Sunday, August 21, 2011

An accumulation of cards

This is quite a mixed bag as it covers a whole month.

First one up is a sweet butterfly card for Caitlyn:

one for Dylan:

Then one for my dear friend Chrissie, using SU Nature Walk, Clearly For You, and of course the scallop die.


and closed - with the matching box behind it.

I used the scallop die again to make a 70th birthday card:
and again, opened:

Next up are a few cards that have been made for a while:

Share a cup: I cased the layout from one made last year by Mary Fish and I made it in two different colours.

I just had to try this technique when I saw it on Andrea Walford's blog some time back, so this is another case.

Now a bit of Disney for the little girls - a Princess with her own castle:

and inside:

I am always looking for something a bit different for cards for the men so I used this Matches paper that I had bought ages ago to make a couple of very simple cards.

This card was inspired by Dawn Olchefske who has a tutorial for it on her blog:

Yep it's the scallop circle card and the Butterflies again.

I saw a cute baby dresser card at a paper show I went to a few months back and have tried to replicate it from memory.  I believe the lady who made it is "Michelle".  I tried to find her but don't think she has a blog.

I had a lot of fun making the next four cards - saw this beauty on Dawn's blog and again, just had to try it.  I got carried away and then turned all my efforts into cards which I am pleased with but they are not a patch on Dawn's original.

I made this little group of cards at a Glitter Class at Michelle Grech's home - very sparkly!

Just thought I would pop in this picture of some tealight covers that I made from paper doilies - very quick and easy to make and they look lovely massed on tables for a party.

...and last (well done to anyone who has stayed this long !!)  I went back to my very rusty calligraphy for this card.  It's for my older Brother so I can get away with the words.

I should have made the title of this post "How to fill in an evening" as it has been quite a marathon.  Of course if I didn't leave it so long between posts it would be much easier, but I am not going to make any promises. 
Thanks for popping in


Carol said...

Oh, your cards are spectacular, Mary--each one is prettier than the next! I'll bet the recipients treasure them :)

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Mary, I always knew you were one very talented lady and this post has just confirmed it. You have had a very busy card making time and all so beautiful. I am so glad to have been the recipient of the beautiful lavender coloured scalloped circle one you showed and thank you one more time. Love that floral stamp you used on one you showed. It looks a little like daffodils?

Margaret said...

Wow! Your cards are just amazing! I especially love that one that's a chest of drawers. What talent! And you do calligraphy too! So cool! (Love the rabbit on your blog!)

Julie Marshall said...

So many great cards. That baby dresser is just adorable. So much work, but so worth it! I also love the teacup cards. That stamp is just cute. TFS.