Friday 22 February 2013

vintage cats

Hello everyone! Today we have a fabby challenge starting over at Crafts 4 Eternity this week, it is ... VINTAGE.

A short while ago, I was asked to create an album for a 50th Birthday, with a cat theme and this is what I came up with. This is quite photo heavy, so look away now if you don't want to see it through :)

The album is A4 sized.
Papers: Creative Imaginations ~ Narrative.

I embossed the edges of EVERYTHING with gold embossing powder ... it was a labour of love ...

Spellbinders ~ Fancy Frames Tags Two die was used to house the birthday sentiment.

The cats I made, by tracing a cat shaped card around my chosen card and then cutting them out.

I used black gems for their eyes and nose ...

... and I couldn't resist giving them little chokers to wear.

I added some Prima gems to them.

A Prima flower which I also embossed and changed the pearls in the centre.

The numbers and name were embossed too!

So, that was the front of the album.

Now for the back ...

... well I had to do the back of the cats, didn't I?

Hold on ... I'm not finished yet! 

Then I had to make a box to put it in :)

I kept the theme running (sorry wasn't able to get decent photos of this, as I was in a hurry to get it sent off).

So there you have it!

I am entering this in at:
Thank you for looking.



Pia S said...

I love cats in general, and I especially love your cats! I like how you made them on both front and back of the card, and there are so many nice details on here, like their collars. Beautiful work and well done!

Amanda said...

Keeley this is beautiful, and all that embossing....... I am sure that whoever it was for absolutely loved it.
Speak soon
Amanda x
Ps have you started that journal yet?

Juls said...

those cats are fabulous!! what a gorgeous creation! Hugs Juls

Jenn Bedient said...

Oh my gosh- how wonderful is this?!?! Love your cats and all the hard work you put into embossing really paid off. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew this week. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Evie said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your design and all of your added touches.


Jenny said...

Was für ein tolles Werk. Es gefällt mir sehr.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Unknown said...

wow luv the design and those cats with the collars are gorgeous,
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

michele said...

Stunning album Keeley! I love the attention to details such as the embossed edges and the chokers. Beautiful! Have a great weekend! hugs x

Jenny Marples said...

SO much work has gone into producing this fabulous gift and I really think you were inspired when you chose the B&W route as the layers stand out even more. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

Mei said...

FABULOUS!! I have pinterest your post b/c thats how fantastic the fold embossing idea is! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew Challenge!

Love to Create DT

Olga said...

Great album! I'd love to see what is inside of it. =) Very beautiful work!

TantiK Creation said...

Wow! Your album is amazing! I like all the details on it. Well done.
Tanti (GD Fairy Tale Challenge).

Faye said...

Sooooo gorgeous Keeley and packed full of fab details, as ever. X

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. A lot of hard work has gone into this.


Guylaine Seyer said...

beautiful vintage card! they are really cute kittens

Bridie said...

Fabulous card. The glitter really sets of the black and white colour scheme.

Bianca said...

Wow! What a wonderfull set. I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela

Unknown said...

Wowsers! Beautiful card :) Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Card Crew this week!

Sashika Taylor said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you have embossed the edges x