Saturday, January 10, 2015

Commissioned Card

My very first commissioned card!
A friend wanted a New Baby card
for a baby Girl due in February.
and this is the card I made for her.
I had these  'Jenny Ellory' papers in my stash
which also came with a page of accessories to use with them.
A Joy fold card sprang immediately to mind
as I wanted to do lots of layers.
Pink card and polka dot ribbon from my stash.

I backed  the stork tag onto a scrap of the pink card
and created a pocket to house it within the card.

Back of tag has been left blank to add 
the baby's name when known and a short greeting.

I made a matching box for the card to go in
which I have never done before using my envelope maker
so this is my trying out a new shape for this post.
Pleased to say my friend loved the card and box.

Entering into the following challenges:
In The Pink #60 Anything goes in pink.
Cute Card Thursday #355 What's new.
The Crafter's Cafe #98 Something new.
Scrappers Delights #38 Anything goes/New beginnings.
Creative Moments #59 Anything goes/New beginnings.
Creative Inspirations #295 Finished with a bow.
Aud Sentiments #122 Use the word New.
Scrap Creations # Something new.
Make my Monday # New Beginnings.
Artistic Inspirations #122 Anything goes/ twist of new.
The Crafting Cafe # Lots of layers.

The good news is I  have a commission
for a 14th Wedding Anniversary for May.

The bad news is that The Elf population
has now exploded into 4 new elves needed for  Dec 2015
and another  Advent  Calendar  to be made.
Best get started now then!! 


Brenda in IN said...

Wow! This won't be your last commission after they see this card. It is adorable. I love that tag with the stork. Soft baby colors and a box to boot! I hope you don't get those high winds there. Those are destructive tornado winds here at that speed. Stay safe.

MaryH said...

I'll echo Brenda's WOW! I love the colors, the patterns, and absolutely love the Joy fold card. So well done, and the tiny tag was a good idea to add. Amazing box too, and good for you at making your first one (I've not done anything but an occasional envelope!). I expect you'll be getting lots more requests when the word gets out...How happy the new Mom will be when she opens this one. Well done! TFS, Happy Wkend, hope you can stay cozy inside, and Hugs too.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Fab work Mummy. Go you with the comissions x

Carol said...

A gorgeous keepsake Mrs A, great work. Sounds like you're going to be busy this year. Carol x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely keepsake Mrs A!

jackie said...

Best wishes to you too,looks as if it will be a busy 2015 for you!

Sue said...

This is stunning Mrs A!! absolutely love it:) huggles Sue xxx

Jacee said...

Well done on your first commision, it's lovely, I'm sure they will love it and come back for more!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mrs. A what a lovely card, I love your design and the pretty paper and embellishments, hugs Kate x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Brilliant baby card. Love it! Hope it is a girl (they made a mistake with my nephew lol!) or you'll have to get the blue promarkers out lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Merry said...

What wonderful papers....I so love Joy Fold cards. A terrific idea adding that pocket inside...I have stashed that idea away for future used. :-)

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous Mrs A, bet the Mother of the baby is over the moon when she gets this card.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Goodness me Mrs A this is beautiful! l used to make a lot of joy fold cards they are so effective and your image is just right for this style of card.....loving your polka dot ribbon as always your so creative with all that you do xx

Picto said...

Wow Mrs A this is so sweet, and a lovely keepsake.

Jan x

rachel said...

A wonderful card Valery and it will make such a great keepsake. Thanks for your kind words - I really do appreciate it! Hugs rachel xx

Christine L said...

A beautifully designed creation and a fabulous keepsake!

Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink this time - hope we see you again soon!

Christine (DT) x

Joan said...

Lovely card - the new mother will treasure it! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card - a real keeper.
Your friend will be delighted with it.
Caroline xxx

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful creation - thanks for sharing it with us at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful work !!! Love colours . Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

~ginny said...

Thanks for starting off the New Year with us at Aud Sentiments! A wonderful fold on this card and the tag and pocket on the inside is really fun. Nicely done!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#122 – Something NEW! ]
Owner: RubberMAD (

Craftychris said...

What a stunning card! Love the colours and design, just gorgeous! Thank you for visiting me and telling me about your Butterfly Challenge. xxx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

A beautiful card and so easily adapted. I am sure the recipients will love it. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. xx Maggie

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card Mrs this design too.{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}


Monica Taylor said...

I have seen lots of baby cards recently! Very darling.
♥ Monica
DT Member for Crafter's Cafe Challenge!
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

NGCARDS said...

This is a really lovely card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A, so fabulous - my goodness, you always are the crafty one, aren't you? Happy New Year! I really love the card because you made it so beautifully that even the baby will treasure it! How cool to have commissions! You're still awesome! Sure missed you! I've untangled the many balls I've been juggling, so making time to blog again. Still doing You Tube but miss blogging! Hope you and yours are doing well! Hugs....

Paper Panda said...

Fab project! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!
Mandy x (AS DT)

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for joining in at MMM.
Fliss x

MA-MI said...

Your card is cute.
I'm sorry to be late on commenting for Artistic Inspirations. I'd like to thank you to joining us. I hope you'll join us on actual challenge too.
Hugs, Maja DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Adorable & very special! Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
Dawn xx