Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Not one, not two...but three cards to share

Evening all!

I have been a busy bee bee-ing (being, get it?) creative but I do get annoyed with myself for not posting as and when I have finished a card - hey ho - I should know by now that's not how it works with me ;)

On to the first card, this was my second attempt at creating an Easel Card, and I must say I am pleased with how it turned out. The papers were designed by Russ Smith and downloaded from www.craftsuprint.com - I liked the colours and Roses are a favourite of my Mothers' and so I thought this would be the idea card for Mother's day (UK) coming up on the 3rd April.  I added a few small bows - didn't have the colour I needed so coloured them in with my Promarker pen (mint green) - I left them to dry for a short while and then attached them to the card. I also added a few beads (from my stock) and glittered up the pattern around the edge (dark green) with my sakura Gelly Roll pen.  I hope my Mother likes it!

This second card was downloaded from www.craftsuprint.com  & designed by Chris Wells West.  I purposely chose this flower as the recipient of this card loves Pansys.  It was a joy to make as she is a very special lady and has been there for me many a time - this card is just a small way of showing her how much she means to me. I used my Promarker pen (Orchid) to colour the flourishes and used another of my Sakura Jelly Roll pens (lilac/mauve colour), I added a few paper flowers (purchased from The Factory) and included some blingy pearly beads from my stash.  I really like how this has turned out. I found it strangely odd liking these colours...the last time I used these colours was when I decorated my Daughter's bedroom roughly about 13 years ago!!! lol
Now this little babe, was half the size of the two above Easel cards and fitted quite nicely into a square envelope.  And, this was thrown together rather quickly as I needed to say Thank You - and this card did the job!
I found this Cyclamen flower in my stash - I had decoupaged it some time back, and then added some glaze.  I added it to a doily heart, and edged the heart with my Promarker (pink carnation), I also used Martha Stuart punch to edge the Thank you sentiment - I also coloured them in using the same Promarker.  To finish it off I added a rub-on butterfly.

Well that's it for tonight.

Mandy x


  1. 3 really pretty cards, Mandy, you have been very busy! All very feminine and lovely. CoB

  2. Oooh you have been busy Mandy & what beautiful creations :)


  3. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, a very sweet card, creative and beautiful,,,