Monday 29 June 2009

My last two cute cards (for now)

I had a really busy weekend going to a great workshop at The Stampman in Skipton with my friend Jo and having my favourite visitors over the weekend too. I was absolutely shattered by last night so didn't get to post the last two cute cards I made in the batch from a couple of weeks ago, so here they are now.

The format of this card was pretty much the same as the previous ones, just a different image from Whiff of Joy and different colour combination. I do think their images are so sweet and they stamp beautifully, even though I used textured watercolour paper.

And now for the last one

This time I used a semi gloss card to stamp my image onto but still used the DIs to colour it. The result was much more muted but I still like it. I decided to keep this one clean and simple except for the layered flower and the lovely stickers which have tiny gems on. I think I mentioned before that I found these on a stand at the NEC but it's the first time I've used them. I hope I can find some more when I've used them all because they are really dainty.

Although I think I like doing more 'arty' cards, with lots of inking and stamping, best I have enjoyed making this batch of cute cards which is a good job as I have two little granddaughters who I don't think will appreciate 'arty' for quite a few years yet.

I'm hoping to finish my makes from the workshop last Saturday tonight and post them in the next couple of days.

Hope you've all managed to stay comfortably cool today. It's been a bit on the warm side for me and going to get warmer over the next day or two by all accounts!


veronica said...

you're right, they are cute! prefer the second one, personally, but they both work well.
it's far too warm, my remaining brain cells are getting fried, and the forecast says HOT - ouch!!
will look forward to the workshop pix - glad you've fixed the bug

lisa said...

Your cutie cards are really lovely Lesley. It's nice to have a change sometimes isn't it? I'm sure your Grandaughters will love these.


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Lovely "cute" cards. Sorry but you will be doing loads of these for your "special people" for many years to come - so you may have to get used to it. LOL!!

I too love the delicate look of the second card you have posted.

I think it is nice to have the chance to make lots of different types of cards. I am probably the opposite to you. Mine tend to me cute rather than "arty". (Must be the big kid in me).

Love Jules xx

Maya said...

Ohhhh gorgeous cards!!
Love the first one,so beautiful colours and you`re colouring is fab!!
And the second one is so cute and elegant!
Hugs from Maya:)

debra said...

Hi Lesley
Thank you for your kind comment, i will be definately blogging and card making still as its my way of chilling out as i don't smoke or drink. great cards and glad you had a great time at the stampman. My sister and i always said we would go there for the day or weekend. hugs Debra

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Lesley! I love your gorgeous coloring.

Debbie said...

Sounds like you have had a busy weekend...hope you had lot's of fun at the Stampman Workshop.
Two beautiful cards Lesley, love both of the images and the flower detail on the first card is gorgeous....and the B&W colour combo on the scond card is fab...very effective.
Hope you are enjoying the weather :) Debbie x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

You have a gorgeous card! Beautiful images and colors! I love this cards.
Thank you for visit in my blog and your kind comment.
Hugs, Elena

Shirley said...

Both are just too pretty and so precious! Love your colors and the flowers added too!

Lavender Rose said...

Both cards are beautiful, lovely delicate colours, very pretty.