Thursday, 27 March 2008

Oh I have been a busy bee....two cards for you today!

This card is made for the DCM challenge this week – which is to include flowers on your card…. ones that you have made. Hmmmmm I decided to get some of my Mellow BasicGrey papers out …brand new yep Jukie has cut some of her designer paper

The flowers were created by using some chipboard flowers as templates, drew round them, cut them out, curled the petals and used a rust coloured brad as centre. Autumn Leaves stamps – Swirls v:1 and Flourishes v:1 were used with Versa Color brown and Anna Griffen gold ink to create the background. The sentiment from HOTP was stamped using the same gold ink, the brown paper was edged with the gold as well. Basic doodling around the outside edge of the card and the middle panel give the card a frame.

All the papers are from the Mellow range by BasicGrey so I didn’t have to worry about matching them up. It has ended up as quite a busy card, far from what I have envisaged when I started it!

DP – Mellow by BasicGrey
Brad – HOTP
Stamps – Autumn Leaves and HOTP
Ink – Versa Colour Brown and Anna Griffen Gold
Fineliner Brown

This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge , on my trawl through some blogs I spotted the layout and decided to give it ago…. bit of a departure for me, and I decided to use my new SU inks that I bought back in February. If I am honest I am not sure they may grow on me (I bought Chocolate chip (which I used on this card) Certainly Celery and Ballet Blue) I find opening them and closing them to be a bit of a faff to be honest and I didn’t get the coverage that I would of liked, but I have only played once with them so I will give them another chance to find their way into my heart!

Cardstock – K&Company Amy Butler Sola
Stamp – sentiment -Ibrakeforstamps medallion – unknown
Ink – SU Chocolate Chip
Ribbon – AmericanCrafts


Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards !

craftyscot said...

great cards Jukie

steph said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colours and papers in the PTW one and the flower on the other one is fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, love the pretty papers and colours

Susan (Sue H) said...

I don't think your card is too busy at all Jukie, it's lovely.

Those BG papers are rather scrummy too!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so wonderful. Love the colors, the papers, love all. Stunning work.

bastelkueken said...

a fantastic and wonderful card design -

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous cards great colours ,Dawnxx

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Love this card, great colors and text!!