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Saturday, 25 June 2011

SWEET STAMPIN with Kaboodle at My Mum's Craft Shop

Gosh I've had a busy work week.  So busy that I was almost unable to play along with
this week in my Guest Designer spot where we want to see "Something Old and Something New".
I am a human resources director by trade and having taken professional qualifications a life time ago, I worked full-time in HR for nearly 25 years before establishing my own consultancy.  For the last 4 years I have provided services to, amongst others, one particularly special client and I now consider the team I support there to be friends.  I made this card for the CEO - who has kept me soooooo busy this week.  I saw the sentiment on someone else's card - forgive me, (I can't remember where) several weeks ago and it struck me as just the sort of comment NOT to make in an employment reference response as an alternative to "works well with others".  It also struck me as the perfect sentiment to use for the CEO of my special client, who does like a drink or three.
I thought I would create a pretend resum√© for him and use the sentiment which I computer generated together with some Stampin Up images of drinks, coloured with copics and then glazed.
Now I have to confess that I have used Photoshop to alter the photo of my card before publishing here.  The original card had the MD's name at the top and the names of both his current company and his previous company in the content but as he is my most important client, I have deleted them for the purposes of this post.   The DP is Basic Grey "Wander". I liked the masculine feel of it.  I wrote an authentic personal profile for the CEO and some employment history which is pretty accurate of course (I am an HR specialist afterall) and popped the word processed version into Photoshop before printing it.  This made it a bit blurry which is what I wanted.  A bit of tulle behind the images and voila!  
I am taking liberties with the theme a little bit here because whereas my Basic Grey paper and tulle is from old stash.  The Stampin Up stamps are both old and new.   I've not used them before so they are new but I've had them for a year! I really like how my card turned out and I must use them more often.
I am also entering it into
Kaboodle Doodles - for their "Food and/or Drink" theme; and
My Mum's Craft Shop - who want to see "one for the boys".
Before I go, I must say a big thank you to Sweet Stamping for asking me to be their Guest Designer this month.  It has been such fun to work with the lovely ladies over there.   Why not go and check out how talented they are for yourself  and enter the challenge this week.   Prairy Fairy, our sponsor for the whole of June, has FIVE digis to give away to one lucky winner and we are additionally sponsored by Bugaboo this week who are giving a way SEVEN digis!


Jules said...

Tee hee Lesley .. .. this is so much fun!!!

A really well thought out creation which I am sure will be very well received (well I hope it will LOL!!).

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

I've said this before and I'm certain I'll say it again... I love how much thought you put into your cards for people. This is craking and has made me chuckle, especially knowing the reasons for it. Have a great weekend. xxx

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

The sentiment just made me giggle! A great recipe card -- thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

cebelica said...

Great card! So different from others! I love it! :)

Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

Fiona said...

my really did do your homework for this one...fab lesley!!


Unknown said...

Lol.. what a perfect card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for playing at MMCS xx