Monday, 28 November 2011

Two Simple Cards

Hello Everyone

Well, this is my last day of leave from work - I have managed to get some things sorted for Christmas - made 7 gifts so far, plan on making another 2 tonight. The presents left to get now are the 'difficult' ones I'm stuck on, such as my Mum who says she doesn't want anything - she would rather see us spend our money on ourselves! What do you do in a situation like that 'cos she really means it? Do I make a piece of jewellery she'll never wear, or a photo calendar she'll never put up??? I'm really stuck!

Anyway, Eleri went to a disco party yesterday for two of her classmates - I think they all had a wonderful time! So I made two similar cards for the girls:

Because I was making two cards, and needed to do them in one evening, I went for a simple layout. But I think it looks very effective - probably looked better in real life than in the photos.

The image is Wags 'n Whiskers Snuzzle Love digi which I bought from Bunny Zoe's. I've coloured her with Promarkers, of course. The mat for the image was embossed with a Cuttlebug Daisy folder - the gingham paper was printed from a Crafters Companion CD onto pearlescent paper. The border punch I used is X-cut Doily Dots. And some added gem stones and stickles - et voila!

Did you notice the little 'boo boo' I made on the yellow card? When I cut the legs out, I started to cut from the wrong angle, so cut into the circle - burk!!! - never mind, I just made the same cut on the other side so it's not too noticeable!

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Borders and Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Well that's it from me - a bit more checking for present ideas on the internet I think.

See you soon, and have a fab week.

Love, Andrea xx


Monica said...

Firstly, I did not notice the boo boo one bit... I just noticed how sweet and happy these two cards are. Love their colours.

I can understand how you must feel about your mum. Mums somehow never want anything, my mum is the same... how about a beautiful card for her?

xxx Monica

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Borders & flowers" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and love the border and flower choice, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, gorgeous cards and I didn't notice the boo boo until you pointed it out! Amazing how different the cards look just by changing the colours.

My mum is just like yours - not helpful at all, lol!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Andrea,
These both look gorgeous. I love your image & your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx

Sonia said...

Loving these two cards :) thanks for joining us at secret crafters saturday challenge.
Hugs Sonia xx

Stephanie said...

Love these cards, they are adorable & stylish too :) x