Saturday, 24 April 2010

Some more cards

Hi, me again.

Looking back at my posts I've not kept up regularly - I've only done a few days of our Australian holiday and put in hardly any of my cards.  So, unfortunately, I'm going to be boring the pants off you all whilst I catch up!

First of all, some of my cards:

This one is from Part 2 of the Jayne Netley CD and is a picture of a beautiful shell.  I printed off the backing paper using a shimmer paper and the brown and white spotted ribbon is from my stash.

Now this one I sort of copied from an idea I saw on Create & Craft.  All the images are from the same Jayne Netley CD and the flowers I think came from the Glitter Girls.  The ribbon again is from my stash.  The only problem with this card was I made it larger than the one I saw so it was more difficult finding an envelope.  I shan't make it quite so large next time.

With the Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter CD I decided I would make a never-ending card with Mrs Tigglewinkle.  I had made one before having seen it on the TV demonstrated by Lili of the Valley and lots of people commented on.  So I gave it a go.  It really is very easy to do, its the decorating of the pages that takes the time.  I took it to work and my tutor bought it as a birthday card for his wife. 

So this is the front.

Here's the next page:

Here's the third page:

and here's the last one:

I thought it came out quite well but I may do a smaller one next time!

The last card for the moment, you'll be pleased to hear!!, is one from Joanna Sheen's Royal Horticultural Society CD.  Again I think the idea for the card came from Debbi Moore when she was on C & C, with my adaptation.:

I printed the auricula design onto both vellum and also paper and the topper onto card.  I've fixed the page turn up with a gold brad and added a couple of flowers from my own stash and coloured them in with inks.  The card opens up with an insert which I made, using the same background paper again and popped a cream panel with an auricula cut out of the vellum on it so you could write on it.

That's all for now.  Going to make some tea - what to have?  Egg and bacon, sandwich or pizza?  Oh for goodness sake - choices, choices. xx


Lynn said...

Lovely cards Liz, and even better IRL.

Linda said...

Lovely cards Liz.
The never ending ones must take a lot of time, you are very patient.

liz said...

Thank you xx