Tuesday 13 January 2009

Cards I Made a While Ago

As I've had hardly any time at all for crafting for about 5 weeks , I've just been looking through my photos to see if I had any half decent ones of cards I made last year. These are some I made for a local stamp company called Stamp to Your Arts Content. Unfortunately, they do not sell their stamps online but have a craft shop attached to their stamp manufacturing premises in Huthwaite, Notts.
I had to use a particular set of papers and embellishments and unfortunately I can't remember whose they were now and their own set of 'girlie' stamps which were mainly shoes, bags and some quite catchy sentiments.
This first one is a sort of card within a card and I added my own ribbon and adhesive stones. I knew I had seen a tutorial that gave me the inspiration for this type of card ages ago and I've just spent over an hour searching for it so that I can give credit where it is due. The designer is Maria Bell and she has a wonderful blog at http://cardinspired.blogspot.com. The particular post is dated Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

This 2nd card was supposed to be understated and I stamped the shoe twice onto acetate and coloured the front of one and the back of the other with Sakura Pentouch to create a pair.
I think I used Sakura Stardust pens to colour this image.
This final one is multi-dimensional and I have no idea what style of card you call it. but it folds up to look like a little book.


Jo said...

Interesting to see these, Lesley. They're not the style we're used to seeing from you but still bear your hallmark of clean lines and imaculate finishing. I particularly like the 'card within a card' style one. I haven't seen anything like that before. And your 'dimensional book' is really professional looking too.

Shirley said...

Wow! Lesley, I love the colors,design and the fold on the first one'! Lovely! The second and the third ones are so cute and pretty too! Now the third one is just fantastic. I love the fold. I am going to try and find the fold on line. It is just so pretty, unique and I hope you kept it! It is wonderful! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love yours. You should do a Follow Me, so I could follow you!

Bunty said...

Some lovely cards here! Very pretty.

Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog - it's so nice to have visitors!! :)

Best wishes


Debbie said...

Oh what a fabulous set of cards Lesley, I love the differet designs and folds you have used and the papers are really pretty.
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog...I really do appreciate them all.
Have a great weekend. {{hugs}}Debbie x

Debbie said...

Hi Lesley, just popped by to say thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave for me...I really do appreciate it.
I have some awards waiting for you on my blog. Debbie x

Kathryn said...

Hey Lesley Thanks for your comments
On my Blog. It was playing up yesterday text was all misaligned !
Maybe a gremlin but it seems okay now.
I love your Cards they a really fresh looking (where did you get the hounds tooth paper its lovely)

stamp and scrape said...

The pink and black cards are so sweet, but I particularly like the folded one - very pretty papers. It looks complicated but very effective.

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! These are all just fabulous! Beautiful work!!!

Kathryn said...

Hi love the colour !!
Kath x