Sunday, 5 September 2021

Ta-Da Retirement Card

 Morning and September can you believe? We have a new ATG/School Dayz/anything school related challenge at 613 Avenue Create and welcome to our Guest Designer MARITZA.

This time I went with ATG as I had an unusual  request for a retirement card -the lady who is retiring works in a Funeral Parlour and the brief was a pic of the lady/a coffin/Funeral Parlour cars and funny funeral anecdotes---so off to google but not entirely happy with the printing quality from my new printer -okay if just black and white but forget colour! 

I decided to make a Ta-Da card (Twist and pop card tutorial from Beccys)as a way to use all the little pics and thankfully they were really pleased with the card phew!

The wood effect P,paper was from The Works(at least 3yrs old) and the coffin was coloured with promarkers and a gold pen. Sentiment was computer generated in Dafont.



challenges---

make my Monday-fun folds(tutorial  from Beccys)

incy wincy-use a card tutorial(from Beccys)

use your stuff-ATG

creatalicious-ATG 

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

Pennys challenge-ATG

arty divas-ATG

double trouble-fun fold(tutorial from Beccys)

crafts galore encore-ATG

 a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

love to craft-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated ---glad to say my back is better too and here was the cause lol x



Carol x x x



51 comments:

Freubelmina said...

What a special assignment Carol, you did a great job very nicely!
Well that puzzle was also a lot of work, happy day your back is better xx

meg said...

You created a fabulous card for the recipient Carol,a difficult brief,I wouldn't have known where to start.Love the jigsaw

dutchess said...

That’s a great themed card for your customer Carol…must have taken ages….and so glad your back is better, take care xxxxx

brenda said...

I think I would have struggled with that brief as well Carol, but looks like you pulled it off a treat.

B x

Lynne said...

A very unusual request, but you've made a great job of it Carol. A fabulous fold and love all the funnies x

Gerrina said...

Glad you are better! And a beautiful shaped card and beautiful images and text! Enjoy the sunday!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a fabulous design - it's nice to be able to make things so personal.
I'm glad your back is better, that jigsaw certainly looks complicated.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jackie C said...

Great project Carol!!Jackie 613 xx

Pia S said...

This is hilarious! It’s a fine balance joking about retirement and this particular profession, but you nailed it!

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing project, I love it. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards
Danka
TTCRD
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Carol what a fantastic card this is yet another card fold that I love but have never heard of this is where I find my inspiration from crafters like you on blogger, the inside is amazing and fits perfectly what you were asked for, I love the wood effect background, love the jigsaw I used to do this type mine was mainly cats and a friend of mine got 3 of them framed and they were very big, glad your back has improved
hugs
lorraine x

Jean said...

What aa fabulous card Carol ! I am sure she will love it x

Carol L said...

I haven't made a twist & pop card in ages, but this is quite a send-off for retirement! All those images relating to her line of work are perfect! Glad to know your back is better too, but my goodness, all those wet dogs in one room can surely cause a catastrophe! LOL

Beebeebabs said...

Wow beautiful work as always - love the layout thanks for sharing!!!

HilaryJane said...

What an unusual brief, I don’t suppose most people would want a coffin on their retirement card! You pulled it off beautifully. It is a truly special card xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, what a FUN card! It will give her lots of hoots and giggles. The way you did the pop up fold makes it so extra special. I know she'll keep it forever! It is good to know your back is better. You must have been doing some partial bending to work on the puzzle. It's one of the worst things for my back. I must say, however, that is just about the cutest puzzle EVER!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous card Carol!

Crafting Queen said...

What a fun card, love it!!! Thanks for joining TTCRD challenge. Anesha x

Alyson Mayo said...

Super fun fold - love all the elements you added. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Fantastic card! I wish we could see what is on the pop up panels, it's such an unusual theme to work with and I am curious what you found! Thank you for joining us Double Trouble.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Excellent design. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Billie A said...

Awesome retirement card. I love the fun ideas you put in it. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments, Make my Monday

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Carol, I wouldn't have known where to start, this design works so well with those funnies you've printed out. Glad to hear your back is better now, love the jigsaw, bet it took some completing.
Avril xx

Janette said...

