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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Three Cards, Eight Challenges

Morning, gosh my second post for the day, must be on a roll lol!  I made these cards yesterday in a spot of crafty therapy and relaxation and they fit numerous challenges.

This first one is for my mum's best friend, Brenda who turns 60 on Monday. They went to school together, went clubbing together and now, will be using their new bus passes together lol!.   This one's entered into

Simon Says - Vintage with flowers

These are new stamps, I don't have many Tilda Magnolia cos I think I'm one of few people who find them a bit freaky - where's their mouths lol!  However, I have loved every single card I've seen with this image and I've had my first ever attempt at the masking technique!  Wowzers it was easier than I thought!

Brenda doesn't like too much fuss on her cards and I didn't want to distress this.  I think the papers have a distressed look to them and anyway and the colours are quite vintage. The lace was originally sewn onto some shabby blue ribbon, which obviously wouldn't match so I unstitched some to use separately.  The photo corners where drawn once freehand to make a template on black cardstock.  I edged the burgunday paper with a lovely gold paint pen - which I've now lost somewhere on my craft table so can't tell you which one it is - sorry!! 


Stamps - Magnolia
Colouring Mediums- Copics, Promarkers and Inkessentials White Marker 
Papers - Basic Grey 
Lace - Stash
Circle Die Cut - Nesties
Flowers - Hobby House
Leaf Punch - Leone Em

My second card is for my uncle Chris. He was in the Royal Air Force for years and did a couple of stints posted over in Holland - which his family LOVED!  This fits...

Quixotic Challenges - One for the Boys

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Spring Colours


Digi Image -Sugar Nellie (Funky Kits)
Cardstock - Stash
Papers - Basic Grey
Card Candy - Stash
Metal zig zag Brads - Stash (possibly Papermania)
Sentiment - done on laptop
Circle  Punch - XCut
Card Candy
I'm sure he'll love this image!


My last card today is for Mother's Day.

Paper Cutz Challenge - Feminine with fairy and the colours pink, green, white and lavender/blue

Totally Gorjuss - It's For You Mum

Allsorts - Mother's Day

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Something for Mum

Papercutz ideally want this to be a birthday card too (I missed that little detail!) but I hope they'll still be happy with this.  I LOVE papers with circles on and have loads of em on 12x12pages! As soon as I received this stamp I thought of this paper!!  I don't know what went on with this pic but in reality the colours in the random circle paper isn't as bleached!!  No matter what I do though I can't get a better pic than this!  I have again used the lace after removing it from the blue ribbon it was attached to.


Stamp - Lily of the Valley
Pink paper - stash
Patterned Paper - by Crafty Creations Ltd 
Die Cut - Nestabilities
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Lace - Stash 
Flowers - Prima
Polka Dot Brad - stash
Sentiment - done on laptop
Circle Punch - XCut  

Phew, and that's all of them! I loved making these as have been wanting the opportunity to use these images.  It also gave me chance to practice with my copics and promarkers.

Thanks for stopping by.  Am off to gymnastics now with Emily then gonna help Pete decorating our bedroom - yes I've had to resort to cracking the whip with him now for him to get him to finish it lol!

Take care and happy crafting

Mel X


Net said...

Aw how pretty! That's a lovely image.

Thanks for playing Goorjuss with us.

melissac said...

Great cards!! I just love the colors you used!!

Kahvinpapu said...

These all are so pretty cards! Love colours and decorations!
Have nice weekend!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful cards...thanks for joining us at Quixotic Challenges.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful cards...thanks for joining us at Quixotic Challenges.

Helen Dooley said...

wow great card. Thanks for sharing this week at PCC.

Suzie said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

mueppi said...

These are all so pretty!
You`ve made a great job, Mel!
Hugs Gisela

Carol Ann said...

Awww fab Mothers day card Mel I love that stamp she is so sweet! Very pretty colour combo. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

Crafting Joanne said...

All gorgeous cards Mel...hmmmm me thinks you've been spending again, where did that LOTV stamp come

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

jackiescrafts said...

Gorgeous cards Mel and I love the delicate colours of you Mothers' day card
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Hugs Jackie x

craftymum said...

such sweet cards. Thanks for joining us at TG
Love Sarah XXX

Kat said...

You have been busy Mel. Love the one you did for TG. Thanks for joining us this week.

Kat x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards ;-) I love all of them ! the tilda one is beautiful ,,, the masking is perfect and the papers and embellies are fab ,,, the Dutch one ,,,, he will just LOVE that ,,, the image is brill ! And the Lili of the Valley ,,,, oh ,,, sooo cute ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols and the DT :-) x x

the crafty duck said...

Mel what 3 lovely cards!! love the colours you have used with Tilda, and your little dutch boy is so cute, love the colours you have putr him with, your Mothers Day card is so sweet too, love your papers and that little girl is so sweet with those flowers, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Sue said...

WOW, you have been busy. Love your Tilda, my daughter thinks they are creepy too, with no nose or mouth. And the little dutch boy is adorable. Great cards, busy lady, lucky recipeints!

Liz said...

Hi Mel
Stunning creation Thanks so much for joining MCFC this week

Liz xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a beautiful mothers day card
Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

shelly said...

oh my gosh what an adorable lil image. love your card thanks much for sharing it over at papercutz xx shelly

Krista Driessen said...

You did a great job with all challenges ! Thanks for playing at C&T !

Wedgie said...

Wow you've been busy Mel - and all such gorgeous cards! I kinda know what you mean about the Tilda Magnolia stamps - they are a little freaky! :-)

Hope you got the decorating done!
Wedgie xxx

Donna said...

Hi Mel, have been busy! I know what you mean about the Tilda's!!
Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Super cute image. Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Louise Emma said...

3 stunning cards today, well done x Love them all xxx

Liz said...

Wow Love these cards love the tilda my fave image lol Wonderful layout And colours on all hun brilliant

Thank you for joining MCFC This week

Liz xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Mel

fabulous selection of cards...x

Thanks for joining in with the fun at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Emma said...

All beautiful cards hun. Love the Tilda one with the roses.
Hope you haven't been spending too many pennies ;-)
Hugs Emma x