Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cards........

Evening all,

hope everyone is well out there?

Ha ha ha, I don't make many cards but like the old 'bus' saying the need to make these three came at once!!

The first one is a birthday card for a very special lady in my life, my gorgeous niece Victoria, who had a birthday recently.  She is a 'girly' girl who loves pink and purple so the Dylusions came out for her.  Lol, I tried to be clever and mask off a panel on the card but needless to say it leaked under the masking tape so I ended up cutting the panel from the original card and mounted it on to a new one........


The card was embellished with some stamped and coloured flowers from a Dylusions stamp set and I added some patterned tape and gems to finish.

The second card was made for a member of my on-line craft group UKPC, who incidentally shares the same birthday as my niece.  I masked off and inked a background with distress inks and stamped one of my faves from the Hobby Art 'Beauty' collage stamp set using coffee archival ink.  I then added accents and a border with a metallic glitter pen to finish, sorry that they don't show up in the photo very well though!!........


The final card was made for a monthly card swap that I have been participating in through UKPC.  The theme this time was embossing.  Ha ha, I got a lot carried away and threw every embossing technique I could think of at this card (tee hee, can you spot them!!), ooh, and a lot of colour - sunglasses at the ready my lovelies!!!!!!!!


The stamp set used on the last card is from Inkadinkadoo, lol I can't remember the name though, sorry!

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.
Huge hugs x x x x

6 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Fabulous cards Dawn--I'm sure the recipients will love them. There is nothing I like more than lots of color, especially Purple, and the look of coffee-stained paper. Thanks for popping by to my blog and for your sweet comments.

Terrie Purkey said...

Fun cards - isn't it amazing how easy it is to create such different looking cards? You've got a great use of color - who wouldn't love to receive one of these!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not much of a card maker, but yours are quite inspiring. I suspect I'll be making a few before the end of the month. I think that was a very clever save in the first card.

Have a great day and weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Dawn, finally tracked your blog down ... can't think why it took me so long but I'm following now. All your cards are great - you've used some really lovely techniques and created lovely effects. Love your vibrant colour choices too. I have trouble remembering the names of just about everything these days, forgetting the names of stamp sets is nothing :)) Elizabeth xx

artfulscrapbooking said...

Three wonderful cards!! I especially love the color combinations and the composition of the third one...what a work of art!!! xo Evie

BJ said...

Was thinking of adding a bit of sheet music to all my Christmas packages to UKPC - don't fret. BJ