Friday, 20 July 2012

Cards using CCW's July mini kit

Good morning everyone!

I've been missing for a while haven't I?
It's been very busy at home with the children and poor wee Mac (our puppy) has been very unwell
after a visit to the vet but I'll tell you more about it in another post.
I'm still very cross with the vet and don't want to say something I'll regret!

As it's the 20th of the month it's time for the new mini challenge at Creative Craft World.
This time instead of a mini book, I've made some cards.
You can get the mini kit here on CCW's website - it's a bargain at £7.99!

We'd love it if you made a card or project this month and entered it in our challenge here.

For this first card I decided to make it easel style.
There are lots of gorgeous flowers in the kit but I forgot to use them and made my own punched ones.
I found the pack of flowers under my scoring board when I was tidying up afterwards......

I found these Lili of the Valley images in one of my storage baskets and I think they were a free gift from a magazine (must have been ages ago!) and I can't remember which one.
I'm not usually a fan of fairies or angels on cards but I do think she's very pretty and I enjoyed adding glamour dust to her wings ;)
The brown ribbon and white card are from my stash and everything else is found in the kit.

Edited to add: I think I better clarify :)....angel & fairy images are not my favourites on cards...
but.... the tooth fairy is VERY popular and welcome in our house at the minute! 

This next card is made using the card and papers in the kit.
I cut the butterfly with the Cameo and added seed beads to the body with glossy accents.

 I hand cut the banner and stamped the sentiment - I think it was a woodware clear stamp.

...and now for my first Christmas card this year!

It wasn't intentional though....the little image is another freebie and when I had her coloured I thought it looked quite Christmassy so I printed the sentiment on the computer and popped it on foam pads.

To give a little sparkle I added 3 red gems under the sentiment.
The ribbon, card and paper are from the kit.

The little image and sentiments on this next card are from DigiStamp Boutique.
The flowers and leaves are handcut and I rolled the flowers and twisted and tweaked them into shape.
I doodled lines on the leaves with a fineliner pen.

 The image is coloured with Copics.
The cardstock, papers and twine are from the kit.
I'd like to enter it in the Digistamp Boutique monthly challenge.

I really enjoyed making these cards and I'm pleased at how they turned out.
I hope you like them too :)

 we'd love to see what you make!

I hope to be back blogging properly very soon.
I have lots of projects to share but it's hard getting the time to upload them to the computer!
Thank you so much for your comments even though I haven't had time to reply back
I really do appreciate them :)
Have a lovely day
Hugs, Sarah


Christine L said...

Hi Sarah.... well all these cards are gorgeous... you have been very busy! And not a fan of fairies or angels????? Don't let them hear you say that!!!! You've coloured those free images perfectly - and I love your layouts on each of the cards. And I especially love the 'you've moved' card...

Christine x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah,love the images and fabulous

Ruth said...

These are all beautiful and really well finished. I love the colours you've used. I hope little Mac gets better soon - he's so tiny to be ill.
Ruth x

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Sarah, I love the designs and images you have used.

I hope your puppy is better soon.
Hugs Sue

Victoria said...

Such beautiful cards! I love how you've balanced the neutral tones of the papers and card with the bright colours in the coloured images. Gorgeous!

susibee said...

Your cards are beautiful Sarah.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarah
Wow love your card ..... Gorgeous image....
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have been busy, a fabulous selection of cards, love them all! I do hope your puppy is feeling better soon!
Helen x

Margie said...

You've been very busy Sarah - and a Christmas card made already! One of my little doggies has been unwell too and needed antibiotics. He will only take them wrapped in my favourite cheese but I only mind a little bit! Hope your pup is better soon.

Alyce said...

These are all great Sarah! I love how diverse you are with your cards. Really beautiful work :) I also have candy over on my blog if you are interested :)

Mini said...

Lovely lovely cards, Sarah.
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah! Love all the images you've used and the kit is gorgeous - fab colours.

Hope Mac is much better by now.

Faith A said...

Wow Sarah, these are fabulous cards, so many ideas from that mind of yours.

As for the commenting, I think quite a few of us are under pressure these days, so don't worry, you'll get time one day.

I have just caught up with your cards myself, such wonderful projects you have done.

Flowergirl said...

Beautiful cards Sarah, well done for making a start on your xmas cards,
Hope your puppy is ok x
Wendy x

Love to Doodle! said...

WOW Sarah - these are just amazing (as always!)....thanks for joining in with our competition at DigiStamp Boutique...Sally-Ann :o)...loving that bird creation!

Elaine said...

Each one is just beautiful what a collection Sarah, well done fabulous work hugs Elaine

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh love all of these, but especially the little birthday fairy card...reminds me of my daughter!