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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Preparing for my next Charity card sale

Hello bloggers,



I made these cards yesterday with the same stamp... they are so different from each other, right? 

I am trying to build up a collection to have another sale but I am a bit laid back about it. 

This cards above was stamped with a Docraft square stamp using Jim Holtz  distress ranger ink in broken china.





Over the square blue layer I stamped the cherry blossom from Hero Arts which I just picked up from the book shop close by a few days ago.

I rubbed glitter all over the blue square after stamping the cherry blossom tree stamp to make it look more lively.

The shimmery flowers in blue and green are from my stash.

The strips you see on the side are scraps that were lying on my work table - collecting dust. They are pearlized handmade  papers in two colours. The cardstock is pearly white but it doesn't show in the picture. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts, I think.






This is another variation of the same card... used Brilliance ink in pearlized beige on shimmery blue cardstock to stamp the cherry blossom tree from Hero Arts. 


The strips at the bottom are bits of ribbon and pearlized papers from scraps lying around on the table. The tiny white shimmery flowers are from my stash. Don't know whether this looks like a perfect "thank you card"... looks more like a "sympathy card" I think!


The sentiment is handwritten... I seem to be getting back my confidence to write with a pen...


Hope the daffodils are beginning to smile...




I am going to enter in the following challenges:


www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com - anything goes


www.aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com - vintage or shabby (I hope the first card is shabby!)






Hugs to a very special lot of crafters,

Monica

27 comments:

Rose Petal said...

WOW Monica. These are just beautiful. How different and such delicate colours too. It is surprising what you can do with some odd scraps to make wonderful borders and trimming. Happy crafting, speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

jimlynn said...

Sensational cards! WOW - they're both just gorgeous.
Lynn

cardmaking bird said...

Both cards are beautiful, I'm really not sure which one I prefer, I think they're both fab!! Just goes to show what you can do with one stamp, eh!!? Hugs, Marie xx

Naturally Me Creations said...

That is a lovely stamp, and you've made it so pretty with the little flowers in the tree, how cute! :D

Beautiful cards, i especially love the blue one. :)

1CardCreator said...

Wow, I love how versatile you made this stamp. They both look great but totally different, hard to believe it's the same stamp.

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Monica, this is a beautiful card; they both are. I love how you made the bulbs appear on the trees - so very beautiful. It really is serene with the blues and the textured paper; gorgeous!

Bea said...

Hi Monica - your cards are stunning - hope you are lucky

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful, i like the stamp and what you have done.
Kevin xx

Sylvia x said...

gosh they really are so different and both stunning.. i love them...thanks for the inspiration hun

sylvia xx

Andrea said...

Hi Monica - two beautiful cards - I love the image you've used, and the shimmer on your cards is lovely.
Love, Andrea xx

Helen said...

Both cards are very nice. My favorite is the second one.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Monica, two very lovely cards which although they are using the same stamp they couldn't be more different. Hope all goes well with the charity stall. Best wishes, kym xxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Monica. What stunning makes. So elegant, and beautiful xx Jenny xx

iram said...

oh Monica these are simply beautiful thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and then for following the blog too isn't it a three in one package:) you called me talented well i think you are born with the real talent and all the pain for charity this has even raised the respect in my heart for you may God Bless you always AMEEN

Shirley-anne said...

Both cards are so different . both reflecting different feelings like the sentiments . great handwriting by the way . But i really loved using strips of ribbon on bottom edge of card as embellishment .Hope you and yours are well too.

Karin said...

These are just so pretty! Love the sparkle and they make me wish spring was already here...Instead we are getting another foot of snow :( Thanks for cheering me up with your lovely cards!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the shimmer! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa
Simon Says DT

Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion @ www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com this week!

Maggie
x

fatmonica said...

They're both beautiful!That stamp is just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

Hope you are well, so sorry I have not been to visit for ages.

Seems that since starting work I so little time to visit my blogging friends.

Your two cards are very beautiful. I love the shimmery cardstock. You have such lovely handwriting too.

Michelle :-)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

These are gorgeous!!!! This is my favourite colour at present x leigh x

craftybunny said...

Two beautiful and unique cards.Creative use of the stamp.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Colleen Holmes said...

This is so pretty!! Love the colors, stamp and pretty paper! Your hand written sentiments are amazing....too bad you couldn't make them into stamp!

Rae said...

I have a "thing" for trees, and I see we both have a "thing" for shimmery paper. These cards are stunning, I love them! Now I'm off to see what else I've missed on your blog. You've been busy! : )

Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Love that stamp and love the flowers you added to it!
Your handwriting is perfect on it!!
Maria

Ink Bug said...

Hi Monica! I love both of these cards! Very soft and pretty.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments.

Robin

Priyanka said...

This is just amazing super duper idea,I just love it.