Friday, June 14, 2013
A working clock card!
For the longest time I have wanted to incorporate a working clock into a card, don't ask me why ...........I just did! Well finally I have done it. These are the kind of quirky projects I love to work on.
My big sister asked me to make a card for her friend Nicola. Now my sister is a sweetheart and is so good to me so I wanted to make something really special. (my little sister who never got a 40th birthday card from me.............don't read this post!!!.....lol............it's coming, its coming!!!!)
I was walking around our local Euro Shop here in Bray and they had little alarm clocks for €1.00 so I took the chance and bought one. Hubby dismantled it for me and I built in into the card below. It is still working and so as not to be mean I dismantled the alarm so it wouldn't go off while it was sitting on her mantlepiece (there is no way to get at the back to turn the alarm off..........hehehe......she would not have been impressed).
When I get an idea in my head I have to complete the project before the creative flow disappears so this was an all night project. I started at about 9pm and finished at about 9.15am. There was a lot of messing about with sizes, making something hating it, trying something else, remaking, remaking and remaking. I have to say I love how it looks but at about 3.25am I was not feeling in such a loving mood towards it! Getting the vision of what I wanted and working out the dimensions to make it happen always tends to be my bug bear. So have a peak and see how it turned out. I would love to know what you all think.
This photo below shows the front of the card. I wanted to keep it quite simple as the inside of the card is the showpiece.
As I type this I have just received a text from my sister saying her friend, the guests and the staff at the resturant loved the card so that's Happy Days for me :)
Ok, time for me to go for a sleep as I have just spell checkd this blog post and had to add in loads of words I missed out and change some very unusual spelling!!!
Happy Crafting everyone :)
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WOW Cliona what a fantastic idea and love the card. The box is gorgeous too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful project, a great gift to receive :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful project. beautifully done.ReplyDelete
Amazing card wowReplyDelete
Just fantastic, great work as usual.ReplyDelete
what a fantastic idea and such a beautiful gift! xxReplyDelete
This looks great love the clock xx JanReplyDelete
O wow this is stunning such an great idea xxxxReplyDelete
Cliona, the card looks great and was well worth the effort to produce a finished gift like that.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful idea, very well executed! I'd be over the moon to receive something so pretty and practical xReplyDelete
Hi Cliona that was a really unique idea, well done. You did a lovely job and I'm sure your sister's friend loved it. Take careReplyDelete
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That's a fabulous idea! Hope she won't think it's a bomb when she hears the ticking :)ReplyDelete
Wow! Fab Idea! Fab Creation! It looks gorgeous and is so practical as well. A real keepsake.ReplyDelete
Wow!! Thats fabulous Cliona! :)ReplyDelete
What an amazing creation, just wonderful. XxxxReplyDelete