Tuesday, 5 February 2008

january s DT yummies

Hello, is that time again when I get to share with you what i ve been up to with the gorgeous kits i get from Scrapagogo. so without further of a do I m gonna start with my first card

I m always trying to come up with new ideas for my DT (wich is a lot of hard work let me tell you, specially when your mojo decides to up and go somewhere.. where mojos go lol). Is not so much that I m trying to come up with incredible designs, cos I think at the end of the day as cardmakers we just want to see cards that we could replicate ourselves not impossible looking ones, so i thought men cards are often left out and grandads are not often catered for, so with this in mind I ve created this card. The kit had the most gorgeous flock self adeshive lettering, so pretty simply I ve layered lots of colour coordinating circles topped with one letter on each.My next offering is this little beauty

Yummy colours, I just love the way everything blends, the end result is bright and zingy in this card, the fabulos trim was used to act as the stem for this gogrgeous layered felt flower. It was soo funny to finish this card and only to find out that i ve done this to it

See? It happens to us all and if it didn thappen to you yet let me tell you there s time LOL. I have since then put it right, just wanted you to know that

This next one I love, I make a quite a few wedding cakes over the year and I always give the happy couple a handmade card to say thank you and wish them well

I loved this paper so much and decided to pick out the detail using a glitter pen, the effect is beautiful and shimery IRL, the distressed hearts are dimensional and I ve used more of the flock letters but I ve completely covered them in glitter for extra sparkle. Can you see that beautiful amarylis in the background? For Christmas I ve had big vases full of them with white crystals on stems, and eucalyptus leaves.

Next I ve made a manly Valentine, I love the muted colours, the fitting ribbon, while buttons and the chipboard corner offer enough visual interest but still keeping it masculine looking.



I ve used a chipboard die cut to cut an aperture on the front of the card, so that my sentiment had to be placed on the inside layer, but of course due to my rubbish photographic skills you cannot see this, but is there and it dosen t look bad( you ll have to take my word for it lol).


Ive got one more card I ve made with this utterly yummy kit, and it was a recently made one for a fellow Gogo subscriber(Heather) and a challenge set by me on the gogo thread over on UKS.


The big scalloped circle on the background was part of the free stamp 4 jan. wich I ve stamped in versamark ink and the little middle circles ones are from my stash and I have no idea who they belong to. Those kits are becoming ever so popular with them seeling out with the speed of lighting, Lorraine and Janice really are pros at putting product together and I hope you found at least one good element to inspire you to make your next card or make you think about subscribing to their monthly kit. You can find more by going here

Stampers ten is now full(woohoo), thank you to all that joined, I will make this the best stampers 10 out there because is my first one lol. Let the fun begin!! see ya!!

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8 comments :

Claire said...

Groegeous Mon - always are and so envious of you!

Hugs

Alex said...

Love all your new cards, especially the one for Granddad (1st card) and the last one :)

Question: On the first one, is the ribbon at the top, just for show? Or do you use it for something, e.g. pull something out like you would for a Criss Cross Card?

Alex

Monica said...

Thanks Alex it is purely for show, or you could say extra detail lol. Monica xx

Jenny said...

Monica Ive not seen your blog before but I just wanted to say, your cards are absolutely stunning!

Sally said...

I love your cards! I'm gonna join the Monica fan club too :)

ger76 said...

oh Monica I just lurve your cards they are alway so lush & fresh!! are real pleasure to see :)

My Paper World said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

beautiful again!!!