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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mother's Day

I've been frantically making Mother's day cards all this week - I have a dozen or so ordered by various people and I want to get them finished before I jet off to foreign shores! I really enjoyed making this one - who would have thought that cerise and orange would go so well together.

I found the image somewhere on the internet - I wish that when you download stuff to your computer there would be something attached telling you where the image came from. May be there is and I'm just not computer savvy enough to know how!

The image is coloured with promarkers, the flowery backing paper is Doodlebug and the ribbon came from a box of Christmas chocs - recyling at it's best! If anyone is interested, the font used is Curlz - I often see cards and love the greetings on them but no one ever tells you the font they have used! It's one of life's little niggles.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Load of Best Wishes.......

Today's card is a bit corny... it's for someone into pick up trucks and the message inside reads 'loads of best wishes on your birthday'. The back of the truck is loaded with lots of 'best wishes' slips of paper. Ah well - it made me snigger!

The papers came free many moons ago with Making Cards magazine and the digi image is a freebie I found here via the Free Digital Stamps website, a source of hundreds of freebies.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Pretty Pastels

I got some lovely Pink Petticoat papers free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine this month and as I wanted to make a pastel coloured anniversary card they came in very handy. The image is one of my favourites from the Digi Stamp Boutique - it's ideal for all sorts of 'love' occasions. The photo does not really do justice to the paper - it's a lot prettier in real life!

I've entered this into the following challenges...

Happy Mondays Challenge - Pretty Pastels

Less is More
- Pastel Colours

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Spring Birthday Card

Another order from work - a birthday card for a friend's mam - the request was for something classical with Spring flowers on it...

I kept it simple - the flower image (gawd knows what it is - I don't do flowers) is a pre die cut decoupage from my local craft shop in Sunderland - I don't know who makes them but I love using them for last minute cards. The paper is from a scrapbook set I got from a pound shop and the 'frill' is made using a new X Cut border die I treated myself to earlier this week.

I've entered this card into the following challenges...

The Pixie Cottage - 'Spring'

Crafty Creations - 'feminine Birthday in blues and greens'

Creative Inspirations - 'In the garden'

One Stop Craft Challenge - 'Spring Flowers'

Happy Crafting