Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Couple of Thank You Cards

For the beautiful bouquet of roses I received yesterday, I have sat today and made 2 thank you cards in the same style; one is for the roses; and the other is for a late Christmas present the boys and I received last week.

I am trying this year to use more of the pretty papers I have collected over the last few years, so on this card I have used a paper from the Papermania Rose Garden pad.

The image was a freebie, I requested from last weeks challenge at I Did It Creations. Since I have used a paper pink cardstock for the bottom of the card and embossed it with the 'swiss dots' cuttlebug folder, I have managed to colour the image in with the same colour pink as the cardstock, although it doesn't look like it in the photo. I have used a 'nestie' label to cut the mat and image; an MS boarder punch for bottom of the patterned paper; a piece of ribbon, and peel offs from my stash; and finally some flat backed clear gems to add to the middle of the roses. As an experiment I inked (with cotton wool) all over the image and white around it to give the image a subtle finish. This technique worked perfectly on the first card, but didn't go so well on the second. I obvious had a bit too much ink when I started doing this one in the corner.

This card has been made exactly as the one above, except the paper is from Papermania Summer Blooms, and I have used the 'daisy' embossing folder on the pink cardstock.

I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Ring Out the Old and Ring in the New [old peel offs and ribbon; new paper]
Creative Craft World Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Something New [rose paper pad]


  1. Hi Caroline, what a beautiful little thank you card, I like the gems on the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI and MAWTT this week. Pami x

  2. 2 pretty cards , love the embossing and the punched borders
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa ;)

  3. What beautiful cards Caroline, love the papers and the soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011, good luck x

  4. Two beautiful cards Caroline, love the papers.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


    Joanne x

  5. Lovely cards, love the flower image

  6. So pretty! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  7. Really pretty cards hun, love the papers you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Gorgeous cards, I love the layout and the embossing justs adds a bit of depth, lovely xx

  9. 2 very pretty cards.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  10. Hi Caroline
    a very pretty card,great image, luv the gems, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  11. Caroline. These are stunning as always.

    Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

    Oona (Choccy) xxx

  12. Such pretty cards Carolione, love the gems on the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing these with us at MAWTT.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. Fab cards - lovely soft colours.