elke XX