Wednesday 25 March 2015

Simple cards but made with lots of love.

Hi Everyone,

Not often I do a midweek post these days but my lovely IT lady has been this morning and sorted out a few issues I had with the laptop after having a new hard drive installed so I'm back on familiar ground for editing photos, etc., ;-) has to be a sign of old age when you hate any change in your old and much loved programmes, lol!

Anyway, on this gorgeous sunny Spring day I have a couple of clean and simple cards I made recently for two of the special people in my life. 

The first one was for my Mum on Mother's Day and I took some inspiration from a card I found here.  I used the gorgeous 3 step Lotus Blossom from Stampin Up, the sentiment from Chocolate Baroque and the alpha letters to spell MUM on the tags are from a really, really, cheap foam back set and I cannot for the life of me remember where from.  I raised the little tags on foam pads for a bit of dimension.

The second card was for my lovely Son's birthday last weekend and this one was almost a shameless casing of a card I found here with just a few little twists of my own.  I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints to stiple through a Tim Holtz and a TCW stencil.  The sentiments are from various little sets I have in my stash and I mixed in some script designer paper too.

I really enjoyed making these simple cards and they were well received by Mum and Jamie.

I'll be back in a day or two with another birthday card which hasn't arrived at it's destination yet. In the meantime have a good week all.

Lesley  Xx


snazzyoriginal said...

Both really fresh and striking but love the one for your son, such great colours and perfect for an artist x

lisa said...

Two great cards, Lesley. They look perfect for their recipients.
I'm glad you are getting some crafty time
Hugs Lisax #62

Aquarius said...

Two very different cards but both equally brilliant - sometimes simple is best.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Lesley. I love the Lotus Blossom stamp (I have this) and the splats and colours on the other.

Sue xx

massofhair said...

Two fantastic cards Lesley, both are so different and both are beautiful. Am sure they were received with a smile and a hug:-) xxx

Julie Lee said...

Lovely cards, Lesley. I particularly like the one you created for Jamie - what a wonderful dramatic effect! I hope both the recipients had lovely birthdays. xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous cards Leslie, I love the elegant simplicity of your Mums card and energetic splashes of colour on your son's. No wonder they loved them.
Suzi B xx

Art By Wanda said...

These are wonderful cards!!!!

Lynne K said...

So different but both so gorgeous! Two brilliant examples of your versatility, Lesley.

Hugs, Lynne x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous cards Lesley, love them both and how different they are xx