Thursday, 24 March 2011

A very quick post

Hi everyone
Another very busy week, but I'm okay! Thanks so much for your kind words and for popping on to comment. I have been making a few cards for colleagues at work - March is a very popular month to have your birthday at our place! Here are two I made for the lovely Teaching Assistant I share my class with, one from all the staff and one from me.

This is the one from the whole staff on an 8x8 card using that huge butterfly by Elusive images. I coloured some watercolour paper with a mixture of Twilight and cranberry Adirondack ink, sprayed with glimmer mist and then stamped and embossed the butterfly in Sheena's platinum WOW powder. Not the best photo I'm afraid, and I can say the same about the next one too!
This one was a very quick make as I suddenly realised it was needed the evening before. The freehand cut numbers are a little naff, but I was quite proud of the roses in the top corner. I saw these being made on C&C last weekend and loved them! The bottom right flower is another Elusive images stamp and if you look closely you will see my favourite stamp on the base card. the papers are a papermania capsule collection set. Thanks for popping by. I will try my best to visit you over the weekend.


chris said...

Hi Sally, wow what a pair of beauties, I adore them both but for me the butterfly one is just blooming gorgeous.
hope you are doing ok, try and take it a bit easier if you can. love and hugs chris xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Stunning butterfly . The whole card is fabulous. Gorgeous roses on the second one. Can I have a lesson on how to do those please! xx

Lisa Jane said...

2 Brilliant cards .. but i love that gorgeous Butterfly
Lisa x

Teri said...

These are beautiful hun!!

Christa said...

Hi Sally , two lovely cards ! They will be pleased with it....I like the flowers you have made yourself. Love from Holland , Christa.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful butterfly image Sally both cards look super.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Finally catching up with the world!!

Sounds like things have been very manic for you. I hope they have settled down a little now and that your Mum in Law is managing OK now she is home.

Loving your cards. Both are gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sally
Just popped by to see how you are and what you are up to, only to find you've had a bit of a rocky time lately. Hope things are improving! Loving the way you have used the hero arts stamps, lovely cards
Much love
x Michelle

pinky said...

Nice to hear from you again Sally, hope things have settled down a bit for you. I love your two creations, lucky girl getting two handmade cards for her birthday.

lisa said...

What lucky ladies, Sally, they will be absolutely thrilled with these. I love your rolled roses. I saw these too but haven't tried them yet.
That platinum EP is gorgeous isn't it, I love the one with sparkle in it.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

Love the way you've coloured the card for your gorgeous butterfly Sally and the second card might have been quick but it is really lovely. You have every right to be proud of those roses. I love this particular technique for making flowers.

Lesley Xx