Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Not Christmas...

cards some pretty cards instead. The first one was made for a very sweet lady and I hope she likes it, I had to say a big thank you to her for being extra kind to me so Steph I hope you like it honey.


Elegant Eggplant card base, Almost Amethyst layer stamped with the same image as the main panel and a bit of Certainly Celery to act as accent and to balance the other colours out, the ribbon is from the Fairy Tale collection and is beautiful I wish SU sold it by the reel full, some gold cord and 2 sticky backed pearls. Stamps sets is Blooming with beauty and Pocket Silhouettes for the sentiment. the main image was coloured with my SU markers and ink pads, image stamped with Staz On onto Whisper White.
Next card is one I have made last month for a demonstrator swap over at ILWS, unfortunately my cards never made it as they got lost on the post but have since completed a second lot to ship to those that took part. Is a rather bright affair but I love zingy combos.
I have used the *It's Beautiful* wheel to stamp on vellum card stock using Versamark and embossed in white. Then I added colour using my sponge daubers on the back of the vellum, looks lovely but it does take a bit of drying time if you are working with water base ink, the beautiful senimnet comes from the *A bit of birthday cheer*. Colours used are Pumpkin Pie base , Pixie Pink, the colours added to the vellum, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Pumpkin Pie.
Well I ve got one more sleep until that gorgeous little nephew of mine and my sis are coming over to spend a week with me. I am having a week off work due to our place undergoing a major refurb. How much fun do you think I am going to have this coming week? I cannot wait ! Hugs Monica xxxxx
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9 comments :

Joanne said...

Both beautiful cards Mon - but I just love that second one and the way you have done the wheel with the sponging on the vellum and the gorgeous bright colours!

Stampingcaz said...

beautiful mon

Michelle said...

Wow what wonderful cards Monica, they are just simply stunning! its always great to talk to my bestest friend you definately lift my spirits when i am feeling so crook! enjoy your week with your sis and Luca!
hugs... Michelle...xxx
p.s i am going to have a go at that technique now tfs...

Need More Time to Craft said...

Monica, Both cards are gorgeous. Love that flower stamp. Think that will be my next purchase. Ohh and that colour combo on the second card. They make you feel all summery in this cold weather. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful Monica, the velum card is sure to cheer anyones day! Thanks for sharing
Linda

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the lovely card Monica, I'm so chuffed with it :) Also, your blog is fab, I'm hooked!! Steph xxx

Karen said...

Monica,
Gorgeous as always xx Love the ribbon in the first card and the colours in the second are amazing.
Karen xx

Mary said...

Wow beautiful work, I was glad to find your blog. And Thank you for the very nice comment you left me on my blog.

jay670120 said...

lovely cards , nice to see something not xmassy !!!

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