Monday, October 6, 2008

A Weekend of Cards...

This weekend I went away to a scrapbooking retreat. It was great - I got to sit all day with a wonderful bunch of ladies and make cards! Everyone was scrabooking and I was one of the lone cardmakers but it was a lot of fun. I'm not the fastest of cardmakers - I made a total of 12 cards. I got a lot of teasing for it but it really takes me a while to finish a card - I'm way too much of a perfectionist :)

So I'm making cards for Christmas for people who like "simple" cards. Minimal ribbon, flowers, brads...when I say's pretty simple. So this is not my typical style of cards but it was still a lot of fun! I do miss all my Sweet Ebony cards and can't wait to make a few this week!

So I'll show a few cards at a time. These three cards are all florals and I was inspired by harvest colours especially since one of the stamps was a sunflower.

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I coloured this card with prisma colours and baby oil. You might remember a few weeks back I was annoyed that my prismacolours weren't working for me and that I was giving up on them. Well I brought them along this weekend and tried them with baby oil instead of the odourless mineral spirits. They were great and they blended wonderfully. So I actually ended up making the majority of my cards with them. And the sunflower if from Lizzie Anne Designs - it's from the singles range. I can't claim credit for this card design - I was inspired by Jeanne Streiff at Inky Paws . She makes really beautiful cards. Here's the card that inspired me!

Here's another two cards that I made. The first of these was made with Distress Inks and I layered the centre of the flower so it would pop a little. These stamps are all from Lizzie Anne Designs set called "Le Jardin".

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This card was a lot of fun to make. It's coloured with prisma colours and baby oil. I had a hard time making the right sentiment but I really like the way it turned out.

Lizzie Anne Designs

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my cards! I really do appreciate all your wonderful comments! And thanks also for those who follow my blog - I love stopping in and seeing your new creations as well!


specialcraftmom4 said...

What a pretty set of cards. Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Lin said...

So cute!! Love all the colors you used!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Don't you just LOVE those weekend get togethers ... such fun!!! Your simple cards are wonderful and I'm sure will be well received!! Glad you had a good time!!

Anonymous said...

darling cards

Poppet said...

Baby oil!!! i never thought of that oh they will smell lovely as well, Gorgeous cards love Pops x x x

Camilla said...

Ohh your weekend cards are so gorgeous!:)
Thanks for that sweet comment on my candy!
Good luck;)
Hugs, Camilla.

Rach said...

beautiful cards i would never have thought of using baby oil to blend the pencils...will have to have a go with that..xx

Ann said...

These are all so cute! I really love the colors on the last one. :D

Sue at Stampndaly said...

very pretty.