Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Country Cottage

I was asked to make a retirement card for a colleague at work.  She's been with the company for years and will be missed terribly.

In her spare time she runs a B&B so we decided it would be nice to make her a leaving card which included that.

Her actual B&B is very modern so we thought it wouldn't make an appropriate Retirement card.  I went off hunting for inspiration and this is what I've come up with.  A spring time country cottage with blossoms on the tree.

You can find Country Cottage in my Etsy shop and get it with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10.  It comes with and without the B&B on the sign - just in case you don't want that bit :)
I've used Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to colour this image.  The Happy Retirement sentiment was created at the time of printing.

Creating a CAS style card I've layered it up with black card and green design paper from Lili of the Valley.  I've just added a few paper blossoms to give a little dimension.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Spring
Crafts & Me - Springtime
Paradise of Stamps - Spring
Your Scrapbook Place - March into Spring
A Gem of a Challenges - Use 3 B's (B&B, Borders, Blossoms)
Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
PINspirational - Challenge 186
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day / Special Female


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely country cottage scene Andrea. Love the red door! So reminds me of some lovely travels we did in Devon. Thanks so much for joining the fun with the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week. Love what you did for our 'Anything But A Birthday' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and beautiful design.
Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge
Sue xx

heidi kunkel said...

Love your Card and all the tiny blossoms. This is pure spring.
Thanks for joining the Do-Al(l) Creatives Challenge.
Hugs Heidi

Carole said...

Such a pretty card, Andrea. The cottage and blossom are beautiful and I'm sure your retiring colleague will love it.
Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges #186. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Alexander Kretschmann said...

A real great card for retirement. Just love the colouration and the filegran blossoms.
Thanks for playing along with our challenge #3 at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
Alex' Kreative Seite

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. this is so amazing Andrea! I love the tree with the flowers. Very pretty!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#3 – Spring)
*DT* Die Sketchtanten

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi - what a lovely card for your work colleague's retirement.
Love the image & the colouring is beautidul.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Do-Al(l) Kreative challenge 3, Hazel, DT x

J said...

What a sweet card for a retirement! I love the texture of the added flowers and it is coloured beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Shell B. said...

Lovely card, perfect image for a retirement occasion!
Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
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Shell in Alaska (DT)*

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Vixykins said...

What a sweet card! Thank You for joining in the Springtime Challenge at Crafts & Me. Please do check back soon for winners and to enter our new Things with Wings challenge x