Sunday, 20 February 2011

Some spring cards

It has been a whole week since I last posted, but I have managed to make a few cards. The first one was knocked up at 6.30am on Friday morning, so I could get it in the post and it arrive at it's destination by Saturday! My nephew and his wife have been married for a whole year, so this was their first anniversary card!
The heart stamp is from an elusive images A4 sheet, simply stamped in red chalk ink and with two gems added. Clean and simple saved the day!
My second card is for this week's Less is More challenge where the theme is spring.
The tulip image is from Penny Black and the spring words are from Hero Arts. I stamped using memento inks in Rhubarb stalk and Bamboo leaves. I used a post it to mask the tulips before stamping the sentiment. This was another very quick and simple card, apart from the fact that it took me two goes to get the words straight. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig in the end. This challenge has been so lovely to participate in and the comments I have received from others taking part have been so kind. Many thanks to you all x x x
Finally, I decided to use the same penny black stamp to make a 'not clean and simple' card for the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month, which has a theme of 'Say it with flowers'.
The tulips are from Penny Black, as is the friend background text. All other stamps are Hero Arts. I used a mixture of memento and distress inks for this one.
It's half term (Wooo hooo!), so hopefully I will get chance to visit some more blogs this week and leave you a few comments. Thanks for dropping by!

43 comments:

Liz, said...

Hiya, three gorgeous cards. Love the CAS one in the middle.

Liz x

Chrissie said...

I LOVE your Clean and Simple Spring card Sally. Those tulips are stunning, I think that stamp is calling to me... I may just have to buy that one. In juxtaposition with the sentiment it's fabulous... this one is a real triumph!
Thanks so much for your continued participation... see you next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

WOw I adore the tulip card and NEED that stamp!! lol
Really inspiring work Sally
Thank you so much for entering, see you again
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your very pretty cards.

Anne

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards Sally love your clean and simple is especially attractive. XOXO zoe

Jane said...

Beautiful cards your CAS is stunning my eye was drawn to it immediately xx

Mandi said...

Thank you for the info on the stamp!

Aileen said...

All your cards are gorgeous especially your clean and simple one. x

Laura said...

I love your tulip card! Just beautiful. I've just posted a one layer Christmas card using those same two inks on my blog! :)

sharingthepassion said...

Fab creations however you CAS card is simply stunning!

Ali x

lisa said...

You have been busy, Sally. Getting up in the middle of the night is dedication though!!!!!!
I love the simple effects you've created with this tulip stamp, another one I might have to add to my collection. Isn't it amazing how the same image can look so different, I'd be hard puished to choose a favourite from them.
Enjoy half term, I hope the weather picks up, we had more snow yesterday!!
Hugs Lisax

louise said...

Wow all your cards are lovely, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card for the LIM challenge!
They're all beautiful!!!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both cards are really lovely and show two different card styles off to perfection using similar stamps. Congrats.
Hugs, Sandra

Pauline said...

Super cards, your CAS one is fab, just perfect.

Mervi said...

Three super beautiful cards, lovely and delicate!
Thanks for sharing with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

Cazro said...

Wow! fantastic stamp, a beautiful card, this looks a winner to me. cheers Caz No 60

Fiona said...

This is a beautiful card and I LOVE those stamps. The definition stamps are so useful I wonder if you can still get them?

Jo said...

These cards are stunning, I love them all.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

such gorgeous cards!! loving them all :)

Valerie said...

3 beautifully crafted cards! Love the tulip stamp x

Debgem said...

All three cards are lovely. The anniversary card is beautiful.

I just love the tulips in your Less is More card - striking, fresh - gorgeous. And I really like the spring text words - very appropraite.

Paula said...

great cards...look forward to a few more posts from you this week!

Susan said...

Love all three cards! I'm really loving that tulip stamp...I think it's waiting somewhere with my name on it! LOL!

Violets Corner said...

They are so beautiful Sally! Love them all three, but the brush stroke tulips have a special place in my heart.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

Hugs
Maarit

Tracy said...

Great creations Sally. I love the third creation, absolutely beautiful!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

My that was an early start!!!

Lots of lovely creations to show for it though.

All of them are gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month. The card you have entered is beautiful.

Love Jules xx

Love Jules xx

Tracy said...

p.s. meant to say thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Zoë said...

Three gorgeous cards. I love them all, but hearts are my favourite. Zx

Antonella said...

Wow! Love your cards! The tulips are gorgeous. So happy to meet you on the Sir Stampalot Challenge. Hugs, antonella :-)

Gina said...

A lovely card and that tulip stamp is gorgeous.
Gina x

Angelnorth said...

Three lovely cards. The tulip one for LiM is just lovely - really fresh and pretty! (I used Bamboo Leaves ink too - must feel like a spring green!)

Jennifer Moore said...

What fabulous cards. My favorite is the middle one.

Ellie said...

What an amazing card!! Love those tulips, and all of the details put into the card.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black at all sorts, good luck!!

Maureen said...

Lovely cards, the stamp and the sentiment go so well together.

Suze Bain said...

What gorgeous tulips and a beautiful Hero Arts sentiment. (I also love the hearts in the top card).

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous set of cards Sally. I love them all.
Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope to see you for our next challenge.

Shirley

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Three stunning cards Sally - the CAS look is so effective, and I love your choice of stamps.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lynne said...

Mmmm I think I need that tulip stamp too. Fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

Karen said...

stunning.....

craftimamma said...

Sally, these are beautiful but I have to say my favourite is the last one. Fabulous colours and I love the tulip image over the script.

The other two cards are both wonderful in their simplicity. I must check out the Less is More challenge. It might be a good one for me to join in with as I never seem to find time for challenges.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue said...

Three lovely cards Sally. I like the different styles you've used. The tulip stamp is gorgeous. Sue.x

joanne wardle said...

they are all gorgeous, I especially like the second one!