Saturday, 17 March 2012

At last a few cards!!

Well, hello peepsicles! It's been another hectic week. Dust from all the renovations is still mounting up, I think I'm learning to live with it now.

This last few days I have viewed some absolutely wonderful blogs, come across some lovely people which I intend to keep in touch with via our blogs. The blogging crafting community is a really friendly place to be in, and I'm happy to be part of it now.

Commissions for Crafts Beautiful are coming along very well, just about to post my next lot off, hope they like!

I managed to take some piccies of recent cards I made, so here they are :)




This is the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day. Usually I go for the whole retro flower theme, but I saw these stamps on the Crafts U Love site and just had to have. I luurrve the 'blah blah' one. The stamps are 'Gossip Club' and 'Blah Blah' from the Golden Oldies collection by Art Impressions. I coloured in with Promarkers and the paper is from my huge and much looked at and adored American Crafts paper collection. I love the colours!



So, I decided to do the same for Simon's Mum, but I used pale blue card instead of the yellow. It's amazing that by just changing a colour, you make exactly the same card, but it looks so different.



This one made me laugh so much, the stamps are 'Edna' and 'Don't have time' again from the Golden Oldies collection by Art Impressions available from Crafts U Love. The paper I used on this one was from the Petal Pushers collection by Bo Bunny, I kept the card simple and just finished it off with a yellow ribbon. I did this one for my Nan for Mother's Day, wonder what she'll think, har har!!



Now we come to a card I did for my Uncle Roy. Every year I tend to do him a card that's a bit daft or hasn't got an image of a boat, racing cars, golf, fishing, tools! Last year I did him one with Snoopy dressed as Joe Cool, the year before I did him one with a super hero on it (the superhero was attached by a thin piece of acetate, so he bounced about and looked like he was flying), I think I've even done him a card with a pair of birthday underpants on!!

This card this year is quite sedate really, you can't go wrong with kraft card, muted tones and a bit of string. The patterned cardstock is Kraft Funday - Happy Days, and the stamps are Kraft Funday - Everyday Fun by My Mind's Eye. I made a simple rosette, stamped the 'FUN' onto a piece of scrap card, cut it out and placed just under the spotty border, stamped 'celebrate' in the bottom right corner and finished with a button, string and garden twine.

I hope you like my designs, the photos don't really do them justice, but hey ho! Off now to type up my commission, then I'm going to start on the next one, and later I'll make a tuna lasagna for tea - sounds weird, but it's lovely, you do it with a creamy white sauce - going to make some flapjacks tomorrow, nom nom nom!

Thanks for looking and ta ta for now! Colette xx

7 comments:

  1. Colette, these are fabulous makes! I love the Golden Oldie stamps and you have made them look amazing with your choice of colours and Design. Great card for your uncle too! I also wanted to say what a great contribution you have made the Crafts Beautiful magazine this month, read my copy last night and saw the Bunny Love article and realised they were your designs, I think they are just perfect for Easter!
    The other thing I wanted to let you know is that I spent some time with your mum, nan, sister and niece yesterday, your mum recognised me from visiting your Blog :) I was demonstrating stamping and colouring with Sarah Kay stamps and Copics at Samuel Taylors and your little niece sat with me for a while and coloured in an image just beautifully!(taking after her auntie Colette!) What a delight it was to meet them and spend time with them. Keep up the good work Colette!
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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    1. Hello Dawn, Thank you for your comments on my cards and magazine projects. My Mum said she had met and introduced you to everyone. My neice is a cutie isn't she?? I'm guilty for getting her and my Sis into crafting - gulp! Emily is good at colouring, she came to stay with us last Summer for a week, we had wonderful weather all week apart from one day, so we spent it in my craft room making things. Great fun!!

      Hugs
      Colette x

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  2. Fantastic cards, Colette. The images are wonderful on the top cards.
    Nikki x

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    1. Hi Nikbee, many thanks for your comment. I'm really pleased you liked the cards. As soon as I saw the stamps, I had to have, they are so funny!! Colette xx

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  3. Hi Colette...what fab cards! Great images on the first two cards and I love all your bright backing papers. Gorgeous! Wedgie xxx

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    1. Thanks Wedgie, glad you like the imaages and the colours:) Colette xx

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  4. Hi Colette lovely fun cards. Like the images and papers they are bright and cheerful. Hugs Jenny x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it - Colette xx