Hi Carol, what a fabulous card, looks very complicated and I love it.
Glad your feeling better, that jig-saw looks like hard work though.
Sorry not been around, felt so ill last week, fingers crossed I can get through the week, I missed my blog friends.xx

EmmaT said...

Blimey what a brief to follow! You've pulled it off marvellously, very clever design. Emmax

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous card Carol
Gr Karin

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love to do personal cards and you have outdone yourself, so many wonderful details the lady will LOVE and treasure. Fab design also Carol. Fabulous work.
Faith x

*Vicki* said...

You're so creative Carol! I love how you've incorporated all of the details you had with the funeral theme retirement! I love it with the twist and pop fold! I've only made one of these before in a class, but haven't posted it. I think this will be treasured! Glad your back is feeling better friend! Please take care!

ahlers5 said...

Love thie retirement card. Great fold.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous design Carol and to me, it would have been a bit of a difficult request but you pulled it off brilliantly, glad your back is feeling better..I do free jigsaw puzzles online and they can be bad for you too..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Zoechaos said...

Great card, I cannot seem to get the knack of these cards but you have done a smashing job on this one. xx

aussie aNNie said...

A most adorable creation. xx

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Great card and great design
Have a lovely day
Maritza

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness I would have been horrified to have been asked to make a card with a coffin on but you certainly carried it off ... love the retirement card too ... well done ... sorry have not visited and didn't know you had a bad back but glad it is on the mend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ...

Diana said...

This is really awesome! I love the personal touch in it.

Thank you for participating on our fortnightly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Diana DT

Brenda said...

This is perfect, Carol! You are obviously up for any type of card challenge.

Melanie R said...

Great card, Carol! What a successful creation. I would be wringing my hands and staring at the work table if someone asked me to do this. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #92. You may also wish to submit your card to Creative Creases - an anything goes challenge dedicated to fun folds: https://secretstamper.com/2021/09/love-of-leaves-cascade-card-for-creative-creases-14/

Monica C. said...

Wow, an interesting commission. Looks like you did a great job of pulling it off.
Hugs Monica

Tracy Welham said...

What an unusual brief, and one you seem to have met perfectly. I think it's great. I love the look of that jigsaw too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Dee's Craft Room said...

OMG, I am so sorry to hear about your back - and the rabbit, what a dreadful time you have been going through, I hope the jigsaw was worth it!

This is a rather unusual card and all credit to you for pulling off such a strange set of requests, well done.

Dionne xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, I am impressed with this wonderful card that was a unusual request. You sure knew exactly what to do with it. I am sure they loved it.

Just Peachy Stamping said...

When I first saw the card and thought retirement with a coffin?? Then I read your description and it makes perfect sense! I love how you used the comic strip for the twist and pop section. Thanks for joining my fun folds themed challenge at Make My Monday!

Claudia Rogier said...

Amazing card Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge

auw wat een supertoffe kaart, Leuk dat je meedoet bij Make My Monday challenge

Hugs

grtjs Claudia

DT Make My Monday challenge

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creationsnz said...

Hahhahah Love the pic of how you hurt your back! I hope you have recovered now. You are getting really good at those fancy pointed cards. I like your take on the retirement card; it looks great and I'm sure she appreciated it. CarolG

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

This is an absolutely brilliant and unique card, Carol. Loving the comic strips inside. One of my fav card designs. I wish The Works would do another print run of that paper pad, it was such a good one. Take care, Michelle x

pinky said...

Absolutely brilliant Carol!! I'll bet they were well pleased. I get some weird requests too but never for a funeral parlour! The inside is just perfect and I am sure made them smile!

MaryV said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Penny's Challenges.

Pop Lenuta Maria said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
Take care! Maria

papercraftingprincess said...

These cards are no easy fold...but they are certainly fun to receive! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Lugkasteel Scrapbooking à la Hettie Krüger said...

Great projects Well done! Thank you for sharing it with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
DT Hettie du Plessis-Krüger

Daga said...

I love your interactive card! Love how you used the photo in the front. But the puzzles! WoW! I admire!

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