Monday, 17 October 2011

Some things I've been working on

Before I start there is a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers from today Cute with a dark twist. I tried to do this one but couldn't get it right so maybe you will have better luck, pop across to the blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

This is a card I made for someone in my Mum's work as they are having a difficult time at the minute. I used the papers from the Flower Fairy cd, I cut various shapes with my dies, embellished the strip with my punch, inked everything using my distress inks, I used the Lavender Fairy stamp for the image, coloured her with Promarkers, glittered her wings and used my newest toy the little tiny tapestry stamps to create the border around the top section of the easel. My mum was really pleased with it and I had a great time making it.
This is one of the many thank you cards I will be making as we want to say thanks to all the people who helped us and took time out there busy lives while my sister was very ill. She is getting better but I wish her sight would improve for her. I used the papers from the Oxford Kanban paper pad. I quilled the flowers using a new die I hadn't played with yet, cut some leaves, butterflies and my new favourite die from Memory Box. I got this at the show at Leigh and I really like the effect two of them slightly offset gives.
This is a close up of my paper flowers, I think I will be playing with these again soon as I enjoyed making them.
This is another thankyou card, more Kanban papers and more dies, what would I do with out them.

Yet another thankyou card you will be fed up looking at them soon I think! A different style for this one I used the Forever Friends Black and Gold Stamp set, cut the card and the shapes, coloured the picture with watercolour pencils for a change as I wanted a softer look.
That's all for now, thanks for popping by and as always I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.
I am entering the cards in the following challenges:

7 comments:

Samantha said...

I think your mum's work friend will love it and be really touched too! the Flower is Really interesting love that too!

Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, Good luck with the GD spot!

I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous creation, and i love the image, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, Hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Shawna said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Choccy said...

Gorgeous shaped cards. I love them all !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Shape Up' challenge.
Good Luck !
Hope to see you back next week :O)
Choccy x

Danni said...

Beautiful!! with a touch of elegance! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Hi, we are now followers. Wow, what gorgeous cards, you've been very busy. Your Mum's work colleague will just love your card, it is fabulous. They are all wonderful. we're glad we've found you.
Love from
Rachel and Angela
xx

Jack said...

These are just gorgeous, and I loooove the papers you have used. Those little flowers are just fab too. Hope your sister's sight improves for her. xx