Tuesday, June 21, 2011

All caught up

I have had time today to catch up with downloading photos and update my blogs.  I must try to keep up to date from now on.

I admired this card made by Monica Gale and just had to case it even though I don't have a need for it just now.  Usually when I see cards on other blogs I never have all the ingredients for them and so by the time I am finished they look nothing like the original (probably just as well, I guess!), but on this occasion I had all but the sahara sand card and I couldn't wait to get that so used kraft/crumb cake.  Not sure who will end up with this one, but my Daughter did ask if it was for a Christening.

I tried my hand at a twisted easel card for a special 60th Birthday.  I started out with the lovely japanese paper for the concertina circle and this is what I ended up with - not quite how I envisaged it, and perhaps a bit too bright.

and opened up.

Some of the ladies whose blogs I follow ( Bronwyn and Jenny ) have been using the SU Beautiful Butterflies die and the scallop circle die to make some lovely creations, so when my order arrived I used both of these dies to produce a card for my wonderful Daughter - and yes, red is her favourite colour.

I had to get the circle scissor thingy (non SU) out to cut the plain circles - that's  not something I enjoy using, so I am hoping SU put out a die to co-ordinate with the scallop die soon.  Can you see that this had a very generous spraying of shimmer?

 and the inside:

I was very happy with the way this one turned out and will certainly be making more in this style in the near future.

So now I am all up to date, thanks for popping in,


Just Me and My Shadow said...

Three beautiful cards Mary. There always seems to be some tool or material that we don't have when we go to create something doesn't there.


Mary what gorgeous cards!! I love them and I thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, hugs xx

Sue Madex said...

3 beautiful cards, and all such different styles. Gorgeous!

Bronwyn said...

Lovely use of orange. I am always uneasy using it.