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]

14 comments:

  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

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

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  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

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  4. Two beautiful cards Caroline, love the papers.

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

    Hugs

    Joanne x

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  5. Lovely cards, love the flower image

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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  11. Caroline. These are stunning as always.

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

    Oona (Choccy) xxx

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

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  13. Fab cards - lovely soft colours.

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