Friday, 24 June 2011

A Miscellany of Card Creations

Firstly, let me thank you all for your lovely comments on the Right Now and Thankful Thursday posts. ^_^ I apologise profusely for not being as lovely as you and leaving comments on your blogs lately. No, I don't really have an excuse other than the fact that I've been trying to speed read through all the unread blog posts that have amassed to a huge scary number and I've been trying not to spend too much time on the computer. Trust me, I have been keeping up with all your activities and will try to comment more soon!

Now, onto today's post. It's been a while since I've shared anything creative with you, hasn't it? The lack of craft projects does make sharing them a bit difficult. LOL

However, loads of birthdays and a house-warming over the past two weeks have seen me sitting at my craft desk trying to get the card ideas out of my head. This wasn't as easy as it sounds as my mojo hasn't been seen for dust! Therefore the cards I'm sharing with you today are nothing fancy and were born more out of quick necessity rather than a creative outpouring! (As always, click on the photos for a closer look. :D)

First up is a card for a friend's house warming that I attended recently. My friend loves the red/white/black colour combination, so at least I didn't have to stress over choosing the colours! I took inspiration from this gorgeous card by Sarah J Moerman (who designs for Lily Pad cards amongst others):

Credits: Kaisercraft To Have And To Hold:Forever paper; I drew the house in Illustrator and hand cut it;
Carl butterfly punch; Kindyglitz on the butterflies; Nestabilities Labels Four; button from stash;
white pen for the faux stitches

The next two cards were for my SILs birthdays and they were inspired by the Week 19 One Layer & Frames challenge on the Less Is More card challenge site. Unfortunately, I didn't make them up in time to enter the challenge, but there you have it.
Credits: Sweet Bird, Flower & Leaf Branch and Enjoy Life's Moments stamps from Heroarts; Memento Black ink; messily coloured in with Copics :D; black Artliner for frame.

Credits: Flourish Flowers stamp from HeroArts; Quote from Miracles Blossom set by Verve Stamps;
Memento inks; black Artliner for frame.

The next three cards I made for the birthdays of two nephews and one niece.
Credits: Freebie monkey card kit from Dustin Pike, cut out and decoupaged.

Credits: Papers, chipboard robot and star from Lil' Robots by My Mind's Eye; Peel off birthday greeting;
Nestabilities Labels Small; Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink Cat's Eye for edges.

Credits: Printable picture from Popcorn Bear Birthday edition CD; ribbon from BigW.

So there you have it - my crafting efforts for the past week or two. Hopefully I'll have a bit more to share with you soon as I do have a couple of digi layouts in production.



sutty said...

Beautiful cards Winnie and glad you are keeping well :)

misteejay said...

Beautiful collections of cards Winnie. Your 'Less is More' cards are fab and that cheeky little monkey is super.

Toni xx

Virginia said...

gorgeous cards Winnie, I love the housewarming one - colours so striking!

Sandra said...

Oh they're really lovely cards

Amanda said...

Beautiful cards it's good to see that you have been enjoying a bit of crafting time.

dogmatix said...

Great cards. Particularly like SILs cards :)

Hannah said...

Beautiful selection of cards Winnie. I absolutely LOVE the second card, stunning, love the slean and simple style, with the bright colours, and such a beautiful design :)

chan said...

one of those is in my house (exactly where i put it when you gave it to me). i love it and it makes me think of you everytime i see it. you're awesome!!!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Beautiful cards Winnie, hope all is well.

Sue x

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