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Friday 2 September 2011

Flashback Friday 15.0

Over at Flashback Friday the challenge this month is to show your 1st Fall or Autumn Card.

This is actually the very 1st card I made that wasn't a cross stitch card way back in October 2002. I had gone to a Needlecraft show at the NEC with my mate Julie and we saw a demonstration on a stand and they were making cards. I was so enthused and thought I could have a go that I bought loads of goodies home with me and so the obsession was born.

This card was made using an aperture card with some angel hair as the background. The leaf is one that was from a floristry spray and has an almost leather like quality to it. The gold trim around the aperture is curling ribbon and I have then put a trim of gold peel offs around that. You may be able to tell, but the sentiment was handwritten.

This card was given to my work colleagues at Allied Carpets to thank them for the gifts they gave me when I left. I had worked there for over 11 years and had handed my notice in as I needed a change of direction and didn't want to work in retail any more.

Looking back I am so glad that I took photographs of all the cards I made. It has become an amazing record of my improvement and achievements over the years but also many cards have specific memories associated with them. I am however extremely grateful that there are a lot more gorgeous 'made for cardmaking' papers and accessories available now than there were nearly 10 years ago.

Thanks for the memory Flashback Friday  :)


Marlene said...

Isn't it funny how we all "evolve" does the industry!

Have a fantastic weekend!

~amy~ said...

2002?! Now that's what I call a flashback! It's lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at Flashback Friday!!!

Els said...

Definitely a trip down memory lane!! Love seeing a card with fun older techniques! Sounds like a really workintensive one too! Thanks for taking us back!

~amy~ said...

Happy Friday! I wanted to let you know that I featured your card today on the Flashback Friday blog:)