Saturday, 17 July 2010

A First Commision

Hi girls. Thank you for visiting my corner of Blogland. I really appreciate you taking the time. I hope you like what you see and it would be great if it gives you any inspiration or ideas for your own crafting. They say that as you get older time passes more quickly. Well I must be getting on because it seems to be flashing by from one weekend to the next.
I have never done a card to order before so this is a first for me. I got a phone call late afternoon on Wednesday from a lady who had been unable to find a suitable 21st Birthday card for her nephew in any of the local shops. The Newsagent had suggested that if she phoned me I might be able to help. She told me that her nephew was a mechanic who loved cars and was an avid fan of Glasgow Rangers Football Club. So far so good, but the problem was she wanted it for first thing Friday morning. I didn't have any suitable images so a quick visit to my friend Teri Sherman at Delicious Doodles and I found this "Vintage Chevvy". You should drop in and see her digi images, her artwork is gorgeous. Well she sent it within 20 minutes so I was off. I coloured the car using Copics. I Googled "Glasgow Rangers images" and came up with images of the official club tartan and club badges.
I enlarged the tartan and printed it out on good quality paper and used it as a design paper. I cut ribbons in the club colours and glued them on under the club badge that I had printed out on card and cut out. I printed the "21st" using MS Word and cut it out using a Nestie. I did an insert using alternative club badges and typed a verse.

The lady was very pleased to get such a unique card so quickly and said she loved it. I would love to know what you think so if you have time to leave a comment I would appreciate your opinion.
Have a great weekend and enjoy what time you manage to get with friends and family. Stay safe.


  1. smashing card Fiona, very eye catching, I'm sure he'll love it. janex

  2. Wow brilliant card, you will be getting more orders now you realise!! Thats how I started and haven't had a minute since. You did an excellent job covering all her requirements, no wonder she was pleased.

  3. Bit of deja vue here! I saw this post the other night in reader but when I went to your blog it wasn't there!
    Brilliant card and how clever you have been with all the details.
    Linby x

  4. what a fantastic card,
    I know my hubby would be very happy to get a card like this,
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Oh wow Fiona she will totally love giving this to her nephew! What a fantastic card!
    You have made a brilliant job with this!
    kim x

  6. This is perfect Fiona..... so fitting for the recipient and I'm sure he'll be so thrilled!
    Hugs Tara xx

  7. Fabulous card hun! Great job with the colour matching too, didn't know they had their own tartan!
    Glad I could be of service hun! LOL
    Teri x

  8. Love your card,the colours on the car are fab.
    louise xx

  9. Hi Auntie Fiona
    This is a smashing card amazing how you could cover all the requirements at such short notice. James would love this card as you know he his rangers mad. Hope you are both well lots of love Carolxx

  10. I told you she would love it. It is stunning! Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

  11. Fiona you've done a wonderful job with this, it's fabulous and i'm sure it will be greatly received.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. What a gorgeous card Fiona.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Fantastic card Fiona - I love how you customised this card to fit in with the Rangers' colours! You will have card commissions flying through your door now!
    Hugs, Danielle

  14. Well done on such a fantastic card Fiona. I'm sure he will be thrilled to bits with it. You'll have orders flooding in now you've started. Hugs Christine x

  15. Hi Fiona....your card is great (Pity about the team) lol we are all Celtic supporters here...thanks for your comment on my blog i have really hated not getting online...mum is not doing to good at the minute with her health and they had to get the dog put down lastweek so she is a bit low at the minute
    love and hugs Nikki xxx

  16. Fiona, this is amazing. I'm sure he loved it, especially being so personalized. What a great card.
    Hugs xx

  17. This is amazing Fiona. What a great card and such attention to detail. No wonder the lady was pleased and I think her nephew would be pretty chuffed with it.

    Kat xx

  18. Hi Fiona I tried to comment on this card a few nights ago but blogger chucked me out.
    Just amazing how quickly you put this fab card together. I'm sure it will be well received. All the elements are just so good together.
    xx Vee

  19. Fiona this is brilliant! How perfect and personal. And how exciting to do a commission. No wonder she was pleased, and I'll bet the birthday boy was too! xxD


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Fiona x