Friday, 16 March 2012

A clutch of cards...

I have to admit, post-Creativa, I have crashed this week and have a nasty cold to show for it. Nonetheless, I have had a card-making session today. I started by listing the current challenges from those challenge blogs listed on the right, took all the inspiration my foggy head could take and then settled down to get these three made:
Après Creativa, je reste tranquil cette semaine sans chois: J'ai attrapé un rhume. Mais, aujourd'hui, j'ai consulté les blogs de défi (la liste au droit de mon blog) et j'ai créé trois cartes: 

Using Sketch Saturday challenge #198 and the Drunken Stampers #84 'Thank you' theme:
Used: Dovecraft gold card blank and cream card, recycled cardboard and piece of fabric, Inkadinkado stamp embossed in gold and cut with Nestabilities, flowers from Dovecraft Tea Party and Kaisercraft, text stamp by Aladine, inks: Walnut Stain Distress ink and ColorBox Chestnut Roan chalk ink.

For Sunday Stampers 'Misty' theme:
Layers of Perfect Pearls Mist on paper allowed to 'catch' overspray and also used to blot from a template used on another sheet: Part of a bigger piece created some time ago, I saved this bit for a card background. I added a band of purple Bazzill, text (compagnie des elfes) and twine (Dovecraft Tea Party) with a HeroArts-Sizzix Butterfly from the Butterflies #3 set. I love these stamp and cut sets: So easy!

and, for Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Anything goes' and PaperMinutes 'Cardboard' theme, a male birthday card:
Literally using scraps of paper (K&Co ?) and card with Tim Holtz 'Bitty Grunge' stamps and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Text stamp by Aladine.


  1. Really wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  2. Great card! Love the stamped background and the corrugated cardboard strip. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  3. gosh you have been busy karen ~stunning cards, all so delicate!
    enjoy your weekend
    vanessa xx

  4. Gorgeos cards... sorry to hear you been poorly, hope you better soon... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. These are so beautiful! Really love the misty one, especially. Thanks for your kind words on my blog, and Happy Birthday!

  6. Just beautiful works - thanks for playing paperminutes.