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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another day.... Another Mother's Day Card (or 3)

The last lot of Mother's Day cards were finished last night to take into work this morning - I'm off tomorrow yay!!

When I'm tired I always fall back on simple lay-outs like this one. The pink flower is decoupaged usung some sheets I got from my local craft store in Sunderland for just 10p each. I am really loving decoupage at the moment.

More decoupage here but not as traditional! I have used loads of these La Pashe images from the 'Flippin' range and this one is just ideal for Mother's Day. The patterned paper on the front made me think of bathroom wallpaper anyway so it fitted perfectly.

My final effort with the Complete Cardmaking CD image, this time in delicate lilac shades. It really is a pleasure to colour and cut out.

I've had rather a strange request for a card that has got me thinking hard - someone wants a card for a 60 year old Cliff Richard fan - where on earth do I go with that theme??? Hopefully I'll have a dream about it and wake up tomorrow totally inspired!

Monday, March 08, 2010

More For Mother's Day...

I've become really attached to this image from the Complete Cardmaking CD - it is just so lovely and dead easy to colour

I've done this version in blue and lemon and decoupaged the butterflies as well as the flowers. It looked a bit bare until I added the peeloff borders which I normally avoid like the plague. I'm still not 100% sure about it but I'm a bit like a production line at the moment so it will have to do!!

I love this decoupaged flower - it was pre-cut so took just minutes to put together. The patterned paper came free with Creative Cardmaking some time ago. I always keep the freebie papers that come with magazines - you just don't know when you'll need them.