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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mother's Day





I'm back after a lovely break in Tenerife - a week of sun, gorgeous food and relaxing by the pool has done me the world of good!

Here's a couple of the Mother's Day cards I made before I went...


This first card is something I often do when I'm struggling for inspiration - take a word or number and enlarge it in WordArt or a similar programme then print it on patterned paper. I've found that striped paper usually produces the best results. Then I mount the letters on plain paper and carefully cut around, leaving a rim of colour around each letter. I've finished this card off with a punched butterfly (X-Cut) and some bling.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Less Is More - A Touch of Red
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Butterflies


This next card is also of the clean and simple variety. The gorgeous 3D flower sticker is from Anita's Dimensions range -they are so pretty and have a lovely sheen to them. The spotted paper is a from a pad that came free with a card mag.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Bloomin' Blossoms
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots

29 comments:

  1. Two lovely cards, both very elegant.

    You've got me dreaming of sun, sand and sea !!

    Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creations and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

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  2. Really neat cutting out around those letters and a great card!
    Glad you enjoyed your break. Have a good week.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. You've done a super job with those letters
    Great touch of red
    Glad you had a good trip to Tenerife
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. thos letters really make your card pop.
    Nicky

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  5. Both your cards are stunning. Hugs Rita xx

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  6. Thanks for the tip about using lined paper to create letters, really does work. Great bling and makes your card very sparkly:-)

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  7. Beautiful cards. Both are smashing. Lx

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  8. Fab card, love the idea of words printed paper, shall have to "steal" that idea, your cutting is amazing, love you second card too.

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  9. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen.........x

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  10. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  11. Lovely cards - you have a lot of patience for cutting around those letters so neatly :-) x

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  12. Lovely cards, although Blogger is not being very cooperative today, and will not let me see your treasures full size.

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  13. The letters on your card are fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  14. Two beautiful cards, I love them both. JO x

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  15. Two lovely Mother's Day cards (the bolder first one is my favourite). x

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  16. such a pretty and elegant card and I am sure she will adore it, thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  17. My mojo's always going astray, I may have to pinch this idea of yours next time I'm struggling. Great idea and a great card. Thank you for taking part in the Secret Crafter challenge this week. Hugs, Wendy x

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  18. Lovely cards. I really loike using a word or sentiment as the main focal point on a card too, as you'll see from my entry!
    Lizy x

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  19. Great cards. Really like your first one. It's very striking. Jealous of your trip to Tennerife. Wish I was there right now. x

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  20. Great cards however your less is more is fabby!

    ali x

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  21. Beautiful card! love the flower.
    Thanks for joining OSCC this week!

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  22. Beautiful cards! Love that flower on the second card!

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  23. Great cards, love your lettering, brilliant idea:0) xxx

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  24. Beautiful cards, handcut letters OMG.
    jenjoy x

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  25. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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