Saturday, 24 December 2011

Less is More - Just One Word

I have only a few presents left to wrap after the house goes dark tonight, so I procrastinate by making cards *g*

I visit "Less is More" fairly often but I've never participated, however this week it has a challenge for cards with 'Just One Word' and immediately I knew I wanted to do one that says 'Thanks' to send out after the holidays.

I got some new stamps this week from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. The Floral Collection designed by Jenny Ellory. This gave me the excuse to immediately jump on the big flower stamp using it, so the flowery corner stamp and the butterfly both came from that set and 'thanks' is a stampin' up stamp, both stamped with a black papermania ink pad.

(and I congratulate myself on for once knowing where everything on my card came from!)

I did try it with a bit of colour on the butterflies wings but think it works better without really... and I being so easy it's the perfect card to be reproduced as many times as I need it!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Winter Holiday Cards 2011

December 23rd and all my various 'winter holiday' cards are finished, mostly on time! Here are just a few of the cards I did this year, there are far too many to post them all!

Friday, 16 December 2011

You're a Classic

So one of my very best friends husbands is 40 next week... he and I have a relationship where by we snark at each other until one of us gets speechless... this has been known to take hours... we then change the subject and snark some more. So in honour of his birthday - and off our usual snark fest, I made this card for him.

I don't often make cards for men, because there are really only a few men I know well enough to give cards too, but I found this image online at the papercraft inspirations site and coloured it with promarkers. The papers were also printed, but I have entirely forgotten where they came from! (I really need to learn to label things better when I save them!)