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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More cards for Japan Redcross

Hello lovely bloggers out there,

Hope you are having a nice morning, afternoon or evening where ever you are...

I made these similar looking cards at the week end. 
Have used Peachy Keen clear stamp - mini turtle and coloured it in with my Darwent water colour pencils along with distressed ink on the sides of the paper.
The background paper is from Terry's blog candy.
The chocolate paper has been embossed with Cuttlebug. 
The mosaic at the bottom is from my stash and the teeny tiny bit of twine has been recycled from a gift. 
The sentiment is handwritten with a Calligraphy pen.

I have used the same stamp, coloured it in with Darwent water colour pencils but  gave it a touch of glitter with glitter glue and my Sakura metallic pens ... wish you could see it in real life. 
The watches you see in the background are from Hero Arts stamp. 
I used different distress colours to stamp it and distressed the borders as well. 
Embossing done with my beloved Cuttlebug and the lace border has been punched with my Martha Stewart border punch. 

Which one do you like more?

I will link this to Michelles's Monday Linky party at http://michelle-pinkpaperparadise.blogspot.com/

Happy crafting with loads of love,

Monica

17 comments:

Divya said...

Wow! Nice card Monica. Especially I like turtles smile. He's looking very happy....

1CardCreator said...

Cute cards, I love the bg dp on both cards too.

Mary J said...

Hello Monica!! Thx for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet msg!

Your cards are sooooo cute! I love the softness of them!

Helen said...

What an adorable card, Monica! You know with a hand writing like yours, you don't need to buy any sentiment stamps.

jimlynn said...

I really like BOTH of them Monica! Love that little image and the sentiment on the first one is just PERFECT!
Lynn

Karin said...

Hard to choose a favorite, but I'm so impressed with the hand written sentiment...I can in no way do that! Amazing :)

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Monica, thanks for commenting on the blog award posts as well as all my others - you're so thoughtful! You know I love that you embossed the borders - I'll have to do that - it really is lovely. I love turtles. I love how you colored the shell and each card has a bit of fun embellies on it - just perfectly placed! It's hard to pick which one I like best because I like them both so much! Great job with the calligraphy!

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are both so cute. I just love turtles. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Terrific Monica!!! Love the time pieces as the background to the turtle. How fantastic!!!

And the handmade sentiment is great as well :)
Maria

Bea said...

Hi Monica thanks for your comments on my blog and yes I will craft today!!
I love your images but especially the first one as I enjoyed the sentiment

TINAS HAVEN said...

Hi Monica, these cards are lovely, I especially like the clock faces, Tina x

Katrin said...

Красиво! Классная черепашка!

Sue said...

Hi Monica,thanks for your kind comment.I am also following you now.:)Love your hand written sentiment it's great.I think I like both cards.Have a great day.
Sue x

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

Two fabulous cards.

It's a really tough choice............but I think I like the first one best.

I love the embossing on the first one and the beautiful border punch on the second.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Colleen Holmes said...

Hey sweetie, your card is amazing and I love the writing you did with the Calligraphy pen! Love your turtle and the back ground embossing!! I am only 20 minutes away from Baltimore!! Do you ever visit your aunt?xoxoxoxo

Rae said...

I like your turtle cards, the sentiment on the first one is great, too! Nice writing, I thought it was a stamp!

Elizabeth said...

Monica, this card is particularly special to me. It is a reminder to me that has been very encouraging. You make such cute cards! And your 'recycle' attitude is so inspiring!